Education Specialist, Combating Exploitative Child Labor in Sugarcane Growing Areas of the Philippines

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 9 August 2011
  • Philippines
  • Closing on 12 August 2011

Job Description


Education Specialist, Combating Exploitative Child Labor in Sugarcane Growing Areas of the Philippines

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Education Specialist for an upcoming child labor elimination program in the Philippines. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance, retirement, and other normal Winrock benefits.


Applicants should go to the Jobs link at and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Philippines CL Education Specialist by August 12, 2011. Early applications will be greatly appreciated. Qualified Filipino nationals residing in the Philippines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.



POSITION TITLE: Education Specialist, Child Labor Elimination Program

LOCATION: Negros, Philippines

DEPARTMENT: Empowerment & Civic Engagement

REPORTS TO: Project Director


The Education Specialist will provide leadership in developing the technical aspects of education interventions for children withdrawn or at risk of participating in exploitative and hazardous child labor and awareness campaigns targeting their parents, communities, and government officials.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


The Education Specialist will oversee the implementation of the program’s education activities and coordinate reporting requirements. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of existing education system for gaps.
  • Adaptation and development of formal and non-formal basic education curricula in collaboration with government officials.
  • Developing community-driven systems for identifying and enrolling into school child laborers or those at risk of child labor.
  • Designing and delivering teacher training on curricula as well as child labor awareness and special education needs of withdrawn and at-risk child laborers.
  • Designing and delivering a community child labor awareness and prevention campaign.
  • Designing interventions for increasing government action to prevent child labor and improve education alternatives.
  • Serving as Deputy Project Director, assisting the Project Director with administrative and personnel management.


  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a technical role in implementation of child labor and/or complex basic education programs in developing countries such as: educational assessment of disadvantaged students; teacher training; educational materials development; educational management; monitoring and evaluation of basic education projects; education policy; educational quality and access improvement; and development of community participation in the improvement of basic education for disadvantaged children.
  • Knowledge of exploitative child labor issues and experience in the development of formal, non-formal and vocational education and children removed from exploitative child labor and worst forms of child labor.
  • Extensive experience in working successfully with ministries of education, networks of educators, employers’ organizations and trade union representatives or comparable entities.
  • Additional experience with education policy and monitoring and evaluation is an asset.
  • Masters degree or higher in Education or other social science.
  • Programmatic experience highly desired in gender, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, child labor and/or public health issues.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Filipino required, proficiency in other relevant local languages would be a distinct asset.

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