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Phone:
(+63) 46 414 24 64
Location:
J. P. Rizal Street, Brgy. Sabutan,
Silang, Cavite 4118
Philippines

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

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What qualifications do I need to work with ADRA?

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There are many skills and qualifications that are important in ADRA’s work. First of all, you need to have a passion for social justice and poverty issues. These are key ingredients to be a light in this world! Team players, innovative thinkers and committed staff are really valued! Our staff members have different qualifications depending on their roles but here are some of their expertise: community development, project management, nutrition/mother & child health, civil engineering, community mobilization, fisheries, agriculture, monitoring & evaluation, proposal writing, communication, public relations, finance management, human resource, disaster risk reduction, warehouse management, and others.

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Can I apply for a volunteer role?

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From time to time, ADRA will make volunteer roles available for university students seeking for some practical experience or for professionals wanting to use their skills and experience towards a social justice cause, disaster response initiatives or other initiatives of interest. These are usually short-term placements. Visit the website for volunteer roles!

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Does ADRA only work with Christians or Seventh-day Adventists?

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ADRA works with community members in need whether they are Christians, believers of another faith, or not believers. We mirror our operations on Christ’s ministry and thus serve everyone with no discrimination, especially the poor, the misfits, the ‘least of these’ as described in Matthew 25:40.

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Where does ADRA Philippines get its funds for projects and operations?

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Most of the funds managed by ADRA come from government agencies, such as USAID, EU, Australian Aid, departments of foreign affairs and development or private donors through ADRA supporting offices such as ADRA NZ, ADRA Canada, ADRA Australia, etc. Proposals are submitted to the said donors and when criteria are met and strategies matched with donor interests, funding may be obtained. This is a very competitive process and requires well-researched and crafted proposals. When proposals are successful, ADRA will implement these projects according to scope, duration and budget for which they were approved. In times of disasters, donations are also received from compassionate Filipinos and the general public. Such donations are added to response projects benefiting many community members.

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Can ADRA fund a project in my church or organization?

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ADRA Philippines does not have its own funds to implement projects or initiatives at its own discretion. As described in the previous question, if donors approve proposals, ADRA can then implement projects according to criteria agreed with the donors and the communities concerned.

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Does ADRA employ Non-Seventh Day Adventist people?

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ADRA seeks the best professionals to work for its projects and operations who many times are Seventh-day Adventist members but sometimes are not, but who follow a healthy lifestyle, and ethical servant-hood principles apart from having the right qualifications and experience for the position concerned.

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I am graduating from University, can I get a job with ADRA?

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From time to time, there are positions available with ADRA. Please look at our career section for vacancies. If you find a position that is of interest, you can send your CV and a cover page describing why you are the right person for the advertised position. Interviews will then be conducted for the short-listed candidates. This process will proceed until the right candidate is found for the position.

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How does ADRA select which communities to work with?

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ADRA will first do a desk-review to identify the poverty pockets in the country and where the socio-economic indicators are the lowest. Then ADRA will conduct an assessment in the identified areas and meet with various community leaders and members to really understand the situation and analyze potential for improvement. ADRA will then try to identify a possible donor, a government aid agency or another partner, and will then investigate the possibility of developing a proposal that meets the community needs with the donor’s interests. This is not an easy process and may not proceed if there is no interest for the scope or geographic area identified. If a proposal is funded, then ADRA will work in partnership with the communities and the donor for the implementation of the project.