Job Title: Programme Support Officer, South East Asia and the Pacific

Location: Based in either Cotabato or Manila, with occasional international travel.

Reporting to: Programme Support Manager, South East Asia and the Pacific Team

Duration: Fixed term contract to end November 2024 (Subject to Funding)

Salary: PHP 509,184.00 per annum plus pension (PHP 42,432.00 per month pro-rated)

There will be a cost of living adjustment if the selected candidate is based in Manila.

Working rights: Please note that all candidates who apply for this position must have the right to work in the Philippines. The potential candidate can be based in either Cotabato or in Manila. 

Conciliation Resources

Conciliation Resources is an independent international organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and promote peaceful societies. We provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace. We draw on our shared experiences to improve peacebuilding policies and practice worldwide. We work with partner organisations and individuals (officials, civic actors and politicians) supporting processes of change, including through supporting key actors in regions effected by conflict to explore options for progress through dialogue, analysis and access to new thinking. We also work with civil society groups to become more effective in advocating for rights, encouraging debate and achieving policy change.

Job Purpose

We are headquartered in London, with a branch office in Melbourne and a satellite office in Cotabato and shared office space in Manila. The Programme Support Officer role is part of a programme support team, supporting both the operational needs of the branch offices and programme support needs of the different South East Asia and the Pacific programme teams (i.e. the Philippines, and the Pacific regional programme teams). The role will be primarily focused on providing grant management, project administration and logistical support to programme teams, and also support other branch office operational needs.

The post holder will play a key role in working across programme teams, including supporting the implementation of programme systems and processes. The role will also support the Operations Director and the South East Asia and the Pacific Department Director in fulfilling their programme and office oversight responsibilities. The Programme Support Officer will be based in either Cotabato or Manila and may undertake occasional travel to regions where the South East Asia and the Pacific (SEAP) teams work.

As this is a wide-ranging role, the post holder is not expected to be an expert on all the relevant areas. Expertise in one area, with a willingness to develop knowledge in skills in the other areas is very welcome.

Person Specification

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Understanding of and interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes

  • Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining

    administrative systems.

  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning tools for projects.

  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.

  • Experience of undertaking supervised research work.

  • Experience of revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports.

  • Experience supporting financial management including experience preparing budgets, monitoring organisational and partner expenditure and supporting financial reporting.

  • Strong commitment to, and experience of, team and cross-organisational working.

  • Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.

  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a problem-solving approach to new challenges.

  • Graduate study or local equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, peace and security.

  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake some international travel.

  • Ability and willingness to travel, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of peacebuilding programmes or practice.

  • Experience of supporting monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.

  • Experience working on gender and inclusion related projects.

  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment.

  • Experience remotely supporting partners on the successful joint delivery of work.

  • Experience in fundraising in the non-government sector

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


How to apply
A Position description is attached to this advertisement. Please do not send your CV or resume at this stage.

Please download the Application Form and Application Statement and submit via email to by 5pm AEST, Wednesday, 06 March 2024.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include police checks. Please be advised that it is a requirement for all our staff to submit their COVID-19 vaccination proof.

If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact using the subject line: PSO Phil enquiry.

We thank you for your interest in the role and our organisation, however only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted.