Education Governance Officer

at The Asia Foundation
Published June 5, 2022
Location Manila, Philippines
Category Education  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Education Governance Officer, ABC+ Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines supports the Education Governance Manager in ensuring effective planning, implementation, monitoring, and assessment of the USAID-funded ABC+. He/she will be responsible for the effective implementation of the project in the three focus regions of the project.

 

Internal

 

Extensive interaction with ABC+ Team particularly with the Education Governance Manager and Assistant Program Officers, TAF Education Team, Finance, Administration and Grants Units.

 

External

 

Regular coordination with ABC+ project implementation partners in the priority regions, consultants and stakeholders for implementation, and project oversight and monitoring purposes.

 

Interaction with government and non-government organizations involved with the project.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience

 

Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience

Solid knowledge and familiarity with local government context particularly its political landscape, development initiatives, governance, and education-related matters

Experience in project management: design, coordination, monitoring, reporting, and networking

Experience in project administration: logistics, finance and contracts management

Education

 

Bachelor’s degree in related field including education, political science, international relations, economics, or other related degree in the social sciences or humanities. Masters degree is a plus.

Other

 

Ability to work impartially with sectors involved in Education

Must have a strong track-record of working independently and in a diverse team environment

Strong attention to details and ability to multi-task, highly organized and efficient

Superior spoken English, writing skills, time management, and organizational skills

Computer literate in use MS Office;

Excellent capacity to handle information with diligence

Knowledge of the programs and operations of The Asia Foundation or similar international development organizations helpful

Knowledge of USAID and other international funding agency reporting requirements

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Project Supervision

 

Support the Education Governance Manager in the implementation of the project and achievement of its goals and objectives including planning and budget development.

Support the Education Governance Manager in the collection and analysis of data from priority regions for reporting to USAID and stakeholders.

Develop mechanisms for effective reporting of activities and other updates from the project areas and program implementors/grantees.

Ensure that activities and the project are implemented in accordance with the USAID and TAF rules and regulations.

Ensure all project activities and reports are delivered at high quality, making the most effective and efficient use of project resources.

Monitor the implementation of grants and activities in the priority regions in coordination with TAF Finance and Grants unit.

Develop and monitor appropriate budgets to support technical activities, with relevant data and assistance from Finance.

Coordination/Relationship Management

 

Coordinate with TAF Education team on the conduct of the project.

Manage the relationship with other TAF implementing partners making sure that activities are well coordinated.

Manage relationship with both DepEd and local government officials to ensure the effective implementation of the project activities.

Other job responsibilities as may be assigned by senior management.

Other Support

 

Assist and participate in project activities and TAF Philippine Office as directed by the Country Representative or Senior Management.

 

How to apply

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Interested applicants should send their The Asia Foundation Application Form (https://tinyurl.com/TAFAppForm2022) and sample works (not required) to recruitmentPH@asiafoundation.org

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