Technical Director, ALS - Philippines, USAID Youth Activity

  • Posted on 29 July 2019
  • Philippines
  • Closing on 28 August 2019

Job Description

For over 40 years, FHI 360 has built the capacity of individuals, communities, and governments to address the needs of vulnerable populations. In more than 60 countries, our work is grounded in research and evidence, and our staff and experts have developed partnerships to support programs in education, economic growth, monitoring and evaluation, peacebuilding and countering violent extremism (CVE), positive youth development, technology and innovation, and health access and services. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Director, Alternative Learning System (ALS).

Program Description:

The anticipated 5-year USAID-funded activity will be designed to work with the Government of the Philippines to support improved basic education, life skills, employability and

entrepreneurship for youth who are not in education, employment or training. This activity will support systems strengthening of national government agencies, as well as the mobilization of local stakeholders to achieve

activity outcomes. It will operate in secondary cities outside conflict-affected areas to support inclusive growth. The activity outcomes will include: increased access to quality education for out-of-school youth; improved life skills, employability, and entrepreneurship; strengthened national government systems to deliver education and training to youth not in education; employment or training; and increased participation of local stakeholders in positive youth development.

Job Responsibilities:

This position will provide strategic advice to government officials at the national and regional levels responsible for rolling out the new ALS 2.0 reforms and design, and oversee a portfolio of activities designed to strengthen government capacity to deliver education and training to youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Specific duties include:

  • Liaise with relevant national government departments, including the Department of Education (DepED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED);
  • Oversee, conduct, or coordinate relationships with relevant government departments in the regions and secondary cities where the Philippines Youth Activity operates;
  • Oversee the contribution of technical expertise to the strengthening of government policies and systems mandated to support ALS;
  • Provide technical assistance to targeted government institutions, facilities, and departments in secondary cities, tasked with the support of ALS, for project assistance;
  • Co-design and roll-out capacity development activities with targeted government institutions; and
  • Collaborate with the Director for Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation to develop strategies to track progress in implementation of ALS with different stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, adult learning, international development or other relevant study;
  • At least 15 years of experience related to education, workforce development, and/or youth;
  • Experience in management on United States Government (USG) -funded projects;
  • Demonstrated experience providing national and regional-level technical assistance to government ministries and education offices;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and managing in-service teacher training activities;
  • Experience with the Philippines’ alternative learning system required;
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills; and
  • Fluency in English and Tagalog.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

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