The Role

Programme Coordinator 
Fixed-term contract for 4 years, Full-Time 
Reports to: 
The Programme Coordinator reports to the Country Programme Manager, CBM Global Philippines; Collaborates with the Senior Program Coordinator (CBM Australia); Supervises the Programme Officer   
Job Overview 
This position holder leads the programme management, budget administration, and development of projects. He/she will be part of the Country’s Programme Team that leads on areas of health/mental health technical specialism for the organization. As a member of the CBM Global Country Programme team, success requires close collaboration to secure support and ensure a holistic and consistent approach to the Community Mental Health framework that takes a proactive role in the effective delivery of CMH/inclusive MHPSS development projects, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organization’s programmatic strategy. S/he will support partners to achieve the highest quality standards, in line with our Programme Quality Framework, and will develop and nurture effective and authentic partnerships in line with our Approach to Partnership. S/he will engage in appropriate coordination for, networks to promote inclusive CMH and disability-inclusive MHPSS and will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships to support the implementation of the plan/projects. S/he will promote strong capacity in project design, proposal development, effective project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning within CBM Global CMH initiatives. The role will support effective collaboration among the Country Office staff, partners, in-country stakeholders, Thematic Teams Member teams, and other departments within CBM Global. 
The focus is on regional work in Asia (Philippines and Fiji), but the PC also supports strategic planning and operational direction at the region/country, including setting and maintaining high-quality field programming and advocacy.   
This role is guided by the application of CBM Global standards and Country Organisational strategy into the programme work of CBM Global, primarily in countries in Asia (Philippines and Fiji).  
Based:  Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines; We welcome applications from those who live and have the right to work in the Philippines. Significant travel to other countries is expected (up to 4 weeks of international travel per year).

Hours:  Full-time, Fixed-term contract for 4 years 

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience, as well as country of location. We offer a local contract 
Responsibilities and Duties   
The job holder is responsible for supporting CBM Global’s Regional Health Partnership Project: Rise and Thrive: Building Resilient Communities through inclusive mental health in priority countries in Asia/Pacific, the Philippines, and Fiji. In addition, country-specific or regional projects may arise elsewhere.  

  1. Oversee the development and maintenance of authentic partnerships with implementing partners in both the Philippines and Fiji, adopting an approach to partnership that aligns with and supports our partnership principles. 
  2.  Identify fundraising opportunities and develop, in 3-way collaboration with Member Teams and Country Teams, new programmes, both focused on CMH/MHPSS and integrated into other sectoral work.
  3. Working with partners in the Philippines and Fiji, Thematic Technical Teams and Member Teams, support the development and design of new projects and programmes through the identification of new project opportunities, and through the development of these opportunities in line with the Project Development and Approval procedures 
  4. Follow an approach that embraces CBM Global’s operating model; programme quality framework; and partnership with the disability movement.  
  5. Ensure multi-stakeholder engagement including of people with disabilities in the project cycle in line with CBM Global commitment to authentic partnerships. 
  6. Support the identification of funding opportunities for CBM Global’s work and actively participate in fundraising efforts as guided by the Philippines Country Programme Manager and Philippines Country Director.  
  7. As directed by the Country Programme Manager, and the Senior Program Coordinator (CBM Australia (CBMA)) work with and support Philippines and Fiji partners to ensure effective and timely delivery of projects, in line with required standards, objectives, activity plans, and budgets.  
  8. Foster a culture, among implementing partners in the Philippines and Fiji for effective, sustainable, and inclusive project implementation through proper induction to CBM Global processes and expectations, timely communication, troubleshooting, and effective management of challenges during the partnership, with support from the Country Programme Manager and the Senior Program Coordinator (CBMA) for quality and accountability as per CBM Global programme Quality framework.  
  9. Support and sustain a high-quality and timely documentation culture by CBM Global partners in the Philippines and Fiji including implementation data, field stories, photographs, statistics, and project narrative and financial reports. 
  10. Lead in partner capacity gap identification through effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes, and enhance access to requisite training to strengthen the Philippines and Fiji partner’s capacity to implement successful projects. 
  11. Ensure partners in the Philippines and Fiji understand and are able to adhere to key CBM Global policies and procedures, as detailed in project contracts and CBM Global’s ‘approach to partnership’. 
  12. Effectively represent CBM Global in-country and elsewhere on collaborative platforms as requested by the Country Programme Manager, Country Director, or Senior Program Coordinator (CBMA), and enhance the CBM Global Brand. 
  13. Advocate, champion, and model disability inclusion to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society. 
  14. Other duties as assigned by the Philippines Country Programme Manager, Philippines Country Director, or the Senior Program Coordinator (CBMA).
  15. Other relevant aspects of the work of the RHP Project and CMH Initiative as relevant and within the overall scope of field programmes and advisory work. 

