YP E-Newsletter Double Issue is Now Available for Download

screen cap of latest YP ENewsletter Over the past summer, TAO-Pilipinas’ technical staff have been very busy with different projects. The YP E-Newsletter for March – May/June – July 2014 features some of those activities. Included in this double issue is the Community Action Planning Workshop that TAO-Pilipinas conducted in the Old Sagkahan Area of Tacloban City and the Shelter Damage Assessment done for the islands of Manicani and Homonhon in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Articles about our concluded YP Summer Internship Program and the study tour of the Urban Shelter course students from Lund University are also featured in this latest issue. This issue also features a YP Reflection written by YP Alumni, Gloryrose Dy. Her reflection talks about the role of architects when it comes to rebuilding other people’s lives. Aside from the mentioned articles, a book review and two network activities that happened over the past five months can also be read in this newsletter. Lastly, job announcements for our organization are also posted in the last page of this newsletter. Just click the image on the left to download the latest YP E-Newsletter. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, just fill out the form below.

Job Opening at PMPI

Our partner network, Philipine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), has posted two job openings for their organization. The following is the job advertisement that they have circulated:

PMPI is a partnership between and among non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples’ organizations (POs), church groups in the Philippines, and Misereor – the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Germany based in Aachen, Germany – which subscribe to the vision, mission and goals of the partnership. It is a venue for continuing dialogue and sharing of initiatives, resources, expertise and best practices among the partners. It is a venue where common development agenda and strategic directions are formulated which would provide guidance to the Philippine partners and to Misereor’s cooperation in the Philippines by identifying areas of coordination and common action.

A new Platform of Partnership or Cooperation is being modeled focused on Rehabilitation and Island Development. Different network members who are experts in their own fields will pull together efforts to rehebilitate and develop Homonhon and Manicani Islands in Guiuan, Eastern Samar in the next three years. The following positions are open for hiring to enhance the National Secretariat’s capacity to this continuing challenge:

Position/Designation: Project Officer for Rehabilitation and Island Development

General Responsibility: He/She will will assume leadership and management of the Rehabilitation and Island Development Project in Eastern Samar for the duration of three years. He/She shall lead in conceptualizing, developing and organizing or initiating new ideas and approaches related to the project. He/she shall be responsible in supervising and managing and coordinating all efforts of the PMPI Secretariat, network members and other stakeholders involve in the project implementation.

Accountability: Reports directly to the National Coordinator.

Specific Tasks:
1. Ensures that the project is efficiently planned, monitored, evaluated with the participation of the people in the community being the primary stakeholder, and supported by partners and other service providers.
2. Ensures the MOA implementation between the partner implementors, other stakeholders and PMPI.
3. Supervises the work of community facilitators based in Guiuan.
4. Writes reports, proposals, communications related to project implementation.
5. Coordinates with members involve in the project and technical consultants.
6. Convenes the partners’ coordination platform for project implementation.
7. Links with other service providers, government agencies and other stakeholders.
8. Provides technical assistance to the implementing partners whenever necessary.
9. Manages funds in coordination with Senior Finance Officer and the National Coordinator.
10. Performs other job as requested by the National Coordinator.

Job Requirements
1. Has knowledge and experience of the full cycle of management work – planning, monitoring and evaluating projects.
2. Can write, document and communicate well.
3. Has a good people skill – facilitative, participatory and process-oriented in approach specially in decision making.
3. Can engage with members of the network, other partners and personalities including government and church officials.
4. Has enough skill in managing finance.
5. Can work with a team and has the ability to work under pressure.
6. Plus point: has knowledge or experience in developing and implementing municipal or barangay level development plans and a graduate of community development. Continue reading

First Issue of YP E-Newsletter for 2014 is Now Out!

2014ypenews_janfebThe January-February 2014 issue of the YP Enewsletter is now available online for free. Featured articles for this issue include the training workshop conducted by TAO for PHILSSA’s Angat Calamianes Project, the shelter planning workshop done by TAO with FDUP for NaSaMa (Nagkakaisang Samahan ng mga Maralita sa Brgy. 177) of Caloocan City, the assistance given by TAO to SHFC for its HDH project in Bacoor, Cavite, and the YP Lecture Series for Mapua ARIDBE and UST Archinet.  Also included in this issue are the network activities that TAO participated such as the PMPI NCC Meeting in Roxas City, Capiz and the Yolanda Conversations Forum held at Ateneo de Manila University. Two book reviews about small spaces and small houses are also featured in this issue. To download the file, please click on the image to your left. To subscribe to our enewsletter, please sign-up below.