Policy Support Staff – Debt & Public Finance

Employer:Freedom from Debt Coalition, Inc.
Location:13 Mabait St., Teachers Village West, Quezon City, Philippines
Position Title:Policy Support Staff – Debt & Public Finance (Staff)
Program:Economic Justice

Position objectives:

The Policy Support Staff – Economic Justice (Staff) directly reports and is accountable to the Executive Director.

The Policy Support Staff – Economic Justice (Staff) is expected to perform the following   general tasks and responsibilities.   Specific outputs are listed below:

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in the planning and implementation of the Coalition’s 2020-2021 Program on Debt and Public Finance;
  2. Aids the Program Staff in drafting the work plans of the Program.
  3. Implements the research, publication, and education and membership work of the Program.
    • Coordinate with Program Coordinators in developing the concept and design of   annual research agenda.
    • Develop issue briefs and analyses, critique, position and policy papers, resource   materials.
    • Maintain and improve the database system and collection of pertinent research   and academic materials.
    • Conduct specific researches and/or oversee contracted research work.
    • Network with experts and key informants.
    • Build consensus among and within the Executive Committee and/or Board of Trustees.
    • Develop and distribute publication materials.
    • Provide technical support to both education and public campaign cluster.
    • Coordinate with Program Coordinators in developing the concept and design of internal education agenda.
    • Develop education modules and produce education materials.
    • Implement internal education for FDC constituency: chapters, national and local organizations, individual members, board members and secretariat.
    • Develop and maintain education machinery.
    • Develop and maintain experts and leaders.
    • Conduct activities that will consolidate and expand FDC membership.
    • Facilitate media work for the Debt and Public Finance campaign.
  4. Assists the Program Coordinator in the implementation of the campaign work of the Program.

Qualifications:

  1. At least 2-3 years working experiences in Economics and Debt advocacies.
  2. Excellent command of English and Tagalog in both oral and written communication.
  3. Excellent program support skills particularly in writing skills.
  4. Demonstrated experience in working with NGOs, community-level organizations and other development oriented organizations preferably involving multi-stakeholders and partners.
  5. Knowledge, skills and experience in technical writing particularly proposal writing and proposal review.
  6. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  7. Good time management and organizational skills.
  8. Creativity and ability to collaborate with team members.
  9. Flexibility in a work setting with rapid developments.

Application Process:

  1. Qualified candidates should prepare the following:
    • Cover Letter
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae
    • Brief sample creative work on Women and Gender activities with regards to their issues and advocacies.
  2. Applicants should send their application letter and documents and sample work address to FDC Executive Director, Ms. Bernadette Zeena B. Manglinong through her e-mail address zeenafdc@gmail.com copy furnish the Finance and Administrative Head, Ms. Estrellita Serrano-Evangelista, through her e-mail address ester.fdc@gmail.com and the President through his e-mail address reneofreneo@gmail.com
  3. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.