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Project Coordinator


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Job Description


Job Posting

: 08/Dec/2023

Closure Date

: 23/Dec/2023, 3:29:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FAPHI

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Philippines-Mandaluyong City

Duration: 12 months
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


Organizational Setting

Under the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in collaboration with six countries of Southeast Asia, will implement a three-year project of strategic regional action entitled “Agriculture Sector Readiness for enhanced climate finance and implementation of Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture priorities in Southeast Asia”. The countries included under this collaborative project are: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The project will be implemented in close coordination with the respective NDAs and the Ministries of Agriculture through the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network focal points of each participating Southeast Asian country. This regional project will build capacity to access climate finance for the agriculture sector and create opportunities to scale promising models at national and regional levels. The project will also enable countries to share experiences and co-create proposals for sector specific climate action at the regional level with public and private sector climate and agriculture finance experts. Investment plans will focus on facilitating farmer’s access to capacity to access capacity, resources and finance to address climate change risks.

A regional project team and six country based national project teams will be established for the effective implementation of the project. While the regional project team will oversee project implementation progress and maintain communication with the rest of the PMU to ensure a smooth flow of work, the national project team will lead the implementation of the project activities in the country and coordination for the regional activities.

To support the implementation of the project activities, FAO Country Office is seeking a motivated, dynamic candidate to serve as a National Coordinator and Climate Finance Specialist.
This position is seeking for six specialists (one specialist for each country) who will be based at the FAO Representation Offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, the Philippines. The position may require some field visits in the project coverage areas


Reporting Lines

The Project Coordinator reports directly to the FAO Representative and works in coordination with the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme). Additionally s/he will work under the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) from FAO-RAP and in collaboration with the Regional Coordinator and International Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist and Regional Project Team based at FAO-RAP, the FAO-GCF Coordination Unit, and with dedicated project staff and operational partners at country level.



Technical Focus 

Climate change and Agriculture, Adaptation, Mitigation, Economics, Climate Finance, Project Management


Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Coordinatoris expected to lead, monitor and coordinate the project activities at the national level.

Most specifically, the s/he will undertake the following tasks:

•    Lead implementation of the project at the national level including oversight of the national expert team and monitoring the day to day implementation and progress of the project activities.
•    Collect baseline information and prepare inception phase reports.
•    Lead coordination of the agriculture climate change investment planning and project design process under Outcomes 2 and 4 of the project.
•    Prepare inputs and materials on climate, climate change and climate change impacts on agriculture.
•    Work with international experts to implement national level assessment exercises.
•    Coordinate with relevant stakeholders at the national level including PSC members from the NDA and Ministry of Agriculture as well as ASEAN CRN members, DAEs, Public, private and civil society actors.
•    Support the regional PMU including the monitoring of project activities at the national level, including the national budget
•    Coordinate national participation on national and regional level trainings, workshops and knowledge exchanges.
•    Identify and coordinate potential synergies with other relevant initiatives, programmes and projects to ensure alignment and coherence
•    Carry out any other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as may be requested by FAO.




Minimum Requirements

•    An Advanced University degree in climate change, natural resources management, environmental economics or any relevant topics
•    At least seven (7) years experience in project management and demonstrated knowledge of international climate finance, specifically the green climate fund architecture and adaptation and mitigation agendas of the UNFCCC.
•    Working knowledge of English
•    National of Philippines


FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement



Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Good command of computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power point, Internet)
•    Knowledge of the administrative policies and procedures of the United Nations and International Organizations.
•    Effective communication skills that emphasize teamwork.
•    Knowledge and experience in institutional capacity development
•    Knowledge of and familiarity with agriculture and sustainable natural resource management
•    Proven capacity to conduct fieldwork and ability to work in teams and establish working relationships central and local government institutions and civil society organizations
•    Prior experience with the UN and/or international organizations is an asset




  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

 FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 



• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
•  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help or have queries, please create a one-time registration with FAO’s client support team for further assistance: https://fao.service-now.com/csp



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