Assistant Program Officer, CONVERGE, Cotabato City, Philippines

Location: Philippines
Deadline: October 13, 2019

This position is open to Filipino nationals only.

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance, law, economic development, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world. If you share the same vision and commitment, we invite you to fill in the below vacancy for our CONVERGE Project based in Cotabato City.

The successful candidate will assist in the project management and ensuring project deliverables are met in the US Department of State-assisted project, Countering Violent Extremism through Responsive Government-Civil Society Engagement in the Philippines (CONVERGE). S/he will provide the needed technical, administrative and financial support to the project. S/he is expected to provide accurate financial reports to the program officer. S/he will closely coordinate and liaise with consultants, stakeholders and partners to ensure their support on relevant project activities and reporting requirements. Successful recruit will prepare letter of grants to partners and letter of contracts to consultants and monitor their deliverables and financial requirements. S/he will provide administrative and logistical assistance to the program team on travel arrangements, events/training/workshop organizing and management.

Education and experience: University degree in relevant field including Public Administration and other related degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities.

Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years of related work experience. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Filipino. Must be computer proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets, and database management. Must have strong time management skills and professional organizational abilities. Must be able to work in a dynamic environment with regular shifting priorities. Must have ability to self-manage, able to multi-task, strong attention to details, independently prioritize tasks and confidently develop plans of action with minimal direction. Must be willing to travel for substantial period.

Click here for more details about this position. Interested applicants should also complete the Foundation Application Form and send with a letter of intent to on or before October 13, 2019.


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