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Senior Project Development Officer, Senior Project Evaluation Officer

June 3, 2016 FFP 14

PTFCF is looking for experienced, energetic, flexible, and self-managing team players with excellent communication skills.

Senior Project Development Officer

S/he will support the Executive Director in planning and project development, and capacity building in PTFCF’s focal areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance in developing proposals, including capacity building of potential proponents. Capacity building activities may include the conduct of project development workshops.
  • Recommend the type of assistance necessary to upgrade the technical soundness of the proposal;
  • Recommend appropriate action or alterations to the activities and outputs in the proposal;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to proponents to ensure: (1) timely submission of relevant requirements for grant applications, (2) coherence of proposed actions, strategies and project objectives with those of PTFCF, (3) technical soundness of conservation approach and livelihood options, and (4) compliance with PTFCF grant guidelines; and
  • Recommend a general strategy based on the scope and distribution of the proposals to ensure that representative forest types and floral and faunal regions are covered by PTFCF work.

In addition to project development functions, s/he is expected to perform the following program-related responsibilities:

  • Assist in improving procedures and schedules for all grants including procedures and schedules relating to public announcements, grant applications, review and monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with institutions with similar and complementary objectives as PTFCF;
  • Develop and expand partnerships with POs, NGOs, LGUs and other institutions active in the Foundation’s priority areas; and
  • Perform other functions as specified in the Operations Manual; and as required by PTFCF Board of Trustees

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Community Development, Social Science or equivalent;
  • At least five years of progressively relevant experience in project development in an NGO environment;
  • With networking, resource mobilization, grant writing and report writing skills;
  • Knowledgeable in community and forestry issues;
  • With excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills;
  • With creative thinking and problem solving skills; and
  • Non-judgmental and with a positive attitude.

Senior Project Evaluation Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he is responsible for managing the evaluation of all grant proposals to ensure their technical soundness.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the technical soundness of concept proposals submitted to PTFCF under its Call for Concept Proposals;
  • Recommend appropriate action or alterations to the activities and outputs in the proposal;
  • Recommend the type of assistance necessary to upgrade the technical soundness of the proposal;
  • Assess the forestry rules and regulations that may be applicable to the activities in the proposal; and
  • Facilitate and assist the BOT Program Committee to assess eligibility of potential grantees and conduct initial review of concept proposals.

In addition to project evaluation, s/he is responsible for the following program-related functions:

  • Recommend a general strategy based on the scope and distribution of the proposals to ensure that representative forest types and floral and faunal regions are covered by PTFCF work;
  • Assist in improving procedures and schedules for all grants including procedures and schedules relating to public announcements, grant applications, review and monitoring;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with institutions with similar and complementary objectives as PTFCF;
  • Develop and expand partnerships with POs, NGOs, LGUs and other institutions active in the Foundation’s focal areas; and
  • Perform other functions specified in the Operations Manual; and as required by PTFCF Board of Trustees.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or equivalent;
  • At least five years of progressively relevant experience in project evaluation in an NGO environment;
  • With networking, resource mobilization, grant writing and report writing skills;
  • Knowledgeable in community and forestry issues;
  • With excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills;
  • With creative thinking and problem solving skills; and
  • Non-judgmental and with a positive attitude.

Communications Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he is responsible for all communication-related activities and projects of the Foundation.
Responsibilities:

  • Develop information and communication materials for the Foundation, its partners and other stakeholders;
  • Conceptualize and supervise communication-related outsourced products i.e. printing of publications, exhibits, website maintenance and other promotional campaigns;
  • Coordinate with concerned groups i.e. government agencies, network partners, consultants, suppliers and others for the accomplishment of communication-related products and activities;
  • Promote the work of the Foundation and its partners through traditional and social media.
  • Create and launch awareness campaigns across various audiences;
  • Edit and popularize technical reports and documents for general audiences;
  • Manage branding initiatives, internal communications and external media relations; and
  • Manage the company website and social media sites.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Development Communication or equivalent;
  • Minimum of five years combined experience in the areas of technical and business writing and editing,web content development and management, environmental advocacy, and project management;
  • Excellent command of the English language; and
  • With high proficiency in publishing, design and office applications.

The applicant must be a team player, willing to travel occasionally and render overtime work if needed, and have a genuine concern for the environment.

Deadline of application: June 17, 2016.

Kindly submit your letter of application and resume to:

The Executive Director, Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc.

2/F Valderrama Bldg. 107 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City 1223

or email: admin@ptfcf.org.

Salary and benefits will be contingent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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