Project Assistant

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Manila, Philippines
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Background

 

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) has obtained a financial grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the project entitled “Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of Drought”.

The project focuses at the systematic and institutional levels, and hence strengthen the enabling regulatory, institutional and financial framework that would govern efforts to address land degradation in the Philippines.  Keys activities of the project includes workshops, trainings and the establishment of techno-demo farms.

The Project Assistant will assist the Project Manager in the overall implementation of the project.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the National Project Director, SLM Project Focal Person and the Project Manager, the Project Assistant will carry out the following tasks:

  • Assist the Project Manager in the overall implementation of the project;
  • Assist the Project Manager in overseeing the activities of the consultants and field coordinators;
  • Assist the Project Manager in coordinating the implementation of the project with the other partner agencies, LGUs and CSOs;
  • Assist the Project Manager in convening and reporting periodically on the status of the project to the Project Board;
  • Assist the Project Manager in monitoring the progress of the project;
  • Assist the Project Manager in monitoring of the procurement of equipment needed for training, mapping and monitoring;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the conduct of competency assessment of institutional stakeholders on SLM;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the establishment of networking system among SLM agencies and practitioners;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of the M&E system for SLM project implementation and impact/benefit assessment;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of the project completion report;
  • Perform other duties of similar nature assigned by the National Project Director, SLM Project Focal Person and Project Manager.

 

Competencies

 

Corporate competencies

  • Knowledge in government processes.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Knowledge in office software packages (MS Word, Excel).

Skills:           

  • Good communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail.

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Science, or other related fields.

Experience:

  • With 3 years of experience on project management of agriculture and/or land resources project; including years of experience working with LGUs; previous experience in writing project reports.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in the English and national language 

 

Disclaimer

 

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