Save the Children (SC) is an international organization that has 28 member organizations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand and has more recently begun to organize as one eventually in all the countries of operation. Through the process of Unified Presence, SC aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the programs. This means one office at the national level in each country and a unified program delivery structure for all Save the Children Alliance members.
Save the Children has been working in the Philippines for the past 28 years. Save the Children in the Philippines was unified on July 1, 2009, when the two SC member organizations: Save the Children US and Save the Children Sweden became one country program. SC US serves as the Managing Member and SC Sweden is the Participating Member.
Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our Mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children as a unified organization and is the lead implementing partner of the USAID-funded Education Quality and Access to Learning and Livelihood Skills 2 Project (EQuALLS2) project.
The project seeks to increase access to quality education and provides opportunities in livelihood skills as well as enterprise development and employment of out-of-school children and youth (OSCY). Save the Children works in 17 locations: 2 cities and 8 municipalities in Region 9, 5 municipalities in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and 2 municipalities in Region 12. There are 3 Immediate Results (IR): IR 1: Increased learning opportunities for children and youth through community support for education; IR 2: Strengthened capacity for teaching English, Science and Math; IR 3: Improved relevance and training for out-of-school children and youth. The project is scheduled to be complete by August 2011.
Save the children is accepting applications for immediate hiring of several positions:
Municipal Coordinator – 1 (Isabela)
(February – September 2010)The position reports to the Education Assistant Manager (Zamboanga del Norte / Zamboanga City / Isabela City) and works with several other Municipal and Barangay Coordinators. Responsible for generating and causing partners’ and stakeholders’ support and cooperation as well as participation in the planning and execution of the program interventions / activities for EQuALLS2. S/he will facilitate the formulation of implementation arrangements as well as sustainability mechanisms for the different program components.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Operational leader for the assigned municipality, ensuring deliverables are completed effectively and in a timely manner
Plan and organize program activities appropriate to each geographic area covered;
Design and adopt community-level strategies to operationalize plans and programs;
Do community advocacy and mobilization, ensure the participation of community partners in program processes and activities;
Coordinate closely with IR specialists and/or training/implementation coordinators in ensuring the timely implementation of
project deliverables for community engagement, educator professional development and youth alternative learning/livelihoods
Monitor and evaluate progress of implementation, identify concerns or issues as well as action or decision points;
Prepare and submit reports- progress, quarterly, annual, etc-
Supervise the work of Barangay Facilitators and/or Instructional Managers/Learning Facilitators (if any) Team assigned in area
Competencies and Qualification Requirements:
Graduate of a four-year degree program, preferably in Education or Community Development
Experience of at least two years in community mobilization, or in implementing education development projects
Resident of the province where he/she will serve as Coordinator
Achievement orientation, Time management, Initiative, Interpersonal skills, Leading communities, Positive work attitude,
Program implementation, Respect for confidentiality, Developing sustainability, Cultural awareness and sensitivity,
Organizational and project commitment, Training skills and competencies
Analytical skills, Conceptual thinking, Program design and Written communication skills and competencies are also preferred
Minimum Qualifications common for all Specialist and Coordinator positions,
Computer literate and adept in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as representational skills
Ability to work effectively under pressure, and to relate well with a variety of community partners
A team player, willing to work long hours toward the attainment of project
objectives and deliverables
Resume are expected immediately, on or before February 12 2010, but early application shall be assessed earlier.
By email: HR_Recruitment@savechildren.org (please indicate respective position code)
By mail to the Davao project office – firstname.lastname@example.org
#8 Agno River St., Rivera Village. J.P. Rizal Laurel Avenue, Davao City (Fax: (082) 228-6076
Barangay Coordinator – 3
(Midsayap. Malangas. Isabela.)
(February – September 2010) The position reports to the Municipal Coordinator of the assigned area and teams with other Barangay Coordinators and liaise closely with the Community Engagement Specialist and the Community Engagement Training / implementation Coordinator.
Assists the Municipal coordinator in organizing and delivering community engagement activities appropriate to each area covered; conduct
Pangkat-Aralan and Youth Sectoral consultations generate data or information on community education needs and program
Ensures that appropriate documentation of community engagement activities and agreements is completed; maintains complete
documentation of Community Education and Skills Plan (CESP) processes
Coordinates closely with barangay officials, school heads, PTCAs, parents, community volunteers, pupils/youth learners and other key
stakeholders in the conduct of IR1 activities; organize and conduct community meetings and consultation; identify priority school
buildings and learning centers for construction and repair; recruit and select OSCY learners and trainees
Assists in facilitation of capacity building and community mobilization activities for community partners
Establishes and maintains EQ2 champions in the community through the organization and functioning of the Expanded PTCA or similar
education governance structure
Assists in liaison and coordination work with local partners and with the lead agency and other EQuALLS2 implementers
Person Specification and Competencies: College graduate of a four year degree program, preferably in Education or Community
Development; Experience of atleast one year in community mobilization, or in implementing education development projects; resident of the
province where s/he will serve as Coordinator; Achievement orientation, time management, initiative, interpersonal skills, leading communities,
positive work attitude, program implementation, respect for confidentiality, developing sustainability, cultural aareness and sensitivit,
organizational and project commitment, training skills and competencies.
