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The Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Inc. (PPLIC) is a leader in innovation and growth in the life insurance industry in the country.

Responsibilities:  
  • To provide in-house, hands-on support and output to the Company’s current/on-going intensive Corporate Communication efforts, by helping manage, prepare, maintain and enhance the content of the Company’s Corporate Communication Materials/Tools, along with providing strategic and tactical support, as needed, to any ongoing Online/Web efforts and other units of the Company (e.g. Sales and Marketing)
Requirements:  
  • Graduate of Communication/Mass Communication
  • At least 2 years’ actual hands-on work experience in Corporate Communications/PR, particularly in the areas of Media/Press Relations, In-House Editorial/Writing/Publishing, Web Communication, PR, Reputation Handling, Professional Social Media/Networking, Blogging, Company Web Site Management/Maintenance, along with Basic-to-Intermediate Proficiency in Photography, Desktop Publishing, Audio-Visual Production and Online Research
  • Has an Intermediate Editorial/Creative Eye and Ability, particularly in Company Communication Efforts and also Online/Web Activities
  • Able to work quickly, efficiently and effectively, under pressure, within a Corporate Framework, and willing to learn new Corporate Communication/PR strategies, tactics and methods to further enhance and promote the Company’s Image/Reputation
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly in research, writing and editorial work, while providing “out-of-the-box” and value-added recommendations and proposals to further improve/enhance the Company’s Image/Reputation and Communication Output
You may also email us your comprehensive resume at: hr@philprudentiallife.com

Responsibilities:

Type and Duration of Contract:
  • The full–time assignment will initially be until 31 December 2012 but may be extended depending on performance, organizational need and availability of funding. This is a FIXED TERM appointment.

Requirements:

Essential Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:
  • University Degree in Communications, Social Science or related field or equivalent professional work experience in the communication area combined with a university degree in a related discipline.
  • 10 years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, journalism, marketing or campaigning, ideally on children’s rights or international development issues.
  • Excellent computer skills including internet navigation and office applications. Familiarity with SAP is an advantage. Funds management familiarity/background is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of the local working language.

Interested individuals must send notification of interest by submitting a letter outlining profile, curriculum vitae, UN Personal History Form (download fromhttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_apply.html) and 2 latest Performance Evaluation Reports (Internal Applicants).
Please send your applications to The HR Unit, UNICEF Manila before close of business on 3 February 2012 by e-mail only to hrmanila@unicef.org. Only emailed applications are accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. UNICEF is a non-smoking environment.
Please note that we will contact only short-listed candidates.

The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), an international action research and training institute with more than 80 years of  grassroots field experience in rural communities seeks development professionals interested in establishing an international career. Qualified women are encouraged to apply. 

Program Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (AgNRM) 

The Program Specialist, Agriculture and Natural  Resource Management (AgNRM) provides technical leadership in the AgNRM program; in developing new AgNRM projects and activities, building upon existing initiatives. Provide technical leadership in developing new AgNRM initiatives including approaches to enhancement of smallholder agriculture through regenerative agriculture, food security and nutrition programming, community based natural resources management and restoration of landscapes and natural ecosystems, project/program development, conduct of international courses, customized courses and technical missions in line with IIRR-Regional Center for Asia program goals and objectives. 

He/she shall develop synergies of AgNRM and other program components such as livelihood, disaster risk reduction, gender and community health. 

Requirements 

• A degree in natural resource management, agriculture or other related  discipline; master’s degree preferred.

• At least five (5) years experience in agriculture and natural resource management program planning, monitoring and evaluation within a rural development framework. (Those who have Agriculture experience only or NRM experience only, need not apply).

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of one or more Asian language a plus. 

• Computer proficient and uses various applications.

Candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) contact information (telephone, email); and (4) three letters of references with address and contact email/phone numbers not later than 15 March 2012 to: 

The Human Resources Office 

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction 

Km. 39, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, 4118 Cavite 

E-Mail: humanresources@iirr.org

Website: www.iirr.org

We will respond to short-listed candidates only. 

