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Project Coordinator, Scale of Harm


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The Need

The first phase of the Scale of Harm (SoH) project developed an estimation method to measure the prevalence of OSEC in the Philippines, particularly trafficking to produce child sexual exploitation material (TCSEM) including livestreaming. This Request for Proposal is for the coordination in implementation of the SoH methodology developed by the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab and approved by IJM’s Global Programs Council. The SoH methodology is comprised of two central components: primary survey using Network Scale Up Method (NSUM) and secondary data approaches that will happen simultaneously throughout the project period.

This request for proposal details the scope of work and responsibilities for a Project Coordinator who will support with consolidation and day to day operations of the Scale of Harm (SoH) research study implementation with IJM Philippines and IJM’s Center to End Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (the “Center”). This role is expected to efficiently manage and coordinate various parts of the project mainly survey and secondary data components.

This position is based in the Philippines and reports to Head of Program Management of IJM’s Center to End Online Sexual Exploitation of Children.


Communication and Coordination

  • Regular communications with the project steering committee, implementation partner, and secondary data partners regarding progress and relevant meetings for project activities.
  • Organize, schedule meetings, and distribute minutes to the project team in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate partnership meetings and stakeholder consultations for the study.
  • Coordinate with implementation partner and survey design advisory group (SDAG) by ensuring streamlined process on the following:
    • Drafting of sampling plan.
    • Feedback on the survey instruments during questionnaire and protocol development.
    • Ensuring inputs and feedback of different parties are accounted for throughout the design process.
    • Finalizing instruments for pilot testing and trainings.
  • Provide support in dialogues and requests with secondary data partners.
  • Support in communicating with tech and financial sector partners.
  • Timely coordinate with research advisor methods on the progress of data analysis and writing research report.
  • Prepare communications updating internal and external stakeholders on progress and major activities.

Project Delivery

  • Coordinate with the research advisor for workshops and implementation partner for survey training regarding resources, materials/content, and schedule and solve problems.
  • Coordinate with implementation partner and research advisor on pilot testing and solve problems.
  • Identifying and managing resources for pilot staff and respondents involved.
  • Attend trainings and workshops for study implementation.
  • Monitor and provide updates on weekly progress in survey and secondary data collection.

Events and Logistics

  • Tasks related to event planning, conceptualization, and logistical arrangements for execution of internal and external events, engaging all necessary stakeholders when needed.

Documentation, Reporting and Data Management

  • Documentation of project, including lessons learned and knowledge management.
  • Ensure project adheres to IJM policies and frameworks; maintain documentation appropriately for each project.
  • Reporting to stakeholders at all levels on the health of the project.

General Tasks

  • Provide project administrative support as needed.
  • Undertaking project tasks as required to support project completion.


  • University degree in International Development, Public Policy, Business, Law, Economics, Public Health, Criminal Justice, or another related field;
  • At least two years of experience in research project coordination or a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in project coordination;
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate with multi-disciplinary program teams to understand goals and activities;
  • Strong computer skills, including high level knowledge of Microsoft Office, Zoom, WhatsApp;
  • Exceptional organizational and oral communication skills in English, including the ability; to make complex technical concepts easy to understand for non-technical audiences;
  • Knowledge of standards relating to professional writing, citation, grammar; and
  • Familiarity of research projects.

Critical Qualities:

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and disciplined with priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Patient, flexible, and persistent;
  • Unfailing integrity and honesty;
  • Effective team player and leader;
  • Works well under stress and minimal supervision;
  • Punctual, manages time and resources effectively;
  • Professional, diplomatic, and mature in judgment and demeanor;
  • Able to work effectively and appropriately in a cross-cultural setting; and
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Send Job Application (Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*) to:

*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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