MIS Data Encoder – 2 (Davao) (February – September 2010)
Responsible for updating and maintaining the management information system (MIS) that supports the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan.
Updates and maintains the M&E filing system leading to an established and updated IR1, IR2 and IR3 filing system. Performs data encoding and reconciliation of various forms e.g. Activity profile and completion Reports, Attendance Sheets, OSCY Registration,Teachers Registration, and M&E forms. Provides update reports on the submission and encoding of required MIS data capture forms.
Person Specification and Competencies: Preferably Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, IT or any 4-year course; strong communication
skills (oral and written) and ability to practice downward and upward communication; demonstrated ability to undertake clerical job with little
direct supervision; sufficient knowledge on office software applications (Excel, Word, ACCESS); demonstrated ability to coordinate hardware
and software maintenance; minimum of two years encoding work experience
FOR ALL POSITIONS: Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives; willing to adopt Save the Children methodology and framework in program implementation; abide by and implement Save the Children’s Eight Agency Policies including Child Safety.
Resume are expected immediately, on or before February 12 2010, but early application shall be assessed earlier.
By email: HR_Recruitment@savechildren.org (please indicate respective position code)
By mail to the Davao project office – email@example.com
#8 Agno River St., Rivera Village. J.P. Rizal Laurel Avenue, Davao City (Fax: (082) 228-6076
cross-posted on January 20, 2010 by Bobro)
JOB OPENINGS AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES
· Dignity Campaign Coordinator
· Administrative and Finance Staff
Dignity Campaign Coordinator
Amnesty International is looking for an experienced individual who shall:
* Design and implement campaign for the rights of peoples living in poverty
* Lobby for the adoption of laws and policies to promote the rights of people living in poverty
* Lobby for implementation of laws promoting indigenous peoples rights and corporate accountability and revocation of those that are not in consonance with international human rights standards
* Conduct training on human rights principles and advocacy among peoples living in poverty, particularly indigenous peoples
* Organizes activities and manages funds for such
* Mobilize members and supporters of Amnesty International to support the objectives of the organization
* Have a commitment to the human rights cause
* Have knowledge and experience in campaigning for and training on human rights
* Be articulate and able to communicate accurately (verbal and written)
* Have confidence to speak in public hearings and dialogues with government and corporation officials
* Be well disciplined and able to work in a team
* Be willing to travel and do work outside Metro Manila
* Knowledge of Visaya/Cebuano and Ilokano, an advantage
Administrative and Finance Staff
Amnesty International is looking for an experienced individual who shall:
* Act as cashier, prepare and disburse cheques and conduct bank transactions
* Perform office and administrative tasks including procurement of office supplies and services and inventory of equipment and supplies
* Take charge of statutory obligations of the organization
* Act as receptionist and ensure office maintenance.
* Have experience in cashiering and procurement work
* Be responsible and trustworthy
* Be able to communicate accurately (verbal and written)
* Be well disciplined and able to work in a team
* Have knowledge of and commitment to the human rights cause
Please send resume (using the format attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to come for a written exam and interview.
For further information, please e-mail: email@example.com or call +63 2 9276008 +63 2 9276008 / +63 2 4338100 +63 2 4338100 or call and text 09302576655.
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
cross-posted on December 22, 2009 by Dani)
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE CORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA) VACANCIES
OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to:
• alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies
• advocate for the rights of people in need
• promote preparedness and prevention
• facilitate sustainable solutions.
In December 1991, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/182 designed to strengthen the United Nation’s response to both complex emergencies and natural disasters. In addition it aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the UN’s humanitarian operations in the field.
The following vacant positions currently exist at OCHA SRI LANKA , BURUNDI AND INDONESIA OFFICES View the
• DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
• EMERGENCY PROGRAMME OFFICER
• MONITORING & EVALUATION EXPERT
• SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR
• SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER.
cross-posted on December 9, 2009 by Rex)
GCAP-Philippines is part of a growing international alliance of organizations and campaign networks whose efforts is committed to eradicate extreme poverty in the world. GCAP-Philippines is looking for a National Coordinator (NC) whose tasked is to coordinate activities of various organizations under the Philippine coalition, represent the coalition, and, act as official spokesperson of the coalition particularly on issues pertaining to poverty eradication, among others.
