Program Director -- ADRA, Philippines

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a Non-Government Organization, has been actively involved in humanitarian work in the Philippines for more than 30 years. ADRA responds to disasters through provision of food, hygiene kits, water, shelter materials, basic household items, livelihood & disaster risk reduction training as well as social development. For more information about ADRA check our website at

ADRA is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Being a faith based INGO, ADRA hires professional staff that will respect the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of humaitarian service and value a lifestyle compatible with our mission, vision and beliefs.

ADRA Philippines Main Headquarters
Program Director

1. 7+ years of demonstrated experience in significant emergency response management roles
2. Proficient program management and implementation skills
3. Demonstrated experience with the undertaking of community assessments and analysis
4. Demonstrated proposal development skills with a track record of many approved project proposals by a wide range of donors.
5. DRR, finance, logistics and procurement knowledge and experience.
6. Demonstrated mentoring, coaching, and team leadership skills
7. Community Development and/or Disaster management degree from a tertiary academic institution
8. A passion for social justice and community service delivery
9. Proven experience of using MS office application (Word, Excel, Access)
10. Willingness to frequently travel, sometimes under difficult conditions
1. Masters degree in Community Development, Disaster Management or similar field.
2. Proficient verbal and written Tagalog language skills
3. Program Management/Implementation experience
4. Program Development Experience
5. Logistics, procurement and budget management experience
6. Ability to meet deadlines
7. Ability to coach and train
8. Computer and data base management skills
9. Monitoring and evaluation experience
10. Flexibility and adaptability
11. Positive attitude and team player skills
Key Responsibilities
Expected Outcome 1. ( Human Resources )
Program team members are qualified, have the opportunity to develop experience, access to adequate resources, and deliver expected individual and program results.
  • Support the Country Office (CO) in the recruitment of key program personnel, coordinators, specialists and project managers.
  • Provide appropriate program or project orientation to all program team members.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Unit, ensure the provision of logistics, procurement, and financial training to appropriate project team members.
  • Together with HR, periodically assess the performance of CO program team members and project managers.
Expected Outcome 2: (Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E))
Program and project progress, challenges and constraints are regularly assessed, communicated to relevant internal and external stakeholders for improvement and learning.
  • Regularly monitor project progress and advise project and CO management of areas for improvement and follow-up.
  • Maintain and update the program dashboard and reporting schedule, and shares them with team members as appropriate.
  • Oversee the program database development and management to ensure proper storage and use of project related documentation and programmatic analysis and learning.
  • Maintain donors informed of program and project progress, and any amendments needed in terms of project scope, targets, budget, and possible extensions.
Expected Outcome 3: (Government/Community/Church Relations)
Relationship building and regular liaison with key stakeholders is very important in this role.
  • Become an active member in INGO meetings such as PINGON, PHILCAN, etc. as appropriate.
  • Liaise with government, cluster groups, SDA institutions and churches, NGOs, and local communities in meetings and events.
  • Develop relationships with potential donors such as ECHO, OCHA, WFP, OFDA, JICA, USAID, etc., in the region with the objective of seeking more funding and opportunities of interventions.

Expected Outcome 4: (Program Management)
The Development and Emergency Program/projects are well implemented with a compassionate and Christian approach meeting the needs of the beneficiaries as well as of the donors.
  • Mentor and assist program members and project managers throughout the project cycle management steps:
    • Selection and validation of beneficiaries
    • Detailed implementation plan
    • M&E requirements
    • Logistics/Vehicle management
    • Activity implementation
    • Financial disbursements
    • Sourcing/Procuring of materials
    • Team meetings
    • Troubleshooting
  • Monitor projects on a regular basis and share monitoring reports with project managers and the country director.   Areas for improvement will be considered and followed-up.
  • Ensure donor progress and financial reports are submitted according to submission schedule.
  • In coordination with the MEAL coordinator, ensure that project baseline, mid-term and final evaluations as well as lessons learned workshops are conducted and results disseminated.
  • Organize best practice and lessons learned results to be published to the ADRA network, donors, and local government.
Expected Outcome 5: (Business Development)
Future Development and Emergency projects are developed in consultation with key stakeholders and team members.
  • Drive the development of programmatic strategies with CO leaders and program team members.
  • Take primary responsibility for the development and quality control of proposals.  This will be done in collaboration and coordination with the Business Development Coordinator.
  • Lead the overall planning for field assessments and ensure that processes are adequate and produce necessary information for proposal development.

Send your Cover letter and complete updated CV/resume including at least 3 character references with their contact numbers.
Through the following:
Addressed to:
Human Resource Officer
• By email:
• Walk-in or by post mail
Country  Office
· ADRA, JP Rizal St. Brgy. Sabutan, Silang, Cavite 4118
The position will be filled immediately once qualified applicant has been selected.



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