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This is a new position in the organization and it’s meant for recent graduates and young professionals with a strong commitment to create innovative and sustainable solutions in disaster-prone and/or emergency contexts. The incumbent will be based in the HQ in Italy and will be travelling frequently, for mid to long term missions in the Philippines, depending on the status of the operations.

The Grants/Program Coordinator will thus be exposed to both office/management work and field operation, taking the lead of a specific grant to develop a portfolio of projects for the community of San Francisco in the Camotes Islands (SFCI). The incumbent will also support the organization in fundraising and communication to ensure a scalability of the implemented projects and an effective implementation.

Main tasks

In the HQ:

  • grant management and project design based on community assessment and previous mission reports, including budgeting, administration and support to field operations (from planning to implementation)

  • coordinating the communication with our employees in the field

  • take the lead in designing the fundraising and communication strategy of the organization (national, international and local)

  • coordinating a team of 2 interns in the organization of fundraising events and the internal and external communication

  • strengthening of local partnerships

  • donor relations and reporting

  • other duties as assigned

In the field:

  • field management of grants funded projects

  • coordinating the communication and logistics with local partners in Manila and SFCI

  • monitoring and evaluating the implementation of specific projects related to the grant in the SFCI

  • adapting a livelihood and a DRR training to the local need of the population with partners based on community assessment and feasibility study

  • train the trainers and transfer the ownership of the project to the local community

  • strengthen the partnership with the recipient local government

  • report on the previous points and maintain the communication with the HQ in Italy

  • any other duty as assigned



  • BA/BS in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development Studies or related fields

  • past experience in project management, fundraising and/or communication

  • fluency in written and oral English

  • strong management and active problem solving skills

  • experience in capacity building and training in challenging environments

  • experience in NGO, multilateral organizations, cooperation

  • independence, high adaptability and self-motivation

  • high knowledge of MS Office

  • strong interpersonal skills and team player

  • commitment to Kito’s values


  • MA/MSc in International Economics, Social Science, Development Studies or related fields

  • previous experience in developing countries (South-East Asia preferred)

  • previous experience in health, hygiene, community development and/or DRR projects

  • working proficiency in Italian a plus

The position is ideal for young professionals looking for an overarching experience in the field of project management, DRR, emergency relief and resilience. The incumbent will be working under the supervision of the President and Vice-President of Kito Onlus, in a team of 2/3 staff, supervising 1/2 interns at a time in the HQ (part- or full-time, depending on the particular case) and a field manager in the Philippines. While in the field the incumbent will be the focal point of Kito Onlus in the country and closely work with the team of ICLEI South East Asia and SFCI staff.

The Grants Coordinator is expected to start working on March 1, 2016 for an initial period of 6 months. Conditional on funding availability and achievements, s/he might be offered to extend the contract. The incumbent will receive a basic internship stipend to cover basic living costs in Italy and in the Philippines.

The deadline for applying for this position is February 29, 2016. Nevertheless, candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis. 

To apply please send one-page curriculum and a one-page cover letter to communication@kitoonlus.orgSubject line: ‘GRANTS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR’.