AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023



Skilling & Employment Associate




About Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status. Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibili[email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss. Safeguarding We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Job Description

USAID CATALYZE is a global project designed to facilitate partnerships and craft solutions to mobilize $2 billion in blended private sector and other financing to USAID partner countries. The program can work in any development sector or region, enabling USAID Bureaus and Missions around the world to efficiently facilitate investment solutions that respond to the needs of specific sectors, issues, and geographies and leverage private sector financing to achieve development objectives. The objective of this CATALYZE activity is to promote social protection and economic empowerment of female workers in the Philippines. As such, it will work to support Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) participants by improving access to essential health services and quality employment. The 4Ps conditional cash transfer program is managed by the Filipino Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and targets the most vulnerable households in the country. Implementation began in 2008 with 300,000 beneficiaries and has grown to reach 4.4 million households, 85% of which are headed by women. CATALYZE seeks to support 4Ps graduates and soon-to-be graduates by connecting them to skilled and semi-skilled employment opportunities. In addition to providing skills training and employment opportunities, CATALYZE will provide an adolescent- and young adult-specific health curriculum and improve linkages to care through integration with the job site and connections to telehealth and a provider network. Health areas of particular interest include family planning and reproductive health, menstrual health, and maternal and child health. Integrating employment with health is critical to ensure 4Ps graduates are equipped with essential skills and knowledge to sustain positive livelihoods. CATALYZE will also establish an adolescent and youth engagement program through which 4Ps graduates will mentor current 4Ps in psychosocial health and well-being, sexual and reproductive health, and other life skills. The role is based in the Philippines.


The Skilling and Employment Associate will report directly to the Skilling and Employment Technical Advisor to support the completion of all health-related technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project workplan. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing and reporting on delivery of core life skills and technical curricular activities
  • Managing and reporting on on-the-job training activities
  • Managing and reporting on job seeking and job placement activities
  • Building and maintaining productive working relationships with USAID/Philippines, implementing partners, and key stakeholders; liaising with health-related partners and stakeholders
Effectively executing these responsibilities include tasks such as:
  • Support the maintenance of pending task lists and team trackers
  • Schedule, prepare agendas, and takes notes at meetings
  • Document deliverables and maintain team calendar
  • Contribute to sector specific research, reports, forecast, budgets, workplans, proposals and other outputs intended for distribution to internal and external stakeholders
  • Support operational activities associated with the project, including contract action requests (i.e., travel, partner, budget realignment, etc.)
  • Serve as a liaison between all internal stakeholders including but not limited to corporate services and business development teams


  • Familiarity with and demonstrated experience with workforce development, youth, and the private sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., business, economics, development, gender, public policy) from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience implementing development-related projects, particularly with government or donor funding, preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with private companies, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, organizations, and partners
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Filipino; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements. Experience with M&E is a plus

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