The Community Development Officer is responsible for leading the community organization and mobilization with the goal of improving the lives of those in areas that Auro is actively sourcing cacao beans from, including researching, planning, monitoring and evaluating program/project development projects. The Officer facilitates and strategizes to effectively and efficiently implement planned activities and initiate onsite interaction with targeted communities and project partners. This position is also responsible for conducting assessments to regularly update relevant information, measure progress in the implementation of projects and capture feedback from families and individuals assisted through various interventions.
II. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES
Conduct in-depth research on key topics such as history of cacao in the Philippines, best international sourcing practices for fine flavour and organic and biodiversity programs.
Evaluate and improve existing community development and procurement practices in order to maximize social impact and streamline business processes.
Coordinate closely with and support strengthening capacity of field-based colleagues for the joint development and delivery of project activities and effective participation of key stakeholders.
Manage the status of project activities and committed funds. Monitor weekly and monthly project targets through close coordination with field-based colleagues.
Design and implement efficient data collection and analysis of relevant stakeholder information to effectively measure project impact and communicate them with external stakeholders.
Travel to relevant field offices and sites as needed to identify and address solutions to challenges at the field level.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
III. BASIC RELATIONSHIP
Reports directly to Managing Directors
Coordinates closely with cacao sourcing team and other key stakeholders
III. JOB SPECIFICATION
Bachelor’s/University degree, preferably in social sciences or communications
At least one year work experience in program administration or other related fields, work experience in the development setting (NGO) a plus.
Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
Fluency in English and Filipino, both written and verbal. Fluency in Bisaya a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, very often at a distance.
Highly organized with good attention to detail and ability to multitask
Willingness and ability to travel as needed
Should have a strong understanding of Auro’s vision and mission and should be committed to its principles and objectives.