Training Coordinator

Project COPE (Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment)


Base: Manila (Hybrid with occasional travel to project sites: Quezon City, Caloocan City, Cagayan de Oro, Siargao) 

Reports to: Lead Trainer 

WWF’s No Plastic in Nature (NPIN) Initiative was founded in 2018 and its goal is to stop leakage of plastic by 2030. Our goal is to stop the flow of plastic entering nature by 2030 through: elimination of unnecessary plastic; doubling reuse, recycling and recovery; and ensuring the remaining plastic is sourced responsibly. 

To further this initiative, WWF-Philippines shall implement Project COPE (Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment) with the goal of helping address the urgent issue of plastic waste pollution by reducing plastic waste leakage into the environment through increased recovery, recycling and reuse. The project pioneers a replicable system that integrates Local Government Units (LGUs) and waste workers, emphasizing social inclusion to foster the development of sustainable and circular solid waste management (SWM) systems across project sites nationwide. With a focus on improving and strengthening SWM systems in targeted locations, the project aims to enhance circularity, establish cooperative models among waste workers, and implement replicable models that strengthen engagement between LGUs and informal waste workers, while enhancing their SWM systems. 


Internal: Within WWF Philippines, this post reports to the Lead Trainer and interacts with the Project Manager and Coordinators across the project sites, Senior Management and Corporate Partnerships Unit

External: Donor partner, consultants, government officials particularly in the LGUs and the DENR, community partners and leaders, stakeholders, private sectors, government agencies and non-government organizations 


The Training Coordinator ensures the effective implementation of the training and capacity building activities of Project COPE in all sites. S/he will provide support to the Lead Trainer in preparation of the training program, arrangement of the supplies, materials, and logistics required for all the training and capacity building activities of the project, in coordination with the Site Coordinators. The Training Coordinator will also contribute in achieving the objectives of the Project COPE Mentorship Program through facilitating the Mentee Readiness Test as well as being the focal person coordinating with the mentors and mentees. S/he will maintain accurate and timely documentation of records, feedback, evaluation and reports of the training activities of the project. 


  1. Assist the Lead Trainer in the delivery of the training programs for partner communities covering solid waste management, business management, organizational development, and personal empowerment 
  2. Provide support in the conduct of training needs analysis of the identified groups of stakeholders from the partner sites’ solid waste management value chain to be supported by the project 
  3. Provide assistance in crafting the training materials and resources including manuals and multimedia visual aids that may be used for both online and in-person sessions in support to the Lead Trainer 
  4. Co-facilitate training sessions, workshops and seminars utilizing various methodologies to cater to different skills-level and backgrounds of the target participants ensuring effective delivery of modules 
  5. Assist in the post-training evaluation to gauge the effectiveness of the training in achieving the program objectives through surveys, FGDs and other feedback mechanisms in collaboration with the Lead Trainer and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer 
  6. Conduct the Mentee Readiness Test among the identified set of mentees from the groups of informal waste workers to be supported by the project 
  7. Coordinate with the outsourced mentors on their assigned mentees and facilitate necessary logistic needs for the Mentorship Program
  8. Keep abreast on industry trends, practices and innovations on solid waste management, circular economy and social entrepreneurship that may be used to provide insights and practical examples during training sessions 
  9. Maintain accurate documentation and records of training activities and participants’ progress and outcomes achieved 
  10. Prepare and monitor the logistics, scheduling and budgetary needs related to training 
  11. Support the Lead Trainer in preparation and presentation of reports to highlight impacts of training initiatives 
  12. Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time


  1. Training Needs Analysis 
  2. Training modules and materials 
  3. Training and capacity building evaluation and monitoring report 
  4. Mentee Readiness Test Reports 
  5. Mentee Monitoring Reports 


  1. Qualifications: University or advanced degree in business, environmental and social science, development studies, development communications or a related field. 
  2. Experience: Minimum of three years experience as a trainer, facilitator or mentor to local/ grassroot community preferably for business development on Solid Waste Management (SWM) value chain/ 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) and environmental projects; Experience in working with grass-root communities in urban and rural areas 
  3. Skills and Abilities: 
    1. Solid experience and skills in conducting training sessions and identifying appropriate training needs and methods especially in the area of solid waste management, business development, social entrepreneurship and personal empowerment 
    2. Strong analytical training skills with proficiency in relevant software tools
    3. Mastery of MS Office, especially Excel, including Google platform. Experience in online survey tools 
    4. Excellent report writing skills 
    5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders 
    6. Strong people management and facilitation skills 
    7. Positive attitude and an organized approach to work. 
    8. Good decision-making skills and requires no or very minimal supervision. 9. Willing and able to travel to various project sites 
    9. Ability to speak the local language in place of assignment is a plus 11. “EQ” – the ability to connect (technically, emotionally) with environmental issues 
    10. Collaborative, team player and adaptable 
    11. Clearly demonstrates behaviors aligned to the culture of WWF: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly and Innovate Fearlessly. 
    12. Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration. 


This contract will be conducted over a period of 24 months and accounts for 100% of the Training Coordinator’s time with WWF-Philippines.


As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. Submissions by mail will not be accepted to reduce the use of paper. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

Interested applicants can email their CV with a cover letter to with the subject line: Training Coordinator [First name initial_Middle name initial_Full last name].