Organisational Development/Diversity And Inclusion Manager -...


Investing in Women

Investing in Women (IW) is a multi-country Australian Government initiative in Southeast Asia that seeks to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs and influence the enabling environment to promote Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). It commenced in April 2016 with operations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar and is due to run through to June 2023. It is managed out of the Gender Equality Branch (GEB) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra. The Program is supporting the following outcomes:

  • More businesses achieve improved gender equality in their workplaces
  • Intentional impact investments in women’s small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) increase
  • Positive shifts in gender norms related to workplace gender equality

For more information, see www.investinginwowen.asia


The Opportunity

The Organisational Development/Diversity and Inclusion Manager will be based in Manila, Philippines and will report directly to the Business Partnerships Director and work with the Philippines Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (PBCWE). The role will provide advice and support to PBCWE enabling them to lead effective organisational change to advance gender equality within the private sector, supporting them to deliver services to member companies.

The manager will be one of four Organisational Development Expert roles in the program (one in each of the four IW countries with the BCs) but this manager will play a senior leadership and coordination role across the other three. The role will work closely with the WGE Assessment and Development Manager and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager.


Key Duties

  • Manage the Organisational Development Consultants in Hanoi, Yangon and Jakarta ensuring the delivery of their TORs to a high standard
  • Support the development of country workplans in partnership with 3 Business Coalitions in Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar
  • Provide individualised expert advice to BC member companies on D&I and WGE priorities and challenges in the implementation of action plans and initiatives to progress WGE and organisational and culture change
  • Develop strategies and provide direct support to increase sales of BC services
  • Work with MEL Coordinators in each BC monitor implementation of action plans
  • Work with the IW Assessment and Development, MEL managers and external D&I expertise to develop and revise of modules in the roll out of the second phase of the IW and WGEA developed tool ‘Gender Equality Assessments, Results and Strategies’ (GEARS)
  • Coordinate IW and BC client training (in-person and virtual/online) courses and materials to ensure consistency in quality and access across the four BCs
  • Provide direct support to the PBCWE team in Manila, advising PBCWE staff on strategies to promote take-up of BC services

Further information regarding other key duties is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’.


Key Requirements

  • At least eight years’ experience of managing organisational change or strategic human resources within the private sector in the Philippines
  • Experience leading organisational change or human resource transformation programs or initiatives across a company
  • Direct experience in promoting consulting/training services securing contracts for priced services with private sector clients
  • Proven experience working with, for or providing support and advice to private sector companies on business, people or performance issues across a range of sectors and companies
  • Experience of managing teams (ideally remotely/in multiple locations)
  • A sound understanding of leading practice D&I approaches
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent written and spoken English

Further information regarding other key requirements is included in the Information for Applicants in the ‘View Position Description’.


Further Information & Application Instructions

Further information regarding this opportunity, including how to apply, can be found in the ‘View Position Description’ link at the top of this page.

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Information for Applicants document.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: Friday, 30 October 2020 - midnight (AEST)

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.