UNDP Job in Manila
Project Associate, Service Contract (SC)
Manila, Philippines

Job Description


The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) of the Department of Agriculture has obtained a financial grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the project titled “Implementation of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Practices to Address Land Degradation and Mitigate Effects of Drought.”

The project focuses at the systematic and institutional levels and hence, strengthen the enabling regulatory, institutional and financial framework that would govern efforts to address land degradation in the Philippines. Keys activities of the project include workshops, trainings and the establishment of techno-demo farms.

The project has two pilot sites – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon and Abuyog, Leyte. To ensure quality implementation of project site-level activities, the SLM Project will need the support of a Project Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Project Director and SLM Project Focal Person, the Project Officer will carry out the following tasks:

  • Ensure coordination with UNDP, identified responsible partners and other government entities;
  • Provide technical support to Project Management Office and Project staff members to ensure effective and time-efficient implementation of project activities;
  • Provide technical assistance on the design and planning of project activities (monthly plans, quarterly plans and yearly plans);
  • Ensure relevant data on project activities is collected, reviewed and analyzed;
  • Ensure quality in monitoring and reporting of the project activities;
  • Ensure project compliance with UNDP Guidelines and government rules and regulations;
  • Provide technical input on the budget planning and execution of the project activities;
  • In consultation with the SLM Focal Person and consultants, prepare work plans to complete the activities shown in the project Document;
  • In consultation with the SLM Focal Person, prepare terms of reference to complete the project terminal evaluation;
  • Plan and organize meetings/trainings with the relevant responsible partners in order to monitor and plan project activities; and
  • Perform other functions related to the project as may be assigned by the Project Management.

Corporate competencies:      

  • Knowledge in government processes
  • Knowledge in agriculture and land resources

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Knowledge in office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Required Skills and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Community Development, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, Social Forestry, Environmental Science, or other related fields.


With 5 years of experience in managing and/or implementing development projects, preferably in agriculture-related projects; has experience working with government, local or national agencies; has experience in community development and/or organizing.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Filipino


  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skill is an advantage
  • Attention to detail

Important application information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note:  UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.  All applications with be treated in the strictest confidence.

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