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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.

 

Geospatial Solutions Technologist

Job Title : Geospatial Solutions Technologist

Reports to : Geospatial Solutions Team Lead

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: January 2021 – July 2022

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Geospatial Solutions Technologist’s role is to ensure that the products of CCIPH’s innovative geospatial solutions program are developed and implemented effectively, and in compliance with established standards on remote sensing. The Geospatial Solutions Technologist will be heavily involved in image interpretation, RS technology and capacity-building.

Overall Functions:

  1. Work closely with the technical team to draw together the needs for satellite-based and drone-based interpretative maps for conservation approaches involving biodiversity pressure assessments, seascape, and landscape and ecological change evaluation;
  2. Coordinate access to remote sensing (RS) resources for the project, and observe remote sensing and mapping conventions; and ensure quality that will be consistent with both national and global standards;
  3. Prepare and review reports, technical papers, work specifications, and appropriate technical documentation related to GIS and RS work;
  4. Ensure timely submission of deliverables; and
  5. Ensure quality of all project outputs.

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Acquire and provide remote sensing and satellite tracking data, both raw and interpreted, primary or secondary, as needed by CCIPH;
  2. Conduct remote sensing analyses for baseline habitat information, land cover/use, marine resources, and monitoring of biodiversity and seascape/landscape ecological change;
  3. Using remote sensing techniques (through active, passive, and analog technologies), characterize and map the current distributions and functional state of ecosystems and habitats (e.g., ultramafic forest, limestone forest, mangrove and seagrasses, etc.), which are critical for achieving the objectives of the project;
  4. Assemble and co-register all maps of vegetation or forest types, land uses, marine cover and uses, climate, geographical features, geomorphology, and any other maps interpreted from satellite imageries and from aerial photography or derived from digitized sources;
  5. Prepare technical reports, contribute to developing technical papers, and co-develop the training methodology;
  6. Conduct training activities to develop local capacity of on-the-ground technical staff on GIS/mapping techniques;
  7. Conduct training activities on the decision-making processes using GIS/mapping techniques;
  8. Liaise with the Geospatial Solutions Team members and Lead for work progress reporting, mentoring, coordination for teamwork and updating; and
  9. Coordinate with project partners, funder and/or stakeholders to ensure that project activities are properly tracked and monitored.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum qualification of Graduate of Geodesy, Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related disciplines, but with specialization and experience in remote sensing and geospatial technology;
  2. At least 1 year experience working in conservation and/or natural resource projects;
  3. Minimum of 2 years experience in the application of remote sensing or aerial photogrammetry for land/forest cover mapping or bathymetry using manual and digital interpretation techniques, with spatial analysis and modeling experience, e.g. species distribution modeling, desired but not a strict requirement;
  4. Less than 1 year experience in applying RS techniques on marine resource and habitat mapping;
  5. Minimum of 2 years 2experience in using GIS software for spatial analysis;

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  1. Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of spatial techniques and processes for conservation and ecosystem services at the national and local level;
  2. Demonstrated ability in partnership arrangements and consensus-building while working with local communities, mentoring individuals and motivating field-based teams;
  3. Knowledge on the spatial dimensions, issues and concerns as these influences ecosystems services and conservation undertakings;
  4. Familiarity with and applicable skill in any of the primary, spatial data generation using technologies of GPS, satellite imagery interpretation or any other from geodesy;
  5. Demonstrable proficiency in relevant GIS software is essential;
  6. Skills in programming using Visual BASIC, Python or RS macro languages, a plus, but not essential;
  7. Has ability and patience to articulate institutional mandates and goals to partner institutions;
  8. Has technical-level oral and written communication in English and demonstrated with samples of technical papers written, as a plus;
  9. Able to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently and perform well under pressure;
  10. Able to work beyond designated hours when necessary and takes pleasure in doing the extra mile to complete work;
  11. Has a ready laptop for use with a minimum of Intel i7, 1 TB of storage and 8GB of RAM;
  12. Has a personalized smartphone for communications and online access for 8-hours a day work;
  13. Has working flexibility to be field-based on the short-term and home-based in the long-term and as such should have a reliable internet access;
  14. Can travel on-short-notice to and from field sites on a definite period of time for data collection, mentoring and validation; and
  15. Enjoys fieldwork and teamwork.

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.

 

Eco-DRRM Consultant

Job Title : Eco-DRRM Consultant

Reports to : Jamila Audrey Palomar (Project Manager)

No. of Vacant Position: 2

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: November 2021 – June 2022

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Eco-DRRM Consultant shall work with the project management team and other technical consultants to enhance the awareness and technical capacities of institutions and communities in the Municipality of Tublay to assess climate risk, improve forest and watershed management, and develop ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DDR) management plan.

