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The Philippine Eagle Foundation, a non-profit and non-government organization dedicated to saving the endangered Philippine Eagle and its forest habitats is in need of the following:

 

1. RESEARCH OFFICER

Conserving a bio-cultural landscape at the Mt Apo Key Biodiversity Area through Indigenous knowledge and science integration

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Project Location: Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds, Mt Apo KBA, Davao City
Office base: Philippine Eagle Center Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City
Type of Contract: 12 months (contractual)
Starting Date: November 15, 2017

Background and Context

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (Official) (PEF) with support from the GIZ-Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) Program will facilitate biodiversity conservation within the Mt Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds in Davao City.

Through its “culture-based conservation” approach, two Indigenous groups, namely the Bagobo Tagabawa and the Bagobo Klata Indigenous peoples of six upland villages will be assisted with the sustainable management of their ancestral domains as bio-cultural areas.

One project objective is to have ancestral lands with unique bio-cultural features registered and gain distinction as an ICCA or Indigenous Peoples Territories or Local Community Conserved Areas. Another is to strengthen natural resource governance institutions by the Indigenous owners of these lands, and assist in economically empowering them by brokering forms of “conservation incentives” for villages that perform clear ecological services.

Specific Scope of the assignment

Under the supervision of the Director for Research and Conservation (DRC) and the Project Manager (PM), the Research Officer will be responsible for the following:

1. Together with the ancestral domain owners, take the lead in accomplishing biophysical and socio-economic profiling of ancestral domains in six Indigenous Bagobo Tagabawa and Bagobo Klata villages;
2. Ensure proper documentation of all Indigenous Knowledge System and Practices (IKSP) concerning forest or resource governance, including (i) local construction of private properties within ancestral domains, (ii) customary rules on resource uses, and (ii) ethno-ecological studies of cultural keystones of flora and fauna, among others; 
3. Prepare budget requests and financial reports in a timely manner; 
4. Write field accomplishment, popular, and technical reports about charismatic and important highlights of research results; 
5. Assist the Knowledge Management Officer in distilling, summarizing, and archiving emerging best practices in the centralized PEF knowledge database;
6. Ensure that the Development Program is provided with activity summaries and charismatic photos that they can periodically upload in the PEF website and Facebook page; 
7. Support the preparation of promotional materials such as brochures and briefers for dissemination;
8. Supports preparation of press releases, newsletters, and bulletins according to stated timelines; and
9. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the PM or DRC.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Biology, Environmental Science, Anthropology; Sociology; Community Development; Social Forestry; and other related courses
2. At least two (2) years’ experience in research analysis/evaluation, documentation, records and information management.

Required Competencies and skills

1. Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bisaya.
2. Proven excellent analytical, report writing and organizational skills
3. Excellent research, report writing and documentation skills
4. Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
5. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
6. Good interpersonal skills including good coordination and effective working relations with stakeholders
7. Excellent planning and time management skills
8. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
9. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications
10. Knowledge of Social Science and Biodiversity Research Methodologies
11. Knowledge of Best Practices and trends in Research and Analysis
12. Confidentiality, integrity and professionalism are displayed in the execution of duties and personal conduct.

Please submit your enquiries/application letters with resume to:

Gliceria Ibanez
Human Resource and Logistics Officer
Philippine Eagle Foundation
Email: sunbird2371@yahoo.com, Mobile: 09178627146

 

2. COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Conserving a bio-cultural landscape at the Mt Apo Key Biodiversity Area through Indigenous knowledge and science integration

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Project Location: Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds, Mt Apo KBA, Davao City
Office base: Philippine Eagle Center
Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City
Type of Contract: 12 months (contractual)
Starting Date: November 15, 2017

Background and Context

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (Official) (PEF) with support from the GIZ-Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) Program will facilitate biodiversity conservation within the Mt Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds in Davao City.

Through its “culture-based conservation” approach, two Indigenous groups, namely the Bagobo Tagabawa and the Bagobo Klata Indigenous peoples of six upland villages will be assisted with the sustainable management of their ancestral domains as bio-cultural areas.

One project objective is to have ancestral lands with unique bio-cultural features registered and gain distinction as an ICCA or Indigenous Peoples Territories or Local Community Conserved Areas. Another is to strengthen natural resource governance institutions by the Indigenous owners of these lands, and assist in economically empowering them by brokering forms of “conservation incentives” for villages that perform clear ecological services.