1. Two years minimum experience in campaigns and mobilization;
2. Firm grasp of Philippine economic reality and the poverty situation;
3. Understanding and relative grasp of the MDGs;
4. Has the personality to deal with people — from the grassroots, NGO partners, government agencies and international institutions;
5. Capability to write press releases and statements, as well as reports and proposals, is an advantage.
1. All applications will be addressed to the Executive Committee (EC) by Dec 18. Deadline for filing of application is December 18, 2009, 12:00 noon.
2. Qualified candidates will undergo interviews by the first week of January 2010. If qualified, you will be notified by phone or text message.
3. The Executive Committee will have the final decision on who will be hired.
4. The new NC will take office on the first working day of February 2010.
Send resume with cover letter signifying interest in the post. Email it to gcap.philippines@ gmail.com no later than December 18, 12 noon. Attach 2x 2 picture.
cross-posted on December 8, 2009 by Dani)
UNDP occupied Palestinian territory is advertising for the following positions:
Technical Specialist – Rule of Law/ Ministry of Justice (P-3), to be based in Ramallah. The incumbent provides advice to the Minister for
Justice and senior management of UNDP/PAPP (Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People) on policy and strategies in the justice sector and supports the formation of an advisory council that will be a consultative body, providing advice to the Minister of Justice. Application deadline is 26 November 2009.
For further details see UNDP Jobs.
Chief Technical Specialist for Rule of Law and Access to Justice (P-4), to be based in Ramallah. The incumbent oversees and manages all programme implementation functions, including budget and finance management, work planning, procurement, recruitment, monitoring and evaluation and reporting functions and coordinates and manages the overall delivery of the programme in an effective and efficient
manner. Application deadline is 26 November 2009.
For further details see UNDP
UNDP Lao PDR
UNDP Lao PDR is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor to National Regulatory Authority (P-4), to be based in Vientiane. The Advisor ensures effective implementation of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) project and enhances national ownership and results. Application
deadline is 27 November 2009. For further details see UNDP
UNDP Uganda is advertising for the following positions:
Recovery Advisor (P-5), to be based in Kampala. The Recovery Advisor acts as a senior advisor to CO Management on all aspects of recovery, leads UNDP’s involvement in the preparation and coordination of the UN Recovery Strategy and subsequent programmes and leads the development of and manages the overall UNDP recovery
programme portfolio. Application deadline is 30 November
2009. For further details see UNDP
Specialist (P-4), to be based in Kampala. The Programme Specialist
works closely with local Governments’ officials,other UN Agencies, and civil society to ensure implementation of the programme annual
work plan in Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum Pader districts in Acholi sub region
and Lira and Oyam in Lango sub region. Application deadline is 30 November 2009. For further details see UNDP
UNDP Ethiopia is seeking a Technical Specialist – Vulnerability Reduction & Livelihoods (DRMFSS) (P-4), to be based in Addis
Ababa. The incumbent analyzes the socio-economic environment,
disaster-risk and institutional context to provide advisory services in the field of disaster reduction, identifying catalytic areas where disaster risk reduction can be integrated and add value to other ongoing or planned UNDP support and government interventions. Application deadline is 2 December 2009. For further details see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Kosovo is seeking a Programme Coordinator, Justice and Security (P-4), to be based in Pristina. The Programme Coordinator
will act as strategic advisor of a large cluster of discrete projects, analyzing political, social and economic trends; leading formulation, strategic coordination and evaluation of activities within the Justice and Security Programme; and maintains a
network with international interlocutors. Application deadline is 3 December 2009. For further details see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Indonesia is advertising for the position of Chief Technical
Specialist (TRWMP) (P-4), to be based in Banda Aceh. The Chief Technical Specialist will be responsible to support the Team Leader and the Project Implementation Team in ensuring the overall efficient and effective implementation of the UNDP Tsunami Recovery Waste Management Programme, and through this, the successful
establishment of sustainable solid waste management systems and infrastructure across thirteen districts of Aceh and Nias. Application
deadline is 3 December 2009. For further details see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Bangladesh is re-advertising for the position of Project Manager
– Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) (P-5), to
be based in Dhaka. 5 December 2009. The Project Manager will ensure national implementation and UNDP’s rules, regulations and procedures, facilitate knowledge, policy and programme services and build strategic partnerships and resource mobilization. Application deadline is 5 December 2009. For further details see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Timor Leste
UNDP Timor Leste is seeking a Project Manager (P-3),
to be based in Dili. The Project Manager ensures that the project for the National Recovery Strategy Hamutuk Hari’i Futuru produces the results to the required standards of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost described in the project document. Application deadline is 8 December 2009. For further details
see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Mozambique is seeking a Consultant – Technical Advisor – Support to Alternative to Imprisonment, to be based in Maputo.
Application deadline is 9 December 2009. For further details see UNDP Jobs.
