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»Policy Officer/Coordinator for Reality of Aid Network

Interested applicants may send their resumes to apadilla@iboninternational.org
(cc dmijares@iboninternational.org), addressed to Amy V. Padilla, Deputy Director.

 

Position title:

Policy Officer

Reporting to:

 IBON International Director and to the Reality of Aid (ROA) Head of Secretariat

Location of work

 Quezon City, Philippines

Contract duration

 One-year with 6 months probation; renewable

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct and oversee research and data-gathering needed for the publications of the ROA network, and coordinate research outputs of regions
  • Coordinate with the ROA International Coordinating Committee (ICC) and Secretariat regarding research, writing, and communications needs for advocacy campaigns
  • Actively participate in strategizing of network advocacy campaigns and programmes, in relating to the targets of advocacy, and in organising advocacy and campaign events and activities
  • Ensure the production of the ROA network publications and advocacy materials including policy papers, position papers, statements, magazines, books, factsheets, reports, brochures, etc.
  • Assist Head of Secretariat in drafting policy briefs in aid of policy discussions, and draft policy statements for the ROA Network
  • Issue media releases in support of ROA’s advocacy and campaign activities, and provide content for websites maintained by the ROA network.
  • Represent the network in behalf of or as instructed by the ICC, as appropriate, in policy arenasUndertake tasks assigned by the ICC Chairperson, and the head of Secretariat that will further the work of the Reality of Aid network

Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

Required experience, skills and knowledge

  • At least three years’ work experience on policy research and advocacy 
  • Experience working  with bilateral and multilateral donors  and civil society organizations (CSOs) 
  • Experience working in a developing country and/or experienced working with organisations from the Global South 
  • Experience in management of publications and in writing clear reports on complex projects 
  • Must  be equipped with research, writing, editing and copy-editing skills 
  • Must be good in public-speaking and has excellent inter-personal skills 
  • Must have a very high standard of spoken and written English 
  • Must be computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook  
  • Must have the ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively with non-government organisations worldwide 

 

Desirable experience, skills and knowledge

  • Making presentations to civil society organisations or decision-makers 
  • Involvement in an international network and/or campaign 
  • Understanding of current debates on aid and development effectiveness policies 
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish. 

 

Willingness to travel

 



»Senior Policy Officer

Interested applicants may send their resumes to apadilla@iboninternational.org
(cc dmijares@iboninternational.org), addressed to Amy V. Padilla, Deputy Director. 

 

Position title:

Senior Policy Officer

Reporting to:

 IBON International Director and the Policy and Communications Unit (PCU) Head

Location of work

 Quezon City, Philippines

Contract duration

 One-year with 6 months probation; renewable

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct and oversee research and data gathering of both secondary and primary information needed for IBON publications assigned to PCU
  • Coordinate with other IBON-based policy and research staff in gathering research materials needed for research projects assigned to PCU
  • Coordinate with appropriate IBON program managers regarding research, writing, and communications needs for selected research projects and advocacy campaigns as defined by the IBON International Director
  •  Ensure the production of IBON publications and advocacy materials (including primers, policy papers, position papers, statements, magazines, books, factsheets, reports, brochures, etc.) that are assigned to him/her
  •  Ensure that the IBON International website and its component sections are continually accessible and updated with new content.
  • Actively participate and help the PCU head in collective planning and evaluation of the PCU annual and detailed work plans
  • Work closely with the PCU head in supervising and mentoring other PCU staff, and serve as team leader as the need requires
  • Supervise other staff in the actual implementation of key PCU tasks
  •  Perform any other tasks assigned by the IBON International Director in line with the mandated tasks of the PCU

Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

Required experience, skills and knowledge

  • At least three years’ work experience on policy research and advocacy
  • Familiarity in the management of publications and Internet media
  • Writing analytical and policy-level articles on international issues
  • Work in a developing country and/or experience working with organizations from the Global South
  • Researching, writing, editing and copy-editing
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively within an international NGO
  • A very high standard of written English
  • Computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Internet literate, and familiar with online research tools and basic website maintenance

 

Desirable experience, skills and knowledge

  • Producing online or multimedia products (web-based content, audio-visual presentations and the like) for civil society organizations or decision-makers
  • Involvement in an international network
  • Involvement in an international campaign
  • Understanding of current discourse on global issues relating to environment, development, democracy and human rights policies.
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish

 

Willingness to travel

 



»Program Officer

Interested applicants may send their resumes to apadilla@iboninternational.org (cc dmijares@iboninternational.org), addressed to Amy V. Padilla, Deputy Director.

