JOB OPENINGS: Comptroller, Bookkeeper and Knowledge Management Officer

We are looking for qualified people to fill the following positions: Comptroller, Bookkeeper and Knowledge Management Officer.

You may download the duties and responsibilities, and required competencies and qualifications for each item by clicking the positions below:

  1. PTFCF Job Opening – Comptroller
  2. PTFCF Job Opening – Bookkeeper
  3. PTFCF Job Opening – Knowledge Management Officer

To apply for the vacancies, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter, addressed to Atty. Jose Andres Canivel, Executive Director, to admin@ptfcf.org. The cover letter should have no more than 600 words explaining why you feel that you will suit this post and why you want the job. CVs not accompanied by a cover letter will not be considered.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. If asked for an interview, please bring a copy of your previous work outputs.

 

 

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Upper Sierra Madre)

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002, under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines, to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in the Upper Sierra Madre. This covers the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the program, please download the Request for Proposals and PTFCF Results Framework, 2017-2021 through the links below:

  1. 2017 RFP Forest Landscape Grant Program for Upper Sierra Madre
  2. PTFCF Results Framework, 2017-2021 (for partners)

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before May 8, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

PTFCF and TBI Sign MOU to Promote Sustainable Landscapes in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) Executive Director Atty. Jose Andres Canivel and Stichting Tropenbos International (TBI) Director Dr. Rene Boot signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 7, 2017 to collaborate for the promotion of sustainable landscapes in the Philippines.

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The MOU committed the two organizations to share knowledge and expertise on sustainable landscapes. During the MOU signing, PTFCF and TBI jointly highlighted the initiatives that they will be collaborating on:

  1. Development of a landscape governance course for CSOs (civil society organizations) in the Philippines
  2. Organization of a National Environmental Forum in the Philippines

PTFCF Executive Director Atty. Jose Andres Canivel and TBI Director Dr. Rene Boot sign MOU to collaborate for the promotion of sustainable landscapes in the Philippines.

The activities, proposed by TBI as part of the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) programme, seek to increase the knowledge of CSOs on the theory, practice and tools of landscape governance. Dubbed as “landscape leaders,” CSOs play a critical role in the initiation and promotion of sustainable landscapes. Ultimately, through this agreement, PTFCF and TBI hope to strengthen the abilities of CSOs in the development of policies and programs that can enable the inclusive and sustainable governance of landscapes.

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About PTFCF:

Established under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of the America and Republic of the Philippines through the US Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) is a non-profit organization that provides grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

About TBI:

Tropenbos International is an international non-governmental non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. It aims to achieve the sustainable management of tropical forest lands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.

 

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental)

Request for Proposals: Forest Landscape Grant Program (Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental)

 

RFP Forest Landscape Grant Program for Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental

 

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization established in 2002 under two bilateral agreements between the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines to provide grants to organizations that empower the people to protect the forests.

The Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for its Forest Landscape Grant Program in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.

Through this program, the Foundation intends to:

  1. Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  2. Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystems products and services;
  3. Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  4. Ensure the satisfaction of local needs while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

For more information about the eligible activities and proponents, and requirements, please download the Request for Proposal and PTFCF Results Framework 2017-2021 through the links below:

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals from the website, through mail or e-mail on or before March 3, 2017.

For more information about the program, please contact us through e-mail (admin@ptfcf.org) or phone ( (02) 891-0595 and (02) 864-0287).

 

 

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: UPLB CFNR, MS NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION

 

Scholarship Grant:

The University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources (UPLB-CFNR) and the UPLB-CFNR Alumni Association (UPLB-CFNRAA), in partnership with the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), launches the FOREST CONSERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (FCSSP-II) for the MS in Natural Resources Conservation Major in Biodiversity Conservation (Off-Campus Mode).

MS NRC Off-Campus Mode:

The MS NRC program of UPLB is designed to produce graduates capable of innovating on and operationalizing the principles and concepts of natural resources conservation, natural resources informatics, conservation planning, and the different approaches to natural resources conservation.

