Sunday, April 27, 2008

Job Opening

Title: Grants Officer

Responsible To: Grants Program Manager

Closing Date: May 7, 2008

Summary of Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Grants Program Manager, the Grants Officer is responsible for conducting project monitoring and evaluation and providing capacity-building services to MCT grantees (technical and financial). The work will involve direct contact with grantee organizations and project implementers in all four states of the Federated States of Micronesia and in the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Specific responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
· maintenance and management of MCT project records and files;
· serving as the primary contact for all regular MCT program grants and monitoring the implementation of approved projects, including email and telephone communications and site visits;
· assisting with the development of capacity-building workshop materials and delivery of workshops in project development and implementation;
· assisting with networking, including identifying learning exchange opportunities, potential donors and technical assistance resources;
· assisting with fundraising, project development and grant-writing for Grants Program advised sinking funds;
· maintaining and updating MCT’s website periodically.
For more details and/or a complete Terms of Reference, please contact Lisa R. Andon (details below).

Salary & Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree preferred but AS with relevant knowledge and work experience acceptable;
· strong written and spoken English;
· ability to travel frequently;
· computer literacy, especially Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access;
· 1 to 3 years work experience with increasing levels of responsibility
· detail oriented, reliable, prompt and hardworking
· $12,000 to $15,000 per annum depending upon qualifications

To Apply:
Please provide: Submit to: Lisa Ranahan Andon
· Letter of Interest Grants Program Manager
· Resume Micronesia Conservation Trust
· 3 Letters of Reference P.O. 2177 Kolonia
Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel: (691) 320-5670
Fax: (691) 320-8903

(electronic submissions encouraged)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

New intern

Hey guys,
sorry for not writing in a while. i have been very busy for the past few weeks. well, now here i am back in the office trying to get in touch with the rest of the team. well just wanted to introduce a new intern from yap. his name is Elijah and he is a great guy. he is attending at the college of micronesia studying marine science. he will be working with me in trying to spread the word on the micronesia challenge.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


hello friend,
well not much has been going on in Pohnpei yet. Just waiting for the rare campaing in Micronesia to get started so can start my MC campaign as well. well thats it for now and wish me luck.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Angelo didn't drink sakau when he was in Pohnpei

Angelo Vilagomez was in Pohnpei for about a week and he didn't drink sakau, and he didn't get to see flamingo club. This was not his fault, it was my fault that i didn't follow up on his schedule. The schedule i knew was changed. He was suppose to leave Sarurday and i made plans for friday night. Well, his schedule changed and that messed things up.
The only thing he did was visiting Nan Madol and i hoped he liked the trip. Next time he comes to Pohnpei he won't miss the opportunity to do drink sakau that comes straight from the rock.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Micronesia Challenge Interns

This is the Micronesia Challenge interns team. They are great people.

Friday, January 11, 2008

About Carlos

Welcome to my blog. please come in and let me tell you a little something about myself.
Hi, my name is Carlos Kusto, I am 24 years old and i like to drink sakau especially when it comes staright from the rock. I am a Micronesian from the island of Pohnpei and i live in Awak Pah. I have 4 sisters and one brother.
Last year i was accepted into the Micronesia Challenge internship program. The goal for the Micronesia Challenge internship program is to build the next generation of conservation leaders. I have colleagues from all over Micronesia. There is Anthony Ritter from Guam, Isu and shelly from Palau, Joe and Andy from Marshalls, Semona from Saipan, and Me and Tracy ardos from Pohnpei. These guys are great and they are fun to work and learn with.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First Post

This is my first post. Angelo Villagomez, Executive Director of MINA, came to Pohnpei to teach Micronesia Conservation Trust how to better utilize the Internet to promote conservation and fundraise.