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Organisational Development/Diversity and Inclusion Manager (based in Manila, Philippines)

15 April, 2021

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’s Pathway One: Business Partnerships (P1) team requires an expert Organisational Development/Diversity and Inclusion Manager based in Manila, Philippines to report directly to the WGE Advancement and Development Manager and work with the Philippines Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (PBCWE). The manager will be one of three Organisational Development Specialist roles in the program (one in each of the three IW countries with the BCs) but this manager will play a senior leadership and coordination role and manage the other 2 positions.

The role will provide advice and support to PBCWE enabling them to lead effective organisational change to advance gender equality within the private sector, supporting them to deliver services to member companies. The role will work closely with the WGE Assessment and Development Manager and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager.


Key Duties

Some duties the Organisational Development/Diversity and Inclusion Manager will be expected to do include:

  • Manage the Organisational Development Specialists in Vietnam and Indonesia ensuring the delivery of their TORs to a high standard
  • Train the Organisational Development Specialists to be subject matter experts in the implementation of the WGE services delivery approach (in Gender Equality assessments, Gender Equality Company Policies, Gender Equality Staff Surveys and Gender Equality Trainings)
  • Support the development of country workplans in partnership with the Business Coalitions
  • Provide individualised expert advice to BC member companies on D&I and WGE priorities and challenges in the implementation of action plans and initiatives to progress WGE and organisational and culture change
  • Develop strategies and provide direct support to increase sales of BC products and services
  • Work with the BCs’ WGE Technical Staff (MEL Coordinators, Program Mangers) and Organizational Specialists to monitor implementation of action plans

Further information regarding other key duties is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’.


Key Requirements

  • At least eight years’ experience of managing organisational change or strategic human resources within the private sector
  • A sound understanding of leading practice D&I approaches including Workplace Gender Equality
  • Experience leading organisational change or human resource transformation programs or initiatives across a company
  • Direct experience in promoting consulting/training services securing contracts for priced services with private sector clients
  • Proven experience working with, for or providing support and advice to private sector companies on business, people or performance issues across a range of sectors and companies
  • Experience of managing teams (ideally remotely/in multiple locations)
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent written and spoken English

Further information regarding other key requirements is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’.


Further Information & Application Details

Further information regarding this opportunity, including how to apply, can be found in the ‘View Position Description’ link.

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed above.

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

Applications close: Sunday, 16 May 2021 – midnight (AEST)

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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