The off-campus mode of the MS NRC program is being offered to provide flexibility to working students. The faculty-in-charge of the course will meet the students in the Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Diliman, Quezon City.

The program requires a minimum of 34 units. One 3-unit course will be taken per month, every Saturday and Sunday. For courses without laboratory, classes will be 6 hours per day for the whole duration. For classes with laboratory, 6 hours per day for three weeks will be allotted for lecture classes and 9 hours per day for 1 week for laboratory classes to be held in UPLB.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Must be a newly-admitted graduate student (with regular status as of January 2017) to the MS Natural Resources Conservation (MS NRC, Off-Campus Mode) of the UPLB Graduate School;
  • Must be working in the field of forestry and natural resources with at least two (2) years of work experience;
  • Must be willing to conduct a master’s thesis relevant to biodiversity conservation or related topics to be identified by PTFCF and its partner institutions, and UPLB-CFNR;
  • Must be willing to sign a scholarship contract and return service to home institution or work in the Philippines for at least two years; and
  • Must not be more than 50 years old at the time of application.

Grant Period:

1 ½ years (January 2017- May 2018)

Grant Coverage:

  • Tuition Fees, Miscellaneous Fees and Laboratory Fees for 3 semesters and 1 mid-year term
  • Monthly Stipend (PhP 3,500.00)
  • Thesis Support (PhP 25,000.00)

Application Deadline:

December 22, 2016

Notification of Acceptance:

2nd week, January, 2017

Contact:

For further details, please contact the UPLB-CFNR Dean, Dr. Willie P. Abasolo (wpabasolo@up.edu.ph), or the program coordinator, Dr. Analyn L. Codilan (alcodilan@up.edu.ph).

 

OML Center: Call for Resilience Grant Proposals

Now on its fourth year, the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center) is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 2016 Resilience Grants.
 
Science and technology have a critical role to play in enhancing the resilience of the sectors of society whose aspirations to develop sustainably are threatened by climate-related risks and disasters. With this in mind, the Center encourages submissions that focus on science-based innovations that will provide opportunities and adaptive alternatives to managing the risks and threats of climate change and variabilities.

In an effort to respond to our country’s need for more localized and impact-driven research, knowledge, and tools, the Center is looking for proposals that fill three specific themes:

Climate Risk and Resilience

  • Projects that will support assessments of current and future risks and determine the most appropriate strategies for managing these risks
  • Measures that seek to strengthen climate resiliency of communities
Climate Change Impacts on Sectors
  • Projects that will look into climate change impacts on ecosystems and primary industries, society (values, attitudes, climate resilient culture), justice, policy, governance , health, and the private sector
Advances in Climate Science
  • Innovations in climate science that will spur new solutions and have practical application in the areas of climate dynamics and modelling, climate prediction/weather forecasting, GIS and remote sensing, and loss and damage, among others
  • Early-stage climate adaptation technologies that will be able to demonstrate practical application of climate science
The Center also recognizes that for science to create real impact, innovations and knowledge must be widely understood, accepted, and used effectively by those threatened by risks and disasters, so that they may become catalysts or agents for sustainability themselves. To fill this gap between climate science solutions and user communities, the Center is limiting its acceptance to proposals that can demonstrate utilization/use and impact of project outputs.

The deadline for submission of Pre-Proposal Concept Note is 01 December 2016.

The deadline for submission of Proposals is 15 January 2017.


Email grants@omlopezcenter.org for inquiries.

Conservation International and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation Launch 1 Million Dollar Trust Fund to Protect Mt. Mantalingahan in Palawan, Philippines

Conservation International (CI) and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF) launched a 1 million US dollar trust fund to protect the Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) during Conservation Conversation, an exclusive launch of the various works of CI Philippines and its partners.

The trust fund, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines, will provide sustainable financing for the long-term maintenance, protection and enrichment of the biodiversity within the MMPL.

