Assistant Program Officer, Philippines

Location: Philippines
Deadline: January 10, 2019

This position is open to Filipino nationals only.

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Asia plays a crucial global role. Would you be excited at the prospect of employing your knowledge and skills to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across this dynamic region? You could have this opportunity at The Asia Foundation. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, The Asia Foundation addresses critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century: governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance path-breaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

The successful recruit will support the “Restoring Mutual in Mindanao through People to People Engagement” also known as Project Peace Connect. S/he will serve as the in-house technical point person for Peace Connect activities on radio broadcast, social media and national communications campaign. S/he will also work with the Program Manager and other Project staff on logistical and administrative support to project activities. S/he will contribute in writing the quarterly and annual report of Project Peace Connect and other publications.

Qualifications: Must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any communications course such as Mass Communication, Development Communication, Communication Arts, Information Technology, or Advertising. Minimum of two (2) years professional experience, preferably with development organizations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Filipino. Excellent knowledge and experience on radio broadcast programming/production and social media campaigns. Must have strong time management skills and attention to detail. Able to work in a dynamic environment with regularly shifting priorities. Computer proficient in word processing and presentations. Knowledge of the Philippine NGO community and government agencies particularly those working on governance and/or conflict issues. Knowledge of USAID or other international donor agency requirements and regulations is an advantage. Willing to travel to project sites in Lanao provinces, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Zamboanga Peninsula.

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 January 10, 2019.