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CHERYL A. VILLEGAS

Freelance Documenter

Experience on Mediation

Knowledge and skills in mediation gotten from the training been used in the agrarian reform programmes in Tripartite Partnership in Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (TRIPARRD) Programme in June 1994-December 1997.

Conducting Mediation Training for the Barangay Agrarian Reform Council and Organizations (BARC) covered by the Programme re: land disputes and issues

Applied in my programmes/projects being handled the skills learned in mediation and to family members and friends in facilitating communication between opposing parties in disputes (community and programme personnel’s/implementing partners); helping in resolving issues without resulting to legal matters (court/judge)

Mediated programme or workplace-originated disciplinary matters and claims of discrimination based upon race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin (ACF/UNDP/ UNHCR : Beneficiaries/Refugees covered in the programme and host community from; 2008-2018)

Trained staffs on basic mediation & negotiation skills for personal & work related disputes, crisis management & personal intervention.

Mediated disputes as a neutral third-party working towards a result with both parties.

Practiced of neutrality in order to facilitate effective dialog write agreements and empower people to make better decisions.

Mediation About:

Settling land acquisition and disputes with the farmers (TRIPARRD Programme/CARP Beneficiaries) and land owners in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform

Settling disputes within workplace/programmes as a neutral third party sought for to settle family/community issues/implementing partners


Date Covered:

November 1994-1997 in TRIPARRD Programme

January 2010-2018 – programme related conflicts (cultural and social) of beneficiaries (camp refugees (Bangladesh-ACF and Eastern Sudan

UNHCR and Hilltracts - Bangladesh) and host communities/government agencies on land, social issues and basic services access

Training on Mediation

Agrarian Reform Mediation on Tripartite Partnership| 1996 | Davao with Ipe Ramiro | Manila with Brenda Batistiana

Professional Experiences

Freelance Documenter
Duration: July 2019 – Present
Responsibilities:
• In-charge with documentation of workshops, conferences and other related events by various non-governmental
organizations.
• Assisted event organizers and staffs in the administrative and facilitative functions.
Position: E-commerce Merchant
Duration: July 2019 – to present
Responsibilities:
• In-charge with promotion of organic and authentic Filipino products that were locally made by farmers from Mindanao.
• Maximized existing online e-commerce platforms within Philippines to reach wider audience, product promotion and
customer engagement, thereby increasing sales opportunities.
Position: Associate Basic Services Officer - International UN Volunteer & Associate Field Officer Livelihood -IICA1
Organization: United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) & United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP) Joint Programme on Transitional Solutions initiatives

Duration: January 16, 2014 - December 31, 2015 (IUNV) and January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018 (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kassala, and Khashm El Girba, Eastern Sudan

Responsibilities:
Livelihoods: TSI: (January 16, 2014 –December 31, 2015) & M and E (January 1, 2016-December 31, 2018)
• Assumes management of assignments assigned by Senior Livelihoods Officer and is responsible for field visits/
monitoring realizing timely and quality delivery of results
• Ensure IP’s proper targeting of individuals for assistance details and that identified beneficiaries approved and
encoded in database prior provision of assistance
• Ensure Performance Evaluation of all IP’s assisted individuals conducted and objectively taking place
• Ensure Impact Assessment timely conducted in close coordination with all stakeholders
• Oversee IP’s implementation and ensure coordination, prompt reporting on key findings to the Livelihood Unit/Team
and as deemed necessary fill-in gaps/solutions in order to assure a smooth programme implementation
• Ensure coordination among different stakeholders and IP’s on relevant activities
• Conducts field monitoring and verification on IP’s activities (VSL, Rural Livelihoods, Vocational Trainings, Functional
Literacy and Environment Energy) and provides timely feedback
• Conducts coaching and mentoring to IP’s staffs; coordinators and field staffs to enhance efficiency in
project/programme management most specifically M and E.
• Captures all assistance details best practices at field that promotes livelihoods programme strategies and enhanced
implementation of activities and future planning
• Participates in the elaboration of Self-Reliance Strategy for 2015 and spearhead conceptualization of the Fees for
Services and Community Self-Management/Reliance concepts
• Participate/spearhead new Market Assessment and Skilled Labour Market studies linked to Vocational Training
opportunities and way forward planning complimenting Community Self Reliance Strategy.
• Participates in all livelihood programme and UNHCR organizational activities; assessments, meetings, Programme
Planning and Annual Reviews.
• Manage Field-Office Programme Operations as OIC for a month/s in the absence of Field-Office Head
Health/Education/WASH under the TSI Programme: (Jan. 16, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015)
• Responsible for the facilitation, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the Basic social Services activities of
the Joint TSI programme;
• Conduct need assessments; collect baseline information and other study pertinent to basic social services in the
targeted areas and groups;
• Ensure the basic social services activities are implemented as per the Annual Work Plan and the required quality
standard;
• Ensure that Basic services facilities are constructed/rehabilitation and upgrading/ maintained;
Health/Education/WASH both in the targeted camps and host communities
• Ensure the health delivery system are improved with a special focus on rehabilitation and upgrade of the public health
facilities of the camp and host communities, provision of medical equipment, establishing referral mechanisms,
improve access to essential drugs and building the capacity of health workers;
• Create linkages and ensure coordination of all basic social service activities with relevant local authority, line
ministries, and UN agencies;
• Monitor and provide technical support to the implementing partners that implement Basic Social Services;
• Document lessons learned and produce regular report on basic social services and share with the relevant partners;
• Contribute to the planning, programming and reporting of the Basic Services Component of the TSI, in collaboration
with the JP TSI Programme Manager, TSI focal point and the Basic Services section;
• Any other related duties as may be required.
Position: Part-Time Teacher and a Freelance Documenter
Organization: Davao Doctors College (DDC) and INGO/NGO
Duration: May 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013
Duty Station: Davao City for Davao Doctors College and other areas covered by INGO/NGO during the term of service
Responsibilities:
• Document proceedings of plenary sessions/discussions, open forum, activity outputs and small group work to

