Project Coordinator, Graduation Approach in the Philippines (International Consultant)

Cotabato City, Region XII, Philippines
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About BRAC

BRAC is the world’s largest development organization, dedicated to empowering people living in poverty. Working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa with 115,000 full-time staff, BRAC touches the lives of more than 130 million people. Named the World’s Number 1 Ranked NGO in 2016 by NGO Advisor (, BRAC uses a wide array of antipoverty tools such as microfinance, education, healthcare, food security programs and more. In January 2012, BRAC launched its operations in the Philippines in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Today, BRAC Philippines provides education, health and other anti-poverty programs touching the lives of upwards of 65,000 people.

In 2002, BRAC pioneered the Ultra Poor Graduation approach, a time bound and sequenced set of interventions for the most vulnerable and destitute within poor communities. The approach has gained widespread recognition and has been adapted and replicated by non-governmental organizations, governments and microfinance institutions with tremendous success measured by rigorous independent evaluations and randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

BRAC/ BRAC Philippines now seeks to hire a Project Coordinator to support a contract to implement a Graduation pilot in the Philippines to be administered by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). This position is contingent upon successful closing of a technical assistance contract, expected in January of 2017.

About the Position

Based in the Philippines, the Project Coordinator will manage the implementation of a Graduation pilot program on behalf of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD). The successful candidate will have worked previously with DSWD and is intimately familiar with DSWD programming.

DWSD initiated a convergence strategy in 2011 in order to harmonize the delivery of its core social protection programs, particularly the 4Ps conditional cash transfer program, Sustainable Livelihoods Program (SLP), and the KALAHI-CIDSS -National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP). In partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), DSWD seeks to address the multidimensional aspects of poverty through the extension of complementary programs within and outside DSWD that will address the needs of children, adults, families and communities in marginalized and vulnerable areas. This pilot will converge the work of the three programs to deliver an integrated set of services to the most vulnerable among DSWD beneficiaries.

Reporting to DSWD and BRAC, the Project Coordinator will oversee all administrative aspects of the project pilot and day-to-day management under the supervision of a Graduation Approach Expert provided by BRAC. This position is for a period of 32 months effective January 2017, with competitive remuneration based on experience.

Primary Responsibilities

Support the management of BRAC’s technical assistance engagement in the Philippines, including program design, rapid livelihoods assessments, implementation oversight and management, support in training, and input on monitoring, documentation and knowledge management for the pilot;
Manage potential external technical consultants and partners to ensure high quality outputs;
Coordinate production of technical assistance products including market assessments, program design and budgets, monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
Oversee the production of engagement-related documentation, reporting and communication functions as necessary;
Develop key knowledge management products and disseminate pilot experiences for donor and government audiences, and to share with stakeholders, BRAC entities and external audiences.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, evaluation or another related field strongly preferred;
Previous experience working with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is required for this role;
Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in on-the-ground social protection programming/ livelihoods program management or financial inclusion required;
Experience with curricula development, training and facilitation preferred.
Citizenship of one of the ADB member countries required.
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Knowledge and Skills:

Exceptional developed leadership ability, and effective project and staff management skills;
Strong ability to communicate via written products, oral communications, presentation and public speaking skills;
Self-starter, proactive, able to juggle competing work streams and deadlines, productive under pressure;
Able to absorb large volumes of information quickly in fluid situations, highly organized and analytical thinker;
Creative problem-solver, and adept at working with teams to deliver on client requests;
Proficiency in English required, proficiency in Filipino or other local languages is preferred.

How to Apply

Please submit the following for consideration:

Cover Letter
Resume/ CV
1-2 relevant writing samples
Phone and Email Contact information for 3 professional references
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