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Communications Associate

Job Title : Communications Associate

Reports to : Communications Specialist

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Telecommute

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Works closely with the Communication Lead/Specialist in developing and implementing institutional and project-specific communication strategies and action plans
  2. Provides technical support in developing and disseminating technical documentation, including but not limited to, project and activity reports, toolkits, manuals, guides, and other documentation
  3. Supports and co-facilitates knowledge and learning activities, including but not limited to, trainings, webinars, workshops, capacity-building, and technical meetings
  4. Assists in writing social media posts, web pages, presentations, and other publications
  5. Supports the collection, organization, storage, use, retrieval of project documentation as well as design and graphic assets
  6. Coordinate with other CCIPH units and collaborators to develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials for organizational events, exhibits, fairs, presentations, and other activities
  7. Helps in conceptualizing and designing templates for digital assets such as emails, web and social media
  8. Performs other functions that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Development Communication, Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Journalism and other related courses
  2. At least two years of progressive experience in a communications position, preferably in a development organization or NGO.
  3. Excellent communication and writing skills
  4. Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  5. Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite and knowledgeable in graphic design software
  6. Able to work well autonomously as well as in a diverse and dynamic team
  7. Analytical and result and detail-oriented

Accountabilities:

  • Reports directly to Communications Specialist and works closely with other CCIPH team leads
  • Ensures compliance with current regulations and branding requirements of CCIPH.

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

Community Coordinator

Job Title : Community Coordinator

Reports to : Ms. Adryon Rozz Javier – Project Coordinator

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Contract Duration: 6 months subject to extension or renewal

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Willing to work in Oriental Mindoro

Background:

REDD+ is a proposed incentive system to reduce GHG emissions from land use and land use changes. The Philippines, as a non-Annex I Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), developed the Philippine National REDD+ Strategy PNRPS 2010-2020 which served as an approximate guide for REDD+ development through three main phases: Readiness, Scaling up and Engagement. In 2017, an Update of the PNRPS captured the lessons learned and successes of REDD+ activities on the ground but highlighted crucial elements and actions to enable the access of results based payments.

Considering the 10-year life span of the PNRPS has lapsed and that several private sector companies have invested in standalone REDD+ projects in the Philippines, the Forest Management Bureau produced a Post-Assessment of the PNRPS and the First Draft of the REDD+ Action Plan 2021-2031 (Action Plan) as a result of stakeholder consultations conducted in 2021. The Action Plan will be the new guide to forestland managers, support groups, donors, and investors in implementing REDD+ activities once validated.

The Action Plan will undergo a series of stakeholder validation workshops to ensure its successful implementation. Three (3) half day validation workshops and one (1) 2-hour webinar will be organized by USAID-SIBOL and the DENR-FMB Environmental Forestry Section. The validation workshops are grouped to allow for transparent dialogues and elicit common concerns or questions from their respective sectors, agencies, or industries. The REDD+ Action Plan Webinar will be a public event, open to all interested attendees, to disseminate the Action Plan to a wider audience.

USAID-SIBOL shall provide DENR-FMB the documentation of the workshop proceedings, the validated Action Plan, and a 1-2 page briefer which summarizes the Action Plan that will serve as a quick guide to stakeholders who will implement activities related to the targets or the priority areas. DENR-FMB shall package the Action Plan and Briefer for submission to the UNFCCC.

A policy to enable the Action Plan (e.g. Nested REDD+ Governance Model) shall be drafted by USAID-SIBOL and the DENR-FMB. Other policies or guidelines that will be identified as a result of the consultations will be formulated and drafted as agreed by USAID-SIBOL and DENR-FMB.

USAID-SIBOL also plans to offset the emissions accounted for from the online workshops through the purchase of credible carbon credits from globally recognized and verified conservation or restoration projects. The total baseline anticipated emissions as a result of all the workshops, online meetings, and webinar amounts to 1.60-4.49 tCO2e (CCIPH, 2022) or is equivalent to an average of 371,010 cell phones charged or 50.4 tree seedlings grown for 10 years (US EPA GHG Equivalencies Calculator, n.d.). USAID-SIBOL will implement simple carbon reduction strategies to reduce the anticipated amount of emissions from the workshop. Ex-ante baseline and project scenario emissions will be recalculated after the inception workshop. Ex-post emissions will be recalculated after the webinar.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Community Organizer shall provide support to the work of the Project Coordinator to optimize procedures and ensure that all outputs of the project are delivered in a timely manner.

