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Project Field Coordinator (3)

Multiple locations

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting:

For more than four decades, FAO has been working with the Government of the Philippines, civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to address challenges in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector. Joint efforts have included increasing sustainability in agricultural production, promoting value-adding practices, improving post-harvest management, enhancing productivity and increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to natural disasters, climatic hazards and armed conflict.

Reporting Lines:

The Project Field Coordinator reports directly to the Team Leader of the Socio-Economic & Sustainable Development group.

Technical Focus:

This engagement is envisioned to support the mainstreaming and implementation of early warning and anticipatory action (AA) at the country level in the next 3 years. FAO’s AA programme is part of a growing number of anticipatory approaches to crises such as Forecast-based Financing (FbF) being implemented by organisations worldwide. In FAO, this initiative is supported by a number of resource partners including the EU, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. FAO AA programme also promotes anticipatory action through Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP). In the Philippines, FAO coordinates a consortium of UN and NGO partners to work with the government on integrating AA and SRSP nationwide and in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The Philippines is also spearheading this agenda in the ASEAN through a regional programme funded by EU, led by FAO.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Field Coordinator will be assigned in one of the priority areas of FAO - Eastern Samar, North Cotabato and Surigao City. He/She shall have the following responsibilities:

1. Supervise the implementation of Anticipatory Action and Social Protection initiatives in the assigned Duty Station
2. Provide strategic recommendations on how to enhance the implementation of Anticipatory Action approach in priority areas;
3. Provide technical guidance and support to relevant government partners and stakeholders in the implementation of the localization of anticipatory action;
4. Lead the operational and timely implementation of anticipatory action in the designated priority are, advising on appropriate actions and operational arrangements;
5. Strengthen partnerships and inter-agency efforts on AA at provincial level. This includes fostering collaboration on early warning (e.g. common triggers, joint alerts and appeals) as well as coordinated anticipatory action implementation on the ground;
6. Contribute to country office’s efforts to institutionalize AA with key government partners;
7. Support capacity building activities at country level, including the delivery of FAO-AA and SRSP learning programme;
8. Coordinate and liaise with provincial and local government partners, and other relevant stakeholders for the conduct of project activities;
9. Prepare and submit reports for activities undertaken;
10. Work closely with the Social Protection Specialist, Cash Transfer Specialist and Anticipatory Action Specialist for the design of the project activities;
11. Carry out other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as requested by the FAO Representative.


Minimum Requirements

• University degree in the field of Agriculture, Early Warning and Risk Analysis, Disaster Risk Management, Community Development/Organizing, Social/Political Science, Development Studies or other related fields;
• At least five (5) years of relevant experience in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors, social protection, CCA/DRRM, programme management and implementation, capacity building, and coordination with national/regional government structures, NGOs and private sector and the UN agencies;
• National of the Philippines
• Working knowledge (level C) of English

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Familiarity/experience in implementing AA in priority sites is preferred
• Excellent project management, monitoring & evaluation skills;
• Good interpersonal skills
• Knowledge on social protection programmes/projects, including CCA/DRRM, at the national and local level is an advantage;
• Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency setting;
• Proficient in report writing and budget management;
• General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
• Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Tagalog


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
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  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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