CI’s Global Conservation Fund (GCF), a program that mobilizes financial resources for the creation, expansion and management of protected areas in the world, provided 1 million US dollars as initial capitalization of the fund. Its local partner, PTFCF, along with other stakeholders, will be responsible for the administration and management of the trust fund. The Foundation will shoulder the administrative costs for the MMPL fund for the first three years of the MMPL endowment. It will also undertake fundraising efforts to achieve the capitalization target for the MMPL endowment, which is 2.7 million US dollars.

MMPL, a declared protected area through Presidential Proclamation 1815, is a mountain range covering 120,457 hectares in Southern Palawan, Philippines. It lies within the territorial jurisdiction of five municipalities in the province of Palawan, namely, Sofronio Espanola, Quezon, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza and Rizal.

It is a key biodiversity area, which serves as home to more than 1,000 species, including threatened species such as the Palawan pangolin and the Philippine cockatoo (Conservation International, 2016).

MMPL is endowed with rich flora and fauna, with 75% of its remaining forest cover considered to be of primary growth. Primary growth forests are forests that has attained great age. This type of forest acts as a carbon sink. It soaks up the increasing pollution due to industrialization.

MMPL also plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of Southern Palawan. It covers major watershed areas that are crucial to agricultural economy and domestic water use, and serves as a source of non-timber forest products.

 

Reference:

http://blog.conservation.org/2016/10/trust-fund-to-help-protect-some-of-philippines-last-primary-forests/

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Marketplace on Biodiversity Innovative Projects

 

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The BIOFIN project is looking local proponents with projects that are anchored on the following Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) Priority Programs:

  • Banking on biodiversity: a program on genetic research and wealth generation in protected areas
  • Optimizing potential of protected area for ecotourism
  • Biodiversity and water management
  • Improving resilience, reducing vulnerabilities
  • Celebrating urban biodiversity

Submit your proposals to biofinmarketplace@gmail.com on or before September 15, 2016.

For full details, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/2btHChk

 

PTFCF and UPD hold book launch for “The Mammals of Luzon”

The Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation (PTFCF), in partnership with the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), hosted the book launch for “The Mammals of Luzon Island: A Biogeographic Perspective on Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation”, last August 10, 2016. It was held at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

During the launch, Dr. Lawrence Heaney and Dr. Danilo Balete, two of the authors of the book, revealed that Luzon, an island in the Philippines, has the greatest concentration of unique mammals in the world. While writing the book, the authors were able to discover 28 new species of bats and rodents. Nine of which are yet to be named.

Dr. Lawrence Heaney, one of the authors, signed copies of the book during the launch.

Dr. Lawrence Heaney, one of the authors, signed copies of the book during the launch.

The authors also stressed the importance of conserving the forests. Dr. Balete noted that these unique mammals will only thrive when old growth forests are protected and secondary growth are allowed to regenerate.

Dr. Lawrence Heaney and Dr. Danilo Balete, two of the authors, signed copies of the book during the launch.

Dr. Lawrence Heaney and Dr. Danilo Balete, two of the authors, signed copies of the book during the launch.

To raise awareness on the unique mammals of Luzon, encourage further research and promote the conservation of their forest habitats, one thousand copies of the book will be donated and distributed to key government agencies, local government units, academic institutions and civil society organizations by PTFCF and UPD.

PTFCF and UPD turned over 1,000 copies of the book to key stakeholders from government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations and academic institutions.

PTFCF and UPD turned over 1,000 copies of the book to key stakeholders from government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations and academic institutions.

 

 

You may purchase a copy of the book for 3,625php at National Book Store and Powerbooks.

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

PTFCF is looking for experienced, energetic, flexible, and self-managing team players with excellent communication skills.

