Assistant Program Officer (Open to Filipino Nationals Only)

The Asia Foundation (TAF), Philippines

Skill RequiredHR and Admin Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th January, 2017

Job Description

The Asia Foundation (TAF) 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 and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, 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 under our Economic Reform and Development Entrepreneurship Project. The Assistant Program Officer's duties and responsibilities include the following but not limited to:

  • Support the program team on project implementation and monitoring;
  • Draft concept notes, progress reports, and success stories on Philippine Economic Reform;
  • Ensure close coordination, liaison and partnership with NGOs, stakeholders, donors and government partners to ascertain their support to policies and relevant activities;
  • Coordinate the operations and program aspects of economic, governance, and education projects under the Coalition for Change, partnership of the Australian Embassy and TAF in the Philippines;
  • Prepare letter of grant to partners and letter of contract to Consultants and monitor their deliverable and financial requirements; and
  • Provide administrative and logistical assistance to the program team on travel arrangements, events/training/workshop organizing and management.Qualifications:

  • Must have completed Bachelor's degree in Economics or related courses. Graduate of Masters in Economics is highly desirable.

  • At least 2 years of professional experience preferably with development organizations

  • Knowledge of the Philippine NGO community and government agencies particularly those working on governance and/or conflict issues.

  • Knowledge of DFAT or other international donor agency requirements and regulations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Tagalog.

  • Strong time management skills and keen to details

  • Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.


Interested applicants should send application letter and CV to not later than January 11, 2017.

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