Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

Project Officer SAGIP (Filipino National Only)

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Country: Philippines
Organization: Educo
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Job Summary

The Project Officer (PO) is responsible for the direct implementation of all program /projects activities in the area of coverage. The Project Officer also capacitates the children, community stake holders and partners by facilitating the situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting the status, results and learnings from Educos’s interventions and campaigns.

The Project Officer acts as Educo’s main advocate for child-rights in the area of operations and mobilizes the children, community and its leaders toward the fulfillment and protection of children’s rights.

Under Project SAGIP – case management of the identified children in labor will be the primary responsibility of the PO under the technical and administrative supervision of the Project Coordinator. S/he is expected to contribute to the overall area development initiative of Educo Philippines, to include participation in institutional activities.


Community Partnership Building

  • In collaboration with other POs assigned to other project in the same area, conduct session with key municipal and community leaders to secure their interest and commitments
  • Conduct community diagnosis with community leaders/members to identify strength and weakness in collaboration with other POs.
  • Facilitate the gathering/updating of project baseline data into community profile and ensure that these are communicated in the community in collaboration with other POs.
  • Facilitate implementation of development interventions through appropriate participatory techniques to improve organizational functions as prerequisites to undertake Community Managed programs/projects for assigned project or program area.
  • Encourage and actively participate in interagency municipal/barangay events to foster greater team work among development players in collaboration with other POs.

Project Management

  • Facilitate pre implementation phase with different stakeholders or proponent groups clarification/commitment /action planning for the assigned project or program area
  • Facilitate project implementation based from the operational plan
  • Facilitate monitoring and reflection sessions with community partners including children.
  • Document community projects, activities and processes highlighting the best practices
  • Submit to Area Team Leader needed project reports for consolidation
  • Provide input to Area Team Leader in the development of DIP, budget forecast and procurement plan for assigned project.

Capacity Building to Target Groups for Project/Program Sustainability

  • Facilitate strengthening of local government unit to promote project/program through policy formulation and support community campaigns for enforcement of the policies
  • Facilitate strengthening activities for people’s organizations and through training and coaching on paralegal, organizational leadership, financial and project management, monitoring and evaluation.


  • Prepare and submit accomplishment reports to completion within agreed deadlines for the assigned project or program area.
  • Ensure proper documentation best practices of implementation process of the projects/programs
  • Comply with organizational policies and standards at all times in reporting incidences and concerns in the assigned area

Compliance to Corporate Mandates

  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards such as but not limited to Child Safeguarding Policy, Anti-Fraud, Whistle Blower Policy, and P&C, Finance and Operations policies and procedures
  • Participation in any Country Office committee as requested

Personal Development

  • Attends internally and externally facilitated training events, workshops, symposiums, studies, conferences to enhance level of perfor Maximize the use of ICT for greater awareness of local and global trends affecting development work. Accepts special objective assignments for skills enhancement and expansion. Shares learning to benefit others.


Performs other tasks that are needed to ensure deliverables of project/program implementation will be met.


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Worker, Sociology, Education, Health Sciences and other related courses. Graduates of other course may be considered if s/he has the experience and competency requirements of the role.

  • Experience working with INGOs, preferably with child-rights organizations
  • Direct experience with children’s case management, preferable
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in relevant roles
  • Exposed and has knowledge in managing and implementing project / program outline.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex and varied workload, often with tight deadlines


  • High attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Able to facilitate both large and small groups and engage teams
  • Superior written English communication etiquette and verbal skills
  • Strong ability to be self-motivated self-directed and practice self-care
  • Ability to summarize complex information and effectively deliver information to a diverse audience
  • Able to work with stakeholders at all levels and ability to inspire people to support our work

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an application letter and CV to, subject line written as A*pplication for Project Officer SAGIP . Last Name. First Name.* Applicants who are able to indicate current or last salary and expected pay will be prioritized. Submission of Application is until May 31**,** 2021. We will respond to shortlisted applicants within two (2) weeks after closing date of applications. Due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond individually to all applicants.

Educo has a Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct that seeks to guarantee children’s protection. As such, we are committed to doing all necessary actions to guarantee child protection including conduct of background checks and obtaining references for all candidates.

DOWNLOAD: Child Safeguarding Policy.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status to apply for the post.

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