Short-Term Natural Resources Management Consultant
Winrock is preparing a new program in the Philippines to improve the way that natural resources and the areas from which these are derived are governed, while addressing the drivers of natural resources insecurity by addressing both the supply of and demand for natural resources through the reduction of environmental crimes and the development of the natural resources sector.
- Provide contextual information about current and recent natural resource and security management efforts in the Philippines. Prepare a briefing document (8-10 pages) with targeted information about NRSM in the Philippines with a focus on governance of natural resources, areas from which these resources are derived, factors impacting supply and demand of natural resources insecurity as well as recommendations on how to effectively address these factors, ecosystem goods and services, environmental resilience, and historical and current efforts to manage natural resources in the Philippines (including strengths and weaknesses). The brief should include all sources referenced and include the following sections
- Relevant data with brief analysis on the nature and scope of NRSM in the Philippines (4-5 pages).
- Information on relevant regional, national and sub-national policies and programs (4-5 pages), including
- Descriptions of existing national, provincial, and district policies and programs.
- Descriptions of relevant ministries and civil society groups.
- Identification of existing services (from the private sector, NGOs and CSOs) as well as major gaps in natural resource management and security.
- Support Field Assessment. The consultant should support Winrock home office staff in capture efforts, including the following tasks:
- Organize and conduct meetings with national and local government, international and local NGOs, Donor agencies, social service providers, and other key stakeholders in the Philippines, and prepare follow-up emails or letters of thanks.
- Assist in the collection of relevant follow-up documents (project reports, research, policy, tools, etc.) from stakeholder groups and other sources.
- Help develop and continuously add to the list of potential stakeholders relevant to proposed programming.
- A complete itinerary of confirmed meetings with key stakeholders as part of field assessment.
- An 8-10 page brief outlined in Task 1.
- A 2-page consultancy report detailing work completed corresponding to the tasks assigned under Task 2.
Successful candidates will have detailed technical knowledge of natural resource management in the Philippines and a strong network of stakeholders that can be engaged fort consultations and input. Experience with USAID projects and stakeholders strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are also required as is familiarity and ease of access with key relevant government and nongovernmental stakeholders.
Bachelor’s level degree required in education, international development, leadership, political science, or a relevant social science discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
- Applicants must have demonstrated work experience in similar consultancies and technical areas.
- Experience in the Philippines is required.
- Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing trafficking in persons in the Philippines.
- Knowledge of USAID or other US Government initiatives and publications is desirable.
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).