Project Coordinator in Improving Mobility (Economic Reform Team)

Country: Philippines
Organization: The Asia Foundation
Closing date: 31 May 2021

BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM

Coalitions for Change (CfC) is a program under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and The Asia Foundation Partnership in the Philippines.

In its second phase (2018-2022), CfC supports Philippine leaders in civil society, academe, the private sector, and government who pursue policy reforms to support inclusive economic growth, social development, governance, and peace towards improving the lives of Filipinos. The program also provides training and mentoring to equip leaders to better pursue policy reforms.

Designed to be an adaptive and responsive program, CfC’s support to Philippine leaders and organizations has helped introduce transformative policy reforms that bring positive outcomes for Filipinos in the broad areas of economic growth, social development, and governance.

BACKGROUND OF THE ASSIGNMENT – IMPROVING MOBILITY (ECONOMIC REFORM TEAM)

Transportation plays a critical role in developing economies towards achieving a more inclusive and sustainable growth. The Philippine transport sector consistently ranks poorly and has continued to worsen in the last five years. If left unresolved, this can translate to billions of pesos in lost productivity, reduced regional competitiveness, less foreign direct investments, and declining tourism as infrastructure declines further.

The challenge is to transition to a more people-centered system of moving people. Part of that challenge is to shift focus from private transportation towards public and active transportation, such as walking and biking.

In order to address this, CfC is working on several policy reforms to establish a new public transportation system and promote active transportation as safe alternative modes of transportation. Integral to CfC’s work is close collaboration with formal and informal coalitions, composed of health and budget advocates, persons with disabilities, youth and labor advocates, and government agencies who actively advocate for safe, more humane, and more inclusive public transportation in the Philippines.

SECTOR: MOBILITY | POSITION 1: PROJECT COORDINATOR

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain collaborative relationships with the CfC Economic Reform team, its network, and partners.

  2. With team, develop and pursue technically sound and politically feasible policies to improve public transportation as identified by CfC and its partner-coalitions.

  3. Identify possible entry points to introduce reform agenda through relevant government officials, legislators, and stakeholders through the partner-coalitions.

  4. Provide technical inputs in team discussion and strategy planning, especially to push for the identified reform agenda.

  5. Serve as overall coordinator for partner-coalition's reform agenda.

  6. Network and collaborate with mobility and transport coalitions, advocacy groups, and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g Political Science, Public Administration, Development Studies, Economics etc.) Master’s degree in the field of Urban Planning, Economics, Social Science or Public Management is desirable.

  2. At least two (2) years professional experience in policy research and development particularly on mobility and transport

  3. Familiarity with local government urban transportation policies context, processes, and programming. Membership or involvement in mobility and transport coalition or advocacy group is desirable.

  4. With strong background and experience in working with partners and other stakeholders in mobility and urban transport sectors.

  5. Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and Filipino.

  6. Working knowledge of research methods and techniques.

  7. Ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize data.

  8. Ability to self-direct, balance competing priorities, and meet deadlines.

  9. Demonstrated experience working in adaptive programs and development entrepreneurship would be an advantage.

How to apply:

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Interested applicants should accomplish and send their TAF application form (https://bit.ly/3bi3xEx) and updated Resume to pamelasue.aragon@asiafoundation.org on or before 31 May 2021.

Please use email subject: Job Application*[SURNAME]*[SECTOR]_[POSITION].

Sample: Job Application_ARAGON_INCLUSIVE EDUCATION_TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



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