The Eco-DRRM Consultant is expected to provide their technical expertise to ensure that the following outputs are met within the timeline:

Output 1. Strengthen capacities of local governments on Ecosystem-based DRR

This involves collaborating with local institutions and technical implementation partners in conducting training workshops to enhance capacities in assessing climate risks, developing an ecosystem-based management plan, implementing ecosystem-based mitigation measures, and adapting through sustainable agriculture.

Output 2. Participatory Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DDR) Management Plan of Tublay Municipality

Conduct stakeholder engagement and participatory training workshops to develop Tublay’s Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan, its consultation with communities and identification of mitigation actions.

Output 3. Dissemination of Eco-DDR, project results and lessons learned by engaging various stakeholders to present the management plan, the project will create the enabling conditions for planning and implementation of future actions.

Specifically, the Eco-DRRM Consultant is expected to deliver the following activities in close coordination with the management team:

  • Co-develop a survey to assess capacities and information needs of participants with the Geospatial Lead;
  • Review existing disaster risk reduction management policies and plans of the municipality of Tublay, and identify gaps for possible Eco-DRR intervention options;
  • Co-develop training materials for raising awareness of Eco-DRR with the Communications Lead;
  • Provide inputs to co-develop a training program on a) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for risk assessment and b) Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management together with the Geospatial Lead;
  • Develop and deliver an online training program on Ecosystem-Based Adaptation measures for Risk Mitigation;
  • Lead the discussion in two (2) participatory workshops to obtain necessary information from participants for the following: a) ecosystem-based impact chain analysis and b) Ecosystem-based DRR Management Plan;
  • Lead the assessment on the vulnerability and risks in Tublay Municipality (Ecosystem-Based Impact Chain methodology) and develop an Ecosystem-based DRR Management Plan;
  • Co-facilitate workshops to mainstream the Eco-DDR management plan to local authorities together with the other technical leads and management team; and,
  • Deliver a webinar on “Eco-DRR as a strategy for risk reduction” together with the other technical leads.

Qualifications:

Educational Background

  • Required: A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience. An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in disaster risk management, environmental science, economics, engineering, development studies or a related discipline is an advantage.

 Experience

  • Must have at least 5 years of Eco-DRR experience, or equivalent
  • This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.
  • The consultant must be adept on project delivery and activities from inception to completion, and have an innate ability to prioritize and synthesize information in an analytical and systematic manner.

 Asset

  • Familiarity with ecosystem-based disaster risk management project approaches, requirements and processes
  • Knowledge and experience on impact chain analysis and ecosystem-based risk mitigation approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Powerpoint, Excel) and Video conferencing platform
  • Can confidently discuss to multiple stakeholders

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.

 

Eco-DRRM Assistant

Job Title : Eco-DRRM Assistant

Reports to : Jamila Audrey Palomar (Project Manager)

No. of Vacant Position: 2

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: November 2021 – June 2022

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Eco-DRRM Assistant shall assist the Eco-DRRM Consultant, and work with the project management team, to enhance the awareness and technical capacities of institutions and communities in the Municipality of Tublay to assess climate risk, improve forest and watershed management, and develop ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DDR) management plan.

The Eco-DRRM Assistant is expected to work to ensure that the following outputs are met within the timeline:

Output 1. Strengthen capacities of local governments on Ecosystem-based DRR

This involves collaborating with local institutions and technical implementation partners in conducting training workshops to enhance capacities in assessing climate risks, developing an ecosystem-based management plan, implementing ecosystem-based mitigation measures, and adapting through sustainable agriculture.

Output 2. Participatory Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DDR) Management Plan of Tublay Municipality

Conduct stakeholder engagement and participatory training workshops to develop Tublay’s Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan, its consultation with communities and identification of mitigation actions.

Output 3. Dissemination of Eco-DDR, project results and lessons learned by engaging various stakeholders to present the management plan, the project will create the enabling conditions for planning and implementation of future actions.

