Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Job opening: Project Officer

April 5, 2017

The Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Programme Asia (NTFP-EP) is a collaborative, regional network of grassroots NGOs and peoples’ organizations that seek to build the capacity of forest-based communities in the sustainable management of forests, especially in the conservation and trade of non-timber forest products. NTFP-EP implements programs in six (6) Asian countries and maintains regional headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

Among the organization’s initiatives is a small grants fund named after a distinguished activist and champion of indigenous peoples rights and traditional ecological knowledge, and founding member of the NTFP-EP Board of Trustees, Pastor Delbert Rice. The Pastor Delbert Rice – Small Grants Fund (PDR-SGF) aims to support community-based projects in the field of forest conservation. In 2016, the PDR-SGF received funding from the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), a global program led by international women’s funds and rights based organizations, FCAM, Mama Cash and Both ENDS. The GAGGA PDR-SGF facility supports the GAGGA vision which aims to strengthen capabilities and unify grassroots groups to lobby and advocate for women’s rights and environmental justice agendas.

In line with this, NTFP-EP is looking for a


who shall be mainly responsible for managing the GAGGA PDR-SGF facility, working both with partners and the staff at the regional and country offices. S/he will report to the Executive Director and may be asked to perform other duties from time to time with limited supervision. The scope of work includes the following:

Scope of Work:

  1. Scouts for potential partners and work with country offices and reviewers to review and evaluate applications for grants;
  2. Assists partners in capacity building on project/program development and project proposal writing (including providing input in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms)
  3. Develops strategic and collaborative proposals with and among partners when and if possible/suitable/appropriate
  4. Prepares project and annual reports for submission to the donors, including partner empowerment and innovation stories for communications and knowledge sharing and support to lobby and advocacy activities
  5. Assists in image building and promotion efforts of the program
  6. Conducts other activities related to his/her expertise as assigned by his/her supervisor

Duty Station: NTFP-EP Asia office, Quezon City, Philippines


  1. College graduate, with at least 5 years experience in project management work
  1. Excellent communication skills
  2. Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  3. Able to multi-task and work well under pressure
  4. Disciplined, diligent, trustworthy, and dependable.

Closing Date for Application: 21 April 2017

Kindly email the following to

  1. Resume (including names and contact details (email and telephone/mobile numbers) of at least two references); and,
  2. Cover letter addressed to THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

“NTFP-EP values people from diverse backgrounds and works to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind – including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other similarly protected status – is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, lay-off, recall, termination and other terms and conditions of employment. This policy complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.”