UNDP Guyana is seeking a Consultant –National Flood Preparedness and Response Plan, to be based in Georgetown. Application deadline is 4 December 2009. For further details see UNDP
Vacancy announcements are shared on CPRP-net to support Country
Offices in crisis and special situations to have quick access to required
expertise and human resources. Please remember that we would usually include this kind of information into the monthly news update in order to focus on substantive exchange and avoid email overload. If
you’d like to share vacancy announcements please send them by the end of the month or post them on the UNDP External Job Site. Click here for the UNDP Job Site for current CPR vacancies
cross-posted on Dec. 2, 2009 by Yams)
International Internship Program 2010
About The May 18 Memorial Foundation
The May 18 Memorial Foundation was founded by Gwangju citizens, sympathetic Koreans overseas and individuals who believe it’s important to keep the ideas and memories of the 1980 May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising alive.
Please visit http://518.org/eng for more details about the foundation work.
Purpose of the internship programme
2 interns (one male, one female) who will serve for 10 months from March-December 2010.The annual internship program is a crucial part of the Foundation’s mandate to promote international solidarity and further the cause of human rights in Asia.
Through the internship programme the Foundation aims:
1) To improve international solidarity and networking and
2) To promote Gwangju as Asia’s Hub for Human Rights Movement.
Applicants should be unmarried (single) university graduates not more than 30 years of age, with a minimum of 3 years NGO or social development work experience, though not necessarily in the field of human rights. Preference will be given to those with degrees in human rights-related subjects such as social sciences and communication, and to those who have specialized in human rights issues within these disciplines. Applicants must be computer literate (email/internet, web page, lay-out/design, etc) and proficient in English; working knowledge of Korean is an advantage.
Applicants should be a working member of and organization: applicant cannot apply as individuals without the knowledge/support/recommendation of their current organization.
Please use the following condition to check your eligibility for the Internship Programme before you send us an application.
When to Apply.
Application period: October 29, 2009 until November 30, 2009.
Conditions of service
The relationship between the Foundation and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to a unit of the Foundation according to the needs of the office and their own areas of interest. They are involved, inter alia, in managing workshops, preparing for the human rights folk school, conducting their own research, working on human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical service and so on, depending on the exigencies of the Office. At the same time, the programme aims to increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the international level.
Interns are assigned to work with a supervisor who is responsible for providing them with a description of duties and a work plan. Upon completion of the internship, both the supervisor and the intern are required to complete a final report describing what was achieved during the internship. In addition, every intern is requested to complete an evaluation questionnaire on his/her assignment and to submit it to the May 18 Memorial Foundation.
He/She must fulfill his/her duties and abide by the rules and regulations of the programme.
Travel costs, airfare and living expenses are provided by the Foundation. Housing will be provided but utilities (telephone/internet, electricity, and gas) will be paid for by interns. Health Insurance will be given to cover accidents/illness incurred during an internship.
An intern who leaves before the end of the internship period will be required to pay any costs incurred and his/her organization will not be allowed to be a network organization in the near future. In case of illness or other circumstances that might prevent the completion of the internship, interns will inform their supervisor.
There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship and interns cannot apply for any jobs or pursue a higher degree until the termination of the internship.
Interns are expected to work full-time and to carry out the duties assigned to them. They do not accrue annual leave during the period of the internship. Otherwise, they are bound by the same duties and obligations as regular staff members; in particular, all confidential and unpublished information obtained during the internship may not be used by interns.
Procedure for applying
Applicants should submit the following documentation:
* your completed, dated and signed internship application form;
* A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
* A scanned copy of your valid and not expired passport.
* A write-up detailing your expectations, objectives, and interest in the human rights internship program (not more than two pages).
* An official endorsement letter from your superior or head of your organization.
* An endorsement/Referral Letter from any Alumni/Contact/Network of the Foundation in your country or abroad. (Please check our website links at http://eng.518.org/eng/html/main.html?TM18MF=06010000)
* a proof of enrolment in undergraduate studies and a list of courses taken, transcripts of grades or diplomas;
* a written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-10 pages maximum), if undertaken.
Closing date for application: 30th Nov.
Selected candidates are normally informed around the first week of January 2010. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email and are encouraged to apply the following year.
Address for applications
Culture and Solidarity Team
The May 18 Memorial Foundation
5.18 Memorial Culture Hall
Seo-Gu, Naebangro 409
Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Phone: +82 62 456 0518
Fax: +82 62 456 0519
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send all the documentations enclosed with the application form as scanned documents either in PDF format or as WORD attachments.
cross-posted on Nov. 2, 2009 by Dani)
UNDP Guinea-Bissau is advertising for the following positions:
1. Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor – Rule of Law and Gender (P-5), to be based in Bissau.
