The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) seeks development professionals interested in establishing a career with an international organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
The Field Research Coordinator, ClimBer Project is responsible for planning, facilitating, coordinating, and evaluating the program and project-based activities at the community/field level in accordance with program or project plans and budgets. In coordination with other program staff, the post ensures multi-stakeholder participation in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of assigned program/project-based activities at the community level. Using participatory methods, tools, and techniques, the post performs data collection and analysis for purposes of action research, monitoring, evaluation & learning, proposal development, and program development. The post reports to the ClimBer Project Manager and Panay Learning Community Manager, Philippine Program, Regional Center for Asia.
- Coordinate with the project team, partners, and stakeholders in planning, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing project-based activities in identified communities.
- Perform sector and organizational analysis, data collection, review of secondary data, and data preparation of community profiles to support programming activities consistent with the program/project goals and objectives.
- Facilitate community education and training activities in areas of technical competence that are essential to ongoing community activities.
- Visit organizations and conduct field missions in consultation with the project team.
- Assist in the formation and strengthening of people’s organizations or trust groups as partners in participatory planning, programming, and management.
- Contribute to the preparation of concept notes, project proposals or publications by conducting web-based research.
- Prepare regular reports and updates including issues and lessons learned from ongoing field activities.
- Ensure project information storage and retrieval.
- Maintain a follow-up system for project activities and deadlines.
- Document project activities.
- Coordinate arrangements of field and training activities – schedule trainers, locations, food, etc.
- Assist in arranging programs for incoming visitors, and make appointments with project stakeholders or IIRR managers, including logistical arrangements and secretarial assistance.
- Collect data from the implementing agencies and obtain information materials, publications, newsletters, etc.
- Review data and information generated by the Projects’ implementing agencies and prepare information materials for briefing and review sessions.
- A degree in agriculture or natural resource management.
- At least five (5) years of field experience in agriculture/ rural development projects.
- Ability to write and edit reports and conduct research.
- Interests to work in development through working with communities.
- Effective written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of one or more Asian languages a plus.
- Team player and able to work productively with teams.
- Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment.
- Computer proficient, with knowledge and experience in word processing and database
- Applicants must have the legal right to work in the Philippines.
Interested applicants who meet the above job criteria may send their (1) electronic application letter (1-2 pages) that summarizes key competencies and skills relevant to the job (2) curriculum vitae (3–5-page summary), (3) contact information (telephone, email); and (4) three character references with address and contact email/phone numbers to the address below. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.
We will respond to short-listed candidates only.
IIRR is an equal-opportunity employer.