Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Job opening: Programme Officer

August 30, 2018

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.

NTFP-EP’s mission is to act as a catalyst in empowering local organizations towards sustainable management of forested landscapes and ecosystems and the right to access natural resources, livelihood, cultural identity and gender equality. NTFP-EP implements support programs on community conservation and resource management, indigenous food and health, tenure rights and governance and sustainable community livelihoods.  NTFP-EP manages a small grant facility and convenes a civil society forum in ASEAN to promote and secure community rights and safeguards in forestry, governance and small-medium forest enterprises.

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


who shall be mainly responsible for thematic program development and coordination, H/she will be coordinating ongoing regional projects, working both with partners and the staff at the regional and country offices with the use of different tools such as small grants, training and technical assistance, communication, knowledge management and exchanges. 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. Supports the SSNC and Misereor projects by coordinating and tracking country partner activities
  2. Leads and/or backstops the regional activities for both projects
  3. Supports NTFP-EP country and partners’ programs on conservation and resource management through facilitation of trainings, exchanges, related advocacies, research and knowledge management activities;
  4. Assists in producing publications, films and other educational and promotional materials related to the conservation and indigenous food and health themes.
  5. Assists in the preparation of funding proposals with conservation or indigenous food and health themes;
  6. Assists in the preparation of related donor and institutional reports
  7. Assists partners in capacity building on project/program development and project proposal writing (including providing input in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms)
  8. Develops other strategic and collaborative proposals with and among partners when and if possible/suitable/appropriate
  9. Assists in communication, media and visibility and advocacy efforts of NTFP-EP programs

Performs other tasks and backstops other projects related to his/her job designation and which corresponds to his/her capacity, as may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.

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


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

Strong working knowledge on community-based natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, or environmental justice, and women’s rights. Strong work experience in other countries outside the Philippines is an advantage. Other skill sets, e.g. training, field skills, grantmaking, M&E, etc., a plus.

Closing Date for Application:  10 September 2018

Kindly email the following to

  1. Resume including names of at least two (2) references indicating their contact details (email and telephone/mobile numbers); 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.”