Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • Los Baños, Philippines
    Los Baños, CALABARZON, Philippines, Laguna
    Los Baños
  • Full timeFULL_TIME

Expired 2 months ago

Job closed.

Job Description


Leads, manages, directs, and oversees all activities and functions of the General Services Unit, including but not limited to real estate and other property, materials and supplies procurement, logistics, and security.


  1. Oversees Center-wide fixed asset monitoring and procurement.
  2. Reviews and approves job orders, requisitions, service contracts, and other relevant documents for supplies and materials procurement and purchasing and the provision of services.
  3. Reviews and approves Procurement Management Plan.
  4. Manages Supplier and Service Provider Accreditation, Evaluation and Blacklisting.
  5. Formulates and implements general services-related operational policies and procedures for service delivery and workplace safety.
  6. Evaluates performance of outsourced and contracted suppliers, service providers, contractors and/or consultants for acceptability and facilitate their accreditation.
  7. Plans, coordinates and directs services and activities that respond to the Center’s day-to-day general services requirements, i.e., construction and improvement, landscaping and grounds maintenance, safety and security, fabrication, building and equipment repairs and maintenance, fire insurance, termite and general pest control.
  8. Oversees and ensures availability of land transport (SEARCA fleet or rental vehicles) for official trips, including maintenance and continued roadworthiness of SEARCA’s fleet of vehicles.

Basic Skills

  1. Excellent operations and project management, budget and supply chain management, inventory and warehouse management, and market analysis.
  2. Excellent leadership, monitoring and evaluation, coordination, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and client orientation skills.
  4. Highly proficient in liaising, coordinating, networking, and client orientation skills.
  5. Proficient in computer software applications (word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database, search engines)

Minimum Qualifications



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration; Master’s Degree is an advantage.

Work Experience

Eight (8) years of relevant work experience, 3 years in a supervisory function; with proven expertise in general services and experience in a similar development organization is an advantage.

Required license/certification

Licensed Engineer or Certified Purchasing Manager or any equivalent certification

Jobs Summary

Job Level
Associate / Supervisor
Job Category
Architecture and Engineering
Educational Requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Office Address
Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture Industry
1 opening

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About Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

Who We Are The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is a non-profit organization established by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1966. Founded in 1965, SEAMEO is a chartered international organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region. Its highest policymaking body is the SEAMEO Council, which comprises the Ministers of Education of the 11 Southeast Asian countries. The Center derives its juridical personality from the SEAMEO Charter and possesses full capacity to contract; acquire, and dispose of, immovable and movable property; and institute legal proceedings. Moreover, SEARCA enjoys in the territory of each of its member states such privileges and immunities as are normally accorded United Nations institutions. Representatives of member states and officials of the Center shall similarly enjoy such privileges and immunities in the Philippines as are necessary for the exercise of their functions in connection with SEARCA and SEAMEO. SEARCA has embraced the rhythms of change. Its Tenth Five-Year Plan (FYP) has directed SEARCA to move away from "business-as-usual" strategy as it no longer suffices in coping with the increasing complexities, uncertainties, and nonlinearities of its constantly changing environment. The "new normal" conditions in Southeast Asia compels SEARCA and all of its key partners to initiate anew a paradigm shift towards accelerating transformation through agricultural innovation (ATTAIN) in its Eleventh FYP. SEARCA Priority Areas: 1. Agri-Business Models for Increased 2. Productivity and Income 3. Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management 4. Food and Nutrition Security 5. Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) 6. Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD 7. Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD

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