[Blueboard] NOW HIRING: Program Officer for Formation I (B) at the Pathways to Higher Education

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*Program Officer for Formation I (B)*

Pathways to Higher Education

*Job Summary*

Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer for Operations, the
Program Officer for Formation I (B) is part of the Formation Cluster of the
Programs Team. S/he consults the PO for Formation II, and collaborates with
the PO for Formation I (A) and other members of the Programs Team in order
to ensure smooth and efficient implementation of the workshop camps and
module discussions.

Program Officer for Formation I (B) supports Pathways’ operations by
ensuring smooth implementation of interventions which supports Ateneo’s
strategy (2.1.1.a) to “Promote education geared towards empowering people,
especially the poor and marginalized, to access basic products and services
by expanding scholarship grants.”

*Job Responsibilities*

1.       Plans, implements and evaluates [after consultation with PO for
PDE II (B)] workshops which aim to empower the senior high school and
college participants and develop their self-awareness into responsible
citizens and great leaders.

2.       Monitors and assists the Alay ni Ignacio – Non-academic formation
unit in planning, implementing and evaluating [after consultation with PO
for PDE II (B)] workshops for junior high school students which to empower
the participants and develop their self-awareness into responsible citizens
and great leaders.

3.       As part of the Formation Cluster, collaborates with, and supports
other POs for Formation:

3.1.     Assists other POs for Formation during module discussions, praxis
launch, presentations and assessment, etc. from registration, set-up,
monitoring, documentation and assessments, up to clean up

3.2.     Prepares event reports for workshops; including clear and accurate

3.3.     Prepares budget requests and liquidation reports in collaboration
with the 2 other POs for Formation

3.4.     Gives critical inputs and constructive criticisms which would
improve the quality of the cluster’s activities, systems and processes.

4.       As part of the Programs Team, supports the team and other POs by:

4.1.     Conducting home visits, student interviews and even Kumustahan
sessions when necessary

4.2.     Serving as administrative and logistical support during other
activities and interventions like General Assembly, Family Consultations,

4.3.     Providing critical but constructive inputs related to other PO’s
performance as peer rater

4.4.     Serving as documenter or presider/facilitator during Team meetings

5.       As part of the Pathways Team, supports the organization and other
POs during:

5.1.     Education Partners’ Luncheon

5.2.     Coordinators’ Conventions

5.3.     Thanksgiving lunches and dinners

5.4.     Grand general assemblies and other multi-stakeholder gatherings

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

As one of the key positions in the organization, the person holding the
post is expected to live out the Pathways core values as explained and
defined by the organization. S/He also contributes to the development of
the organization’s core competency by manifesting most, if not all, of the
following competencies:

*1.* *Adaptability:* Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major
changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to
work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or culture.

*2.* *Attention to Detail: *Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas
involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job;
accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of
time.  Also, the thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for
all the areas involved. Monitors and checks work or information and plans
and organizes time and resources efficiently.

*3.* *Commitment to Excellence:* Setting high standard of performance for
self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for
successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing of excellence
rather than having standard imposed. Also, demonstrates concern for
achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of
excellence, shows a passion for improving the delivery of services with a
commitment to continuous improvement

*4.  **Integrity and Building Trust:* Interacting with others in a way that
gives them confidence in one’s and those of the organization

*5.*  *Love for Learning:* Actively identifying new areas for learning;
regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using
newly gained knowledge and skills on the job and learning through their

*6.* *Passion for education, nation-building and dedication for service:*
Passionate about Pathways’ mission; willing to work flexible hours, during
weekends and even holidays when necessary; willing to volunteer for other
tasks when it is in the best interest of the organization and/or

*7.* *Service-Oriented:* Making customers and their needs a primary focus
of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer
relationships. Also, demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external
customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer.
(“Customers” can be students, volunteers, parents, donors, co-workers,
peers, external partners, or other stakeholders.)

*8.* *Solidarity and Valuing Diversity:* Appreciating and leveraging the
capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals; working effectively
with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation. Also, works to
continuously increase knowledge and understanding of other backgrounds,
orientations, experiences, cultures and countries; creates an atmosphere in
which others feel accepted and invited to participate and bring their
unique perspectives

*9.* *Stress Management:* Maintaining stable performance under pressure or
opposition (such as pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner
that is acceptable to others and to the organization

*10. **Tenacity:* Staying with a position or plan of action until the
desired objective is obtained or is no longer reasonably attainable

Aside from contributing to the potential core competencies of the
organization enumerated above, the following are the identified *functional
competencies* required for the position:

1. *Building a Successful Team:* Using appropriate methods and a flexible
interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the
completion of team goals.

2. *Building Positive Working Relationships (Teamwork/Collaboration):*
Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the
accomplishment of work goals. Also, develops cooperation and teamwork while
participating in a group of people, working toward solutions which
generally benefit all involved parties. Also, promotes and generates
cooperation among one’s peers in leadership to achieve a collective
outcome; fosters the development of a common vision and fully participates
in creating a unified leadership team that get results.

3. *Communication:* Clearly conveying information and ideas through a
variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the
audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Also, creates an
atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly both
up the organization and down, inside and outside the organizational
encourages open expression of ideas and opinions.

4. *Delegation, Monitoring and Follow-Up:* Allocating decision-making
authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the
organization’s and individual’s effectiveness. Also, utilizes direct
reports effectively by allocating decision-making and other
responsibilities to the appropriate person. Monitoring the results of
delegation, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge,
and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the
assignment or project. Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review
information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities with it.

5. *Energy:* Consistently maintain high levels of activity or productivity;
sustaining long working hours when necessary; operating with vigor,
effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.

6. *Initiative:* Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking
action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. Also,
does more than is required or expected in the job; does things that no one
has requested that will improve or enhance products and services, avoid
problems, or develop entrepreneurial opportunities. Plans ahead for
upcoming problems or opportunities and takes appropriate action.

7.  *Planning and Organizing: *Establishing courses of action for self and
others to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Also, establishes a
systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of
a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals and timetables to achieve
maximum productivity.


   - Must be a college graduate, preferably in the fields of Development
   Studies, Psychology, Education or Behavioral Sciences or Management.
   - Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while
   responding to multiple priorities.
   -  Proven ability to manage projects and/or events with efficiency,
   flexibility and humor
   - Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide
   array of people – students, parents, volunteers, donors, government
   officials, teachers, etc.
   - Experience with working well-performing college and high-school
   students will be an advantage.
   - Previous work in an NGO, social development program, a plus.

*Interested applicants must submit the following: *

         I.            *Letter of intent addressed to HR Director duly
endorsed by your supervisor, indicating…*

-     *why you want to apply for the position*

-     *why you think you are qualified for the position*

-     *what you can contribute to the office if you were hired in this
position *

        II.            *Letter of Recommendation from your immediate
supervisor (see attached template).*

*The above stated documents, along with your updated resume, must be
submitted on or before 17 May 2017 to:*

*Leo Jerome Konrad S. Gabo*

*HR Assistant II*

*Workforce Planning and Capability Development*

*Office of Human Resource Management and Organization Development    *

*Workforce Planning & Capability Development*
*Office of Human Resource Management & Organization Development*
*4266001 loc. 4158*
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