Position: Operational Site Coordinator, Mindanao (Filipino Nationals)
Location: Mindanao, Philippines
About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement we operate as a single, shared management structure.
The USAID/Philippines - Safe Water Activity is a 5 year program that aims to improve water security of water-stressed communities in the Philippines by increasing access of underserved or unserved communities to safe water supply and sanitation services and ensuring sustainable water resources to meet human, economic and ecosystem needs. The project will work with national, regional, and local public and private institutions and other relevant stakeholders to achieve three main objectives: i) increasing access to resilient water supply and sanitation services; ii) improving sustainable management of water resources; and iii) strengthening water sector governance.
Based in Mindanao, the operational site coordinator will be the primary on-site liaison with the project team based in Manila, the Water District and local stakeholders. He/She will be responsible for implementing all project activities on-site with particular focus on activities under Objective 1 (Water and Sanitation services) and Objective 2 (Sustainable management of water resources). The site coordinator will work with the Water and Sanitation, Water Resources Management, and Resources Mobilization Specialists. The position is for national staff, and subject to project award and funding.
At a minimum, the operational site coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- Support and follow-up on the implementation of project activities in accordance with project objectives and workplan;
- Support the Water Districts in their planning and operations;
- Conduct field visits to monitor program implementation;
- Liaise with government and other water related stakeholders (DENR, MinDA, water districts, utilities, NGOs and donors) to coordinate activities as per the project workplan
- Handle all logistics of project missions, workshops, events, meetings, etc;
- Assist in preparing program progress reports and documenting program success;
- Support the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan of the project to meet project indicators;
- Coordinate the development of communication, outreach and marketing materials;
- Ensure regular communication and knowledge sharing with project staff and partners;
- Additional relevant responsibilities and tasks as they arise.
- Master’s degree in natural/water resource management, environmental science and/or policy, water and sanitation or related fields;
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in water and sanitation services planning and operation, preferably in Mindanao
- Strong technical expertise, strong relationship building abilities, excellent coordination skills;
- Demonstrated ability experience working with counterparts at various levels of government, as well as with non-government organizations, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries
- Private and public sector experience, particularly in the water sector (preferable)
- Experience working on USAID projects (preferable)
- Evidence of strong communication skills, both oral and written;
- Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English
To be considered, please send your CV, cover letter, and three (3) supervisory references (with contact information) to firstname.lastname@example.org with an email subject line: position title.