2. Programme Specialist – Rule of Law and Security (ROLS) (P-4), to be based in Bissau.
UNDP Sudan is advertising for the following positions:
1. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programme (P-3), to be based in Khartoum and Juba.
2. Planning Specialist – Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programme (P-3), to be based in Khartoum and Juba.
3. Reintegration Coordination Specialist – Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Programme (P-3), to be based in Juba.
UNDP New York
1. UNDP New York is advertising for the position of Programme Specialist – Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) (P-3), to be based in New York.
1. UNDP Afghanistan is seeking a Technical Specialist – Police-Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (Police-LOTFA) Project (P-4), to be based in Kabul
UNDP Nepal is seeking a Programme Specialist – Disaster Risk Management (DRM) (P-3), to be based in Kathmandu.
Vacancy announcements are shared on CPRP-net to support Country Offices in crisis and special situations to have quick access to required expertise and human resources. Please remember that we would usually include this kind of information into the monthly news update in order to focus on substantive exchange and avoid email overload. If you’d like to share vacancy announcements please send them by the end of the month or post them on the UNDP External Job Site. Click here for the UNDP Job Site for current CPR vacancies within UNDP.
cross-posted on Oct. 28, 2009 by Yams)
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Based in Cagayan de Oro City
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible of preparing and consolidating accomplishments and achievements of BALAOD based on organizational plans. He/She also takes responsibility of drafting necessary reports (e.g. project, mid-year, year-end and other reports).
· Maintains database/system of records or information about the organization;
· Formulates, develops and keeps updated Monitoring and Evaluation System, in close coordination with the Managing Director and the Team Leaders’ Pool (TLP);
· Ensures that M&E data are readily available, as appropriate, to the situation of partner communities;
· Drafts narrative project, mid-year, year-end and other necessary reports;
· Suggests or drafts project proposals necessary for the sustainability of the organization; and
· Performs other functions necessary for the accomplishment of BALAOD’s Vision, Mission and Goals.
· Educational background is not a consideration
· NGO or development work particularly on project development or monitoring and evaluation is an advantaged
· Willingness to learn, to go on field and community visits
· With demonstrated skills in writing and communication
· Capable of handling responsibilities with minimum supervision, capable of learning and adapting to new tasks and situations and resourceful
· A team player and able to relate well with people
· Shares the organization’s VMG in advancing and promoting the rights of the poor and marginalized sectors, identities and local communities
For submission of application:
Application letter addressed to Atty. Normita V. Batula, Managing Director, BALAOD Mindanaw
Curriculum Vitae/Resume (photo not required)
Sample written works
May be submitted thru the following:
Fax – (08822) 727432
Email – email@example.com
Personal or courier: (refer to the address written above)
Closing date: 31 October 2009
Employment shall commence on: 1 January 2010
Compensation package shall fall under the organization’s salary scheme.
(cross-posted on Oct. 28, 2009 by Dani)
MISSIONARY for Isla Culion Palawan needed
Culion used to be a lepers’ colony for more than a century. During that
long period of time, the island has become isolated literally and
figuratively. This has resulted to dire poverty, lack of industry and
social stigma. Jesuit mission continued and with the remarkable
achievement of cure, Culion was finally declared leprosy-free years ago.
We are now building social enterprises to help the impoverished community
rise. Isla Culion Multi-purpose Cooperative was built composed of hundreds
of members from the marginalized sector. LCC (Loyola College of Culion)
Diner was opened providing employment and causing income multiplier effects
and eco-tourism HOTEL MAYA will soon open its doors to local and foreign
tourists to generate badly needed funds to help support the Jesuit school
that has produced leaders for local and international positions (DOH
Director, Harvard Faculty, LGU Officials, Deans etc.).
As we continue with the mission, we are in search of two LAY MISSIONARIES
who will serve as the
1) COOPERATIVE GENERAL MANAGER simultaneously assisting in the development of LCC Diner and occasionally providing management inputs for Hotel Maya.
Business background preferred.
2) FINANCE MANAGER who will oversee the finance primarily of the school
then also occasionally check the Coop’s and LCC Diner’s. Accounting/ Finance/ Bookkeeping background required.
Please email your CV to ver@jesuits. net
The posts are ideal for those who are looking for fulfilling careers as they
are geared towards helping the entire community dreaming of a better
future. The place is remote but it is usually referred to as paradise given
the panoramic view, the pristine waters and fine white sand beaches that
allure tourists. Life is spartan and it is the simplicity that makes the
whole experience mystical. Power is limited but serenity is priceless. The
work can be challenging but most definitely rewarding. It can be a career
shift towards missionary work but one can also look at it as career
enriching that one does not lose anything in the end because ultimately one
In the end, Isla Culion mission becomes an answer for those who are looking
for meaning and understanding of the bottomlines of life.
