Project and Communications Assistant (Policy Advocacy)

  • Contract
  • Philippines
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century— governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

If you share the same vision and commitment, we invite you to express your interest in our Consultant’s open tender for The Asia Foundation Philippines office. Kindly submit your applications by March 24, 2023 to [email protected]

Background of the Program

Coalitions for Change (CfC) is a partnership program of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and The Asia Foundation in the Philippines. CfC supports the formulation and implementation of key policies consistent with the government’s agenda on economic growth, improved governance, and social development.

The program creates spaces for collaboration, strengthening coalitions and networks, civil society, the private sector, the government, academia, and others to bring about transformative change. Working with these motivated groups and individuals, and underpinned with technical and political analysis, CfC successfully delivers reforms that lead to sustainable and inclusive development, improving the lives of Filipinos.

Background of the Assignment

Three of the most recent international education assessments show that a vast majority of Filipino students are unable to meet the learning competencies expected of their grade level. Filipino students are lagging behind their peers, which poses severe consequences for the country’s future human capital development, leadership, and workforce.

Currently, the public education system is in charge of 28 million learners, or an estimated 88% of total students in basic education. Given the government’s tight fiscal space to address classroom shortages and high student-to-teacher ratios, there will be a further strain on education delivery and learning recovery in the Philippines.

CfC is working with partners to conduct research on programs and introduce policies that will improve education delivery and performance and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, through exploration of private and public partnerships in education.

CfC is seeking to hire one (1) Project and Communications Assistant in the following consultancy position:

Project and Communications Assistant (Policy Advocacy)

Period of engagement: 3 months, subject to extension

Mode of payment: Level of Effort

Level of effort needed: 45 LOE days spread in 3 months

Area of Assignment: Can attend meetings in Metro Manila

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and strengthen advocacy for education programs and campaigns through social media management and communication planning
  2. Lead meeting documentation, crafting presentations, and organizing data
  3. Provide technical assistance in development of policy papers, briefers, presentations, and other reference materials to be presented to government officials and key stakeholders.
  4. Network and collaborate with government agencies and civil society organizations, coalitions, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders
  5. Contribute to team discussions and strategy planning.
  6. Maintain collaborative relationships with the CfC Social Development team, its network, and partners.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Communication Arts, Social Work, Community Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences.)
  2. Has one to two years of experience in project management and leading advocacy campaigns.
  3. Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and Filipino.

Has one to two years of experience in project management and leading advocacy campaigns.

  1. Preferably has experience in policy research and development, with familiarity with legislative policies, context, processes, and programming.
  2. Demonstrated experience working in adaptive programs and development entrepreneurship would be an advantage.

The Asia Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, sex, disability, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Support will be provided to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

How to apply

For more details on these opportunities, access the Terms of Reference here: https://tinyurl.com/TAFPHConsultancyOpportunities

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Interested applicants should send in their The Asia Foundation Application Form (https://tinyurl.com/TAFAppForm2022), EBD Form (https://tinyurl.com/EBDForm), and sample portfolio (if any) to [email protected] before the indicated deadline. Kindly follow the instructions for the subject heading.

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Deadline: 24 Mar 2023