• include issues and concerns raised, agreements arrived at and next steps
• Syllabus/ Module preparation and implementation for the NSTP-CWTS Classes
• Classroom instructions for Awareness/Capacity building of DDC students for civic welfare activities
• Support in DDC activities and meetings related to NSTP: CWTS & ROTC
Position: Governance Management Specialist –International UNV
Organization: Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility-United Nations Development Programme (CHTDF-UNDP)
Duration: Dec 5, 2010 to December 4, 2012
Duty Station: Bandarban Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Responsibilities:
Under the LoA between HDC and CHTDF;
• Facilitate the staff based in the HDCs in the implementation/operations of programme activities
(Health, Education, Community Empowerment and Capacity Development of BHDC)
• Coordinating program activities
• Ensures timely delivery of workplans, funds disbursement requests
• Ensure timely delivery of financial and progress reports
• Facilitates procurement and recruitment processes related to the program activities under the Letter of Agreements
(LOAs)
• Support the HDCs to develop/improve their management systems
• Advices/supports HDC in planning and budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
• Advices/supports HDC in developing/improving working procedures
Position: Deputy Head of the Mission - Field
Organization: Action Contre la Faim (ACF) – Bangladesh Mission
Duration: October 18, 2008 to August 31, 2010
Duty Station: ACF Office- Dhaka, Barguna and Cox’s Bazaar (Teknaf, Kutupalong)
Responsibilities:
• Conducts Networking and Partnership Management ( NGO’s, GO’s, INGO’s)
• Liaise and maintains coordination with partner agencies ( NGO’s, GO’s and INGO’s)
• Oversee all ACF Core Programme at field on its Programme Operations/Management Cycle.
• Field Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of ACF Programmes in close collaboration with
Programme Coordinators, Programme Managers, Technical and Field Staffs
• Ensure compliance with donors requirements in terms of reports & proposals (format, technical, logistic & financial)
• Conducts External Liaison and Strategy/Linkage/Networking and monitors partner organizations in consultations with
ACF Programme Coordinators & HOM
• People Management/Leadership: Capacity building of staffs (conducts training, mentoring & supervision) for1st three
months (new bases established).
• Support Deputies and Project Managers in management at field offices/backup based on needs (lead/support on
HR/staff recruitment, financial and logistics management)
• Promote good communication and sharing of information among the staff team in newly opened bases/sub base.
Organization: Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Bangladesh
Position: VSO Volunteer- Advocacy Adviser Indigenous Community Rights
Duration: September 28, 2006 to October 15, 2008
Duty Station: Parbatipur, Dinajpur (GBK) and Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts (TOYMU)
Organization: Davao Doctors College (DDC), General Malvar St., Davao City, Philippines
Position: Department Head Project: National Service Training Program (NSTP)
Duration: April 25, 2005 – Sept15, 2006
Position: Freelance/Field Coordinator and Documenter Duration: November 2004 – March 2005
Position: Freelance Documenter Duration: July 15, 2004 – October 31, 2004

Organization: National United Nations Volunteer (NUNV)
Position: Reproductive Health (RH) Specialist Duration: May 1, 2002-June 30, 2004
Project: United Nations-Multi-Donor Programme 3 (UN-MDP3/) Provincial Health Office (PHO) -Cotabato Province,
Amas, Kidapawan City, Philippines
Organization: Friendly Care Foundation Inc (FCFI/USAID Fund)
Position: Community Relations Officer Duration: April 1, 2000 – January 31, 2002
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF), Bajada, Dvo.City, Phils
Position: Project Development Officer Duration: January 1, 1999 –March 31, 2000
Project: Multi Sectoral Action for Reproductive Health Gender and Development (MARCH-GS Project /FORRD Foundation)
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF)
Position: Project Development Officer Duration: January 1, 1998 - December 31, 1998
Project: Save the Children US Project
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF)
Position: Community Organizer Duration: June 1, 1994 – December 31, 1997
Project: Tripartite Partnership for Agrarian Reform for Rural Development (TRIPARRD Project/FORRD Foundation)
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF)
Position: Financial Clerk Duration: May 31, 1993 – March 31, 1994
Project: RESPOND
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF)
Position: Community Organizer Duration: November 1, 1988 – May 30, 1993
Project: Sustained Health Improvement through Expanded Local Development (SHIELD Project/CIDA Fund)
Organization: Institute of Primary Health Care – Davao Medical School Foundation (IPHC – DMSF)
Position: Clerk/On the Job Training Duration: June 1988- September 1, 1988
Company: PARAS Insurance Company, Secretary

Educational Background

1994 – 1997 Master of Arts in Participatory Development, Davao Medical School Foundation/Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines

1984 – 1988 Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology, Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao City, Philippines

Others:

2000 – 2002 Earned Units in Masters of Arts in Guidance and Counseling, University of Southeastern Philippines (USP)

& Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC), Davao City, Philippines
1993 Passed Professional Board Examination for Teachers (PBET)

Achievements