Overall Functions:

  1. Build and maintain links with strategic partners in all sectors to ensure plans are aligned and integrated with the project priorities;
  2. Ensure the effective involvement of key stakeholders and service providers in the delivery of the project;
  3. Identify and foster national, regional and local initiatives to address project needs

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Understand current legislation and policy in relation to engaging with local communities, agencies and indigenous peoples;
  2. Manage and coordinate community events and activities;
  3. Actively participate in social research and keep abreast of best practice social planning principles and engagement of local communities;
  4. Ensure appropriate consultation and participation and feedback to the community in the development of policies and strategies related to community initiatives;
  5. Maintain a current database on issues and contacts related to community projects as required;
  6. Identify community skills, assets, issues and needs
  7. Help to raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community;
  8. Develop new resources in dialogue with the community and evaluating existing programmes;
  9. Prepare relevant reports;
  10. Perform other functions (related to area of expertise) that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications: 

  1. At least 2 years relevant work experience in community engagement, livelihood and entrepreneurship training, and/or technical-vocational/workforce development programs
  2. Excellent people skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a multicultural work environment.
  3. At least secondary education
  4. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent specialized certificate would be an advantage.
  5. Specialized training in non-formal education and/or technical-vocational education or related or similar fields would be an advantage
  6. Fluent in Filipino and excellent English language written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of local dialect(s).
  7. Willing to conduct field works in different project sites assigned
  8. Experienced in negotiations and agreements
  9. Highly organized with keen attention to detail

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

Information Technology (IT) Specialist

Job Title : Information Technology Specialist

Reports to : Wildlife TechLab Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Start Date: June/July 2022

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

Background

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Philippines Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project that will support the sustainable management of the country’s natural resources and combat environmental crimes. Among the consortium of the SIBOL project, the Center for Conservation Innovations PH Inc. (CCIPH) will help achieve this goal by improving conservation knowledge and practice through capacity building and science-based decision-making tools. i.e. the development of the High Conservation Value (HCV) workbook prototype. This prototype version of the workbook is a simple and user-friendly tool designed to store data and information available about the protected areas to make credible and meaningful management decisions. Target users of this workbook are natural resource managers, PA managers, NGOs, and academe.

In line with this, CCIPH is in need of an Information Technology Specialist who shall help to develop an HCV workbook prototype. All inputs such as proposed configuration on the platform will be provided by CCIPH to the IT Specialist.

Scope of Work, Expected Deliverables, and Target Completion

The following are the expected deliverables:

  1. Work plan
  2. Database testing, tweaking, debugging
  3. Development of the prototype manual
  4. Retention and hand over of the platform including workflow or documentation of coding
  5. Oversee the maintenance, backing up, and securing of databases, as well as retrieving files when needed
    1. Ensure data storage is safe and secure
    2. Firmware issues and bugs fix

Required Skills:

  • Experience in front end development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React, as well as back end database and development work.
  • Experience with R, Python, and data visualization tools like Tableau is a plus
  • Researching, designing, implementing, and managing software programs
  • Testing and evaluating new programs
  • Determining operational practicality
  • Developing detailed user workflow or diagrams an clickable prototype
  • Development of user’s manual and training the users

Note: CCIPH will not be providing equipment (e.g. computer, mobile phone, etc)

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

Junior Research Associate

Job Title : Junior Research Associate

Reports to : Mr. Clark Jerome Jasmin – Wildlife TechLab Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Contract Duration: 6 months subject to extension or renewal

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Telecommute

Background

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Philippines Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans, and Landscapes (SIBOL) project that will support the sustainable management of the country’s natural resources and combat environmental crimes. As one of the implementing consortium members of the SIBOL project, the Center for Conservation Innovations PH Inc. (CCIPH) will help achieve this goal by improving conservation knowledge and practice through capacity building and science-based decision-making tools. 

In line with this, CCIPH is in need of a Junior Research Associate who shall help to improve the management planning process of high conservation values (HCVs) assessment framework, implementation of the BAMS and SEAMS assessment and planning framework, and implementation of biodiversity and socio-economic monitoring of protected areas in the Philippines.

Scope of Work

The Junior Research Associate will assist in improving the framework and implementation of the various biodiversity and socio-economic assessment and monitoring tools that are currently being used in protected areas in the Philippines. Other duties and responsibilities of the Junior Research Associate will include the following:

  1. Assist in the improvement  of the Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring System (BAMS), Socio-Economic Assessment and Monitoring System (SEAMS), Lawin Forest and Biodiversity Protection System, High Conservation Value (HCV) Workbook, and the Biodiversity Monitoring System (BMS).
  2. Capacitate the users on how to operate these tools in the field
  3. Actively liaise with CCIPH on matters pertaining to the development of the technology.
  4. Ensure quality of outputs and results with optimal monitoring mechanisms; establish effective coordination, monitoring, information sharing and reporting systems.

Other Project Related Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate project activities.
  2. Assist in the data collection.
  3. Assist in preparation of reports and outputs relevant to the projects.
  4. Assist with annotation of spatial data with metadata and submit to data custodian.
  5. Assist in providing mapping services to fulfill GIS requirements of the project/s.
  6. Ensures that the research is conducted to a high standard of health, safety, welfare, and environmental good practice.
  7. Compile relevant photographs needed for the report/s.
  8. Ensure effective communication and coordination between CCIPH and project partner/s.
  9. Ensure appropriate documentation of activities and methods for technical report writing purposes.

