Programme Officer

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The incumbent will further coordinate activities under the technical guidance and advice from the technical units of Sustainable Enterprises, Productivity and Just Transition Department (ENTERPRISES) as well as other relevant technical departments/bureaus/units in ILO Headquarters and the concerned specialists of ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and Southeast Asia (DWT-Bangkok). Note that the Enterprise Development Specialist of CO-Manila represents the ENTERPRISES for the Philippines and helps connect to respective technical units and experts as needed.


The Programme Officer will lead and manage the above-mentioned activities of the JP under the purview of ILO and ensure its timely implementation, including provision of technical and administrative supervision to the ILO project team in line with the ILO policy, rules and regulations and in accordance to the final project document.  Key responsibilities include strategic planning, management of project resources, coordination with tripartite partners (government, employers’, and workers’ organizations both at the national and local levels) and other stakeholders, collaborating with the JP project management unit, liaising with PUNOs, RCO and other development partners, monitoring progress of the ILO-supported activities against objectives, and ensuring high-level communications to increase visibility of JP. The incumbent will also provide high quality technical inputs and advice on key outputs and activities of the project in close coordination with the relevant ILO specialists and, when appropriate, external consultants. The incumbent will ensure that the JP contributes to and leverages ongoing ILO country interventions under the framework of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) of the Philippines (i.e., the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan) and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (SDCF).

Specific duties will include the following:

  • Ensure effective management including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the relevant activities of JP in accordance with the policies, programme strategies, programme guidelines, administrative and financial procedures of the ILO and country/action programmes as well as those provided by the SDG Fund Secretariat.
  • Provide timely, accurate and pertinent information on programme and budget matters for operational decision-making purposes through the strategic use of the results-based management.  Use baselines, milestones and indicators to measure, analyze and report on performance. Monitor and verify accuracy of data.
  • Support the JP project management unit and concerned PUNO officials to set up the National Steering Committee and JP Technical Working Group(s) and contribute to the preparation for meetings, the selection of interventions, project partners and implementing agencies. Organize ILO-specific meetings with partners and beneficiaries as needed.
  • Participate in the organization and facilitation of conferences, workshops, seminars, training sessions, consultative meetings and webinars and other relevant activities, in close collaboration with the CO-Manila Programme team, ILO Technical Specialists and main partners and beneficiaries as well as the JP project management unit and PUNOs.
  • Prepare briefs, periodical reports and statistical data and contribute to the production of training, advocacy and communication materials in English and local language(s).
  • Prepare periodic and ad-hoc progress reports on the status of the implementation of the ILO activities of the JP and coordinate with concerned tripartite and other partners in the country, relevant UN agencies to ensure strong sustainability of the outputs.
  • Identify and implement synergies and efficiencies with the Philippines Decent Work Country Programme/Philippine Labor and Employment Plan, other relevant policies of the constituents and key partners of JP, and related in-country projects and programmes, to enhance the impact and sustainability of the Project.
  • Support the mobilization of additional resources for implementation of the project’s activities.
  • Assist in the programming and monitoring of available resources, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by comparing and analyzing the resource situation with planned activities.
  • Prepare terms of references for external collaborators, identify consultants for conducting certain project activities, prepare cost estimation and provide support for preparing contracts and provide guidance and assess their work.
  • Monitor the implementation and ensure the completion of contracts; identify difficulties and propose solutions based on reports and undertake field missions in relation to JP implementation.
  • Undertake regular and ad-hoc visits to monitor JP activities and ensure quality delivery and compliance with guidance of ILO and SDG Fund secretariat.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:


  • University degree in economics, management, social science or related fields with demonstrated expertise or equivalent experience.  Training in results-based planning, design, data collection, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and project cycle management is an advantage.


  • At least three years of relevant professional experience at the national level in project management and topics related to sustainable enterprises or related fields, preferably on MSME development and their digitalization. Work experience collaborating with the Governments, Workers’ and Employers’ organization, civil society, UN Agencies and other stakeholders will be advantage. Proven ability to promote gender equality through project work.


  • Excellent command of English and an official national language of the duty station.





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