Training Specialist (Part-time), PCP4NbS

TitleTraining Specialist, PCP4NbS
Monthly Salary Up to PhP 40,000.00 to 45,000.00 (gross)
Allowances and Benefits1. Mandatory government contributions
2. Insurances (life, accident, and health)
3. Sick leave conversion
4. Monthly allowance
5. Annual clothing allowance
Duty StationOn-site reporting in Makati, with occasional field work in project sites
Deadline for ApplicationsJune 7, 2024


Forest Foundation Philippines (doing business as Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit, non- governmental organization that provides grants and technical assistance to organizations and individuals that empower the people to protect and conserve the forests.


The Philippines is a megadiverse country, yet it is considered a biodiversity hotspot and one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis. Majority of the population is exposed to hazards such as flooding, cyclones, droughts, and landslides, while the adverse impacts on vulnerable groups are amplified by gender inequalities and threats to natural resources.

The Philippines-Canada Partnership on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Climate Adaptation (PCP4NbS) is a new program of Forest Foundation Philippines in partnership with the Government of Canada. The program will be implemented between 2024 to 2028, and targets the three wins of biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, and ensuring gender equality in natural-resource management. 

PCP4NbS aims to achieve (1) improved decision-making and gender-responsive climate change adaptation planning, practices, and governance of community- and nature-based solutions (NbS); and (2) enhanced adoption of gender-responsive NbS with biodiversity co-benefits for climate adaptation of women and communities. Ultimately, the program seeks to contribute to strengthening climate resilience of communities, particularly rural and indigenous women, while ensuring co-benefits for natural resources and healthy ecosystems.

PCP4NbS will employ a participatory, holistic, and transdisciplinary form of natural-resource management, targeting project sites that have rich biodiversity and high climate vulnerability. Collaboration with Canadian institutions, both academic and from the private sector, will also be pursued for cross-sectoral partnerships and collective mobilization of knowledge and resources. Additional information on the program is available here.

To contribute to the program, the Foundation is calling for applications for a Training Specialist  to be engaged on a part-time basis.


The Training Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of the capacity building strategy for PCP4NbS.  The Training Specialist will focus on ensuring the capacity development of relevant stakeholders of the program to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of interventions in the target landscapes and seascapes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working collaboratively with the PCP4NbS KM Officer and the Knowledge Management Specialist of the Foundation, the Training Specialist will:

  1. Lead the development of a capacity building strategy for PCP4NbS;
  2. Lead the development and implementation of training needs assessments, development of training design, learning exchange program, and co-creation of learning modules; 
  3. Ensure the integration of appropriate information and knowledge systems across different stakeholder groups in the co-development of modules;
  4. Monitor and assess the effectiveness of the trainings and capacity building efforts; 
  5. Coordinate within the PCP4NbS team and institutional partners and communities to ensure technical soundness, cultural sensitivity, and gender responsiveness of the training modules; and
  6. Perform tasks assigned by the supervising officer, as needed in the attainment of the program objectives.


The assignment will be on a part-time basis. The structure of the engagement will be determined jointly between the Foundation and the Training Specialist, based on the needs of the PCP4NbS program. There will be a 6-month probation period, after which a substantive evaluation will be carried out. The individual contract will be reconfirmed annually by the Executive Director.

The assignment will primarily be based in the Foundation’s office in Makati City, with occasional work in project sites.


The Training Specialist will receive a compensation commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Basic salary will range from PhP 40,000.00 to 45,000.00 (gross) monthly, the disbursement of which will be based on the execution of duties as a part-time employee. 

Benefits will include mandatory government contributions, insurance (life, accident, and health), sick leave conversion, monthly allowance, and clothing allowance.

As an employer, the Foundation offers:

  • Clear, engaging, and empowering work assignments
  • Dynamic and enabling learning environment
  • Transparent and agile performance management  
  • Collaborative, capable, and sustainable teams and leadership
  • Holistic well-being initiatives


The Training Specialist must have:

  • An undergraduate degree in Development Studies, Environmental Studies, or Community Development or other related fields, or the equivalent in professional experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building and learning related programs, including module development. Experience in the natural resources management sector and in development work are advantages;
  • Basic understanding of gender dynamics in executing duties and responsibilities; and
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

Technical Competencies

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Designing learning systems and user experience 
  • Learning materials 
  • Technical writing
  • Oral and written communication
  • Content development and management

Non-Technical Competencies

Achieving excellence

  • Results-orientation
  • Planning  and organizing
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving
  • Adaptability
  • Ingenuity

Working with others

  • Teamwork
  • Influence
  • Communication
  • Networking

Living out organizational values

  • Stewardship
  • Integrity


Interested applicants are requested to send an application addressed to Atty. Alaya de Leon, Program Manager, PCP4NbS, through on or before June 7, 2024.  Indicate “TRAINING SPECIALIST – PCP4NbS” as the subject of the email.

Applicants must submit the following through email:

  1. One-page letter of intent, addressed to Atty. Alaya de Leon, Program Manager, PCP4NbS; 
  2. Curriculum vitae (3-5 pages only);
  3. List of at least three character references; and
  4. Sample written and other work demonstrating relevant experience, if any.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the Foundation.