About the Organisation:

In situations of armed conflict and violence, Geneva Call (GC), as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organisation, endeavours to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection.


The Project Coordinator will provide technical oversight for achieving the outcomes, outputs and implementing activities under the Project: Protecting indigenous people from armed violence and conflict in BARMM. This project specifically aims to support Téduray Lambangian women’s civil society to take concrete measures to advance the protection of IPs from armed violence/conflict in the Bangsamoro, including advocating for their rights and strengthening, or facilitating access to, protection mechanisms.

The Project Coordinator will take the lead in implementing the project and will ensure that the project meets its objectives and deliverables quantitatively, qualitatively and within the prescribed timeframe and budget following internal procedures and donor requirements. The Coordinator will ensure quality MEAL, documentation, and reporting, both by GC and partners.

General description and main activities

  1. Project Coordination
  • Lead in the drafting of monthly programme plans, budgets, and monitoring plans;
  • Responsible for quality project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in line with internal and donor work plans, budget and procedures;
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on achievements and challenges vis-à-vis all project activities, outputs and outcomes, including supporting local partners and ensuring their reports follow GC formats;
  • Ensure biweekly internal project status reporting to HoM by the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month;
  • Ensure partner capacities are continuously assessed and appropriate support is provided;
  • Manage project activity and comms- related budget as per GC procedures and donor requirements;
  • Provide continuous support for implementation of activities by local partners;
  • Contribute to transparent and timely project-related financial management following GC protocols;
  • Manage safekeeping of information and knowledge, including filing of programme documents;
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of information relating to the context, conflict situation, humanitarian needs and potential impact on GC’s work in project area(s);
  • Ensure sufficient research is done into specific humanitarian issues in project areas to analyse trends and support arguments to improve compliance with humanitarian norms
  • Ensure conflict sensitivity is integrated into the project design and implementation;
  • Contribute to GC resource management and program implementation and activities as part of the overall Philippines country programme including possibly being tasked with coordinating other projects;
  • Suggest partnerships with relevant organisations/agencies;

2. Security

In coordination with security focal point of the country programme:

  • Ensure staff supporting the project follows GC’s security policies and protocols;
  • Lead regular assessments of the security situation vis-à-vis the project, project partners, beneficiaries and GC, preparing risk assessments and suggesting mitigating measures and following up on incidents as necessary;

3. Communications & External relations

In coordination with the Head of Mission:

  • Support implementation of communications strategy including campaigns, events, other initiatives;
  • Plan and see through the production of innovative communications materials localised through consultations involving target audiences;
  • Ensure material (photos, videos, stories from the field) about project activities and timely reports to showcase project outcomes and achievements;
  • Ensure proper implementation of donor visibility and communications plan, also taking into account security and perception risks and seeking for derogations/exemptions when required;
  • Engage local and international organisations regularly;
  • Oversee and coordinate GC social media presence and online communications;

4. Other Duties

  • Attend and represent GC as required at conferences and other fora of interest to the organisation;
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the line manager


  • Completed degree of Higher Education in relevant field such as Political or Social Science, International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights


  • Excellent English and Tagalog required – Teduray, Bisaya and Maguindanaoan preferred

Technical knowledge or experience in

  • Project planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • Managing projects, partnerships and teams;
  • Protection or humanitarian experience;
  • Designing and implementing training programmes;
  • Software skills (MS Office, Excel, KOBO, graphic design tools, social media, email);
  • Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law;
  • Gender
  • In-depth knowledge of the conflict context in Central Mindanao;
  • Knowledge of international, national and regional  legal frameworks concerning IP rights

Personal qualities

  • Understanding and respect for organisational principles and confidentiality;
  • Strong logic and organisational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change;
  • Leadership qualities and unwavering integrity;
  • Ability to take responsibility, strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Proven ability to work well with colleagues and partners from diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds;

Accuracy and reliability, ability to reach results and meet deadlines under pressure;

Conflict of interest

**Any candidate affiliated to or openly supporting one or more interest groups contrary to the principles and values of the Foundation, or whose previous activity could cause difficulties for the safety of women and men co-workers at Geneva Call will be excluded from this selection process. The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the Geneva Call Performance Management guidelines. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • Job Description
  • Action plan
  • Performance Review Template Conditions


Position: 100%. Contract duration: 1 April 2021 until 31 December 2021. The first two (2) months of the contract period is a probation period.


To apply, please send your cover letter and  CV in PDF format to hr-eurasia@genevacall.org, ref: “PC Cotabato” no later than 31 March 2021. All applications will be kept confidential. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process.

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