Project Coordinator - Philippines

Short-term contract
Localisation Philippines
No remote
3 yrs of exp.
Posted on 02-16-2024

Relief International Philippines

Relief International partners with communities impacted by conflict, climate change, and disaster to save lives, build greater resilience, and promote long-term health and wellbeing.

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About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 15 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. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 15 countries.

In the Philippines, RI has delivered a wide spectrum of humanitarian assistance and development programming including institutionalizing improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services with local government, responding to natural disasters through food and NFI distribution, and building the capacity of local government to improve Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) preparedness.

Position Summary: Relief International is looking for a Project Coordinator for the Disaster Risk Finance Contingency Planning Project 2 in Cagayan Province.

The Project Coordinator will ensure the implementation of the Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) Contingency Planning Project 2 implemented by the Cagayan Consortium led by Humanity and Inclusion and Relief International as member under the START Network. The Project Coordinator shall implement the activities in accordance with the donor Agreement.

Directly reporting to the Program Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the conduct of the preparedness activities for Anticipatory Action and Early Response activities set under the donor agreement.


  • Conduct activities in accordance with the donor agreement.
  1. Conduct preparedness activities for early response in accordance with the Agreement.
  2. Ensure that enumerators are hired and oriented for the pre-identification and selection of 2000 households in accordance with the Agreement.
  3. Supervise enumerators data collection and validation.
  4. Update DRF Contingency Plan of Camalaniugan.
  5. Coordinate and collaborate with the local government units (province, municipal, barangay).
  6. Conduct of protection activities.
  7. Attend meetings as may be required.
  8. Lead in the conduct of after-action review for the Consortium.
  • Attend meetings with the Consortium partners, stakeholders, and provide feedback to the Program Manager as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by the donor; and
  • Assist in other tasks as needed.


  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
  • Ensure that your behaviour inside and outside of work promotes the values outlined with RI’s code of conduct and safeguarding policies.
  • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, contribute to ensuring that all those who come into contact with Relief International staff and the communities we serve can be trusted to work safely with them.
  • Ensure program design adequately addresses safeguarding and protection standards


This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment under a short-term engagement.

  • Graduate of any social sciences discipline or related courses or equivalent experience. Holder of a Professional Certificate on Disaster Risk Reduction Management is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with a Non-Government Organization (NGO).
  • Experience working in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) related projects, WASH, cash assistance and protection.
  • A dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to perform in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and ability to implement the full management cycle (proposal and logical framework, work plans, budget management, reporting).
  • Substantive experience in networking and collaboration with partners.
  • Ability to creatively solve complex and sudden clinical and medical logistics challenges with limited support.
  • Familiar with data collection and data management.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and work in difficult environments.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Can speak Tagalog.
  • Willing to relocate in Camalaniugan, Cagayan Province.

Apply today!