Project Officer - Philippines

Short-term contract
Localisation Philippines
No remote
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 03-15-2024

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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Location: Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Iloilo, and Capiz

Reports to: Deputy Project Manager

Duration: 12 months, with possible extension

Position Summary: In partnership with UNICEF and Department of Health (DOH), Relief International (RI) will implement the COVID-19 and Routine Childhood Vaccination activities to address gaps on low vaccination coverage particularly in the provinces where access to vaccines mainly contributes to that problem. RI will provide support in the 45 cities and provinces targeted, in the conduct of conduct different COVID-19 and Routine Immunication-related social mobilization activities to increase vaccination coverage in regions with low turnout to increase coverage for DPT1 and MCV2 for children under two years old. The target audience for these activities are all the priority groups which need an uptake of booster shots.

Directly reporting to the Area Coordinators and Project Manager, the Project Officers (PO) is responsible for establishing Regional and Provincial coordination with DOH, to implement activities in the regions and provinces; collects monitoring and documentation from the selected provinces with municipalities that have hard to reach and high-risk areas.


Field Activities and Coordination:

  • Establish proper coordination with the DOH Regional Director, Regional Vaccination Operation Committees, the Provincial DOH Offices, Provincial/Municipal Health Offices, and Local Chief Executives to introduce project role and technical assistance of RI Philippines to the National COVID- 19 Vaccination Program in NCR, Region 1, 2, 3, CAR, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 CARAGA, and BARMM.
  • Work closely with CHDS on preparing the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support (CDS) Project Tranche 3 Work and Financial Plans (WFPs).
  • Liaise with Local Government Units (LGUS), Rural Health Units (RHUS), DOH, and other stakeholders, as needed.
  • Travel to the assigned locations to properly implement the CDS project.
  • Provide technical support to DOH Center for Health Development (CHD) on the implementation of CDS.
  • Represent RI in all external coordination and meetings with local partners, consortium, INGOS in the area of operation.


  • Prepare budget proposal for activities and process cash advance requests for their respective regions.
  • Submit liquidation of expenses to the Finance Admin Assistant (FAA) with proper receipts.


  • Prepare procurement requests whenever needed.
  • Assist operation in the procurement process such as (but not limited to) distribution and collection of quotations, facilitating signing of contracts with the suppliers/vendors as requested by the Operation Unit, collection of signed documents and official receipts from suppliers/vendors.

Technical Reporting

  • Submit to Area Coordinator the weekly work plan of activities and monthly progress report.
  • Carry out the weekly plan as scheduled.
  • Contribute to the completion of all program targets and indicators related to field work by stated deadlines.
  • Submit reach data for input to project tracker and photo documentation to the MEAL and Reporting Officers
  • Regularly update internal databases through the Project Box folder and CDS M&E Tracker.
  • Attend scheduled work-related training programs and meetings as required-either virtual or in-person. Support MEAL and Reporting Officers for virtual campaign through social media, radio and telecommunication mediums, if necessary.
  • Perform other project related responsibilities and duties as directed by the donor and PM.


  • Uphold and promote RI's commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve
  • Ensure that your behavior 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.
  • Bachelor's degree holder with background in public health, nursing, or any allied health and medical sciences, preferably with background of the National Immunization Program.
  • At least 2-3 years progressively responsible professional work experience at regional level in program planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in immunization programs
  • Experience and background on immunization/vaccination, and public health issues.
  • Experience in lobbying advocacies and engaging with local stakeholders (LGU, community-based organizations, religious groups).
  • Proficiency in using computers and standard office software (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and online cloud storage (Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, etc.) in the compilation of health data.
  • Excellent management, organizational, time management, and leadership skills
  • Excellent coordination, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel and relocate as needed.
  • Having access to own personal computer or laptop is a plus.

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