Call for APPLICATION – EXTENDED

Position: Project Officer for Psychosocial Program and Educational Assistance Project
Work Assignment: Olongapo City
Date of Employment: 29 May 2017
Submit your letter of intent and curriculum vitae to action.estiaga@gmail.com until 19 MAY 2017. The title/subject of your email must be the position you are applying for. We regret that only qualified candidates will be notified.

A Child’s Trust is Ours To Nurture – ACTION Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit association based in Olongapo City, Zambales.

**For more information about our organization, please call (047) 602-1710 or visit www.action.org.ph

About the Program:
Psychosocial Program aims to improve the coping behaviors of children in partner residential care facilities, achieved through the conduct of socialization activities, counseling, therapy and environmental education

Educational Assistance Project is the provision of project fees or financial assistance for various school expenses, transportation allowance for children, school materials, uniforms and other supplies to select children from partner residential care facilities and those from partner communities. These scholars are mostly high school and elementary students who, due to impoverished situations, requires educational support to be able to continue their schooling.

Basic Function:
Responsible for the smooth management of the Psychosocial and Educational Assistance Program to achieve its purpose and goal

Qualifications:
-Must be a graduate of Social Work, Psychology or any Social Science Course (under board can be considered depending on the skills and experience)
-Passionate in working with children;
-Preferably with knowledge and skills in training management and project management;
-Excellent organizational , interpersonal and relationship building skills among employees, stakeholders and partners;
– At least 1 year relevant work experience;
– Willing to work on week-ends;
– Computer literate; proficient in MS Office Applications;
– Good oral and written communication skills in Filipino and English;
– Capacity to work effectively alone, and with teams;
– Excellent people skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, has the ability to work well under pressure;
– Can work with minimum supervision;
– Willingness to work and travel in areas covered by the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Psychosocial Program:
1.Develop an annual work and financial plan together with the Project Coordinator, in consultation with partners;
2.Undertake necessary activities for the program/project as planned;
3.Manage project activities using proven project management tools and methodologies;
4.Actively engage in the continuous development of the project;
5.Conduct other learning activities for the beneficiaries of Psychosocial project as necessary;
6.Develop monitoring and evaluation tools together with the Project Coordinator to aid in effective project management and facilitate periodic project monitoring and evaluation exercises;
7.Ensure the quality and timely accomplishments of the project aims, objectives, outputs and goal;
8.Facilitate coordination and networking with other NGOs and government agencies and facilitate stakeholder consultations and project reviews;
9.Coordinate with the Project Coordinator every technical aspect needed for the project;
10.Engage in a positive working relationship with beneficiaries, stakeholders and partners;
11.Conduct necessary activities with partners to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project;
12.Prepare accomplishment reports on a periodic basis that meets funding agency’s requirements and expectations ;
13.Participate in regular staff meetings, orientations, workshops, trainings as necessary;
14.Ensure timely submission of necessary finance/administrative reports;

Educational Assistance Project:
1.Prepare a profile of beneficiaries of the scholarship project (assigned to the employee);
2.Disburse allowance of the scholars depending on agreed schedule;
3.Submit necessary accomplishment report on the status of the beneficiaries
4.Conduct monitoring activities such as school visits and home visits;
5.Conduct other learning activities for the beneficiaries of the project as necessary;
6.Organize and facilitate necessary activities for better project implementation;
7.Accomplish and submit necessary reports about the project that meets funding agency’s requirements;
8.Coordinate with administrative staff/assistant for the purchasing of school supplies, uniform, shoes, socks, umbrella, school bag and other related items;
9.Submit scholar’s class card to assigned Japanese Project Coordinator after every periodical examinations;
10.Submit thank you letter to assigned Japanese Project Coordinator periodically;

Other Tasks:
1.Maintain professional conduct at all times and refrain from any activity that may damage ACTION’s reputation;
2.Engage herself in other ACTION projects (from time to time) for the realization of ACTION’s Vision, Mission and Goal;
3.Undertake necessary activities for the promotion of ACTION’s work and other advocacy activities to promote child’s rights and responsibilities;
4.Perform other related tasks as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator/ Management Committee.

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