IIRR is an equal opportunity employer.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Philippines) has an immediate need for a Development Outreach and Communications Specialist (Writer). The Specialist serves as a full member of the USAID/Philippines, Program Office, Outreach and Communication Unit, by participating in the planning, designing, producing and disseminating of public information about USAID activities for Filipino and American consumption. S/He collaborates closely with USAID technical offices, implementing partners, and the US Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) to develop and implement the USAID/Philippines and USAID/Pacific Island communication strategies that promote the USAID programs to both internal and external audiences.
 
The Specialist drafts content and products for public audiences, such as media and press releases, including for the public website and social media sites, acts as a writer/editor for the Mission, and fulfills requests for information from the media and public. These duties involve collecting, investigating, managing, and distributing information associated with the USAID foreign assistance program in the Philippines and the Pacific region. Mission responsibility includes activities in the Pacific Islands such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Fiji.
 
S/He works closely with PAS and the Mission Director to craft speeches for the Ambassador and other USAID high-level officials. The incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining a system to track and archive speeches and articles written about USAID programs. S/He responds to inquiries from the general public and the media on USAID’s programs, practices, and any other general information requests.
 
The Specialist performs other duties as required and assigned by the supervisor.
 
The candidate must meet the following Evaluation Criteria:
 
EDUCATION (5 %) – A Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or a very closely related field, is required. An advanced degree in the above or a related field is desired.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE (15 %) – A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience in writing and editing, communications, public relations, or journalism is required. The candidate should have a portfolio that provides assurance that the Specialist is skilled in disseminating information to a variety of target audiences. Experience implementing public relations campaigns and in speech writing is strongly preferred. Previous work with the USG or another international development organization, in an English-language environment, is highly desirable. Prior experience in outreach, reporting, and speechwriting will be a determining factor in the selection.
 
JOB KNOWLEDGE (30 %) – The successful candidate must be capable of crafting information messages in various media formats (press releases, websites, video etc.) targeting a variety of audiences and have an interest in implementing new media communication tools. Knowledge of standard principles, methods, and practices of communication and information management are required, in order to design outreach materials. A working knowledge of the fields of media relations and publishing is required. Must have an understanding of how to compose and edit executive level speeches and presentations. The work also requires a broad understanding of issues related to international development.
 
• SKILLS AND ABILITIES (45 %) – The position requires excellent news and script writing, editing, and research skills; strong organizational and project management skills within a multi-cultural work environment; the ability to work independently, take initiative, manage several activities at once, and work under pressure to meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills with internal and external counterparts; the exercise of sound judgment in representing the U.S. Government; and the ability to travel and work weekends or after hours on occasion. The ability to research and/or gather information from multiple technical sources, and to analyze and transform technical language into well-written, easily understood, non-bureaucratic prose with very short deadlines, is required. The Specialist must be able to combine the work of others and resolves all inconsistencies in the development of a final copy.
 
COMMUNICATION and COMPUTER SKILLS (5 %) – Requires outstanding written and oral communication skills. Proficient in the use of various computer software.
 
Based on the successful candidate’s salary history, a maximum annual salary of PhP 1,463,235.00 is offered. The compensation package includes mid-year and year-end bonuses, health and life insurance, and a supplementary retirement plan.
 
Note: USAID reserves the right to reject any and all applicants. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. This position will be filled subject to the availability of funds.
 
Application letter and comprehensive resume must be received no later than January 20, 2012 at: Human Resources Division, P.O. Box EA 423 1000, Ermita, Manila or via email at aidmnlhr@usaid.gov

Executive Assistant

The New Zealand Embassy in Manila is looking for a professional person to be its next executive assistant to the ambassador.

The overall purpose of this position is to provide full secretarial support to the ambassador.  The full job description is below.

The successful applicant must have sound judgement, critical and analytical thinking, attention to detail, motivation, initiative, and an ability to set priorities.  They must be highly organised, have excellent communication skills to build a robust network of contacts and be able to work cooperatively as part of a small team.

The position is suited to an experienced personal assistant. 

We are looking for the successful appointee to be available to commence duties in February 2012.

