Key Details

Job Location

College, Los Baños, Laguna

Job Category

Research & Development

Position Level

Staff

Employment Type

Project-Based

Work Schedule

Day Shift

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: provides day-to-day technical and administrative support related to the planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of project activities of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded project “Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services”, under SEARCA’s Project Development and Technical Services (PDTS) Unit.

Terms of Reference:

  1. Organize the overall Project Management Office (PMO) requirements at SEARCA and shall act as the overall assistant of the Project Coordinator in the conduct of the day-to-day activities of the program. She will be responsible in the prompt preparations of all logistical and some administrative preparations of the program and will act as the overall secretariat of the Project Management Committee working under the full direction and guidance of the Project Coordinator, PDTS and SEARCA;
  2. Initiate and assist in the preparation of Terms of Reference (TOR) for various consultancies and studies under the program and coordinate the procurement process for timely deployment;
  3. Provide research and analytical support in the provision of programmatic guidance to all key implementing units of the project (regional, sub regional networks and country institutions) to ensure an outcome orientation of implementation activities;
  4. Liaise with the Asia Pacific Island Regions Advisory Services (APIRAS) on a regular basis to ensure synergy of guidance provided to partners;
  5. Keep relevant stakeholders (respective country level NFP and project staff) updated on progress and be responsible for exploring their needs and acting on feedback, in order to ensure that all requirements are attended;
  6. Assist in project monitoring, coordinate financial monitoring and financial planning;
  7. Assist in preparing annual plans and semi-annual and annual reports and other special reports;
  8. Serve as SEARCA-based project IEC and training focal point; 
  9. Prepare priority IEC materials including coordination in outsourcing of major publications and ensure visibility of the project and its key holders; and
  10. Ensure effective communication between the project and relevant mainstream programs of SEARCA.

 

 

Qualification

Educational Attainment

College Degree

Min. Relevant Experience

2 years

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education 

Graduate of a 4-year degree course in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Development Communication, Development Management, Economics, or related field

Work Experience

Two (2)-year relevant work experience in project coordination, agricultural extension, research, knowledge management, and training. Experience in agricultural research and rural development is an advantage.

Skills Required
• Strong organizational, monitoring, and coordination skills and ability to focus on multiple tasks at the same time (Advanced)
Computer software applications (word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database, search engines). (Advanced)
Able to work effectively individually and with a team and in a multi-cultural environment (Advanced)
Perks

Health Insurance

Accident Insurance

Agriculture

51-200 Employees

Mon, Fri, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Office Number

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was established by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1966 “to provide to the participating countries high-quality graduate study in agriculture; promote, undertake, and coordinate research programs related to the needs and problems of the Southeast Asian region; and disseminate the findings of agricultural research and experimentation."

In both the business sector and in the development arena, an organization cannot be effective in too many areas. Applying this insight, SEARCA will focus its strategy and operations in the next five years to respond to the identified needs of its selected target beneficiaries. The strategic focus of SEARCA will not only optimize the use of its resources and efforts, but it will also differentiate itself from the other SEAMEO centers and from the constellation of other development organizations advocating agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia.

SEARCA’s Tenth Five-Year Plan will focus on the overarching theme of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD), which is articulated as follows: 

Our Mission

SEARCA works to strengthen institutional capacities toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia through graduate education, research and development, and knowledge management.

Our Vision

SEARCA seeks to be a leading enabler and champion of ISARD in Southeast Asia.

Our Pathways to ISARD

The defining elements of ISARD are social inclusion and environmental sustainability. SEARCA’s goals are thus aligned with growth and development that benefits the poor and vulnerable sectors of society and which are achieved without compromising the integrity and future usefulness of the natural environment.

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