Administrative and Finance Officer
MASIPAG (Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura, Farmer-Scientist Partnership), is a nationwide network of farmers’ organizations, scientists and non-government organizations working to empower resource-poor Filipino farmers through their control of seeds and biological resources, agricultural production and technologies, and associated knowledge. Our National Secretariat office is based in 2611 Carbern Ville, Los Baños, Laguna.
We are looking for a dynamic, self-driven individual who is committed to make his/her contribution to development work.
We are in need of an Administrative/Finance Officer with the following qualifications:
• Graduate of BS Accountancy
• With at least 1-2 years experience accounting/financial management
• With good interpersonal and communications skills
• Willing to travel and work beyond office hours
• Based in Laguna, or willing to relocate in Los Baños, Laguna
• Can work under pressure with minimal supervision
• Knowledge in computerized accounting system is an advantage
His/Her duties and responsibilities include:
• Supervise the financial and general services operations of the Secretariat
• Manage staff benefits and services
• Ensure staff compliance with established administrative policies and procedures
• Ensure efficient use of secretariat’s financial and material resources
• Consolidate the network’s budget
• Ensure accuracy of financial statements and other related documents
• Prepare financial reports for management and funding donors
Salary is at par with other organizations.
Interested parties can send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 20, 2013 addressed to:
Dr. Chito Medina
We have always been at the forefront not only of resisting genetically modified crops and foods, but more significantly, in promoting and practicing a healthier, more sustainable way of farming.
We are elated with the Court of Appeals’ decision to stop field trials of Bt-talong. We hope that with this ruling, government agencies and regulators will take biosafety seriously and uphold the farmers’ and consumers’ right to safe food.
Read the Inquirer news article here.
On Monday, May 27, MASIPAG lost one of its best resource and asset, Perfecto Vicente, more popularly known as Ka Pecs. The first project management coordinator of MASIPAG, Ka Pecs is considered as a pioneer in establishing sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the country. One of his important contributions is empowering farmers to reclaim their control over seeds and associated knowledge. Under his guidance, he has trained farmers to breed rice varieties, enabling them to select lines that can adapt to local conditions and whose resistance is enhanced to combat the effects of climate change, pests and diseases. His philosophies, wisdom and way of life is an inspiration for many to continue his work in improving the lives and livelihood of the Filipino farmers.
Food and environment safety advocates rejoiced over the Court of Appeals decision to issue a Writ of Kalikasan ordering the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned agencies to stop the Bt-eggplant field trials. MASIPAG is one of the petitioners for the Writ and farmers all over the country, particularly the organic producers are elated with the ruling.
Read related article here.
After more than two years of information campaigns, networking and lobbying, recognition of PGS and other types of organic certification will be given an extension of another three years. The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture recently issued DA Administrative Order No. 08, Series of 2013, entitled: Amendment to Rules 15.1 and 17.1 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act (RA) 10068 otherwise known as “The Organic Agriculture Act of 2010”. The issuance of the order is timely as PGS and other forms of certification will only be recognized up until April of this year.