Program Officer, EMERGE, Philippines

Location: Philippines
Program area: Law and Justice
Deadline: August 18, 2021

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.

If you share the same vision and commitment, we invite you to look into this vacancy under EMERGE (Empowered Movements for Rights and Gender Equality). This is a 3-year project implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, with funding from Global Equality Fund. The project will advance the human rights of persons who face discrimination, violence, or abuse on account of their real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics in the Philippines. It will improve organizational capacity of LGBTI-led civil society organizations, increase proactive engagement from national and local service providers, and increase acceptance of LGBTI persons from family members, community leaders, and broader society.

The program officer will lead the day-to-day implementation of program activities, coordination with sub-awardees, reporting, and oversee the design, roll-out, and implement the program monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan. The program officer will be responsible for providing the day-to-day supervision and operation and ensuring effective planning, implementation, monitoring, and assessment of the project. She/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with donor and Foundation regulations, agreement provisions, reporting, and other deadlines, and budgetary monitoring.


  • The successful candidate must have a degree in Law and should have passed the Bar. Must have at least two years of experience in program management and monitoring and evaluation in an INGO or NGO setting.
  • Must have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills including the ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communication, and develop high-quality reports based on donor reporting guidelines.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to design, roll out and implement effective monitoring and evaluation plan, and program and impact evaluation.
  • Must have effective interpersonal and management skills proven through successful engagement with relevant stakeholders, partner organizations, and local government units.
  • Must be computer literate in MS Office and with strong team building, management, and administration skills.
  • Involvement and/or knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and/or non-profit organizations is preferred.

More details about this position. Interested applicants should also complete the Foundation Application Form and send it with a letter of intent to [email protected] on or before August 18, 2021 at 4 pm. Position and project should be the subject of your email.