Program Officer, Education Pathways to Peace
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Project Overview and Role

Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways) is a $90 million Government of Australia investment to improve the delivery and quality of education in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. The nine-year program (six years with possible three-year extension) seeks to address the challenges associated with ensuring effective implementation and sustainability in a conflict-affected area.

Pathways intends to contribute to peace-building by addressing inequity and disparity in participation and performance in basic education. This will be accomplished through facilitating and strengthening effective engagement and collaboration processes and the institutional systems of key stakeholders to support the delivery of quality basic education. The Program will focus on supporting improvements in the participation and performance of learners at the early grade levels (Kindergarten to Grade 3), in teacher education and development, and in the development of context-appropriate curriculum.


Purpose of the Position

The Program Officer will provide technical support to the Pathways Program team in implementing its core activities in the areas of institutional strengthening; curriculum, learning, and delivery; teacher development; policy and planning; and monitoring and evaluation.

Under the direct supervision of the Program Lead, the Program Officer will:
  • Assist in preparing quality activity designs of activities, programs, and projects that are linked to the program goals, end-of-program outcomes, and approved annual plan;
  • Support in organising activities, which may include coordination and liaising with program partners and stakeholders, technical support in managing the day-to-day operations of activities/program, documentation of the proceedings, and drafting of activity accomplishment reports;
  • Support the M&E team in its monitoring activities, which may include providing technical support to surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and gathering of data and information;
  • Provide support in building the capacity of stakeholders in the areas of institutional strengthening; curriculum, learning, and delivery; teacher development; policy and planning; and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Provide support to the drafting of six-monthly progress report and conduct of Quarterly Strategic Reviews, reflection and knowledge sharing sessions; and
  • Other duties as may be required by the Program Lead and Team Leader.


Qualifications and Experience:
The Program Officer will have the following qualifications and experience:
  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration, Social Science or related field.
  • Prior relevant work experience in the development sector. Experience working for an education program is an advantage;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the education sector and the Mindanao contexts;
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills in English and Filipino. Proficiency in local languages in the Bangsamoro Region is an advantage;
  • Excellent coordination, liaising skills, and events organising skills; and
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and organisations from diverse cultural/national backgrounds.

Junior Level
Cotabato City, Philippines
Closing date:
22 February 2019