Training Specialist
Philippines Zamboanga
1d ago

Organizational Setting

FAO’s approach to development assistance in Mindanao focuses onsupporting the rehabilitation of agriculture and fisheries-

based livelihoods,accelerating agriculture-based enterprises and increasing access to sustainableenergy, and resilience to risk in municipalities affected by natural disastersand conflict.

FAO interventions will include, among others :

Introduction ofvarious productivity enhancing technologies to improve household incomes andpromote sustainable agricultural practices.

Technicalassistance to government in reviewing existing policies that promote equitable agribusinessventure arrangements between farmers and agribusiness firms and capacitybuilding activities for farmers that are anchored on the value chain approach.

Capacity buildingon enterprise development and agribusiness that will allow farmers, fisherfolkand local government units to maximize potential market opportunities.

Restoring andincreasing the productivity of agriculture and fisheries-based livelihoods ofsmallholder farmers and marginalized fishers, decommissioned Moro Islamic LiberationFront (MILF) combatants and their families

Enhancing the competitivenessof farm households, particularly women, to establish and managemicroenterprises

Facilitating theestablishment of agribusiness enterprises with production-market contractagreements or similar arrangements

Reporting Lines

The TrainingSpecialistwill be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative, the directsupervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), day to dayguidance of the Project Team Leader and in close collaboration with the Mindanaoand Emergency Response and Preparedness Group Team Leader.

Technical Focus

FAO has beenimplementing various projects in Mindanao which are guided by the FAO MindanaoStrategic Programme for Agriculture / Agribusiness and anemergency / rehabilitation project for Marawi City and other affectedmunicipalities.

The MSPAA strategies forthe Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are in line withthe Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP, 2015) which FAO has also providedtechnical assistance in crafting the Economy and Livelihood component of theBDP.

FAO will provide support to BARMM Ministries in areas related to ourtechnical fields of expertise, including provision of technical support to thesectoral planning, capacity building for officials and local extension workers,and the development / implementation of socioeconomic packages and jobgeneration / quick impact agricultural and environmental livelihood interventionsfor affected population and combatants.

Tasks andresponsibilities

The Training Specialist shall perform the following responsibilities :

Assist the ProjectTeam Leader in :

  • Preparing projectimplementation plans, annual work plans and knowledge management plan of theproject, in consultation with key stakeholders among participating lineagencies and local government units;
  • Executing theproject monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, and consolidate varioustechnical reports from different implementing agents / project sites and draftthe accomplishment reports;
  • Maintaining adequatecommunication and coordination with participating agencies and NGOs;
  • Preparing reportsrelated to the project, as well as minutes of meetings, correspondence lettersand other communication materials in coordination with CommunicationSpecialist.

  • Prepare and conducta training plan based on all the training requirements of the project accordingto the project components and project result matrix, ensuring that the specificneeds of men and women are taken into consideration;
  • Coordinate theimplementation of the training plan, and lead in the conduct of trainings incoordination with the Project Team including the Ministry of Agriculture,Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) regional coordinator, provincial MAFARcoordinators, and the concerned Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao(BARMM) Ministries and other government agencies (e.

  • g. TESDA, PhilMech, DA-ATI,PhilRice, DA RFOs, academe, etc.);
  • Provide insights tothe project institutional partners and relevant NGOs, private organizations,government agencies, and individuals for the development of training modulesand conduct of training activities;
  • Carry out any otherrelevant duties within his / her technical competence as may be requested by FAO

    Minimum Requirements

    The candidate musthave an advanced University degree (preferred) in agriculture, agriculturalextension, or rural development studies recognized university withcomplementary knowledge in designing capacity building programmes and projects.

  • Must have at leastfive years of professional and practical work experience in the planning andimplementation of rural development and / or emergency agriculturalprogrammes / projects at the field or regional level;
  • Experience workingwith TESDA, Agricultural Training Institute, and other related governmentagencies is an advantage;
  • Languagerequirement : Excellent written and oral communication skills in English andTagalog

    He / she must haveintermediate to advance computer skills skills in the use of standard officesoftware, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • A national ofPhilippines
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Technical / Functional Skills

  • Must be familiar with the local rural setting in Central Mindanao and Bangsamoro areas
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders, advance ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team is of importance as is the ability to take leadership when appropriate

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

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