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Careers @ CORA

Champion the mission. Find purposeful work with CORA through these brilliant and meaningful job opportunities. Each and every member of the CORA family is driven by curiosity, optimism, passion and the belief of endless possibilities through empowerment and community!

Program Manager

My OSEAN Mission Program Team

Program Manager

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We are a dynamic organization dedicated to driving positive change in ocean conservation, circular economy, and ecosystem restoration. As we expand our efforts, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Program Manager for the My OSEAN Mission Program to lead our impactful initiatives and contribute to our mission-driven work. (Keycode: PM032524)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead program management guided by the approved overall program plan, and manage monthly coastal clean-ups, while ensuring the timely output of committed deliverables within the agreed budget. 

  • Work directly with the Executive Director to develop and utilize an effective program measurement system to achieve desired impacts and drive effective program targeting. 

  • Develop and manage the approved budget and operating plan of the program, harmonizing financial operations and ensuring compliance with regulations. 

  • Directly manage staff and operations, including coastal clean-ups, solid waste management programs and livelihood initiatives. Plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work of CORA staff, managing their training and development. 

  • Ensure program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, consistent with organization guidelines, values, and strategic plans. 

  • Facilitate effective communication among stakeholders through proactive management and regular convening of meetings. 

  • Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring transparency in project issues and decisions. 

  • Collaborate closely with the marketing team to execute the program's communication strategy.

  •  Conduct research, gather relevant data, and report to the Executive Director and key partners for consideration.

  •  Review, identify, and analyze possible program risks, ensuring they are addressed appropriately.

  •  Develop evaluation tools to assess program strengths and areas for improvement. Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure program goals are achieved. 

  • Develop and manage long-term goals of the program to ensure sustainability, replicability, and growth.

 

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary academic qualification or higher. Fluency in Filipino and English (both oral and written) is required. 

  • Good understanding of the institutional framework governing plastics recycling and the circular economy framework in middle to low-income countries. 

  • More than 5 years of professional experience in relevant fields such as ocean conservation, circular economy, marketing/communications, sustainability, or livelihood development. 

  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in social and behavior change formative research, international standards for developing or pretesting existing materials, and local community engagement programs. 

  • Experience with marine litter management and coastal cleanups.

  • Strong knowledge of program management, implementation, and development.

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with government and social partners. Excellent analytical and organizational skills. 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under time pressure. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in diversified environments. 

  • Proficiency in computer applications and good communication skills.

Finance & Admin

Program Team

Finance & Admin Manager

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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance and Administration Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the financial and administrative functions of the organization, ensuring compliance with regulations, and contributing to the overall success of our mission.

(Key Code: FAD121123)

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management: Develop and maintain accurate financial records, including budgets, financial reports, and forecasts.

  • Implement and enforce financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

  • Manage the day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

  • Administration: Oversee general administrative functions, including office management, procurement, and facilities.

  • Manage and support administrative staff and assisting with HR related matters to foster a positive and productive work environment.

  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to non-profit administration.

  • Streamline and optimize administrative processes to enhance organizational efficiency.

  • Reporting and Communication: Prepare regular financial and administrative reports for the executive team and board of directors.

  • Provide clear and concise communication on financial matters to non-finance staff.

  • Collaborate with program managers and other departments to ensure financial and administrative support for various projects.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field. Master’s degree or relevant professional certification (e.g., CPA) is a plus.

  • Proven experience in financial management, budgeting, and accounting within a non-profit environment.

  • Relevant experience in Human Resources

  • Familiarity with non-profit accounting principles and compliance

  • requirements.

  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.

  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office suite.

IT Consultant

Program Team

IT Consultant

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We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated IT Consultant to join our team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in optimizing our IT infrastructure, ensuring its alignment with organizational goals, and enhancing overall operational efficiency.  (Keycode: ITC121123)

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the current IT infrastructure, including hardware, software, and networking systems. 

  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the existing IT setup specific to the Philippines context. 

  • Develop and implement a strategic IT plan tailored to the organization's goals and the local operating environment in the Philippines.

  •  Provide recommendations for technology upgrades and improvements to meet local needs. 

  • Implement robust security measures to safeguard sensitive data, ensuring compliance with local regulations and industry standards in the Philippines. 

  • Stay updated on cybersecurity threats and measures relevant to the Philippine context.
    Integrate new technologies and applications to streamline organizational processes, considering the specific requirements of the Philippines. 

  • Optimize existing systems for maximum efficiency and reliability in the local context.

  • Conduct training sessions for members on the use of IT systems and tools. 

  • Provide ongoing support to address technical issues and inquiries, considering the unique needs of the team.

  • Collaborate with local and international vendors to procure necessary hardware, software, and services. 

  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality, with an understanding of the local market.

  • Diagnosing IT system problems, inefficiencies, and weaknesses. 

  • Planning a timeline for completion of projects. 

  • Understanding the organization’s needs.
     

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. MBA is advantageous.

  • Proven 5-7 years  experience as an IT Consultant, particularly in the context of the Philippines.

  • Strong knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and security practices relevant to the Philippines. 

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities. 

  • Good time management and organizational skills.

  • Experience working with non-profit organizations. 

  • Familiarity with local regulations and compliance standards. 

  • Certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or similar.
     

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