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Supply Chain & Partnership Coordinator, USAID Fish Right Project (Philippines)

Job Order ID:199
Web Publication Date:1/7/2019
Job Location:Iloilo City, Philippines

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont, that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.


Brief Description:

The USAID Fish Right Program is a partnership between the Governments of the United States and the Philippines to promote sustainable fisheries. This US$ 25 million project aims to address biodiversity threats, improve marine ecosystem governance, and increase fish biomass in selected marine key biodiversity areas (MKBAs) in the Philippines. Building on the gains of previous USAID-supported coastal, marine and biodiversity conservation projects that introduced an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), Fish Right will promote the sustainable use of critical coastal and marine resources, enhance the resilience of these resources and capacitate key actors on sustainable fisheries management. The Program will give special attention to “wild” or capture fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

Fish Right will be implemented over a period of five years (2018-2023) by the University of Rhode Island in collaboration with a consortium of implementing partners, including Resonance. Fish Right will focus its implementation in three program sites: the Visayan Sea, the Calamianes Island Group, and South Negros. At the end of five years, Fish Right’s goals across the three program sites are 1) to achieve at least a 10% increase in fish biomass and 2) to reduce threats to marine biodiversity. To achieve this goal, Resonance will enhance partnerships and research support for coastal and marine biodiversity conservation and resilient fisheries management.


Responsibilities:

The Supply Chain and Partnership Coordinator is a full-time position based in the Visayan Sea and reporting to the Manila-based Strategic Partnership Specialist and US-based Resonance Project Manager. They will also be supported by a Manila-based Project Analyst. The Supply Chain and Partnership Coordinator will have three main tasks and workstreams:


Value Chain Analysis Coordinator: Support the design and lead the implementation of Fish Right’s value chain analyses.
Resonance will lead Value Chain Analyses of priority fisheries in Year 1 of the program to determine key partners and leverage within the supply chains, and provide information for improved management. The Coordinator will support the design of the value chain analysis workstream alongside fishery experts and other staff on the Fish Right Project. The implementation of the value chain analysis will then be led by the Coordinator with ample support from the Resonance and broader Fish Right Teams. The coordinator will recruit enumerators, as necessary, and train these enumerators to the design crated by the Fish Right Team. The Coordinator will then be primarily responsible for the development of value chain analysis reports and presentations.


Partnership Coordinator: Lead management of select partnerships at Fish Right learning sites.
As the value chain analysis work fades out after the first year, and partnerships designed by the Resonance Team require more hands-on and local management, the Coordinator will take on the partnership building activities in the Visayan Sea, and possibly the other Fish Right learning sites. This workstream will become dominant and can be extended into three years.
This includes identifying and engaging partners such as municipal and commercial fishers’ organizations, supply chain actors, LGUs and regional NGA offices, chambers of commerce, NGOs, academic institutions, media outlets, etc.; facilitating partnership workshops, following-up with partners to ensure timeline are being met, and communicating back results to partners and Fish Right staff. The number of partnerships will be decided with the Strategic Partnership Specialist and depend on other workload.


Visayan Sea Cross-Team Coordinator: Coordinate with the Visayan Sea Site Coordinator and the Resonance Team to ensure congruence of workstreams.
The Resonance Team currently has no full-time staff based in the Visayan Sea region although most of our activities will take place here. Therefore, the Coordinator will meet frequently with both the Visayan Sea Site Coordinator and the Strategic Partnership Specialist to ensure optimal alignment of workstreams and timelines.


Qualifications:

• At least seven years of relevant professional experience (can substitute three years of experience with a Master’s degree)
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (business management, fisheries, agribusiness, economics, environmental science, development studies, etc.)
• Proven capability in research, quantitative/qualitative analysis and report writing/presentation development
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills; some level of comfort speaking to diverse and large groups
• A strong ability to use Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
• Experience in project management, multi-sectoral partner/client relations, or supply chain management, preferably in the fisheries, agriculture, and/or development sectors
• Ability to travel domestically within the Philippines
• Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
• Experience in both fisheries and supply chain analysis preferred
• Experience in working with public and private sector entities, NGOs, and academia preferred
• Experience managing several small teams across different activities preferred
• Experience facilitating trainings and participatory workshops preferred


How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Supply Chain & Partnership Coordinator, USAID Fish Right Project (Philippines)” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.