Senior Project Development Officer

S/he will support the Executive Director in planning and project development, and capacity building in PTFCF’s focal areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance in developing proposals, including capacity building of potential proponents. Capacity building activities may include the conduct of project development workshops.
  • Recommend the type of assistance necessary to upgrade the technical soundness of the proposal;
  • Recommend appropriate action or alterations to the activities and outputs in the proposal;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to proponents to ensure: (1) timely submission of relevant requirements for grant applications, (2) coherence of proposed actions, strategies and project objectives with those of PTFCF, (3) technical soundness of conservation approach and livelihood options, and (4) compliance with PTFCF grant guidelines; and
  • Recommend a general strategy based on the scope and distribution of the proposals to ensure that representative forest types and floral and faunal regions are covered by PTFCF work.

In addition to project development functions, s/he is expected to perform the following program-related responsibilities:

  • Assist in improving procedures and schedules for all grants including procedures and schedules relating to public announcements, grant applications, review and monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with institutions with similar and complementary objectives as PTFCF;
  • Develop and expand partnerships with POs, NGOs, LGUs and other institutions active in the Foundation’s priority areas; and
  • Perform other functions as specified in the Operations Manual; and as required by PTFCF Board of Trustees

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Community Development, Social Science or equivalent;
  • At least five years of progressively relevant experience in project development in an NGO environment;
  • With networking, resource mobilization, grant writing and report writing skills;
  • Knowledgeable in community and forestry issues;
  • With excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills;
  • With creative thinking and problem solving skills; and
  • Non-judgmental and with a positive attitude.

Senior Project Evaluation Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he is responsible for managing the evaluation of all grant proposals to ensure their technical soundness.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the technical soundness of concept proposals submitted to PTFCF under its Call for Concept Proposals;
  • Recommend appropriate action or alterations to the activities and outputs in the proposal;
  • Recommend the type of assistance necessary to upgrade the technical soundness of the proposal;
  • Assess the forestry rules and regulations that may be applicable to the activities in the proposal; and
  • Facilitate and assist the BOT Program Committee to assess eligibility of potential grantees and conduct initial review of concept proposals.

In addition to project evaluation, s/he is responsible for the following program-related functions:

  • Recommend a general strategy based on the scope and distribution of the proposals to ensure that representative forest types and floral and faunal regions are covered by PTFCF work;
  • Assist in improving procedures and schedules for all grants including procedures and schedules relating to public announcements, grant applications, review and monitoring;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with institutions with similar and complementary objectives as PTFCF;
  • Develop and expand partnerships with POs, NGOs, LGUs and other institutions active in the Foundation’s focal areas; and
  • Perform other functions specified in the Operations Manual; and as required by PTFCF Board of Trustees.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or equivalent;
  • At least five years of progressively relevant experience in project evaluation in an NGO environment;
  • With networking, resource mobilization, grant writing and report writing skills;
  • Knowledgeable in community and forestry issues;
  • With excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills;
  • With creative thinking and problem solving skills; and
  • Non-judgmental and with a positive attitude.

Communications Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he is responsible for all communication-related activities and projects of the Foundation.
Responsibilities:

  • Develop information and communication materials for the Foundation, its partners and other stakeholders;
  • Conceptualize and supervise communication-related outsourced products i.e. printing of publications, exhibits, website maintenance and other promotional campaigns;
  • Coordinate with concerned groups i.e. government agencies, network partners, consultants, suppliers and others for the accomplishment of communication-related products and activities;
  • Promote the work of the Foundation and its partners through traditional and social media.
  • Create and launch awareness campaigns across various audiences;
  • Edit and popularize technical reports and documents for general audiences;
  • Manage branding initiatives, internal communications and external media relations; and
  • Manage the company website and social media sites.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a Master’s Degree in Development Communication or equivalent;
  • Minimum of five years combined experience in the areas of technical and business writing and editing,web content development and management, environmental advocacy, and project management;
  • Excellent command of the English language; and
  • With high proficiency in publishing, design and office applications.

The applicant must be a team player, willing to travel occasionally and render overtime work if needed, and have a genuine concern for the environment.

Deadline of application: June 17, 2016.

Kindly submit your letter of application and resume to:

The Executive Director, Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc.

2/F Valderrama Bldg. 107 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City 1223

or email: admin@ptfcf.org.

Salary and benefits will be contingent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.