Date Published: January 9, 2015


The main objective of the Geomapping and Governance Unit (GGU) is to contribute to greater transparency and accountability for stakeholders. Using the latest ICT innovations available such as the freely available open source Geo-tagging, GIS and other complementing online technologies, the Unit aims to make information regarding the projects being proposed and implemented publicly available and accessible.

Specifically, the PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE will include but not limited to the following:
•Works with the latest GIS/Geomapping software and subject matter experts (SME’s) to quickly assess, design, develop, maintain, revise and validate instructor-led and web based training materials that are educational and effective in line with the strategic priorities of the Philippine Rural Development Project;
•Collaborates with team members to identify, contribute, and recommend new ideas or methods for enhancing the GIS curriculum;
•Applies solid instructional design skills, effective learning principles, and creativity to course design to engage participants in the learning process, encourage participation, and meet the requirement of the adult learner;
•Conducts GIS training activities across Philippines including providing organization, logistics and administrative support for all training and awareness raising events, during preparation, implementation and follow-up;
•Assists and provides inputs for evaluation and monitoring of training related activities to evaluate and enhance the overall content design of the PRDP training curriculum;
•Attends relevant meetings as part of PRDP which includes in providing a monthly report on activities carried out, administrative issues (financial expenses, logistics and security) and users’ needs to management for all aspects of PRDP-related work;
•Undertake any other business related to the project as may be recommended and agreed by PRDP management; and,
•Promotes PRDP activities and services, where applicable, informs supervisor of potential projects and participate in project proposals.

•Bachelor’s or master’s in geoscience, computer science, education, or related field;
•Two years of GIS application experience or successful completion of 30 semester hours of university-level GIS courses;
•Minimum three years of experience with the use, manipulation and processing of various GIS techniques;
•Minimum two years of experience in course development or curriculum design;
•Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
•Superior initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment;
•Ability to explain complex concepts and tasks in understandable terms;
•Ability to develop productive relationships with customers, colleagues, and management; and,
•PHP and Java web-based MIS proficiency is required.

Work Experience:
•Minimum of Four (4) years’ experience in providing internal and external communications and administrative support; and,
•Minimum of Two (2) years’ experience in working with a foreign-assisted project (FAPs) or any development work is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of an operational environment;
•Knowledge of GIS systems;
•Knowledge of today’s GIS standards and applications used in local, county, state, and federal agencies;
•Knowledge of basic mapping and cartographic concepts; mapping symbols and standards; GIS concepts, mathematical concepts, research methods, database design principles, basic graphic arts principles; customer service principles;
•Maintains proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS skills;
•Ability to prioritize and organize, work well under stress, meet deadlines;
•Ability to be flexible and adapt to constant change;
•Ability to perform field work and travel when required;
•Strong interpersonal skills to assist and communicate with staff; and,
•PHP and Java webbased MIS proficiency is required.
•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; very good inter-personal skills and a demonstrated capacity to deal with colleagues and counterparts from different backgrounds, and proven ability to function in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnical environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
•Planning & Organizing: Based on the supervision received, develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments with minimal supervision; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of technology development; understands applicability and limitations of GIS technology to the work of the Programme; understands satellite geospatial data commercial distribution and licensing systems; possesses good knowledge of technicalities of geographic information systems; shows willingness to learn new technology applications.
•Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyzes and participates in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plans own work and manages conflicting priorities. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; strong interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation skills in training related activities.
Reporting Responsibilities

The PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE will report directly to the PSO Mindanao-GGU Unit Head. He/She shall oversee the provision of necessary support to ensure effective, efficient and timely conduct and delivery of correspondences/trainings/meetings of the concerned unit. S/he shall also ensure that necessary technical specifications and requirements of the concerned component/unit are met.

Only applications received on or before January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM will be considered. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for the schedule of written examination and interview.

Please submit Application letter with 2×2 picture and Comprehensive CV to the address below or email to Kindly indicate the position that the applicants are applying for as the subject.

LEALYN A. RAMOS, Project Director
Project Support Office-Mindanao
1/4 Flr Alavarez Building, Mamay Road, Lanang Davao City
Tel. No.: (082) 235-8664
Fax No.: (082) 235-8665

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