Project Assistant

Cotabato City

Evident Strategic Research and Consulting, Inc. is looking for a highly capable team member based in Cotabato City who can assist the field communication team through administrative and research tasks, for a 12-month mass media campaign in the BARMM.

The Project Assistant reports to the Field Project Manager, and is expected to provide effective and efficient support to the project through a mix of complex and routine administrative tasks, which cover, but are not limited to, desk and field research and analysis, logistical tasks, documentation, and archiving.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Key Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Logistical and Administrative Tasks
  • Documentation and Archiving
  • Research

Key Function 1: Logistical and Administrative Tasks

  1. Research and contact suppliers (venue, transportation, equipment, etc.) to request for cost proposals and ensuring that logistical needs are secured for the expected activities over the project cycle
  2. Ensures that supplier needs/costs are within the allocated budget
  3. Coordinate with the Field Project Manager and Communications Officer for any specific administrative or logistical needs

Key Function 2: Documentation and Archiving

  1. Archive documents and supplier or media contacts as needed
  2. Transcribe and translate meeting and other activity notes and audio recordings into a more digestible format

Key Function 3: Research

  1. Assist the team in the preparation of documents through desk research and ensuring quality of these documents
  2. Assist in developing research strategies and in the conduct of field work, or pre- and post-testing of materials, including analysis of statistical information and data for use in reports and presentations
  3. Assist in preparing daily, weekly and monthly reports, minutes of the meeting or contact reports

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, development, sociology or other relevant fields
  2. At least two years experience implementing similar work or projects, particularly in the BARMM
  3. Based in Cotabato City
  4. Applicant will be using their own computer/laptop
  5. 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

  • Good 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 partnerships with suppliers as integrated in communication planning
  • Working knowledge of project/program cycle management
  • Demonstrates excellent management and coordination skills
  • 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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