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Information Technology (IT) Specialist

Job Title : Information Technology Specialist

Reports to : Wildlife TechLab Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: October 2021 – December 2021

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 to be completed by December 2021:

  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 : Wildlife TechLab Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: 3 months

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.
  6. Compile relevant photographs needed for the report/s.
  7. Ensure effective communication and coordination between CCIPH and project partner/s.
  8. 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.

 

REDD+ Roadshow Facilitators

Job Title : REDD+ Roadshow Facilitators

Reports to : Forest Carbon Team Lead and Biodiversity Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 3

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: September 2021 – July 2022

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and organize REDD+ training workshops and roadshow events;
  • In consultation with your supervisor/s, facilitate a range of REDD+ training workshops and roadshow events;
  • Oversee REDD+ roadshow event logistics and risk management;
  • Development of a work plan at least 1 month prior the commencement of the REDD+ roadshow event;
  • Prepare training materials for the REDD+ training/roadshow programs as required, and ensure REDD+ training/roadshow rooms are set up and well equipped

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background
    • Required: Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental science, economics, engineering, development studies or a related discipline. A first-level university degree (B.A. or equivalent) in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Experience
    • Professional experience in the area of AFOLU sector, REDD+, GHG Accounting, or Carbon Projects/Programme development aligned under the Climate Change Convention, Kyoto Protocol or Paris Agreement, or comparable experience with the preparation and processing of technical information of similar complexity.
  • Asset
    • Education and experience in forest carbon accounting measurement is an asset
    • Experience with preparing technical reports on AFOLU sector issues is an asset

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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To avoid complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll only be accepting applications from the Philippines. International applicants are not eligible.