[Updated 11 Apr 2014]

Position title:

Program Officer

 

Reporting to:

IBON International Director and Program Manager

 

Position purpose:

IBON International responds to international demand to provide support in research and education to peoples’ movements and grassroots empowerment and advocacy and links these to international initiatives and networks. IBON International initiates and implements international programmes, develops and hosts international networks, initiates and participates in international advocacy campaigns, and establishes regional and country offices where necessary and appropriate.

 

The Program Officer will provide management support to a specific IBON program to ensure that the activities indicated under its programme plan are resourced and implemented effectively. As such, the Program Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of activities of the said IBON program. The Program Officer will coordinate with and get guidance from the Management Committee and Program Manager regarding strategic objectives and outcomes. The Program Officer will likewise supervise program staff in the management of the funds raised against its programme proposals. At all times, the Program Officer will ensure the compliance to all the contractual obligations entered into through the Program.

 

The successful candidate may have to be a competent manager who is able to mobilise programme staff and member organisations to implement network project activities. S/he will be familiar with the emerging discourses on specific areas of development; and has experience working with diverse civil society organisations, and other stakeholders. S/he will need to speak and write English at a very high standard.

 

Key responsibilities

Key elements

% time

Network management & coordination

  • Ensures execution of work plans as indicated in the approved programme proposal and based on guidance provided by the Program Manager and Management Committee;
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of the program unit;
  • Manages the programme’s content updates on relevant websites with the assistance of the policy and communication officers and in coordination with the corresponding webmasters;
  • Coordinates with the policy officers for the programme’s policy development and advocacy work;
  • Organises and facilitates meetings, workshops and other events under the responsibility of the assigned program;
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures;
  • Ensures program documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately;
  • Responds to ad-hoc project information requests from donors and other stakeholders;
  • Discusses and gets guidance from Management Committee and Program Manager on issues pertaining to program management as appropriate; and
  • Liaises with donors on programme management concerns.

 

50

Project management & coordination

  • Acts as over-all Project and Grants Manager of projects and grants received by the program;
  • Ensures execution of project work plans as indicated in the approved project proposals and based on guidance provided by the Management Committee;
  • Effectively communicates project expectations to networks and partner organisations in a timely and clear fashion;
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of the project and scope;
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures;
  • Minimizes IBON International exposure and risk on projects;
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately;
  • Responds to ad-hoc project information requests from donors and other stakeholders.

30

Finance management

  • Drafts and submits annual budget proposals and recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary;
  • Reviews finance reports prepared by IBON finance support staff before submission to donors for approval;
    • Supervises Finance Officer in the implementation of program budget;
    • Sees to the external financial audit of the project.

20

 

Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

1) Essential experience:        

  • At least three years’ work experience on relevant and/or related field
  • Project management of programmes implemented in multiple countries, multi-donor funded and multi-agency implemented
  • Working with bilateral and multilateral donors
  • Working with diverse CSOs
  • Writing clear reports on complex projects
  • Work in a developing country and/or experience working with organisations from the Global South.


2) Desirable experience:

  • Making presentations to civil society organisations or decision-makers
  • Involvement in an international network
  • Involvement in an international campaign

 

3) Required aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to manage multi-country, multi-donor and multi-agency project
  • Knowledge of the workings of bilateral and multi-lateral donors
  • Demonstrated management skill
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively with non-government organisations worldwide
  • A very high standard of spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

 

4) Desirable aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Understanding current issues and discourses in program of work

5) Willingness to travel




»Finance Manager

Interested applicants may send their resumes to apadilla@iboninternational.org (cc dmijares@iboninternational.org), addressed to Amy V. Padilla, Deputy Director.

[Updated 11 Apr 2014]

 

IBON International responds to international demand to provide support in research and education to peoples’ movements and grassroots empowerment and advocacy and links these to international initiatives and networks.  IBON International initiates and implements international programmes, develops and hosts international networks, initiates and participates in international advocacy campaigns, and establishes regional and country offices where necessary and appropriate. IBON currently has 16 active projects with grants coming from bilateral agencies and private foundations.

The Project  Finance Manager will ensure the efficient and effective management of grants received by IBON International for projects.  S/he will provide finance management support to IBON International’s Project Officers/Managers.  S/he will ensure that finance related contractual obligations are met. When appropriate, s/he will liaise directly with finance staff of donors.The successful candidate will be a competent finance manager with experience in managing projects funds from bilateral and/or multilateral donors and familiarity with grants administration.  S/he will be knowledgeable in economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data.  S/he must also demonstrate knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, and agency rules. S/he will need to speak and write English to a very high standard. A working knowledge of French and/or Spanish will be desirable.

