Category Archives: Opportunities

Calendar of Activities: Peace Month


Doing something for Peace Day? Submit your initiatives by contacting us.

NOTE: The schedules of initiatives here may change without prior notice. It is advisable to contact the local area coordinators beforehand.

GenPeace is part of the larger network called the Waging Peace Philippines and the broader coming together of the Philippine peace movement known as the “Kilos para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan” (KILOS).


Essay contest on social media and citizen journalism open

The 2011 Fundamentals of Freedom Essay Contest is open exclusively to undergraduate and graduate journalism students to citizens of 22 Asian countries.

Organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), this essay contest asks young journalists to write an 800-1600 word essay on the role of social media and citizen journalism in today’s society.

The first place winner will receive US$500, and the second and third place winners will receive US$250 and US$100 respectively. Winning essays may also be published on the TFAS website and distributed to their network of universities, think tanks and other organizations.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

They must also be citizens, but not necessarily a current resident of one of these countries: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.

The essay, release form and an updated resume must be submitted by September 16.

For more information, click here.


Outreach Philippines, Incorporated is a Non-Government Organization that is committed to help communities attain Sustainable Good. We are currently in need of




  1. Preferably college level or college graduate with social sciences and other related backgrounds and experiences. Applicants with other courses may also apply and will be assessed based on their potentials for CO work.
  2. Ilocano speaking
  3. Preferably above average intelligence (not necessarily academic, also includes indigenous intelligence).
  4. Has awareness (and if not involvement) about poverty and social realities.
  5. Twenty one (21) to thirty (30) years of age.
  6. Observed to possess (to some degree) the basic qualities necessary in CO work, i.e., humility, critical, creative and resourceful,  independent, has work discipline, flexible,  able to integrate and be comfortable with poor people, patience, with sense of humor, etc.
  7. Team player and fast learner
  8. Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  9. Have no other commitments (be it ideological or otherwise) whose principles, practice and time demand are in conflict with the work.
  10. Emotionally mature.
  11. Good oral and written communication skills
  12. Computer literate.

Through the years, our job has meant more than just its pay. If you believe that you can make a difference in other people’s lives, we invite you to email your Letter of Application along with your resume , copy of school credentials and other supporting documents, and three (3) references(with contact numbers)  on or before July 30, 2011 to:

Outreach Philippines Inc. 630 Milbuena Subdivision, Magsaysay Sur,  Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

Tel. #-044-463-5585 Cp# No. 0908-864-4291

Email: or


Call for Participants for European Study Session 2011

We would like to inform that the registration for Study Session 2011 started.
As we know, working in the field of peacebuilding requires certain attitudes. One of the driving elements in youth peacebuilding movement is volunteering.
This year we are going to explore and elaborate the relation of volunteering and youth work in peacebuilding process, with an emphasis in the region of Europe.
The title of the study session is “PAVE your way! Peace and Volunteering in Europe.
The study session will be held in Budapest, Hungary at 23 – 30 October 2011.
For more information and details, please refer to the attachment.
Please note that the application process will end by July 15th, 2011 and we have limited places for only two participants from non-European Council countries.
We are looking forward for your participation.
For further question, please send your email to

PEACEDAYPOSTCARD, A GenPeace Flickr Project

PEACEDAYPOSTCARD: A GenPeace Flickr Project

GenPeace spearheads the 2011 Peace Day celebration in the Philippines. To start off the activities, we are launching the PEACEDAYPOSTCARD project. An online initiative to design and send out peace day postcards to your friends and colleagues. Visit for updates on the latest youth peace initiatives for the month-long celebration.

21 September is the International Day of Peace set by the United Nations. The 2011 theme is:


Join this Peace Day Flickr Project:

STEP 1. Upload a Peace Photo/Design on Flickr.
STEP 2. Put the tag: PEACEDAYPOSTCARD (no spaces, all caps)
STEP 3. Email your design to your friends and greet them come 21 September.

Spread the love, spread the peace! Visit the GenPeace Flickr site for more info.

Job Opening: Constituency Coordinator (INCITE Gov)

Duration: One year, renewable

Unit Supervisor: Constituency Officer, Constituency Unit

Closing Date: June 17, 2011


About the Organization

The International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov) is a membership‐based, non‐profit organization that was founded in August 2005, and registered in January 2006, with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. The organization serves as an institutional nucleus for a reform‐centered democratic movement in the Philippines. It aims to develop and make operational a policy agenda that links democratic politics, good governance, and development outcomes in critical reform areas. Its current areas of focus are in leadership and civic engagement for democratic governance, budget accountability, and security sector governance reform. It has a youth arm, the Young Public Servants (YPS), and serves as secretariat to the Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), the national volunteer group PNoyPinay and the People Power Volunteers for Reform (PPVR) coalition.

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Job Offer: Executive Assistant for OPAPP

In search of a young, female Executive Assistant who is:
*  Street-smart
*  A Networker
*  A Writer
*  An Organizer;
*  Can work under pressure; and
*  A peace-lover

If you’re at the beginning of your career and want to learn from the best, join us and be above the rest! Read the rest of this entry

Job Opening: ICS Youth Action Project Supervisor and ICS Youth Xchange Project Supervisor

VSO Bahaginan is a development organization committed to fighting poverty and disadvantage through a wide range of volunteering development programs.  We are the federation member of VSO in Asia and the Pacific.  VSO is currently leading the implementation of the International Citizen Service (ICS), a new initiative of the UK government that will give young adults from the UK the opportunity to work alongside national youth volunteers and join the fight against poverty.  The Philippines, through VSO Bahaginan, is one of 21 countries participating in the pilot.

 We are currently looking for two project-based staff positions – Youth Action Project Supervisor and Youth Exchange Project Supervisor.

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Job Posting: Staff for Peace and Humanitarian Advocacy Program

Balay Ph

Balay  is looking for a  staff for its  Peace and Humanitarian
Advocacy Program. The job entails writing, support to legislative
lobby work, networking, organizing peace and humanitarian forums,
participation in conferences, facilitating dialogues between
internally displaced persons and actors in the peace process, among
others. The selected applicant will be under the supervision and
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FYI Youth Orgs: NAPC is Mapping Sectors

The National Anti Poverty Commission is trying to map out youth organizations nationwide. The youth map will be its basis for inviting youth organizations to NAPC Youth Sectoral Assemblies.

Below  is the Youth Sectoral Information Sheet of the National Anti-Poverty Commission – Youth and Students Sector. Download it here.

NAPC is undergoing a national mapping of youth organizations for its assemblies, programs, etc. If your youth organization/s are interested in engaging the government’s anti-poverty policies in a more formal manner, download and fill out the form and send to:  jaycle(underscrore)ilagan(at)yahoo(dot)com or call (02)-426-5028 or 0917-955-6860 (look for Jaycle Ilagan of the Basic Sector Unit). Deadline of submission is 18 May 2011. EXTENDED!