Deputy for Field Technical Support

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Conservation International

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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26 days ago

Deputy for Field Technical Support

Project Site/Duty Station : Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Division/Program : Asia Pacific Field Division/Philippines

Application Deadline : 17 June 2022

Type of Contract : Fixed Term, Full Time

Starting Date : 01 July 2022

Expected Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months

Life of the Project : Five (5) years

Conservation International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (CIPFI) is an Affiliate of CI, a US-based environmental non-profit organization. Our mission is “Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity.” CIPFI applies innovations in science, economics, policy, and community participation to protect the earth’s richest regions of plant and animal diversity in the hotspots, major tropical wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Deputy for Field Technical Support supports the Project Lead in the technical and programmatic management and oversight of a large, complex, and externally funded project with an award of more than

USD $10 million. S/he assists in managing project life cycle including project planning, work plans, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, ensuring results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports.

The Deputy for Field Technical Support oversees coordination and the assignment of field implementation and advises on adaptive management strategies and capacity building needs to ensure project success.

The Deputy for Field Technical Support works closely with the Palawan Landscape Director concurrently serving as the Deputy for Field Operations of the Project. The Deputies represent CI as a key technical resource and build alliances/engage key external stakeholders including government and NGO officials, donors, and others critical to project success and serves as the Acting Project Lead when that individual is unavailable.

The Deputy for Field Technical Support will support the Project Lead in managing deliverables for forest protection and restoration in terrestrial and mangrove forests, carbon and biodiversity components. The
Deputy also manages the technical staff working on GIS, M&E and external consultants working on forest protection, restoration, carbon, and biodiversity. Together with the Deputy for Field Operations, the Deputy for Field Technical Support provide leadership for the successful implementation of the Community,

Conservation and Natural Climate Solutions Project in Southern Palawan, Philippines.

The Deputy for Field Technical Support will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and high-quality delivery of field implementation for the following project components:
  • Improved Sustainable Land Use and Management
  • Sustained Restoration and Protection of Mount Mantalingahan Landscape
  • High Quality Terrestrial and Blue Carbon Verified, Validated, and Registered Benefiting MMPL Communities
  • Improved Community Supported Biodiversity Management
  • Implemented Efficient Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Provide supervision, support, and direction to the project local field/technical support teams and external technical support services to ensure effective project implementation across the five components
  • Manage consultants and review consultant reports in accordance with project standards and donor requirements
  • Ensures that program implementation is undertaken in accordance with CI regulations and procedures, including technical implementation of delivery partners
  • Assist with annual work planning, budgeting, and overall program financial management as required
  • Facilitate knowledge management, communications, and information flow from the field level to national and global levels, ensuring that all internal and external stakeholders are updated.
  • Oversee the development of project reports, annual workplan from various teams under the five components and other documents as required by the donor and partner organizations
  • Participate in regular site visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.
  • Coordinate with the Palawan Managing Director and the Project Lead on engaging with any other projects within the landscape and the province including implementation of joint activities.
  • Oversee the performance of teams under the five components and work with the Project Lead and

/or Deputy for Field Operations to resolve any human resource issues.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline or field related to the objectives of the project. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years or more related experience in similar program management positions
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising and motivating others including multi-disciplinary teams with proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff
  • Direct project management and technical experience in the conservation, NGO, advocacy, or related arena.
  • Experience and knowledge of relevant donor regulations, policies, and procedures with demonstrated success managing projects of similar scope and scale preferred.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • A record of success in influencing and partnering with key stakeholders and raising funds.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with written and oral English fluency required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the socio-economic, cultural, political, and environmental issues facing Palawan province and its indigenous peoples and local communities is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and government bodies in the province of Palawan

Working Conditions:

(in keeping with Philippine Government and CIPFI regulations health and safety regulations during

COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Frequent travel to project site and other office locations.
  • Comfortable working outdoors for extended periods.
  • Ability to work extended work hours to meet project deadlines.

CI Values: We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.
Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

Kindly send letter of intent with your resumé that will include three references, including their email and contact numbers on or before 17 June 2022.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term
Contract length: 4 months


  • Additional leave
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • 13th month salary
  • Performance bonus

Application Deadline: 06/17/2022
Expected Start Date: 07/01/2022