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Abt Global Inc. Expression of Interest - Team Leader in Manila, Philippines

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you. Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

We're looking to create a talent pool, for our Indo-Pacific region. This role requires strong leadership skills, as the role will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to foster a high performing, and empathetic culture. The Team Leader will lead a team and will oversee the implementation of a program within the Indo-Pacific region. The Team Leader will be responsible for managing a diverse team, of differing professional levels and skills.

General Responsibilities:

  • Gender Equity : Demonstrating a visible and systematic commitment to achieving gender equality at Abt and for achieving against agreed gender equality performance objectives.

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives to promote greater gender equity and social inclusion and ensure evidence translated into changes in implementation.

  • Leadership : Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to staff to foster a cohesive, shared and unified approach to program implementation with strategic partners, counterparts and implementing partners. Monitor and develop performance to ensure adequate and qualified staff carries out program activities.

  • Lead program/s all aspects of the development, implementation and management of component partnerships in accordance with Abt's standards, code of conduct and organisational policies.

  • Lead the strategic direction and operational management of program activities, ensuring they remain positioned to achieve their goals and end of program outcomes.

  • Program Management : Support the Program’s functional management team (Human Resources, Finance, Operations), to ensure effective services which align with program deliveries goals and outcomes.

  • Support strategic operational planning, and the development of Program policies, in consultation with Senior Management and the M&E and Knowledge Management teams within a timely manner.

  • Remain current on all policy and procedural changes that may affect implementation and ensure compliance in a timely and organised manner.

  • Grant Management: Monitor that grantees performance delivers outcomes in line with their plans through. Ensure budgeting is completed in a timely and accurate manner, in alignment with grant activities.

  • Reporting: Develop high quality reports and case studies, including M&E data, to demonstrate impact and outcomes of grantee activities. Review areas of improvement and flow through the feedback to staff and through to other stakeholders.

  • Conduct risk management and focus on mitigation and management strategies for consideration. Provide technical assistance with a sustainable focus where required.

What We Value:

  • Master Degree, in business, law, economics or other relevant fields or a Bachelors Degree and equivalent experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, resilience and integrity and proven experience in relationship management with decision makers in a politically sensitive manner - including donors, program partners and key stakeholders throughout the region.

  • Ability to build effective teams, lead collaboration and cooperation and ensure program coherence

  • Familiarity with Australian government processes and program management approaches preferred

  • Think creatively, solve problems, deal with uncertainty and adapt showing good judgement and analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a program to meet obligations and timelines with quality written deliverables and processes

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

  • Knowledge of best practice gender equity and inclusion practices (GEDSI).

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.

Abt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Applicants who don't meet all the crieteria, will be considered for talent pooling provided they have Australian Working rights. Please attach your CV, maximum of 5 pages.

Closing date of 23/06/24 at 11:5pm AEST

Disclaimer: Abt will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.