[Blueboard] Job Opening for ASoG Project Assistant

Amihan R. Perez arperez at ateneo.edu
Mon Mar 17 08:16:20 PHT 2008

Ateneo School of Government - Center for Social Policy

  Science and Technology Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid (BOP)
  Southeast Asia Project and Reforming ENR and Mining Governance Project

Brief Description of the Projects

Science and Technology Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid (BOP)  
Southeast Asia
The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) is implementing this three?year  
project with support from the International Development Research  
Centre (Canada). The goal of the project is to foster science and  
technology innovations that can effectively address the developmental  
needs of the poor and excluded in the region.

Reforming Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) and Mining Governance
the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), in partnership with the U.S.  
Agency for International Development (USAID), The Asia Foundation  
(TAF), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),  embarked  
on a program entitled Reforming ENR and Mining Governance: Managing  
Conflicts in Mining Areas.
Advocating functional and effective governance, the program aims to:
a.) Examine the existing governance framework of the mining policy
b.) Identify and recommend policy and structural reforms necessary for  
mining to be consistent with the goals of economic growth and the  
principles of sustainable development, social justice and equity
c.) Capacitate local governments and local community leaders in  
dealing with the challenges posed by mining operations in their areas.

Scope of Work

The Project Assistant will have the following functions and responsibilities:

In general, he/she will provide administrative, coordinative and  
technical assistance to the Project Managers.

Specifically, he/she will:
- Assist the Project Managers in coordinating and communicating with  
the concerned ASoG officers, project team members, outsourced  
personnel and networks, particularly in following-up outputs and  
expected tasks;
- Arrange and document meetings conducted;
- Compile and index pertinent records, documents and reference  
materials related to the project;
- Assist in preparing reports, updates and other technical and  
administrative papers for the project;
- Track and update the Project Managers on financials, i.e. budget and  
expenditure, releases of project
   funds, etc. (to be done in coordination with the ASoG Finance Officer);
- Be in-charge of purchase and inventory of project supplies and materials;
- Prepare contracts and ensure timely release of payments of all  
Project personnel;
- Assist in the logistical preparations for Project events, namely:  
venue booking, board and lodging,
   kits, participant confirmation, etc.;
- Assist in linkaging with the Project?s target  
institutions/individuals, including possible partners;
- Perform other related tasks to be delegated by the Project Managers.


The  Project Assistant must have the following qualifications:

- A college graduate of any social science, communications or  
management course;
- Capable of handling coordinative and administrative tasks  
systematically, with focus and due
- Is competent in technical writing and basic information management;
- Can easily interact, network and coordinate with people;
- A work experience with similar job description is a plus;
- A work experience in doing research is a plus;
- Strong interest in science and technology (S&T) and poverty issues  
is a plus.

Requirements for Application:

For interested applicants, please submit the following:

- An application letter addressed to: Atty. James L. Kho, Director,  
Center for Social Policy
- Curriculum Vitae
- A copy of transcript of records from respective college/university

You may also e-mail them to jameskho.ph at gmail.com , cc: Ms. Mary Jean  
Caleda (mcaleda at yahoo.com) and Ms. Mary Grace Santos  
(mgpalaciosantos at yahoo.com)

Applications will be accepted until 29 March 2008.

Amihan R. Perez
Center for Social Policy of the
Ateneo School of Government
G/F CSP Building, Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tels. (632) 426-6061/62

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