Program Officer

at The Asia Foundation
Published March 27, 2022
Location Manila, Philippines
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  




Primarily responsible for managing the Adhika Para sa Katarungan II (ADHIKA II) project supported by the Australian Embassy Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); closely coordinates with project partners and ensure successful implementation of activities. Leads in preparing grants agreement, activity reports and success stories, concept notes and donor reports, tracking expenses and burn rate, and checking and improving records to enable accurate and timely donor reporting.




Interaction with the Law Team and all The Asia Foundation (TAF) staff




Regular contact with LAHR project partners, particularly the Commission on Human Rights, and ADHIKA II project grantees and consultants for project implementation and monitoring purposes






Minimum of two years development-oriented professional experience, ideally in the areas of law or public policy; professional experience in handling or managing developmental projects; specifically, those related to legal reform and human rights.




Bachelor’s degree in Law




  • Excellent research and drafting skills


  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative


  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and strong technical literacy


  • Knowledge of Philippine NGO community and government agencies particularly those working on governance and/or rule of law and access to justice issues


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


TITLE: Program Officer – Law & Human Rights




The Program Officer, under the supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor and senior Program Officer, will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:


Manage the DFAT-funded ADHIKA Project and all its activities


Closely coordinate with the Commission on Human Rights and ADHIKA II partners in the implementation of the ADHIKA II project


Coordinate with the Finance team on matters related to the budget, spending projection, and actual expenditures of the ADHIKA II project


Supervise the Assistant Program Officer under ADHIKA


Prepare project reports, briefers, and success stories


Represent TAF in high level meetings in the absence of the Senior Legal Advisor and senior Program Officer of the Law and Human Rights or when requested by the Senior Legal Advisor or senior Program Officer, Law and Human Rights




Perform other functions as may be required by the Country Representative, Deputy Country Representative, and Senior Legal Advisor


How to apply

For more details, access the Job Description here:


Interested applicants should send their detailed proposal, The Asia Foundation Application Form (, Resume and sample written documents (if any) by email.

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