Representation and Liaison

  1. Represent CCIPH’s programme and projects with respect to key counterparts, including government, national and international NGOs, the donor and academic communities and the private sector.
  2. Represent CCIPH at appropriate and necessary meetings, consultations, workshops, policy dialogues, donor briefings, etc.
  3. Prepare programme reports and briefings, as required, to partners.

Desired Skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or any related field
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring procedures and protocols, Philippine environmental codes, laws and regulations
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks
  • Flexible and can adapt to change easily
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to maintain good working relations with SIBOL partners
  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills
  • Must have their own laptop, mobile phone, etc.

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

Soil Carbon Research Assistant

Job Title : Soil Carbon Research Assistant

Reports to : Ms. Mary Angela Magno (Project Coordinator) and Ms. Jingky Dayaganon (Field Operations Manager)

No. of Vacant Position: 2

Contract Duration: 1 year subject to extension or renewal

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Laguna, Palawan, Davao, Cebu, and Iloilo

Currently, CCIPH provides technical support and organizational capacity development on various aspects of biodiversity conservation. CCIPH fosters collaboration with individuals, organizations, and national and local governments units working towards the enhancement of biodiversity conservation practice knowledge, technically and organizationally

CCIPH provides equal employment opportunity to all and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, any other characteristic protected by the law.

Overall functions

Assist the Land Carbon Specialist in technical report writing and Field Operations Manager in the conduct of forest carbon inventories

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct field work and assist the carbon team in the establishment of permanent carbon plots and proper data collection for the project.
  • Ensure that litter and soil samples are collected properly and securely.
  • Send the litter and soil samples to the soil testing laboratory for proper processing.
  • Assist in preparation of reports and outputs relevant to the projects and report/s writing and analysis.
  • Ensure that the research is conducted to a high standard of health, safety, welfare, and environmental good practice.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of activities and methods for technical report writing purposes.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Science, or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of working experience in field research related to forest inventories, soil analysis, or related fields
  • Experience in processing soil samples in the laboratory is an advantage but not required
  • Excellent in English language (written and oral)
  • Willing to conduct field works in different project sites assigned
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 40 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the Philippines

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

Study of Drivers of Land Use Change Associate

Job Title : Study of Drivers of Land Use Change Associate

Reports to : Ms. Adryon Rozz Javier

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Contract Duration: 1 year subject to extension or renewal 

Form of Employment: Full Time

Duty Station: Laguna, Palawan, Davao, Cebu, and Iloilo

The Center for Conservation Innovation Ph Inc. (CCIPH) is a non-profit NGO that was set up to help enable and accelerate the achievement of effective and sustainable biodiversity conservation. CCIPH is an enabler and aims to be a consolidator and broker of conservation capacity, innovations and successes through the development of partnerships and capacity- building for science-based, nature-inspired, and socially appropriate conservation strategies.

Currently, CCIPH provides technical support and organizational capacity development on various aspects of biodiversity conservation. CCIPH fosters collaboration with individuals, organizations, and national and local governments units working towards the enhancement of biodiversity conservation practice knowledge, technically and organizationally

CCIPH provides equal employment opportunity to all and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, any other characteristic protected by the law.

Job Summary:

As an Associate for the Study of Drivers of Land-Use Change, you will support the Study of Drivers and Land Use Change Lead in technical report writing and the conduct of land use change assessments. You will ensure that projects are implemented and delivered as scheduled while upholding quality standards. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collect secondary data information to establish socio-economic context and biodiversity and community impact of the project
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations and mapping of reforestation areas to identify the agents, locations, and drivers of deforestation
  • Conduct stakeholder engagements at various government levels to elicit support/endorsements/approvals for the project
  • Conduct ground validation and analysis of land use and land cover change 
  • Synthesize secondary data collected to describe the baseline and project scenario
  • Identify health, safety, environmental, or political risks that may affect the project
  • Represent the Study of Drivers and Land-Use Change Lead in related events or calls, and take timely and concise notes
  • Provide administrative and event management support as needed, including meeting scheduling

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Science, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant working experience
  • Excellent people skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work in a multicultural work environment.
  • Fluent in Filipino and excellent English language written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of local dialect(s).
  • Willing to conduct field works in different project sites assigned
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 40 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the Philippines

Interested applicants may also submit their application letter, resume or CV to our HR/Admin Officer, Diane Abutin at d.abutin@conservation-innovations.org, with the email subject “Application for Employment: [Position]”. If you are interested in joining us or if you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or Facebook message @conservationinnovations.

 

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