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This announcement was passed on to me by fellow blogger and columnist Ellen Tordesillas of Malaya and Abante.

The Cancer Institute’s Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Center together with  JHPIEGO   (An affiliate of Johns Hopkins) is in need of a Program Coordinator and a Program Manager that will oversee the JHPIEGO/CECAP programs in the Philippines. The salary will be  at $8,000.00/year, with 13th month pay plus benefits.

CECAP project  is for 18 months, with a possible three-year extension.

For more details, you may contact Dr. Cecilia Llave at 524-85-84, 0918-912-81-47 or

J o b    D e s c r i p t i o n

Program Coordinator,

Cervical Cancer Prevention Center (CECAP) –

JHPIEGO (An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) /Philippines

Summary Scope of Work:

The Program Coordinator will coordinate the JHPIEGO-Cancer Institute Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Program in the Philippines. The Program Coordinator will be expected to oversee general administrative activities associated with implementing the CECAP Program, with supervision from the Project Director, Dr. Cecilia Llave.


Program Management: Working closely with the CECAP Project Director at the Cancer Institute and the JHPIEGO/CECAP Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will oversee the following:

·          Coordinate day-to-day activities of the CECAP Project in the Philippines, in collaboration with colleagues at the Cancer Institute

·          Work closely with CECAP consultants and staff to facilitate activity planning and implementation

·          Ensure that CECAP consultants complete their assigned tasks in accordance with contractual agreements

·          Coordinate CECAP training activities

·          Coordinate site visits for assessments, quality assurance visits, and evaluations

·          Prepare CECAP program reports, workplans, activity charts and budgets as needed

·          Draft correspondence to key stakeholders in the CECAP program as needed

·          Complete other tasks as identified by CECAP Project Director and JHPIEGO/CECAP Program Manager More...

Office Administration: Working closely with the CECAP Project Director, the Program Administrator will oversee the following:

·         Consultant Administration

o         Identify and hire consultants to carry out designated activities

o         Ensure that local CECAP consultants submit invoices on monthly basis

o         Review CECAP consultant invoices for accuracy

o         Ensure that invoices are submitted to the Cancer Institute Foundation for processing and payment

·         Contract/Grant Administration

o         Maintain communication with the Cancer Institute Foundation on all matters detailed in the subagreement between the CIF and JHPIEGO

·         Travel

o         Assist coordination of travel arrangements for in-country staff, consultants, and visiting U.S. staff, as needed

o         Assist staff and consultants to complete Travel Expense Reports and other documentation as needed

·         Financial Management

o         Ensure that CECAP Monthly Financial Reports and prepared and submitted to Baltimore from the CIF in a timely manner

o         Submit all project invoices to the CIF for payment according to their policies and procedures

·         Management of Information Systems

o         Liaise between Baltimore Management Information Systems (MIS) Division and local information technology consultant(s) to ensure that the Project has appropriate and functioning technology (computers, software, etc…)

Knowledge Management/Knowledge Sharing

·          Communicate regularly with CECAP Project Director update status of project implementation and to request assistance with troubleshooting as needed

·          Communicate regularly with JHPIEGO/CECAP Program Manager regarding office administration and request assistance with troubleshooting as needed


  • At least three years of experience coordinating donor-funded projects, preferably in the domain of public health
  • Demonstrated self-management ( i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Strong decision making skills and results-oriented approach
  • Proficiency in English and in one or more commonly used local language(s)
  • Ability to travel in country as necessary



  • Familiarity with basic administrative and accounting processes
  • Acknowledged skills in reproductive health training, program implementation and cervical cancer prevention approaches
  • Familiarity with financial management


  • Computer skills demonstrating competency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, MSWord and Power Point
  • Ability to draft letters, reports and documents electronically
  • Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts, both domestically and internationally.
  • Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously

Author: Susan Ople

Susan "Toots" Ople is the President of the Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute. She's an OFW and labor advocate based in the Philippines.

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