For more than four decades, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 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
This engagement is envisioned to support the mainstreaming and implementation of early warning and anticipatory action (AA) at the country level in the next 2 years. Anticipatory Action is an innovative approach to managing disasters by acting early or ahead of a forecasted hazard to mitigate the impact on poor, vulnerable and food-insecure communities.
FAO’s AA programme is part of a growing number of anticipatory approaches to crises such as Forecast-based Financing (FbF) being implemented by organisations worldwide. FAO’s AA programme also promotes anticipatory action through Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP). In FAO, this initiative is supported by a number of resource partners including the EU, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. FAO is also implementing a pilot Anticipatory Action for typhoons projects under the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund. This pilot project is being implemented in Catanduanes, Northern and Eastern Samar, and Surigao del Norte.
The Project Field Assistant directly reports to Assistant FAO Representative for Programme.
The Project Field Assistant will provide overall support to the Project Team in the facilitation of activities on FAO’s pilot Anticipatory Action project for typhoons in Surigao del Norte including but not limited to coordination with provincial and municipal counterparts, organizing training or orientation sessions, and managing the administrative needs.
The Project Field Assistant shall perform the following tasks: