Field Project Manager

Cotabato City

Evident Strategic Research and Consulting, Inc. is looking for a highly capable team member based in Cotabato City who can lead the field coordination, project management, planning and communication initiatives for a 12-month mass media campaign in the BARMM.

The Field Project Manager will be responsible for working with the BARMM-based project team, and will organize and oversee implementation of specific activities for the project. Through close collaboration with Evident’s Director for Advocacy Communications (Overall Project Lead), they will be backstopped by Evident’s communications team operationally and technically. The Field Project Manager will conduct day-to-day interface with client on project progress and regular information dissemination, and ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of the overall communication strategy output in the BARMM context. The Field Project Manager is the line manager of field-based team members.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Key Functions will include the following:

  • Strategic and Programmatic Management
  • Working Relationships and Representation
  • Security and Reporting

Key Function 1: Strategic and Programmatic Management

Expected Result: Be the lead responsible for the successful delivery of expected outputs, cultivate productive relationships with the client, and co-create a relevant, accurate, and context-appropriate mass media campaign plan with Evident and ensure seamless alignment with Cotabato field team on engagement expectations

Tasks and Duties

  1. Oversee and manage the implementation of specific deliverables of the Evident communications team in Cotabato City
  2. Provides day-to-day and weekly project reporting and coordination, through meetings, with client
  3. Provide strategic advisory on the communication outputs and assist in distilling all information gathered throughout the course of the project, specifically to ensure that the communication plan is appropriately contextualized for the BARMM’s needs; specifically in relation to its historical and cultural contexts and sensitivities, and considers the pressing health issues of the region.
  4. Monitor implementation of program and logistics tasks by the Project Assistant
  5. Maintain frequent communication with Evident’s Director for Advocacy Communications (DAC) and Project Manager, both Manila-based, through daily teleconferences and submission of weekly progress reports
  6. Attend and assist ground facilitation of implementation of the mass media campaign
  7. Conducts reviews and recommendations of activity and deliverables documentation and ensures accuracy of all information documented, and translated, where applicable.
  8. Coordinate with DAC on any overhead or administrative needs or concerns as they arise

Key Function 2: Working Relationships and Representation

Expected Result: Contribute to a positive and seamless engagement with key internal and external stakeholders

Tasks and Duties

  1. Represent Evident on-ground to the client during physical meetings and field coordination, and work closely with them
  2. Develop strong collaborative relationships with Evident and client to ensure good accountability on expected deliverables
  3. Contribute to the creation of a positive engagement through the embodiment of Evident’s code of conduct, ethics, values, and standpoint to both internal and external stakeholders

Key Function 3: Health and Security Reporting

Expected Result: Ensure the accurate and proper documentation and reporting of all activities

Tasks and Duties

  1. Forecast and report any health and security considerations during the engagement (planning and implementation)
  2. Ensure application and compliance to security protocols and policies
  3. Send copies of key documents to Evident and ensure back-up of all documentation/reporting
  4. Ensure confidentiality and care for sensitive information disclosed, where applicable
  5. Identify and report any risks identified over the course of the project.
  6. Review of reports, meeting minutes or contact reports

Other duties as assigned

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned, but not necessarily all inclusive.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development, sociology, or political science and other relevant fields
  • At least five years experience leading similar work or projects, particularly in the BARMM is ideal but not required. Other applicants will be considered depending on amount of relevant experience
  • Must be knowledgeable and familiar with media trends and multimedia channels used in the BARMM
  • Based in Cotabato City
  • Applicant will be using their own computer/laptop
  • The engagement is a mix of remote work and field work/meetings, subject to strict compliance to minimum health standards prescribed by the Department of Health under GCQ, MGCQ, MECQ, and ECQ (depending on the changing health landscape over the engagement due to COVID-19)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, development, sociology or other relevant fields
  • At least three years experience implementing similar work or projects, particularly in the BARMM is ideal, but not required. Other applicants will be considered depending on amount of relevant experience
  • Based in Cotabato City
  • Applicant will be using their own computer/laptop
  • The engagement is a mix of remote work and field work/meetings, subject to strict compliance to minimum health standards prescribed by the Department of Health under GCQ, MGCQ, MECQ, and ECQ (depending on the changing health landscape over the engagement due to COVID-19)

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the historical and cultural nuances of communication initiatives in the BARMM and deep understanding of the health objectives and considerations or issues in the region
  • Knowledge of building local partnerships and community engagement 
  • Excellent knowledge of project/program cycle management
  • Demonstrates strong management and coordination skills
  • Can build strong relationships with client and other stakeholders
  • Outcomes-focused, thinks of the long-term impacts of the engagement
  • Responds positively to feedback
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities
  • Must adhere to Evident’s child protection policy

Other Details

  • Project-based, full-time employment
  • 12 month contract (June 2021 - May 2022)
  • Duty station in Cotabato City

How to Apply:

This document should not be misconstrued in any way as a contract or consultancy agreement. This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive tasks of the incumbent, as the direct supervisor may assign them additional tasks, as needed.

For interested applicants, please send a copy of your comprehensive CV and cover letter to hiring@evident.ph

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