Coordination Officer, Education Pathways to Peace
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Project Overview and Role:
International donors are currently engaging with the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education in increasing numbers. Australia has been a constant partner of the Bangamoro region, particularly in the area of education. The Coordination Officer is a critical role embedded within the Office of the Minister at the MBHTE to strengthen coordination of development assistance in alignment with the Ministry’s priority agenda and Pathways program outcomes, and to build public trust in the educational reform process across the Bangsamoro.
Resources and experience within the current government are limited to perform this function. Thus, this Coordination Officer role will form part of the surge support to the MBHTE dedicated towards implementing coordination mechanisms that will benefit the education ministry and the development partners, including Australia.
The Coordination Officer will offer strategic advice, guidance and capacity building on coordination to the OMIN and across the ministry. The role will also work with the Pathways Donor Coordination and Communications Adviser to develop and implement coordination mechanisms that support MBHTE priorities and ensure that Pathways programming in K-3 is further enhanced through better coordination with other donors and stakeholders.
The role works in close collaboration with the MBHTE TWGs, Thematic Leads at Pathways, focal points of partner organisations, Palladium HQ, government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, donors and civil society.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Child Protection: Level 2
The responsibilities of the project employees may involve contact and working with children or young people.
Duties: The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as donor focal point at MBHTE: providing coordination support to the MBHTE to strengthen the Ministry’s ability to effectively manage and coordinate donor activities;
- Contribute to the development of a donor information management system / education projects database and ensure availability of up-to-date and comprehensive information on donors and their programs;
- Prepare, organise, attend and support the conduct of meetings and forums as necessary to allow the MBHTE government to fulfil its function in coordinating with donors;
- Provide advice, reporting, minutes and other written documents as necessary to support the coordination of donor activities in the MBHTE;
- Engage with external stakeholders to understand the needs, priorities, motivations and intentions of international donors wishing to engage in the MBHTE;
- Support MBHTE to convene coordination meetings, particularly at TWG level, which allow donors to come together and discuss their priorities;
- Expand the knowledge and understanding of MBHTE officials on the project cycle and individual donors’ peculiarities and requirements, in close working with Pathways Donor Coordination and Communication Adviser;
- Provide monthly reports to the Pathways Donor Coordination and Communication Adviser on activities undertaken within the coordination role; and provide ad hoc reporting to raise and discuss issues as they arise if they have significant implications for the Pathways Program;
- Provide insight and advice to the Pathways Donor Coordination and Communication Adviser about issues associated with donor coordination in K-3 including recommendations about how Pathways may support better coordination of donors;
- Support relationship between the MBHTE, Australian Embassy and Philippines Department of Education;
- Other duties as required by the Pathways Donor Coordination and Communications Adviser and MBHTE consistent with the incumbent’s qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications: The Coordination Officer should possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:
- Degree in international relations, communications, development studies or relevant discipline;
- Strong professional experience in a coordination, partnerships or linkages role within government, international NGO, or a donor organisation in the Philippines;
- Considerable experience in data analysis, database management, reporting and presentation;
- Advanced knowledge and skill in program management;
- Understanding of the socio/political context of the BARMM;
- Excellent written and verbal communication, liaison and interpersonal skills;
- Familiarity with Australian Government-funded programs preferred.
Along with their CV (maximum 4 pages), interested applicants must submit a written response (2-4 pages only) addressing their suitability for the role as per the qualifications enumerated above.
Application close date : 19 July 2020