Training & Admin Officer

Working with: banks, industry associations, finance regulators, WWF Network

Major causes of deforestation in Southeast Asia include unsustainable production of agricultural and forest commodities and infrastructure development. Aside from producers, buyers, consumers and government, the financial sector is one of the most powerful actors to stimulate sustainable commodity production as well as infrastructure development through its financial leverage and capital allocation decisions.

Southeast Asia contains some of the world’s most biodiverse tropical forests, but has the fastest rates of forest loss. Mainly due to the production of palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber, as well as infrastructure projects, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Myanmar will lose most of their native forests and biodiversity within 20 years if business practices do not change. The finance sector offers a huge potential to help safeguard forests and biodiversity by directing investments to sustainable business models.
WWF is implementing a Project, Taking Deforestation out of Banking Portfolios, that aims to reduce negative impacts of business-as-usual financing and to support the integration of Environmental and Social (E&S) safeguards, including deforestation-free criteria, among Philippine financial institutions and financial market actors. It will provide training and specific guidance to financial institutions, e.g. review, improvement, and development, of existing and new financial products; management of E&S risks.

General Description: 

The Training and Administrative Officer (T&A) is under the direct supervision of the Chief-of-Party (CoP) of the Sustainable Finance Program of WWF Philippines. The T&A Officer shall provide administrative and training support to the Project team. He/she shall prepare project information materials, flyers and invitations; organize training webinars; update WWF SusFin website landing page and Learning Management Systems; participate in meetings and conferences; coordinate with WWF Bookkeeper in financial reporting; assist the program team in relevant tasks as may be required. 



The T&A shall undertake the following: 

  1. Project Administration. 
    Assist the chief-of-party in formulating and executing the Philippines Work Package under the IKI grant; packaging donor reports, prepare quarterly work plans; participate in networking meetings. Coordinate with WWF Bookkeeper in processing related cash payments, liquidation reports; local procurement, travel and other expenses. Upload meeting notes/minutes, PowerPoints, trip reports, write news articles, letter correspondences, etc. in cloud. 
  2. Training design and implementation.
    Develops and rolls out training materials for sustainable finance capacity building needs of banks in alignment to regulatory expectations.  The candidate shall assist the Chief-of-Party in gap analysis, training design, organizing zoom learning activities, design slides, session facilitation; disseminate post-meeting documentation; upload recordings to the WWF website, and coordinate with WWF-Singapore in updating LMS. 
  3. Communications support.
    Collaborate with WWF Communications team in developing communications and campaign materials; design project flyers, and upload in WWF website.
  4. Partnership & Network development and third party engagement. 
    Participate in WWF Regional zoom meetings, webinars and knowledge sharing sessions.  Contribute quarterly articles to IKI Newsletter. Initiates strategic partnerships, and monitors implementation of partnership agreements. Keeps abreast with local, national, and international developments on sustainable finance, tools, technical information, issues and trends related to the Project.


  • Virtual webinars, project fliers, news articles


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, social development or related courses.
  • Minimum two (2) years training – related experience 
  • Strong MS Office, oral and written communications skills.


This contract will be conducted over a period of 18 months ending Dec 31, 2024 on a full-time work-from-home basis.


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

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