A Must-C (Creation, Communion, Celebration and Contemplation)
“I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them”
Fr. XAVIER “Javier/Javy/ Ver” ALPASA, SJ
TED Global Fellow 2009
Hotel Maya / Loyola College / Immaculate Conception Parish
Culion, 5315 Palawan
Mobile 0920-5556617 / 09275-779955
Alternate Email: javieralpasa@ aol.com
cross-posted on Oct. 5, 2009 by Bobro)
Oxfam Great Britain, a development and humanitarian organization based in the United Kingdom is responding to the disaster brought about by Typhoon Ondoy. We need energetic Filipinos to share with us the vision and passion to uplift our countrymen from poverty and suffering and be assigned to any of the following areas : Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite provinces.
If you share the same passion and vision, come work with us initially for a fixed term employment of three (3) months (with possibility of extension) and apply to any of the position below:
Programme Operations Team:
1) Public Health Engineers – assess and analyze public health needs and recommend sustainable solutions. Select, design and construct the most relevant and appropriate water and sanitation systems in coordination with the Public Health Engineering Coordinator.
2) Public Health Promoters – collect relevant secondary data pertaining to disease patters, health seeking behaviour, facilities and government programmes that might influence the way the public promotion intervention is carried out. Implement hygiene promotion activities, train and supervise the Barangay Health Workers in all evacuation centers.
3) Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Project Officers – supervise the food security component of Oxfam’s programme. This will primarily involve work planning and regular systematic monitoring of the food security elements of the programme.
4) Project Officers – will work closely with partner NGOs and be responsible for the distribution of non-food items. He/she will responsible for targeting and identification of beneficiaries and defining distribution mechanisms and monitoring.
1) Logistics Officer – negotiate for supplies with local suppliers and obtain quotes as required including producing a monthly price list for standard items. Responsible for purchasing, dispatch of stocks/supplies/equipment and vehicle management.
2) Warehouse Officer – manage the warehouse and stocks. He/she will ensure an efficient and systematize procedure and process of receiving and releasing goods for distribution.
3) IT Officer – maintenance of the office IT system, troubleshooting and support on IT related procurement.
Finance and Human Resources Team
1) Donor Contract Management Officer – will work closely with Donors for the contract implementation and requirements.
2) Human Resources Manager – contribute to the effective and efficient management of the emergency programmes in the Philippines by providing HR advice and support. Ensure that Oxfam GB Human Resources procedures and minimum standards are adhered to and applied fairly, and that adequate procedures are developed, implemented, and maintained.
3) Human Resources Officer – contributes to the development and ensure implementation of Oxfam GB’s Human Resource policies and procedures with the emergency response team. Keep the office informed and updated on developments/changes in OGB’s HR policies and procedures including recruitment, contract preparation, induction and exit processes.
Information/Communications Management Team
1) Information/Communications Manager/Officer
Collation of information from the programme and support teams and dissemination to external and internal stakeholders, analysis of information received and capturing key learning points. Supporting Advocacy and Communications Team in policy analysis based on programme learning.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. Make the most of this considerable challenge by personally submitting your CV to (kindly specify the position you are applying for. Due to the urgency of filling up the positions, be ready for a possible interview on the same day):
Human Resources Manager
Oxfam Great Britain in the Philippines
4th Floor, Panay Corporate Center
150 Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Deadline for receiving applications: 10 October 2009
We particularly welcome application from women and people from indigenous backgrounds.
(cross-posted on Oct. 4, 2009 by Rex)
Catholic Relief Services, an International Non Government Organization with worldwide leading expertise in disaster response and management, and other peace and development programs, is looking for self starting and highly driven individuals to fill vacant positions:
Emergency Program Manager
As a focal person of CRS Philippines on its emergency program, the Emergency Program Manager (EPM) will be based in CRS-Manila to provide technical assistance to our primary local partner National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA), as well as the Arch/Diocesan and Prelature Social Action Centers (SACs), in order to build their internal capacities and resources in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction and Rapid Onset Emergency Response. The position will focus in responding to actual emergencies throughout the country, in conducting disaster needs assessment, in developing an integrated response plan with partners and relevant government agencies, and if needed in mobilizing additional funds to augment CRS resources to further support response activities.
Candidates should have extensive training and experience on emergency preparedness, assessment, and response with specific knowledge of the Humanitarian Charter and the SPHERE Standards. Candidates should be familiar in working with local and church partners, preferably in emergency projects (either in training or disaster response) and should possess wide experience in project or program management with respect to planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Candidates should also have excellent verbal communication and report writing skills, the ability to develop and write good project concepts and proposals, and proven background and experience in facilitating trainings.
