National Project Personnel - Project Field Assistant (2)

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Organizational Setting:

FAO’s approach to development assistance in Mindanao focuses on supporting the rehabilitation of agriculture and fisheries-based livelihoods, accelerating agriculture-based enterprises and increasing access to sustainable energy, and resilience to risk in municipalities affected by natural disasters and conflict. FAO interventions will include, among others:

1. Introduction of various productivity enhancing technologies to improve household incomes and promote sustainable agricultural practices.

2. Technical assistance to government in reviewing existing policies that promote equitable agribusiness venture arrangements between farmers and agribusiness firms and capacity building activities for farmers that are anchored on the value chain approach.

3. Capacity building on enterprise development and agribusiness that will allow farmers, fisherfolk and local government units to maximize potential market opportunities.

4. Restoring and increasing the productivity of agriculture and fisheries-based livelihoods of smallholder farmers and marginalized fishers, decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and their families

5. Enhancing the competitiveness of farm households, particularly women, to establish and manage microenterprises

6. Facilitating the establishment of agribusiness enterprises with production-market contract agreements or similar arrangements

Reporting Lines:

The Project Field Assistant reports directly to the Project Team Leader.

Technical Focus:

FAO has been implementing various projects in Mindanao, which are guided by the FAO Mindanao Strategic Programme for Agriculture/Agribusiness (MSPAA), which is in line with the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP, 2015). One of the projects that will be implemented in Mindanao supported by the Government of Australia is the project entitled “Resilient Livelihoods Development for Women and Youth IDPs in Maguindanao”. The overall objective of the project is to enable meaningful participation in sustainable and resilient agricultural livelihood initiatives by women and youth IDPs through increased health, protection, wellness and other complementary support.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Field Assistant will perform the following tasks:

• Assist in the implementation of project interventions to include, but not limited to, distribution of project inputs, including the required documentation of acceptance by the beneficiaries; monitoring and assessment of initial results of intervention; and report writing; • Assist the project team in the coordination activities with LGUs, beneficiary CBOs and other implementing partners and stakeholders; • Provide overall support to Project technical specialists in the conduct of capacity-building activities, such as organizing trainings and workshops; preparing documentation reports on all training activities, workshops, and other project activities; and submitting these documentation reports to Project Technical Specialists for review; • Inform Project Technical Specialists and Project Manager on existing and potential field implementation problems and issues that require immediate attention, and recommend viable alternatives to resolve problems and issues; • Assist in maintaining an up-to-date database information system of partner CBOs including sub-projects implementation and capacity-building interventions; and • Perform other related duties as required by the Project Team Leader and FAO Representative


Minimum Requirements

• The candidate must have a University Degree in the field of Agriculture, Fisheries, Agri-business Management, Social Sciences or other related disciplines. • At least two (2) years relevant and progressive experience assisting in project implementation at the field level • National of the Philippines

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Relevant experience in field project operations in either emergency/rehabilitation and development assistance particular in Mindanao context. • Familiarity and/or work experience in North Cotabato or Cotabato province. • Familiarity with UN administrative operations is an asset. • Ability to plan and work under pressure and within tight deadlines. • Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Tagalog • General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


  • 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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