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Career Transition Specialist Consultant

24 January, 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining Investing in Women (IW).

Since April 2016, we have been trialing innovative ways to tackle one of the most critical economic and social issues of our time: gender inequality. An initiative of the Australian government, we partner with businesses in the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia to influence workplace equality; with impact investors to expand women’s access to capital; and with a wide range of partners to change harmful social norms and gender stereotypes.

Our mission—to catalyse inclusive economic growth through increasing women’s economic opportunities in South East Asia—is at the heart of everything we do.

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.

The Opportunity

Investing in Women will end on the 30 June 2023, with staff progressively leaving the Program from 30 June 2022 onwards. In order to assist our staff in the next stage of their career, IW is seeking the services of a Career Transition Specialist.

The Career Transition Specialist Consultant will design and deliver a program to all staff prior to their departure from IW. This program should include CV and resume writing, job interview coaching, LinkedIn profile writing and career counselling.

Key Duties

Specifically, the Career Transition Specialist Consultant will:

  • Develop in consultation with the Senior Manager HR and Office Services and the Operations Director a career transition program.
  • Depending on the number of staff departing at any point in time, the deliver the services on a one-on-one basis with impacted staff and/or in small group sessions.
  • Whilst IWs preference is for these services to be delivered on-site at the IW Office in Manila, subject to the prevailing regulations, these services may need to be delivered remotely.

Engagement duration is from 01 March 2022 to 31 May 2023. The total number of service input during this period is estimated at a maximum of 15 days, or as proposed based on desired outcomes and agreed upon by the hiring manager.

This is a local role, but is open to others who have the legal right to work in country.

Performance Outcomes

  • Career Transition Program is approved by the end of March 2022.  The Senior HR and Office Services Manager and Operations Director are to be consulted during the development of the Program, and it is approved by the IW Leadership Team.
  • One-on-one sessions or group sessions as outlined in the Program are held with impacted staff.  Career transition sessions are held on a schedule to be agreed upon.

About You

We are seeking an individual who bring or who possess:

  • Proficiency in English and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • The ideal Candidate must have relevant professional background and significant experience in the provision of career transition services.

How to Apply

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

Please click on ‘Apply Now’ button below and submit your application online and attach your resume/ CV and a cover letter addressing how you meet the each of the above job requirements.

Applications close:  Sunday, 20 February 2022 


Abt Associates – Who We Are

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.

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Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to diversity, equality, racial equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, skills and knowledge, so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.


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.


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