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 the below vacancy under our CONVERGE Project based in Cotabato City.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing the day-to-day management, leadership and operation of the project and ensuring effective planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Countering Violent Extremism through Responsive Government-Civil Society Engagement in the Philippines (CONVERGE) Project. Together with the senior program officer, s/he will be responsible for ensuring compliance with donor and Asia Foundation regulations, agreement provisions, reporting and other deadlines and budgetary monitoring.

Education and experience: University degree in relevant courses (Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology and others). Master’s degree is desirable. Experience in project monitoring, financial and grants management and budget control, strategic planning and managing development projects. Prior experience in managing US Department of State-funded assistance project.

Qualifications: At least seven years of progressively increasing management responsibility in development projects or equivalent combination of education and experience with at least two years of work experience related to preventing and countering violent extremism and local governance. Must have effective interpersonal and management skills proven through successful interactions with relevant stakeholders, partner organizations and local government units. Excellent oral and written language skills, including ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communication and develop high quality reports based on US DoS reporting guidelines. Must be able to effectively manage, forecast and monitor budget activities and expenditures. Strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills and professional organizational abilities. Strong track record of working independently and in a diverse team environment. Knowledge of the programs and operations of The Asia Foundation or similar development organizations is a plus. Knowledge of US Department of State and/or other international donor agency programs and regulations preferred.

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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