Chief of Party, Philippines

Work Location: Manila, Philippines
Requisition Number: 1085
# of Openings: 1


Freedom House is seeking a Chief of Party – to serve as the technical and management lead of a multi-year USAID-funded program that will support youth leadership development and youth-focused civic education in the Philippines. The program seeks to empower youth leaders to promote and sustain democratic values, increase capacity for youth leaders and organizations to network and share learning, and to revisit and improve civic education initiatives across the country.

This position is contingent upon Freedom House being selected to implement the program. It will be based in Manila, Philippines.


  • At least eight years of progressively responsible experience managing complex and politically sensitive donor-funded projects, preferably including one or more projects funded by USAID.
  • Previous experience leading and implementing projects with a strong youth capacity building and civic education component.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and manage partnerships with CSOs and CSO networks, academic institutions, government agencies, and the private sector.
  • Previous experience with financial management and administering sub-grants.
  • Previous experience working in the Philippines strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; proficiency or working knowledge of Filipino/Tagalog strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel across the Philippines including Mindanao.
  • Masters or Ph.D. Degree in the Social Sciences, Political Science, Development Studies, Public Administration, Education, Management, or similar fields.


The Chief of Party will:

  • Serve as Freedom House’s principal representative in the Philippines.
  • In collaboration with the leadership of Freedom House’s Asia program, determine how best to achieve the program’s objectives.
  • Identify approaches and partnerships that will optimize the impact of the program.  
  • Oversee implementation of the program in close collaboration with the USAID Philippines Mission.
  • Manage and support a full-time Manila-based staff of between 10 to 15 people and multiple advisers and consultants.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with program partners, government officials, and other stakeholders. 
  • Oversee all aspects of program management, including human resource and risk management, financial management, and grants management.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a robust Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) agenda.
  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and appropriateness of all written products and communications issues under the program.    


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