Assistant Agro-biodiversity Policy Consultant

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Quezon City, Philippines

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd April, 2019


Job Description

Organizational Setting:

The project “GCP/PHI/062/GFF: Dynamic Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agro-biodiversity in Traditional Agro-ecosystems of the Philippines” aims to conserve globally important agro-biodiversity (of rice, mung bean, taro, yam, banana, Manila hemp and others) in traditional agro-ecosystems. It will have an agro-ecosystem and landscape perspective, maintaining the provision of ecosystem services on which agro-biodiversity conservation depends, and addressing threats originating in the broader landscape. This project in pilot communities in Ifugao and South Cotabato will also help ensure favourable policy conditions; consolidate community-based governance; strengthen technical and organizational capacities at individual and community levels; promote market-based incentives for agro-biodiversity conservation; and create conditions for further nationwide replication.

One of the components of the project is the mainstreaming of agro-biodiversity considerations into policy and legal frameworks, development strategies and institutional structures which shall result in a favourable enabling environment for the implementation of ABD management and conservation strategies at ground level.

Reporting Lines:

The Assistant ABD Policy Consultant shall be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in the Philippines, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative for Programme, and day to day guidance of the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and Policy/Institutional Specialist, and working collaboratively with the PMCU Staff. The Assistant ABD Policy Consultant shall assist in the creation of enabling policy environment for the enhancement and expansion of the conservation and sustainable use of agro-biodiversity, including improvement of opportunities for local communities to derive economic, livelihood and food security benefits from agro-biodiversity and increased sustainable use of ABD products.

These will be done through close coordination with the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies and bureaus, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and its attached agencies and bureaus, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, the Local Government Units of Ifugao and South Cotabato, and other concerned agencies.

Technical Focus:

The Assistant ABD Policy Consultant shall assist in the creation of enabling policy environment for the enhancement and expansion of the conservation and sustainable use of agro-biodiversity, including improvement of opportunities for local communities to derive economic, livelihood and food security benefits from agro-biodiversity and increased sustainable use of ABD products.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Assistant ABD Policy Consultant shall:

  • Provide inputs in the development of policy study design and workplan for the review of ABD related international and local policies and analysis in the areas of environment, agriculture, indigenous peoples, and culture;
  • Provide assistance in the drafting and finalization of the concept and study design and workplan for approval;
  • Conduct review and analysis of local ABD related policies and travel to pilot provinces, municipalities and barangays;
  • Provide assistance in the preparation, presentation, finalization and submission of activity report and findings;
  • Coordinate the conduct of workshops for local and national policy- makers on findings regarding policy reviews and solicit feedbacks;
  • Formulate policy recommendations in coordination with concerned agencies and based on workshop outputs;
  • Assist in the finalization of policy recommendations and presentation to concerned agencies (national and local);
  • Develop capability building and coaching/mentoring on mainstreaming ABD considerations into the national and local development plans;
  • Assist in the presentation and submission of reports on policy recommendations and mainstreaming ABD considerations, and propose coordination mechanisms for the lead agencies for ABD;
  • Assist in the revision, presentation and submission of the final report.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in Policy Development and Analysis but preferably Bachelor of Laws graduate;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience related to policy development and analysis on biodiversity, plant genetic resources, Indigenous Peoples (IPs), culture and heritage and other international protocols, agreements as well as local government policies;
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English
  • National of Philippines

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Technical/Functional Skills
  • Familiarity with the project on agriculture/biodiversity/agro-ecosystem
  • Knowledgeable about Ifugao and Lake Sebu setting;

Selection Criteria

  • Experience with government
  • Willing to work under pressure
  • Can do multi-tasking
  • Available immediately for hiring
  • Can formulate policy recommendations
  • With working experience with the government agencies related to agriculture, environment, IPs, culture and heritage;

Source:https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900609&tz=GMT%2B05%3A30


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