PROJECT OFFICERS & TRAINING OFFICERS
The Project Officers are responsible in providing technical support and accompaniment to CRS peace partners within pre-defined tasks to ensure compliance of the project objectives and quality standards. The Training Officers will be responsible for implementing the various training processes and activities and related initiatives to strengthen the training component of the program.
MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING OFFICER
The position is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the project and via partners, plus providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders. Candidates should possess strong knowledge and skills in the field of M&E, project documentations and development of IEC materials.
The positions (Project Officers, Training Officers and ME& Leaning Officer) will be part in the implementation of CRS/Philippines – Peace and Reconciliation Program efforts in Mindanao as well as in selected areas in Visayas and Luzon. Candidates should have relevant knowledge on peacebuilding and conflict transformation theory and praxis, and have extensive experience in implementing peace and development projects. They will be based in Davao City and would require a bachelors degree on allied courses, 5 years work experience working with other NGO’s, the church and other related religious organizations and government agencies and working knowledge on the position that applied to. Has proven skills on training program and project implementation, good communication (written and verbal) skills, strong background on computer and office applications and can work independently with minimal supervision.
Interested applicants may send their letter of application and comprehensive resume on or before October 5, 2009, to firstname.lastname@example.org. crs.org.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
For more details on CRS, visit our website on http://www.crs.org.
(cross-posted on Sept. 29, 2009 by Bobro)
Chemical Safety Project Manager
Deadline: 16 September 2009
The EcoWaste Coalition is looking for a full-time staff person who will facilitate and oversee the implementation of a multi-year program called “People Responding and Organizing against Toxic Chemical Threats” or Project PROTECT.
Project PROTECT seeks to promote and advance public participation in the shared efforts to prevent and combat the hazards posed by toxic chemicals on humans and the ecosystems. At the end of the project, we hope to see the consumers enlightened and claiming their “right to ask, right to know,” civil society groups pushing for policies and measures to reduce exposures to chemicals, and governmental bodies crafting laws and regulations – with public participation – governing chemicals in products, processes and wastes.
The project will involve organizing a wide range of activities, including convening conferences and workshops, testing chemicals in products, initiating media events, publishing information materials, preparing and
articulating policy inputs, organizing consumers and networking with the broader civil society.
1. Work with and oversee the Project PROTECT Team in implementing the project objectives and the various activities.
2. Among others, organize public information, education and communication (IEC) activities on chemical safety issues, including preparing IEC materials and press releases.
3. Identify and tap scientific, technical and other expertise that the project requires.
4. Oversee the EcoWaste Coalition’s Task Force on Chemical Safety, and network with civil society and other potential project partners.
5. Manage the project funds and prepare the necessary reports.
With experience in environmental, health and related advocacy work, either as staff or volunteer.
With leadership qualities and “people skills.”
Good oral and written communication skills, including writing of press releases, position papers and reports.
With project management skills, including financial management and reports writing. Proven ability to work independently and in close coordination with a team.
Ability and willingness to travel.
To apply, please e-mail your resume (with cover letter) to email@example.com not later than 16 September 2009. For inquiries, please call Rei or Yhet at 4411846.
Unit 329, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone/Fax: +632-4411846 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(cross-posted on Sept. 15, 2009 by Dani)
HREA Distance Learning Course 12T09:
Minority Rights, Indigenous Peoples and International Law
14 September-22 November 2009
Instructor: Dr. Gerd Oberleitner
This course is an introduction to the protection of minority rights under international law and allows participants to explore and critically assess the norms and institutions for the protection of minorities and indigenous peoples which have been created over the past half century. The course provides an introduction to the history of minority protection before 1945 and traces the conceptual, political and legal questions associated with and arising from the protection of minorities, as well as the struggle over the definition of minorities. It discusses how the rights of national, ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities and of indigenous and tribal groups are protected and promoted under international legal regimes – in the United Nations and in Europe, Africa and the Americas. Participants will debate the challenges of protecting “new” minorities (such as migrants) as opposed to “old” (autochthonous) minorities and explore different conceptual approaches – human rights, group rights, peoples’ rights, self-determination, autonomy and minority rights – as well as the link between non-discrimination and minority rights.
The course relies extensively on case studies from various regions of the world in order to explore selected topics (such as religious and land rights of tribal communities, education and cultural rights, the effects of climate change, participation in public affairs, etc.). In doing so, the course analyses the contribution to the development of minority rights and the rights of indigenous peoples which have been made by a range of international organisations and bodies (the UN treaty bodies, the African Commission on Human and Peoples” Rights, the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the European Union, the OSCE and the International Labour Organization). The case studies will also allow course participants to develop skills in accessing and analysing “jurisprudence” on minority rights.,
The course is aimed at practitioners and professionals who want to gain knowledge in the field of the minority rights and rights of indigenous peoples, university students of international law, international relations, politics and other areas and NGO staff members.
