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 Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (OSS) was established to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The work of OSS focuses on a number of key areas as fostering an enabling environment for effective South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) in the agriculture sector, promoting the uptake of sustainable agricultural practices, technologies, and innovations to address challenges in agriculture and rural development facing developing countries, establishing a hub for knowledge generation and documentation, promoting partnerships and collaborations with knowledge networks and platforms, and facilitating the exchange of development solutions in support of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The National Rice Value-Chain Capacity Development Specialist will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative ad interim, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative in the Philippines (Programme), the day to day guidance of the FAOPH Programme Unit, and the technical guidance of the Programme Officer in the Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (OSS), Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and the project task force in headquarters (HQ).
The incumbent will support the implementation of the “Capacity development and experience sharing for rice value chains through south-south and triangular cooperation (SSTC)” project funded by the Republic of Korea. This is the second phase of the project which will target national research/training institutions and rice value chain stakeholders, inter alia, in the Philippines. The objectives of the project are to: i) enhance the institutional and individual capacities in rice handling; and ii) strengthen the enabling environment by supporting the implementation of rice strategies.
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