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Philippine Center for Population and Development

PCPD Is Looking for a Program Officer



Published on

9th September 2021

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The Program Officer will assist in developing, managing, and monitoring short- and long-range plans and goals to meet PCPD's objectives consistent with its strategic direction and established priorities.

The job has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Programs Unit Operation 
    1. Assists in developing and implementing Program activities in a timely and accurate manner and in preparing the budget of the Unit; 
    2. Prepares meeting agenda of the Programs and Advocacy Committees, organizes them, and writes the minutes; and
    3.  Attends conferences, meetings, forums, and workshops, among others, to represent PCPD.
  2. Proposal Development
    1. Identifies and contacts potential donors for funding and orients them on PCPD’s social enterprise; and
    2. Drafts proposals to fund the poor’s access to health care to be provided by PCPD’s social enterprise.
  3. Fund Administration and Management
    1. Together with the Finance Committee, the Program Officer should regularly track the progress of cash inflows and outflows of funds and monitors the execution of such funds;
    2. Together with the Finance Committee, the Program Officer should troubleshoot,  challenge, and document how bottlenecks have been identified and addressed to serve as inputs in improving fund management;
    3. Identifies best practices and generates reports to improve increasing the numbers of indigent and poor women, men, and children in accessing quality health care; and
    4. Maintains project files and databases.
  4. Constituency Building
    1. Assists in building and maintaining partnerships and relationships with other organizations, government agencies, and communities to establish a multisectoral constituency who would promote, improve, or change policies that relate to strengthening PCPD’s social enterprise; and
    2. Identifies, fosters, and maintains partnerships with the commercial private sector as well as with Local Government Units.
  5.   Advocacy and Information
    1. Assists in conceptualizing, developing and implementing an advocacy and communication plan, including development of information/advocacy materials;
    2. Identifies vendors and coordinates with them on the production of information and advocacy materials; 
    3. Assists in implementing information dissemination activities, particularly in disseminating results of the progress of PCPD’s social enterprise;
    4. Reviews external written communications to ensure they meet quality standards and maintain consistent messaging; and
    5. Scans the external environment on trending topics and issues related to health care and sexual and reproductive health and rights and updates the staff about them.
    6. Manages and updates the PCPD website; writes policy briefs, news, features, and anything related to women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and population;  
    7. Helps conceptualize Zoom events and assists in managing them; and
  6. Performs other related duties that may be assigned by management from time to time.

The position requires the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences or Development Communication;
  2. At least five (5) years experience in building partnerships, drafting proposals, and raising funds;
  3. Knowledge and skills in the areas of social media, health care, women’s health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and other related fields;
  4. Experience in conducting research, IEC and advocacy work;
  5. Understanding and knowledge of the application of basic computer programs, software, and applications such as search engines, spreadsheets, word processors, powerpoint, and databases, among others;
  6. Excellent planning and organization skills;
  7. Excellent presentation skills; and
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants may submit their application letter and resume to:

Ms. Meriam Lucero
Administration, Human Resources, and Property Management Manager
Email: meriam.lucero@pcpd.ph