Specific Scope of the assignment

The Project Officer will be responsible for the following:

1. Assist the Project Manager in ensuring Indigenous community participation to and benefits from the project;
2. Take the lead in assisting each Indigenous village with their Community Development Planning (CDP) and in publishing and popularizing their CDPs;
3. Ensure proper documentation of all ICCA-related community-based processes and activities, including in the community articulation of IKSPs, interviews and focus groups, community assemblies, and community conservation planning, among others;
4. Facilitate the conduct, documentation, and analysis of “photo-voice” sessions with Indigenous women;
5. Prepare budget requests and financial reports in a timely manner; 
6. Systematically compile meeting attendances, meeting and research notes, and transcribe them promptly; 
7. Write field accomplishment, popular, and technical reports about charismatic and important project components; 
8. Assist the Knowledge Management Officer in distilling, summarizing, and archiving emerging best practices in the centralized PEF knowledge database;
9. Ensure that the Development Program is provided with activity summaries and charismatic photos that they can periodically upload in the PEF website and Facebook page; 
10. Support information campaigns through media and other public forums;
11. Support in preparation of promotional materials such as brochures and briefs for dissemination;
12. Supports preparation of press releases, newsletters and bulletins according to stated timelines;
13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the PM or DRC;

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Anthropology; Sociology; Community Development; Social Forestry; and other related courses
2. At least 4 years’ experience in community-based development work.

Required Competencies and skills

1. Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bisaya.
2. Proven excellent analytical, report writing and organizational skills
3. Excellent research, report writing and documentation skills
4. Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
5. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
6. Good interpersonal skills including good coordination and effective working relations with stakeholders
7. Excellent planning and time management skills
8. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
9. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications
10. Demonstrable competence in Time Management
11. Knowledge of Social Science Research Methodologies
12. Confidentiality, integrity and professionalism are displayed in the execution of duties and personal conduct.

Please submit your enquiries/application letters with resume to:

Gliceria Ibanez
Human Resource and Logistics Officer
Philippine Eagle Foundation
Email: sunbird2371@yahoo.com, Mobile: 09178627146

 

3. PROJECT MANAGER

Conserving a bio-cultural landscape at the Mt Apo Key Biodiversity Area through Indigenous knowledge and science integration

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Project Location: Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds, Mt Apo KBA, Davao City
Office base: Philippine Eagle Center Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City
Type of Contract: 12 months 
Starting Date: November 15, 2017

Background and Context

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (Official) (PEF) with support from the GIZ-Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) Program will facilitate biodiversity conservation within the Mt Talomo-Lipadas Watersheds of the Mt Apo KBA in Davao City.

Through its “culture-based conservation” approach, two Indigenous groups, namely the Bagobo Tagabawa and the Bagobo Klata Indigenous peoples of six upland villages will be assisted with the sustainable management of their ancestral domains as bio-cultural areas.

One project objective is to have ancestral lands with unique bio-cultural features registered and gain distinction as an ICCA or Indigenous Peoples Territories or Local Community Conserved Areas. Another is to strengthen natural resource governance institutions by the Indigenous owners of these lands, and assist in economically empowering them by brokering forms of “conservation incentives” for villages that perform clear ecological services.

Specific Scope of the assignment:

Under the overall supervision of the Director for Research and Conservation, the Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

1. Fiscal, budget and operational management of the project in accordance with protocols and best practices. Such role includes the following:

i. Ensure that the designated project staff promptly delivers monthly and quarterly project activities and/or deliverables;
ii. Ensure that project staff comply with and promptly submit their respective component’s reporting requirements (i.e. activity, financial and other reports);
iii. Convene monthly and/or quarterly meetings with project staff to monitor implementation progress, milestones and/or compliances to project protocols/guidelines;
iv. Ensure that the project’s reporting requirements (e.g. quarterly and terminal reports) are promptly complied with;

2. Take the lead role in designing capacity-building activities for Indigenous leaders, community researchers, and forest guards, and in the execution of these activities with support from project staff;

3. Take the lead role building partnerships between the Bagobo Klata and Bagobo Tagabawa ancestral domain owners and various government, private and public partners to implement and achieve targets for each of the six villages’ Community Rural Development cum Conservation Planning (CDPs), including finding benefactors or supporters to the IP’s priority development projects as reflected in the plan;

4. Report project’s quarterly accomplishment to the Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management (COSERAM) Program Phase 2 - Regional Steering Committee of Region Xl; and

5. Undertake other tasks or assistance that may be requested under the Culture-based Conservation initiative funded by GIZ-COSERAM

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Anthropology; Sociology; Community Development; Social Forestry, Environmental Management; Biology and other related courses. An MSc Degree (or units) in any of the above courses is an advantage.
2. At least five years’ experience in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development projects, or any related initiative; 
3. At least two years of experience as a project team leader, manager and/or supervisor; 
4. At least two years of experience working with Indigenous communities; and

Required Competencies and skills

1. Proficiency in developing project logical frameworks
2. Experience in Project Monitoring and Evaluation tools
3. Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in rural and Indigenous development
4. General knowledge of rural development and Indigenous planning
5. Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bisaya.
6. Excellent report writing and documentation skills
7. Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
8. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
9. Good interpersonal skills including good coordination and effective working relations with stakeholders
10. Excellent planning and time management skills
11. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
12. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications
13. Confidentiality, integrity, and professionalism are displayed in the execution of duties and personal conduct.

Please submit your enquiries/application letters with resume to:

Gliceria Ibanez
Human Resource and Logistics Officer
Philippine Eagle Foundation
Email: sunbird2371@yahoo.com, Mobile: 09178627146