Senior Project Manager

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Conservation International

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Quezon City, Philippines

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11 days ago

Solutions for Marine & Coastal Resilience in the Coral Triangle

(SOMACORE) Senior Project Manager

Project Site/Duty Station : Quezon City, Philippines

Division/Program : Asia Pacific Field Division/Philippines

Application Deadline : 30 November 2022

Type of Contract : Fixed Term, Full Time

Starting Date : 03 January 2023

(subject to approval of Grant Agreement with funder)

Expected Duration of Engagement : 4 years for an anticipated award

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 Senior Project Manager (SrPM) will provide technical and programmatic support, oversight and monitoring for the CI SOMACORE project. The SrPM will support the CI SOMACORE Regional Director in all aspects of the project life cycle including project planning, work plans implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting on project status. The SrPM will lead and organize all gender-related deliverables of the project, will establish, and maintain administrative, workflow, and program/project monitoring systems.

In coordination with the CI Somacore Regional Director, the Senior Project Manager (SrPM):

  • The SrPM will organize the collection of information related to periodic project progress reporting and will coordinate with other CI Programs implementing the project to ensure compliance with project reporting standards, donor requirements, project alignment with institutional priorities and summarize key findings.
  • S/he will advise on the development of meeting agendas, adaptive management strategies and build capacity to other CI implementing units to ensure project success. These meetings will include

Regional Exchanges to promote partner capacities in seascape conservation in the Lesser Sunda Seascape.

SOMACORE Senior Project Manager

  • As necessary or as may be requested by the CI SOMACORE Regional Director, the SrPM will represent CI as a key technical resource and build alliances and engage key external stakeholders including government and NGO officials, donors, and others critical to project success.
  • She/He will provide documentation support in key meetings including the CI SOMACORE Advisory

Committee and other high-level meetings as may be possible.

  • She/He will coordinate with the Communications Specialist and with the membership of the SPMU on the development of databases and knowledge products necessary in promoting the project.


  • The SrPM will support the CI SOMACORE Regional Director in co-managing project staff in

Konservasi Indonesia (KI) and in Conservation International Timor Leste (CI-TL) that have 50% or more level of effort (LOE) assigned to the project.

  • S/he will act as liaison between SPMU and related national CI programmes and project consortium partners.
  • The SrPM will collaborate with the Project Coordinator and the Finance and Administrative

Manager to monitor project budget against actual needs and expenditures, with the Program

Coordinator on the organization and documentation of meetings and in report preparation and with the Communications Specialist on the development and population of the CI SOMACORE website.

  • S/he will support the CI SOMACORE Regional Director in determining necessary expertise / external support that must be engaged at both country-programme and regional levels to enhance the quality of CI’s project deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years or more related experience.
  • 2-3 years’ experience supervising and motivating others including multi-disciplinary teams.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in working with governments (local and national levels); experience in working on multi-country projects will be an advantage.
  • Direct project management experience, preferably in large-scale conservation, gender advocacy or related arena.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, solid attention to detail and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Team player and able to work effectively with diverse work groups in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision.


  • Advanced degree in Social Science or related field

SOMACORE Senior Project Manager

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 out of doors 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 to: on or before 30 November 2022.

SOMACORE Senior Project Manager

Job Type: Fixed term
Contract length: 48 months


  • Additional leave
  • Company Christmas gift
  • Flextime
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • 13th month salary
  • Bonus pay

Expected Start Date: 01/03/2023