To apply for this position, send an email to  with two Word documents attached:
• A letter of no more than two pages, addressed to the First Secretary (Administration), New Zealand Embassy, Manila, setting out why you are applying for this job, with specific examples of how you meet all the criteria set out in the third paragraph of this advertisement.
• A CV (resumé) of no more than four pages.

Any application that does not meet these specifications will not be read.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No applications from agents will be considered.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 24 January 2012.

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Finance and Administration Officer

The New Zealand Embassy in Manila is looking for an experienced person to be its next Finance and Administration Officer.

The overall purpose of this position is to accurately, efficiently and promptly process the embassy’s accounts, both receivables and payments, and perform a range of administrative functions under the direction of the First Secretary (Administration).  The full job description is shown in the attached PDF file below.

The successful applicant must have sound judgement, critical and analytical thinking, attention to detail, motivation, initiative, and an ability to set priorities.  They must be highly organised, have excellent communication skills and be able to work cooperatively as part of a small team.

The position is suited to someone with a strong background in finance and administration. 

We are looking for the successful appointee to be available to commence duties as soon as possible.

To apply for this position, send an email to with two Word documents attached:
•    A letter of no more than two pages, addressed to the First Secretary (Administration), New Zealand Embassy, Manila, setting out why you are applying for this job, with specific examples of how you meet all the criteria set out in the third paragraph of this advertisement.
•    A CV (resumé) of no more than four pages.

Any application that does not meet these specifications will not be read.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No applications from agents will be considered.

This position is being re-advertised.  The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 13 January 2012.

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Vacant permanent positions at the DOST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) as of January 2012:

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Department: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Technology Transfer

Pay Rate: PhP 18,508.00 per month

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job; 
2. With good oral and written communication skills; 
3. Must be hard working and can work with minimal supervision; 
4. Preferably with knowledge in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Access). 
5. Must have knowledge in preparing minutes of meetings, writing correspondences and documents filing system.

NATURE OF WORK:

1. Assist in program/project planning, coordination, monitoring;
2. Prepare vouchers, reimbursement of grants awarded to scientists and other budget-related documents;   
3. Assist in the preparation of written reports/proceedings and other communication materials; 
4. Organize files and documents submitted by scientists;
5. Prepare materials and data needed for setting up and maintaining scientists’ database; 
6. Perform tasks that may be assigned from time to time

Please send your application letter with pertinent documents (curriculum vitae with photo and photocopy of transcript of records) on or before 15 January 2012 to:

ENGR. MA. LOURDES P. ORIJOLA
Assistant Secretary 
Rm 206, DOST Main Building
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Telefax No. +63(2) 8372940
E-mail: scs@dost.gov.ph

Vacant permanent positions at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Central Office as of January 02, 2012:

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POSITION TITLE  : Project Assistant

SALARY GRADE   :          

ITEM NUMBER     : Contractual

DIVISION           : Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in Local Development Planning & Decision-making Processes

EDUCATION        : Degree in urban/regional planning, environmental planning and related field

TRAINING          :          

EXPERIENCE       : At least two years experience in urban/regional planning or related field. Experience on DRR/CCA projects an advantage.

SEND APPLICATION TO :       

NAME : Dir. Susan Rachel G. Jose

ADDRESS: Regional Development Coordination Staff     

EMAIL ADDRESS : sgjose@neda.gov.ph, wgsese@neda.gov.ph                 

NOTE/REMARKS :    Req: CV w/ letter of application (max. 2 pages) that explains applicant’s suitability to perform the responsibilities of the position, including personal qualities, experience, & other competencies relative to the desired qualifications.

POSITION TITLE  : Administrative Assistant III (Secretary)

SALARY GRADE    : 9

ITEM NUMBER      : ADAS3-88-2004       

EDUCATION         : Completion of two (2) years of studies in college

TRAINING            : four (4) hours relevant training

EXPERIENCE         : One (1) year of relevant experience

ELIGIBILITY         : CS Sub Professional

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION : 1-16-2012

ADDRESS APPLICTION TO :

NAME :            Atty. Romeo T. Telpo

ADDRESS :       OIC Director IV, Administrative Staff

FAX NUMBER : 02 631 3704

EMAIL ADDRESS : NEDA-HRPMS@neda.gov.ph