A more detailed course description, further logistical information, and online application form can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=973
(cross-posted on Aug. 12, 2009 by Dani)
Call for applications: The 13th Annual Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (October 18-30, Bangkok)
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) would like to announce the opening of the application process for the 13th Annual Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (ATSS), to take place in Bangkok from 18 to 30 October 2009. Since 1997 FORUM-ASIA has been organising the ATSS on an annual basis as part of its efforts to empower Asian human rights defenders to meet challenges, strengthen the human rights movement and promote solidarity and cooperation among the human rights organisations in the Asian region.
The application is open to any human rights issues in Asia. Below are some required qualifications:interested in and working on
1. Minimum 2 years work experience in local, national or regional human rights NGOs or human rights-related organisations
2. Strong indication on how to make use of the knowledge and skills acquired in the training in future advocacy work
3. Ability to communicate in English (both spoken and written)
Candidates are required to fill out the Application Form and the Questionnaire attached to the Brochure and to submit them with only one of the following documents.
– If candidates are from FORUM-ASIA member organizations, please submit a letter of endorsement from the head of the organization.
– If candidates are NOT from FORUM-ASIA member organizations, please submit afrom any of FORUM-ASIA’s 46 member organizations.
Completed applications must be sent by email to FORUM-ASIA at email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is September 4th (Friday), 2009.
Incomplete applications may result in a low possibility of acceptance. FORUM-ASIA’s Selection Committee consider geographic and gender balance when selecting candidates.
Applicants short-listed for skype interviews will be interviewed on 14–15 September 2009. Applicants will be informed of their final selection by email before 18 September 2009.
For further information or inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Angkana Kranbuansaeng
Capacity Building Programme Officer, FORUM-ASIA
(cross-posted on Aug. 11, 2009 by Dani)
AN INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2ND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (HRM-DO)
The Asian Institute of Management is pleased to offer an opportunity to take part in short courses being offered in its Center for Development Management. As part of the public offerings, you may be interested in 2nd Human Resource Management in Development Organization (HRM-DO) course scheduled on September 14 to 18, 2009.
CEOs, Board of Directors, Senior Managers of Foundations, NGOs, Peoples Organizations, Development Financial Institutions, Donor Agencies, CSR units, and Public & Political organizations with People Development Agendas.
BENEFIT OF THE COURSE:
HRM-DO addresses the need for development leaders and managers to learn the skills of designing and implementing an HR Program appropriate to the unique cultural and social idiosyncracies of nonprofits as they operate at various levels and magnitude.
The course fee for this course is Php27,500 per participant inclusive of the course fee, learning materials and meals (lunch and snacks). The course fee does not include the board and lodging expenses of the participants. We also have a group discount rate of 15% for organizations sending 7 or more participants in the course. Program Director is Prof. Sol Hernando.
We are inviting you to send participants to this course. A filled-up application is required to ensure your place in the program, which is to be submitted on or before Monday, August 31, 2009. Classes will be held from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm at the AIM Campus, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines. Should you or your organization decide to send participants to this batch, please tick-off the appropriate box send back to us via fax at +632 867-2529 or 893-2146 or email Ms. Chinky Notario at mnotario@aim. edu. More information is also available at AIM Website. Likewise, we will also be very happy if you can forward our invitation to other qualified individuals whom you feel will also benefit from the AIM experience.
(cross-posted on Aug. 10, 2009 by Yams)
Coffey International Development is calling for Expressions of interests from qualified Filipino consultants for the Provincial Coordinator role to be based in the following areas: Agusan del Sur, Bohol, Bukidnon, Guimaras, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental and Surigao del Norte. Interested parties may view the Terms of Reference and submit online expressions of interest.
To view the opportunity, please select Coffey International Development as the company in the Job Search. The Provincial Coordinator position should appear as one of the opportunities currently accepting expressions of interest. Closing date for this opportunity is 31 August 2009.
We also encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and networks.
(cross-posted on August 8, 2009 by Dani)
The Philippines Field Presence Office of the IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. (IFAD) is looking for a Country Programme Projects Facilitator (CPPF) on a contractual basis.
The CPPF shall assist the Country Programme Manager in developing projects that shall be funded by IFAD and in generating learning from project implementation to impact on project designs and national development policies.
The candidate must have: minimum of 10 years supervisory experience in project cycle management, strong research background, experience and ability in policy analysis and dialogues with senior government officials and donors, high degree of integrity, ability to build partnerships, very strong written and verbal communication in English, computer proficiency, physical fitness to travel, and advanced degree in social sciences.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit their letter of intent and CV to Mr. Yolando Arban, IFAD-Philippines Country Programme Management Facilitator by 10 August 2009 at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
(Cross-posted on August 2, 2009 by Yams)