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Overview of position:
Our client in partnership with Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) & International Trade Centre (ITC) will be implementing a joint program, Farmers Fisherfolks Advancement & Integration to Resilient Value Chain in BARMM or FAIR VALUE.
This program will be implemented through their Zamboanga satellite office with direct technical guidance of the emergency & post crisis unit.
The program is aim at supporting the agriculture & fisheries sectors in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu & Tawi Tawi (BaSulTa) in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippines. Recognizing the critical roles of farmers & fishermen in the socio economic development of the communities, the project seeks to increase their capacity on climate resiliency, social cohesion, social entrepreneurship & investment readiness.
To facilitate field implementation & coordination in the target communities, our client intends to hire Field Assistants who will be deployed in the BaSulTa provinces. The Field Assistant will support the program in ensuring timely delivery of program services & community engagement at the field level.
Under the overall technical supervision of the National Project Officer (Bangsamoro Agri Enterprise Program or BAEP) with administrative supervision of the Head of Satellite Office in Zamboanga City & field operational supervision of the Area Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible & accountable for the field coordination & implementation of the organizations’ relevant peacebuilding & socioeconomic programs in her / his area of responsibility in line with our clients policies, standards & commitments. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Closely work with the project team in Zamboanga to facilitate the preparations & implementation of field activities, events, assessments & administrative support as needed.
Collect data & other information relevant to our client & their programs & report to the supervisors accordingly.
Assist in ensuring application of do no harm & PSEA principles & conflict sensitive delivery of project services across all field activities including coordination, data collection & assessments, capacity building & provision of livelihood support.
Facilitate meetings with counterparts & act as an Interpreter in the exchange of information & on the occasion of official meetings.
Conduct regular field visits & participate in internal & external coordination meetings.
Regularly submit workplans, reports & relevant project documents including human interest stories to the supervisors in a timely manner.
Assist in the day to day operational, administrative & logistical activities as required, including preparation of reports, organization of meetings & assistance to field missions of authorized personnel, including our clients staff, donors & relevant stakeholders.
Provide regular updates on the context, community situations, security issues & other significant events in the areas of responsibility.
Keep regular contact & coordinate activities with local authorities, implementing partners & target communities as requested by supervisors.
Assist in monitoring the progress of project activities in the areas of responsibility.
Perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned the NPO.
This role will work under the overall technical supervision of the National Project Officer (Bangsamoro Agri Enterprise Program or BAEP) with administrative supervision of the Head of Satellite Office in Zamboanga City & field operational supervision of the Area Coordinator.
Preferably with a bachelor’s degree in development studies, political or social science, social work, community development, peace & development, agricultural extension, marketing or business / social enterprise development, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in humanitarian, development & / or peacebuilding projects is an advantage.
Experience working with island provinces of BARMM & Zamboanga peninsula is preferred.
Extensive fieldwork with counterparts from the government, international organizations & / or other international & national NGOs, is an asset.
Experience in the usage of MS Office software like MS Word, Excel, etc.
Fluency in Filipino & English is required.
Conversant on BARMM languages is advantage.
Inclusion & respect for diversity respects & promotes individual & cultural differences; encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
Integrity & transparency maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
Delivering results produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
Managing & sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
This role has no team management responsibility.
A competitive selection process will be conducted through shortlisting & conduct of performance based interviews & / or examination if required.
Shortlisting will be based on the combined professional experience, thematic work background, direct experience working with BARMM & target communities, education background & technical expertise related to the job description.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, any residency or visa requirements & security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.