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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.

General Description 

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 Quezon Learning  Community Manager, Philippine Program, Regional Center for Asia.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate with the project team, partners, and stakeholders in planning, implementing,  monitoring, and reviewing project-based activities in identified communities.
  2. 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.
  3. Facilitate community education and training activities in areas of technical competence that are essential to ongoing community activities.
  4. Visit organizations and conduct field missions in consultation with the project team.
  5. Assist in the formation and strengthening of people’s organizations or trust groups as partners in participatory planning, programming, and management.
  6. Contribute to the preparation of concept notes, project proposals, or publications by conducting web-based research.
  7. Prepare regular reports and updates including issues and lessons learned from ongoing field activities.
  8. Ensure project information storage and retrieval.
  9. Maintain a follow-up system for project activities and deadlines.
  10. Document project activities.
  11. Coordinate arrangements of field and training activities – schedule trainers, locations,  food, etc.
  12. Assist in arranging programs for incoming visitors, and make appointments with project stakeholders or IIRR managers, including logistical arrangements and secretarial assistance.
  13. Collect data from the implementing agencies and obtain information materials,  publications, newsletters, etc.
  14. Review data and information generated by the Projects’ implementing agencies and prepare information materials for briefing and review sessions.

Requirements

  • 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.

 

Email: humanresources@iirr.org

We will respond to short-listed candidates only.

IIRR is an equal opportunity employer.