National Project Mid-term Review Expert, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Philippines

Field location: Mandaluyong City

Office: FAO in Mandaluyong City

Closing date: Monday, 24 January 2022

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National Project Mid-term Review Expert

Job Posting: 10/Jan/2022

Closure Date: 24/Jan/2022, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAPHI

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Philippines-Mandaluyong City

Duration : 3 months

Post Number : N/A

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

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 member nations, 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 our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Reporting Lines

The National Project Mid-term Review Expert/Team Leader will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and Assistant FAO Representative for Programme, and direct supervision of the Mindanao Emergency Preparedness and Response Group Team Leader.

Technical Focus

FAO has been implementing various projects in Mindanao which are guided by the FAO Mindanao Strategic Programme for Agriculture/Agribusiness and an emergency/rehabilitation project for Marawi City and other affected municipalities. The MSPAA strategies for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are in line with the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP, 2015) which FAO has also provided technical assistance in crafting the Economy and Livelihood component of the BDP. FAO will provide support to BARMM Ministries in areas related to our technical fields of expertise, including provision of technical support to the sectoral planning, capacity building for officials and local extension workers, and the development/implementation of socioeconomic packages and job generation/quick impact agricultural and environmental livelihood interventions for affected population and combatants.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Project Mid-term Review Expert/Team Leader will coordinate the MTR team’s activities, ensure that the methodology foreseen in the ToR is fully implemented and organize the division of labour within the team according to respective areas of expertise.

The National Project Mid-term Review Expert/Team Leader will carry out the following tasks:

Review relevant background documentation made available by FAOPH and the project team, including the project document, the project’s log frame, progress and final reports, workshop and technical reports, among others as listed in the MTR ToR;
Review and complement the methodology described in the ToRs, contribute to the preparation of data collection tools, including questionnaires, checklists and interview protocols as appropriate;
Coordinate preparation and drafting of the MTR Inception Report, including an MTR matrix, and insofar as possible, participate to the finalization of the team’s work programme;
Lead and coordinate the collection of primary data by the MTR team through, inter alia, interviews and meetings, face to face or virtual, with FAO concerned officers in FAOPH, and during the field visit, with the as well as the project coordination unit , government agencies and other key stakeholders as described in the ToR for the MTR;
Coordinate the collection of primary data by the MTR team during the field visits and relevant secondary data, according to the methodology presented in the overall ToR for the MTR and detailed in the Inception Report;
Lead the analysis and discussion of evidence collected during the MTR within the MTR team to identify key findings and preliminary conclusions that answer all MTR issues and questions, as well as to formulate preliminary recommendations in line with findings. Ensure that all the findings are sufficiently triangulated and validated;
Lead, coordinate and prepare all deliverables planned in the MTR ToR, according to specifications provided in the ToRs; c4OZ3jQ Dh7qKS

Coordinate the participation and contribution of team members in all deliverables as required;
Present the preliminary MTR findings to key stakeholders as required;
Prepare the first and second drafts of M TR report, integrate comments received as appropriate from the FAOR, other FAO staff and government agency staff and other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate; and

Lead on the finalization of the MTR report with inputs from other members of the MTR team as needed.

Minimum Requirements

The candidate must have an Advanced University Degree in Agriculture Economics, Rural Development, Economics or related fields

The candidate should have at least 10 years practical experience in strategic planning, programming, or results review/monitoring and evaluation related to Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Natural Resources Management, Peace and Development

A national of the Philippines or with a regular working permit in the Philippines.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Project and process management, with technical understanding on development of agriculture and agribusiness as strategy for poverty reduction and promotion of inclusive growth

Project and program evaluation, review of agriculture, value chain development, gender and conflict-sensitive programming is an asset

Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

He/she must have intermediate to advance computer skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

HOW TO APPLY To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1641923075454