Call for Applications: Coordinator to support DBM’s CSO Desk

The Philippines-Australia Public Finance Management Program (PFMP) is recruiting a Civil Society Engagement Coordinator to support the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) CSO Desk in strengthening its civil society engagement work.  The position is part of a PFMP package of assistance to DBM and really aims at getting the activities of that package implemented.  He/she will be stationed at DBM, will report to the Head of the CSO Desk and will liaise closely with the PFMP Governance Advisor on a regular basis.

Applicants should have strong knowledge and experience in working in the governance thematic area in the Philippines, either in a public or non-government sector capacity. He/She should have strong understanding of the national government budget process and of DBM and other relevant National Government Agency operations. As Civil Society Engagement Coordinator, he/she should have knowledge and exposure to the Philippines CSO environment and of participatory governance and civil society engagement mechanisms/processes with government. He/ she should also have good management skills including the ability to coordinate and monitor the implementation of multiple activities, liaise with government and Civil Society stakeholders at different hierarchical levels. The Civil Society Engagement Coordinator should have good interpersonal and English writing skills.

This position is reserved for citizens of the Philippines. Women are encouraged to apply.

For a detailed job and person specification and essential application procedures, please visit or quoting reference number COFF-3165.

For more information contact the PFMP Recruitment Office via

Due to the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 2 November 2012.