Key responsibilities

Key elements

% time

Budget preparation

  • Prepare annual project budget against the multi-year budget.
  • Review proposed partner budgets and endorse to the Project Officer/Manager who will endorse to International Director for final approval

20

Finance Documentation, Monitoring and reporting

  • Ensure all project expenditure is properly accounted for  and endorsed  to International Director  the request  for payment
  • Develop and maintain project finance monitoring spreadsheet and ensure expenditure is monitored effectively against budget 
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of finance reports
  • Prepare invoice claim and acknowledge receipt of funds to donors 

40

Finance Control and Audit

  • Review  expenditure reports monthly and maintain tracking system of advances to partners and receipt of expenditure reports
  • Ensure compliance with donor audit and procurement rules 
  • Plan for and prepare for audits

30

General

  • Assist the programme staff  in responding to ad-hoc financial requests from International Director or donors as necessary
  • Any other tasks assigned by the International Director that will further the position objective 

10


Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

1) Essential experience:        

  • At least five years’ work experience on relevant and/ or related field
  • Managing projects funds from bilateral and/or multilateral donors
  • Grants administration
  • Working with diverse CSOs
  • Work in a developing country and/or experience working with organisations from the Global South.

2) Desirable experience:

  • Managing projects with multiple donors and implemented in multiple countries

 3) Required aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, and agency rules
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively with non-government organisations worldwide
  • A very high standard of spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

 4) Desirable aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish.

 5) Commitment to IBON’s purpose and objectives

 



»Policy Officer

Interested applicants may send their resumes to apadilla@iboninternational.org (cc dmijares@iboninternational.org), addressed to Amy V. Padilla, Deputy Director.

[Updated 11 Apr 2014]

Position title:

Policy Officer

Reporting to:

The IBON International Director and the PCU head

Position purpose:

IBON International responds to international demand to provide support in research, education and public information on a wide range of policy issues to peoples’ movements and grassroots empowerment advocates, and links these to international initiatives and networks. For this purpose, IBON International maintains a Policy and Communications Unit (PCU) that produces key outputs in the form of primers, policy briefs, discussion papers, research reports, and other similar publications and presentations.

 

The PCU Policy Officer will provide policy support for the research, education and public information activities and outputs of PCU, including policy formulation, oversight, advising, research writing and communications.   The Policy Officer will get direct guidance from the IBON International Director and PCU head, and coordinative guidance from other IBON program managers, regarding policy positions and directions.

 

The successful candidate will be a competent policy researcher, writer, and publishing coordinator. S/he will be familiar with the emerging discourses on key policy areas where IBON International has substantial involvement; and has the capacity to articulate IBON’s position in appropriate written form and publishing platforms. S/he will have high English writing skills, and will be familiar with the technical requirements for preparing her outputs into printed or online vehicles.

 

Location of work

Quezon City, Philippines

Contract duration

One-year with 6 months probation; renewable

 

 

 

Key responsibilities

Key elements

% time

Policy Research

  • Conduct and oversee research and data gathering of both secondary and primary information needed for IBON publications assigned to PCU
  • Coordinate with other IBON-based policy and research staff in gathering research materials needed for research projects assigned to PCU

 

40

Online and Printed Publication Management

  • Ensure the production of IBON publications and advocacy materials (including primers, policy papers, position papers, statements, magazines, books, factsheets, reports, brochures, etc.) that are assigned to him/her
  • Ensure that the IBON International website and its component sections are continually accessible and updated with new content.

 

35

Research and Communications Needs Assessment

  • Coordinate with appropriate IBON program managers regarding research, writing, and communications needs for selected research projects and advocacy campaigns as defined by the IBON International Director.

 

 

15

Others

  • Actively participate in collective planning and evaluation of the PCU annual and detailed work plans.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the IBON International Director in line with the mandated tasks of the PCU.

 

10

 

Person specifications: experience, skills and knowledge

1) Essential experience:        

  • At least three years’ work experience on policy research and advocacy
  • Management of publications
  • Writing analytical and policy-level articles on international issues
  • Work in a developing country and/or experience working with organisations from the Global South.


2) Desirable experience:

  • Producing online or multimedia products (web-based content, audio-visual presentations and the like) to civil society organisations or decision-makers
  • Involvement in an international network
  • Involvement in an international campaign

 

3) Required aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Researching, writing, editing and copy-editing
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and to work collaboratively within an international NGO
  • A very high standard of written English
  • Computer literate and familiar with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Internet literate and familiar with search engines and basic website maintenance

 

4) Desirable aptitude, skills and knowledge:

  • Understanding current discourse on global issues relating to environment, development, democracy and human rights policies.
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish.

 

5) Willingness to travel