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Coordinator, Project
Full Time (Fixed Term)
Pasig City, Manila, Philippines
Global Operations
Country Management
Job Description 

Title                                   :             Project Coordinator (Fixed-Term)
Division/Department     :             Global Operations
Location                            :             Pasig City, Manila, Philippines
Reporting Relationship   :            Education Program Specialist


The Project Coordinator will design and develop strategies for the implementation of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Digital Program Delivery of ChildFund Philippines to be piloted in the cities of Bacolod and Pasay. The PC will lead the coordination with the concerned bureaus/units/divisions of the Department of Education and will provide day-to-day management support to the SEL-DPD stakeholders involved in carrying out the planned activities.

As a child-focused organization, the position is expected to remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks and acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with ChildFund’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position. Please ensure that you have the right to work in the Philippines.


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of gaining knowledge and practice to have healthy personal identities, decisions, and goals. SEL is fundamental to developing pro-social traits necessary to establish supportive relationships. Specifically, SEL skills pertain to the ability to recognize and regulate one’s emotions; identify goals, and the capacity to persevere toward attaining these. Relationship-building skills linked to SEL include perspective-taking and conflict resolution. Brain development is nurtured as SEL supports the individual’s executive functions like the ability to focus attention, remember instructions and concepts, and organize and plan. SEL is particularly important for children who have experienced severe adversity, such as extreme poverty, displacement, and violence.

1 “How does Social and Emotional Development Affect Learning?”. (2020) February 20, 2023
2 “What does the research say? Demand for SEL is on the rise , and it is easy to see why: SEL makes a difference”. February 10, 2023

In 2019, ChildFund Philippines started its preliminary interventions towards promoting SEL through the School-based Violence Prevention (SBVP) Program which aims to collaborate with children, parents, and educators to promote safe environments. Teaching SEL skills is one of the identified key strategies to enhance school-age children’s capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to violence they experience. ChildFund Philippines furthered its study on SEL among youth by developing the Adolescent SEL Questionnaire (ASEL-Q) in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Banos to understand how SEL skills encourage responsible decision-making among young people. ChildFund Philippines banks on the long-term and universal impact of SEL interventions on academic performance, healthy relationships, and mental wellness. Strengthening SEL skills can be an effective approach to supporting how children and young people thrive.

Digital Program Delivery: Online SEL Training Course for Basic Education Teachers

As part of ChildFund Philippines’ continuing efforts to advance SEL skills development among children, we will be developing a digital learning platform for Basic Education Teachers to learn about SEL and how they could integrate this into their teaching. ChildFund Philippines will closely work with the Department of Education in developing the SEL training program as part of merit-based professional development for teachers. Digitizing the SEL training programs and offering them on e-learning platforms and other digital delivery modes for free will make the program more accessible to the target audiences, i.e. teachers and CDWs, whenever, wherever, and however, they want. Upon completing the SEL training program, the teachers are expected to integrate practical SEL activities in the classroom.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide primary technical inputs in the formulation of strategies and approaches for implementation to attain intended results for the SEL Digital Program Delivery (SEL-DPD).
  • Coordinate with the Education Technical Specialist in preparing annual detailed workplans, and program quality standards (i.e., establishing baseline and endline)
  •  Ensure that SEL-DPD activities are carried out in accordance with the approved workplan, ensuring that the status of the deliverables is regularly reviewed against targets and set indicators, and reported to management and concerned entities for proper action.
  • Monitor the implementation of activities, identify gaps, issues and risks, and assist in addressing these as necessary. Closely coordinate with the concerned bureau/unit of the Department of Education to ensure that SEL-DPD initiatives are in line with its policies and priorities.
  • Act as SEL resource person during partner SBVP trainings/workshops.
  • Prepare written progress reports on SEL-DPD.
  • Link with other agencies and potential partners undertaking SEL-related interventions for potential collaboration
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Expected Minimum Competencies
  • Has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Builds strategic partnerships.
  • Promotes organizational learning and knowledge-sharing.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and facilitative skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment.
  • Strategic with ability to conceptualize and operationalize.
  • Takes initiatives.
  • Acts as a team player and facilitates teamwork.
Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job, advantage if related to Education, Social Sciences
  • Relevant trainings on Social and Emotional Learning and related subjects, desirable
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in education project management and coordination.
  • Experience in and familiarity with partnership-building and network coordination with the Department of Education
  • Good understanding of Government basic education structures, legislation and related ordinances
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Proficient in technical and report writing
  • Experience in facilitating trainings
  • Experience in humanitarian response and post-disaster (i.e., ECCDiE, EiE) project is an advantage

  • Leadership and people management: The PC will lead the project team to implement the project’s deliverables.
  • Communication: The PC will be the first line of communication for team members, suppliers, stakeholders, and customers. Knowledge of the local language is a plus.
  • Organization: The ability to prioritize and multitask will keep the project running smoothly.
  • Critical thinking: Analyzing and evaluating a situation critically to help prevent issues before they happen.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children