Base: Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental
I. Scope of Work
The position is responsible for the delivery of all relevant community coordination work, planned outputs, targets and activities and ensures effective and timely reporting, and liaison with appropriate local and provincial communities, local government agencies, and relevant partners and associations involved in project implementation. The position will support the work plan development, in consultation with key stakeholders and uses the work plan as a guide in the delivery of target activities in the project sites. The key sites are the Protected Areas of Apo Reef and Mts. Iglit-Baco and all additional sites within the project sites that will be identified in the future. Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental will be the main area of assignment of the Community Coordinator and will be stationed there. He/ she has to ensure the delivery of the needed outputs, integrating the carried out activities and the outputs for reporting to the management team and providing updates to the site whenever needed.
The Community Coordinator is the primary link of WWF-Philippines to the local partners, including but not limited to the local government, the Protected Area offices and their respective management boards, indigenous peoples residing in the Tamaraw conservation area, and other NGOs working in the area. He/she is expected to establish and maintain smooth working relationships of the organization with the community leaders and primary stakeholders. His/her primary duty is to coordinate site activities and ensure that project activities are in accordance to the project objectives and targets. He/she is likewise expected to bring the technical know-how to the community and to communicate to project management the concerns and issues relevant to the implementation of the project in his/her areas of assignment.
II. Major Duties and Responsibilities
- At the site level, he/she coordinates activities to ensure timely and effective implementation of annual work plans and targets including the collection of data for monitoring of project performance. Exercises excellent coordination work in site-based activities.
- Builds effective working relationships and facilitates the involvement and participation of the appropriate community stakeholders and other partners to support the implementation of project activities.
- Monitors project development and provides liaison and logistical assistance to the WWF staff concerning project site visits.
- Prepares project reports to donors and other internal reporting requirements.
- Preparation of site work and financial plans.
- Provides guidance and puts together the needs of the project site with funding opportunities. Participates in the preparation of proposal by working with the fundraising units of WWF.
- Prepares drafts and/or provides inputs in the preparation of information, education and communication (IEC) materials, e.g. press releases and other IEC materials designed to raise awareness and build capacity of stakeholders.
- Other duties assigned by the VP for Conservation Programmes
III. Expected Deliverables
- Project reports to donors and internal reporting requirements.
- Documentation of consultative meetings, dialogues, activity orientation and implementation and other project activities (e.g., attendance sheets, documentation of procedures, results/decisions made).
- Liquidation reports of all cash advances for project activities.
- Itinerary or trip reports and relevant accomplishment reports on trips outside project site.
- Proof of distribution of IEC materials, e.g., receiving copies of publications, photos of mounted billboards , etc.
- Updated file of copies of legislations (SB, barangay) related to project advocacies.
- Relevant program and status reports of the project, including work plans, budgets, and monitoring reports.
- Preparation of project proposals for potential funding opportunities.
IV. Working Relationships:
- Internal: Within WWF-Philippines, this post reports to the VP for Conservation Programmes and interacts with senior management and WWF staff and volunteers.
- External: Consultants, grantees, government officials, community leaders, stakeholders, other NGOs, the media and private sector.
- Qualifications: 4-year College degree or advanced degree in fields related to resource management or community development or any relevant work experience.
- Experience: Preferably with experience in implementing natural resource management projects and working with indigenous peoples and government agencies.
- Skills and Abilities:
- Strong people management and facilitation skills.
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Tagalog
- Positive attitude and an organized approach to work
- Good decision making skills and requires no or very minimal supervision
- Does not mind being based in a rural area with little connectivity
- Does not get homesick easily
- Does not mind living alone
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