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Employment Status: Regular
Reports to: Office of the Executive Director
Supervises: Program/Project Coordinators and Officers for the Alay Kapwa para sa Kabuhayan Program
Job Location: Manila Office

The Program Head will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing program implementation, and ensuring the achievement of program objectives in alignment with the organization’s mission and vision.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Livelihoods Program, ensuring alignment with Caritas Philippines’ overall goals and objectives.
• Develop and implement strategies to enhance program effectiveness, sustainability, and impact.
• Manage and provide leadership to the Livelihoods Program team, fostering a positive work environment conducive to collaboration, innovation, and professional growth.
• Set clear performance expectations, provide mentorship and support to team members, and conduct regular performance evaluations.
• Oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of livelihood projects, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
• Monitor program activities, outputs, and outcomes, and take proactive measures to address challenges and ensure the achievement of program targets
• Manage program budgets and financial resources effectively, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and organizational policies.
• Monitor expenditure patterns, identify variances, and take corrective actions as necessary to ensure financial accountability and transparency.
• Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with government agencies, donors, NGOs, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance program impact and sustainability.
• Collaborate with partners to leverage resources, expertise, and networks to support program implementation and scale-up efforts.
• Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports to donors, management, and other stakeholders, highlighting program progress, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
• Ensure proper documentation of program activities, best practices, and success stories for internal learning and external dissemination.

• Master’s degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration, etc.).
• At least 3 years of progressive experience in program management, with a focus on livelihoods, community development, or related areas.