Safeguarding Responsibilities 

Understands the incident management framework and their first responder role in recording, responding, and reporting incidents.  
Understands the survivor-centered approach and how to apply it when receiving a complaint or responding to an incident. Knows local support services available in the community or region, and how to engage them.  
Able to listen and accurately document reported concerns and complaints. Able to respect the confidentiality of safeguarding allegations. Able to appropriately apply the survivor-centred approach.  
Treats the survivor and others involved in an incident with dignity and respect.  
Be assertive in implementing the initial incident response protocols by gaining the trust and cooperation of the parties involved.  
Key outcomes expected from this role 

  • The Regional Health Partnership Project: Rise and Thrive: Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Mental Health A coherent portfolio of projects at the country office delivered in the Philippines and Fiji through authentic partnerships to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact. 
  • A high-performing implementation team of partners and stakeholders in the Philippines and Fiji with a culture that reflects CBM Global’s values and programme quality.  
  • Authentic and effective partnerships, developed and maintained in line with CBM Global’s approach to partnership.  
  • Philippines and Fiji partners’ compliance with CBM Global procedures and standards relating to project identification, design, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and learning.  
  • CBM Global and its work with partners is recognized as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society. 
  • Develop learning materials and technical resources that can be used internally and externally to guide and improve programme quality and advocate for global mental health   
  • Build the CMH and disability inclusive MHPSS capacity of CBM Global staff and partners in Philippines and Fiji 

Person Specification 
All of the following requirements are essential unless marked with a * when they are desirable. 
CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability. 

  • Skilled in sustaining collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders, internal and external.  
  • Lived experience of disability and knowledge of disability issues an advantage*  
  • Passionate about effecting change at a national level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our Christian values.  
  • Strong understanding of disability-inclusive development, and its application to mental health 
  • Experience in humanitarian response and MHPSS desirable (minimum of 3 years) 
  • Knowledge and understanding of key players and stakeholders in CMH on regional and local levels 
  • Experience in developing project proposals and successfully achieving funding for projects 
  • Experience in teaching/ training/ mentoring/coaching  
  • Experience in managing and supervising others.

Skills/competencies/personal qualities 

  • Willingness to learn and use CBM Global project management tools, reporting, statistics formats, Global online, etc 
  • Tools and resources specific to mental health work; QualityRights, mhGAP, scalable transdiagnostic psychological interventions, DRR, and MHPSS in emergencies  
  • Good skills in MS Office, including making documents and presentations accessible. Ability to manage budgets in Excel 
  • A self-starter. Proactive, resourceful, a high level of autonomy, and entrepreneurial 
  • Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions, and personal backgrounds 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills 
  • Diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude  
  • Ability to demonstrate focus, coordination, prioritization skills, decisiveness, and meeting tight deadlines.  
  • English & Filipino professional proficiency, spoken and written is essential


Background qualification in mental health, psychiatry, psychology, behavioral studies, psychosocial disability, or related field 
Employee Benefits 
We offer flexible working arrangements. 

As part of our commitment to inclusion, CBM Global aims to encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.  
Useful Information 
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Shortlisting and Interviews 
CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly. 
All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process. 

Diversity Policy Statement 
Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity, and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status. 

Employment Checks 
CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global-supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police, and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.  
All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global. 
How to apply 
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More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:  
Closing date:  Friday, 5th of April 2024 
Use this link: to apply  
Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system. 
Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system. 
No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address  with the following format: Family Name First Name: Programme Coordinator, Philippines. 
We also welcome informal inquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.