Anticipatory Action Coordinator, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Anticipatory Action Coordinator, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (Fao)

Anticipatory Action Coordinator, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Details of the offer

Anticipatory Action Coordinator
Job Posting: 22/Jun/2020
Closure Date: 06/Jul/2020, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : FAPHI
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Philippines-Mandaluyong City
Duration : 3 months probationary period (with possibility of extension)
Post Number : N/A
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. 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.
FAO's Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) translates warnings into anticipatory actions to reduce the impact of disasters on vulnerable and food insecure communities. Acting early, before a disaster has actually happened, or reached its peak is critical: it can save lives and protect livelihoods from the immediate shocks while increasing the resilience of local communities over time. FAO EWEA is a key element of FAO's Strategic Programme 5: 'Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises'. FAO's EWEA work includes global level (risk analysis, advocacy and partnerships) as well as country activities (setting up country level Anticipatory Action systems and implementation). For more information visit
Reporting Lines
The Anticipatory Action Coordinator will be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative, ad interim in the Philippines, direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), and day to day guidance of the Socio Economic, Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation, and Environment and Natural Resources Team Leader; with overall technical back-up and guidance of the EWEA team, and in collaboration with the FAO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP).
Technical Focus
This engagement aims to support the mainstreaming and implementation of early warning and anticipatory action at the country level. FAO's EWEA programme is part of a growing number of anticipatory approaches to crises being implemented by organisations worldwide such as Forecast-based Financing (FbF). In FAO, this initiative is supported by a number of resource partners including the EU, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. FAO EWEA 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 EWEA 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 Anticipatory Action Coordinator will:
Analyse existing vulnerability and disaster risk information to identify risks to agriculture and food security, priority areas and livelihoods;
Consolidate available early warning information for the priority risks;
Establish early warning triggers, i.e. the risk level thresholds beyond which financial resources should be rapidly allocated to prevent and mitigate the impact of a forecast hazard on agriculture and food security;
Coordinate and build consensus with relevant government agencies, UN and other partner agencies on the early warning triggers;
Lead the identification, validation and building consensus on early/anticipatory action, develop the repository of early/anticipatory action for priority risks;
Contribute to the implementation of SRSP initiatives of the country office including identification of anticipatory action that could be supported by SRSP, use of improved risk monitoring and early warnings to trigger SRSP and sustainable financial mechanisms to support EWEA and SRSP;
Formulate crisis timelines overlaying seasonality, livelihood impacts information to identify timings for early warning and anticipatory action;
Define protocols and standard operating procedures for linking early warning to anticipatory action, including precise roles and responsibilities for risk monitoring and early action implementation;
Support the operational and timely implementation of anticipatory action at country level by conducting field missions, advising on appropriate actions and operational arrangements as well as accessing the Early Action Fund;
Strengthen partnerships and inter-agency efforts on EWEA at country 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;
Contribute to country office's efforts to institutionalize EWEA with key government partners;
Support capacity building activities at country level, including the delivery of FAO-EWEA and SRSP learning programme;
Externally represent and advocate EWEA with donors, technical partners and UN Agencies;
Support communication efforts through tailored products and different means including web, photo/video, social media, press releases and other;
Support the impact assessments including Return on Investment (ROI) of Anticipatory Action;
Support the implementation of EWEA/FbF and SRSP programmes in the country including promoting the sharing of experiences and learning in the Philippines within ASEAN, Asia-Pacific region and globally.
Carry out other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as requested by FAO Representative.

Minimum Requirements
Advanced University degree in the field of Agriculture, Early Warning and Risk analysis, Climatology, Disaster Risk Management, Agriculture Economics, Social/Political Science, Food Security analysis or a closely related field.

Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors including work experience with national and international NGO's, UN agencies, governments and donors;
A National of the Philippines

FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Tagalog
Work experience in more than one location or area of work
Excellent organizational skills;
Good written communication skills, including in emergency settings;
Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency settings;
Strong foundation in programme formulation, planning, implementation, management and evaluation.

Selection Criteria
FAO professional Staff member are invited to apply to be included on the emergency roster and will be selected based on an established set of criteria.
External applicants will be assessed through a competitive selection process that will include written assessment and oral interview.

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 please contact: *******
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 additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: *******


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