Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
The project “TCP/PHI/3601: National Food Consumption Quantification Study” aims to formulate the Food Production Strategy that will specifically identify policy and program recommendations towards achieving food and nutrition security as embodied in SDG Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. This initiative is made possible in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, and in collaboration with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), National Nutrition Council (NNC) and Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI).
This study will primarily provide the Department of Agriculture with the updated data and enhanced analysis on major food consumption patterns of Filipinos, and the country’s current production of major commodities. It will also contribute to the Department’s formulation of plans and programs that are responsive to the needs of the people particularly in projecting the volume of food needed in the future to support the growing population. Further, this study hopes to provide the rational to harmonize food security and nutrition invention programs.
The main outputs of the study are:
The Statistician to be assigned in the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) shall provide technical support to the FNRI in the extrapolation of data on nutrition.
Reporting Lines: The Statistician will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in the Philippines, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO for Programme, and day to day guidance of the National Project Development and Coordination Specialist.
The Statistician will provide technical support to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in terms of the extrapolation and calculation of data on nutrition and consumption. The Statistician is expected to provide statistical report on food consumption patterns, food requirements and gaps between the nutritional requirements and actual food intakes. Further, the Statistician shall contribute to the formulation of the Food Production Strategy in terms of projection of food production needs of the Philippine population at the national and provincial level.
Tasks and responsibilities
FAO Core Competencies