Arlita is IIRR Asia’s Finance Officer and she has been with the Institute for more than 30 years. She currently handles the financial systems and daily financial transactions of the Regional Center for Asia, Philippine Country Program, Cambodia Country Program, and Myanmar Country Program. She works closely with the HQ Chief Accountant in the preparation, review, and analysis of financial management systems and transactions consistent with the established policies, procedures, and control system. Arlita holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting, from the Aquinas University in the Philippines.email@example.com
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Maita is a registered nurse and has been with IIRR for more than 20 years. She started as the Institute Nurse until she became the Human Resource Coordinator for IIRR Headquarters, Regional Center for Asia, Philippine Country Program, Cambodia Country Program, and Myanmar Country Program. She manages activities related to employment/staffing, staff development, performance management, and other functional areas related to human resource management policies and plans. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as a Public Health Nurse in a rural health unit in Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas.
Francia Villavicencio is a licensed Agricultural Engineer and is the Technical Assistance and Consulting Services Specialist of RCA. She creates and maintains strategic partnership with donors, funding agencies, development organizations, and other organizations in the Philippines and abroad. She oversees all technical assistance and consulting engagements of RCA and develops a comprehensive tracking, evaluation, monitoring, and reporting framework. She also generates and oversees the conceptualization and submission of concept notes, grant proposals, and bid documents. Prior to being part of IIRR, Francia has done extensive development work in Africa and Asia. She has a wide understanding of different approaches to food security programming, value chain management, enterprise development, sustainable livelihood, participatory risk assessments, participatory training techniques, and other participatory methodologies. Francia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Central Bicol State University for Agriculture.
Wilson is the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) Program Manager of the RCA and concurrent Myanmar Country Program Coordinator. As the DRR-CCA Program manager, he designs and supervises programs and projects on community-managed disaster risk reduction, preparedness, early warning systems, and resilient livelihoods. He is the lead trainer and specialist for the DRR-CCA applied learning program of IIRR. He also manages a 3-year regional project with Give2Asia, a US-based non-profit that links social resilience programs of 6 vulnerable countries in Asia to corporate foundations and philanthropies to increase financial investments in local resilience building. Before joining IIRR, Wilson has done extensive social development work in the Philippines such as community organizing and research, participatory resource assessment of upland and coastal ecosystems, participatory project development and management, monitoring, evaluation, learning, coalition-building, advocacy, facilitation, and consensus building. He holds a Master of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management, special focus on upland ecosystems, from the University of the Philippines-Open University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines.
Dulce has more than 20 years experience doing administrative work in the Philippines. She has been part of IIRR since 1994 and is largely involved in training-related logistics and database management. As the Training Associate of IIRR Asia, Dulce promotes and markets the institute’s international training courses and coordinates course participant recruitment. She manages the training alumni database and facilitates the storage of training data, reports, and documents. She assists participants with travel requirements and visa issuance with embassies and provides language translation during field activities to ensure understanding between the locals and participants. Dulce also supports the designing, implementation, and evaluation of the courses.
Annie is the Secretariat Coordinator of the RCA and has been with IIRR for more than 18 years. She provides administrative support to the Director and staff of the RCA, Cambodia Country Office, and Myanmar Country Office. She coordinates administrative and logistical requirements of regional staff and team, including travel plans of regional staff. She also assists in finance-related transactions of program activities. She is computer-savvy and adept with all basic MS Office programs, including publishing and design software. She handles and maintains IIRR’s email and Prolinnova’s website, an international multi-stakeholder platform where IIRR is a part of. Annie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service, major in International Trade, from the Lyceum of the Philippines.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerome joined IIRR in 2016 and is currently the OIC Regional Director and Program Director of the RCA. As the Program Director, he provides strategic and innovative leadership to country programs and ensures institutional accountability and good governance across the region. He also manages the development of monitoring and evaluation tools and tools for measuring outcomes and impact. Prior to IIRR, Jerome has spent more than 24 years in program/project management, social enterprise management, resource mobilization, education and training, partnership building, and information and communication. In 2004, he co-facilitated the establishment of the Philippine Tropical Forest Foundation and led its Post-Haiyan (Yolanda) Forest and Community Rehabilitation program in 2015. Jerome holds a Master of Science degree in Envronmental Studies from Miriam College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde.
Giulia joined IIRR in 2016 and is the Development Communication Specialist of RCA. She develops communication strategies and knowledge products for the Institute. She leads the design, facilitation, and overall implementation of participatory publication development, or the Writeshop. She also coordinates the development of proposals for communication and documentation of IIRR experiences from its learning community activities. She prepares public information plans and materials to support IIRR Asia. Before joining IIRR, Giulia has done extensive communication work in the humanitarian sector in the Philippines. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines.email@example.com
As the specialist for Training and Capacity Development at IIRR, Enrica oversees all training courses – international courses, customized courses, study programs, and capacity development activities. She designs systems and conceptual and operational frameworks for carrying out training initiatives. For capacity development activities at the institutional and community levels, Enrica facilitates and applies appropriate participatory tools and techniques to identify and address the needs of communities and organizations. She also contributes to program development by generating lessons and insights from organizational development and community-level experiences. Prior to joining IIRR, Enrica has done extensive training and research work for the Cavite State University. She has also published numerous papers on agriculture research and technologies, and has presented it in international conferences in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. She holds a Master of Science degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of the Philippines. firstname.lastname@example.org