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Position: Environmental Program Officer for Phil-Am Fund Project
Area of Assignment: Based in Quezon City, Metro Manila but will handle projects in different regions
Contract Term: One (1) Year
Date Posted: 22 September 2016
Deadline of Applications: 12NN, 06 October 2016
The Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund is a five-year project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded to the Gerry Roxas Foundation on August 5, 2013. The Project provides opportunities for non-state institutions to devise new solutions for many of the Philippines’ development challenges. The Project acts as a grant-making facility to support business start-ups and promote innovation through entrepreneurship, advance citizen advocacy for greater accountability and integrity, and support programs geared towards combating human trafficking, technology-based solutions to child and adult illiteracy and improved management of natural resources and biodiversity.
To support the grant-making operations in its fourth year of implementation, the Gerry Roxas Foundation is now seeking experienced applicants for one (1) Environmental Program Officer who will be based in Manila but will handle projects in different regions.
The Environmental Program Officer (EPO) is primarily responsible for coordinating and monitoring Phil-Am Fund Biodiversity projects using the Theory of Change framework and the USAID Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMP) of each grantee as reference. The EPO will also be in charge of proactively providing technical assistance to Biodiversity grantees in the application of USAID guidelines in grants management and implementation. The EPO will assist Phil-Am Fund in financial and technical monitoring by serving as the first line of review of all Biodiversity grantee deliverables including financial and technical reports.
Part of the EPOs’ responsibility is to keep abreast of all relevant developments, trends, phenomena, and other factors on biodiversity that might impact on the implementation of Phil-Am Fund projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor and report on the implementation of grants assigned to him/her;
- Provide technical assistance and training to the Phil-Am Fund Regional Program Officers (RPOs) and their assigned grantees on the application of USAID biodiversity conservation guidelines in the implementation of their projects;
- Monitor risk management at grantee level and inform the Grants Management Team (GMT) of critical risks identified during monitoring activities;
- Ensure the compliance of grantees to all reporting and monitoring requirements as agreed upon during the pre-implementation orientation;
- Monitor progress of grantees’ deliverables based on targeted outputs in the grant agreement and against regional targets set in the Performance Monitoring Plan;
- Analyze trends and patterns in the grants implementation and capture potential stories of people, events, practices or other phenomena that Phil-Am Fund projects catalyze;
- Review calendar of activities, accomplishment reports submitted by grantees;
- Consolidate grantee accomplishment reports and submit inputs of the Grantee QPR to the Grants Manager; and
- Perform other functions as required.
- Minimum five (5) years relevant work experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in biodiversity conservation; post graduate course preferred.
- Excellent working knowledge of project cycle from assessment to evaluation is required, and a background in financial monitoring is essential.
- Experience working with USAID projects, its programs, and knowledge of USAID programmatic, compliance and reporting procedure is preferred.
- Experience working with grassroots and/or community-based organizations.
- Very good knowledge of the use of results-based evaluation system.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with key stakeholders in the private sector, the government and non-government organizations.
- Excellent reporting skills.
Qualified candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter highlighting relevant experience(s), and a list of three references with contact information. Deadline for submission of applications is at 12:00NN, 06 October 2016. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by GRF.
Send applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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