Specifically, the Eco-DRRM Assistant is expected to deliver the following activities in close coordination with the lead Eco-DRR Consultant:

  • Co-develop a survey to assess capacities and information needs of participants with the Geospatial Lead;
  • Review existing disaster risk reduction management policies and plans of the municipality of Tublay, and identify gaps for possible Eco-DRR intervention options;
  • Co-develop training materials for raising awareness of Eco-DRR with the Communications Lead;
  • Provide inputs to co-develop a training program on a) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for risk assessment and b) Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Management together with the Geospatial Lead;
  • Co-develop an online training program on Ecosystem-Based Adaptation measures for Risk Mitigation;
  • Assist in the discussion in two (2) participatory workshops to obtain necessary information from participants for the following: a) ecosystem-based impact chain analysis and b) Ecosystem-based DRR Management Plan;
  • Assist in the assessment on the vulnerability and risks in Tublay Municipality (Ecosystem-Based Impact Chain methodology) and develop an Ecosystem-based DRR Management Plan, and;
  • Co-facilitate workshops to mainstream the Eco-DDR management plan to local authorities together with the other technical leads and management team

Qualifications:

Educational Background

  • Required: A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience. An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in disaster risk management, environmental science, economics, engineering, development studies or a related discipline is an advantage.

Experience

  • Must have at least 2 years of Eco-DRR experience, or equivalent
  • This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.
  • The consultant must be adept on project delivery and activities from inception to completion, and have an innate ability to prioritize and synthesize information in an analytical and systematic manner.

Asset

  • Preferably residing near Tublay, Benguet, Philippines
  • Familiarity with ecosystem-based disaster risk management project approaches, requirements and processes
  • Knowledge and experience on impact chain analysis and ecosystem-based risk mitigation approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Powerpoint, Excel) and Video conferencing platforms (Zoom, Google Meet and MS Teams)
  • Can confidently discuss to multiple stakeholders

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.

 

Project Coordinator

Job Title : Project Coordinator

Reports to : Jamila Audrey Palomar (Project Manager)

No. of Vacant Position: 1

Form of Employment: Full Time

Contract Duration: November 2021 – June 2022

Duty Station: Telecommute

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Coordinator shall work with the project management team and other technical leads, to enhance the awareness and technical capacities of institutions and communities in the Municipality of Tublay to assess climate risk, improve forest and watershed management, and develop ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DDR) management plan.

The Project Coordinator is expected to work to ensure that the following outputs are met within the timeline:

Output 1. Strengthen capacities of local governments on Ecosystem-based DRR

This involves coordination among the local institutions and technical implementation partners in providing their inputs in the design of the training workshops to enhance capacities in assessing climate risks, developing an ecosystem-based management plan, implementing ecosystem-based mitigation measures, and adapting through sustainable agriculture.

Output 2. Participatory Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DDR) Management Plan of Tublay Municipality

Facilitate and support the implementation of the stakeholder engagement and participatory training workshops to develop Tublay’s Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan, its consultation with communities and identification of mitigation actions.

Output 3. Dissemination of Eco-DDR, project results and lessons learned by engaging various stakeholders to present the management plan, the project will create the enabling conditions for planning and implementation of future actions.

Specifically, the Project Coordinator is expected to deliver the following activities in close coordination with the project management team and other technical leads:

  • Overall coordination of the project: “Enhancing community resilience to disaster and climate risk in mountain watersheds” in the Municipality of Tublay, Benguet as guided by the project management team;
  • Serve as an effective spokesperson internally and externally to be able to form strong partnerships with relevant partner government agencies;
  • Ensure smooth implementation of the project and compliance to agreed results, reporting and evaluation targets;
  • Coordinate with all the consultants and stakeholders for effective delivery of quality services as per their Terms of Reference;
  • Ensure ongoing communications with Tublay Municipality, CCIPH personnel, FAO, and other key DRR stakeholders;
  • Assist in the substantive preparation of the training workshops and consultations, including preparation of briefing notes, talking points and presentations;
  • Facilitate regular updating of contact database and relevant information;
  • Organize and prepare written outputs (i.e. draft and final technical and training reports, draft management plans, and final Eco-DRR management plans) and other materials on the project;
  • Ensure reporting requirements as stipulated within the project agreement;
  • Undertake all project related documentation as required by the FAO, including knowledge management on lessons learned, and experiences and publication of reports;
  • Drafting of risk mitigation plans, manual and resources mobilization plan in close consultation with the local institutions, partners, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Facilitate any periodic review of the project and context updates with reference project progress, results and risk/challenges, and;
  • Undertake other tasks as requested

Qualifications:

Educational Background

  • Required: A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience. An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in disaster risk management, environmental science, economics, engineering, development studies or a related discipline is an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of project coordination, project management experience, DRR, or equivalent
  • This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.
  • The coordinator must be adept on project delivery and activities from inception to completion, and have an innate ability to prioritize and synthesize information in an analytical and systematic manner.

Asset

  • Familiarity with communication strategies, and communications in areas related to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Knowledge and experience to analyze written texts and reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Powerpoint, Excel) and Video conferencing platform
  • Can confidently discuss to multiple stakeholders

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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