Mangrove Site Coordinator

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Conservation International

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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30+ days ago

Mangrove Site Coordinator

Project Site/Duty Station : Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

*Preferably resident of Palawan. No relocation allowance provided.

Division/Program : Asia Pacific Field Division/Philippines

Application Deadline : 23 December 2022

Type of Contract : Fixed Term, Full Time

Expected Duration of Engagement : 4 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 Mangrove Site Coordinator handles all field activities that will ensure the delivery of targets on mangrove protection and restoration under the project Community, Biodiversity and Natural Climate Solutions Initiative in

Palawan in collaboration with local stakeholders, and in synch with the activities of the other members of the project team.

The task includes providing support to local stakeholders on planning, plan implementation, capacity building, and livelihood support; documenting progress of the project in the areas of carbon stock improvement and biodiversity improvement including the generation of co-benefits.

Mangrove Protection and Restoration through Partnerships

  • Assess and identify priority sites for mangrove protection and restoration.
  • Develop community mobilization plan for mangrove protection and rehabilitation sites.
  • Facilitate social preparation to establish partnership with mangrove stakeholders, local government units and local service providers in southern Palawan.
  • Supervise mangrove restoration projects and ensure quality performance by all involved.
  • Monitor the permanent plots established for forest carbon stock and biodiversity assessments.
  • Facilitate implementation of mangrove enforcement protocols.
  • Ensure partner/stakeholder standards and interests are represented and incorporated into project deliverables.

Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting

  • Provide inputs to the formulation of the project’s detailed implementation plan including annual/monthly work plans and budget.
  • Collect, integrate, analyze and report on project progress in compliance to recommended reporting schedules. o weekly/monthly reports to immediate supervisor, or as need arises. o quarterly internal project assessment meetings with Country Executive Director (CED) and other technical directors o annual internal project assessment
  • Contribute to internal reporting, donor inquiries and communications.
  • Participate and contribute to the annual internal program planning.
  • Support an organizational culture that reflects CIPFI’s full spectrum programming of values, rights-based approach, gender responsiveness, accountability and high performance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Assist in scoping, feasibility assessment and preparation of project design and description for new project sites for forest carbon and restoration.
  • Participate in and apply training on forest carbon stock measurements, monitoring and evaluation


  • Bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology, environmental science or forestry
  • At least 2 to 4 years related work experience.
  • Knowledgeable of and sensitive to local community’s culture and rights
  • Ability to diagnose problems and identify solutions.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse groups in a multicultural environment.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under general supervision.


  • Resident of Palawan is preferred, in view of COVID restrictions
  • Understanding of the socio-economic and environmental issues facing Palawan, indigenous peoples and local communities is strongly preferred.

Working Conditions:

(in keeping with Philippine Government and CIPFI regulations health and safety regulations during COVID-19


  • The Mangrove Coordinator’s duty station is CPFI office in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan with trips to the field office in Brooke’s Point, when necessary.
  • Periodic travel to remote project sites with long and strenuous hike.
  • Comfortable working outdoors for extended periods.
  • Ability to work outside the normal work schedule to meet project deadlines.
  • Flexibility in performing other duties assigned by the supervisor.

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 23 December 2022.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Php41,000.00 - Php50,000.00 per month


  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Deadline: 12/23/2022
Expected Start Date: 01/16/2023