26 February 2024

Program Administrator – Impact Investing (Philippines)

Thank you for your interest in joining Investing in Women.

Investing in Women: Women in Inclusive Sustainable Economic Recovery (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to accelerate women’s economic empowerment through increased and equitable opportunities in the private sector, contributing to inclusive, sustainable economic recovery and growth in targeted countries. Our objective is to support women to thrive in the workplace and succeed in business.

Building on the results, partnerships and lessons established under the first seven years of the program, IW’s new phase will extend and deepen Australia’s contribution to advancing gender equality in Southeast Asia through influencing and growing an ecosystem of policymakers, business leaders, capital providers and women’s economic empowerment actors.

If you are interested in joining our small, dynamic team and applying your skills, experience and passion to this mission, we want to hear from you.

About the Opportunity

The Program Administrator for Workstream 4 (W4 – Impact Investing) is responsible for providing administrative support to activities undertaken by the Impact Investing team.  They will work closely with W4’s key partners as well as IW’s Contracts and Procurement Team, HR and Office Services Team, and Short-Term Personnel Consultants.

The Program Administrator will:

  • Support the implementation of the Impact Investing Strategy through partnerships.
  • Liaise with the HR and Contracts & Procurement teams on STP engagements, procurement needs, partners, subcontractors, translators; follow through on contract creation, variation, closure, deliverables, and facilitation of payments.
  • Proactively monitor partner compliance, performance, and risks, regularly reporting to line manager.
  • In consultation with the Workstream Director and Technical Lead, develop and implement systems, tools, and/or templates to facilitate project management and monitoring.
  • Manage the team’s record keeping, ensuring an efficient and effective system for storage and retrieval of files.
  • Provide logistical support to team meetings and events.
  • Contribute to the team’s reporting by providing input as necessary.
  • Perform other relevant tasks for the team, as requested.

Employment type and location:A citizen role, but open to others who have legal right to work in country under a local compensation package. Based in Manila, Philippines.

Duration:  Three (3) years, up to 30 June 2027; anticipated to commence in April 2024.

Key Selection Criteria

For your application to be considered by the Panel, interested applicants must submit a response to each of the following Key Selection Criteria (KSC):

  • KSC 1: Tertiary education in Administration/Management, Social Studies, Communication, Business or other equivalent fields.
  • KSC 2: At least 3 years of relevant experience in administration, operations, or project management in the development/development finance or private sector, with good working knowledge of related computer applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • KSC 3:Strong organisational, time management and coordination skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as part of a multicultural and dispersed team.
  • KSC 4:Excellent oral and written communication in English

Other requirements

  • Knowledge of project management principles and experience in working on development projects is an asset.
  • Understanding of and commitment to gender equality and IW program goals.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement for a position. At Abt Associates we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every role requirement, we encourage you to apply in any case. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles.

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Please submit your application online.  Upload your cover letter, CV and response to the KSCs.  Submit your CV and KSC response as a single Word or PDF document, and address how you meet the requirements of this role. We are unable to proceed with an application that has not addressed the KSCs.

Application close: 24 March 2024, Sunday

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries. For more information about us and what we do, visit our website at www.abtassociates.com.


Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to all forms of diversity and equality including racial equity, gender, sexual diversity and disability inclusion. We strongly encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. We offer flexible work arrangements and a culturally safe environment for staff members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.


We are deeply committed to safeguarding, to protect and prevent harm and abuse to individuals we work for and who work for us. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, child abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation in any form, and expect everyone to be treated with respect and dignity.