• Adolescent & Youth Associate, CATALYZE ASP Philippines
  • Palladium Group, Inc. in Philippines, , Philippines
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  • 1 week ago

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Adolescent & Youth Associate, CATALYZE ASP Philippines

Project Overview and Role:

CATALYZE is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing. Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening, and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.

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. The program will use various innovative financing approaches, such as pay-for-performance (P4P), to ensure focus is on outcomes while encouraging private sector actors to invest. 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. 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 mentors in mental health and well-being, sexual and reproductive health, and other life skills.


The position is based in the Philippines

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Adolescent and Youth Associate, under the guidance of the Adolescent and Youth Technical Advisor, and in close collaboration with the CATALYZE Philippines Field Team, shall ensure that all tasks and requirements of the youth engagement component, particularly the social preparation and youth mentorship phases of the project, are delivered. Specifically, the Adolescent and Youth Engagement Associate shall:
• Support the Adolescent and Youth Technical Advisor to ensure technical requirements are delivered for the social preparation activities;
• Assist in establishing application and selection systems and processes through setting an application platform, convening the selection committee, drafting selection criteria, and maintaining a pool of eligible applicants
• Monitor the conduct of periodic peer support group check-ins with the youth participants;

Assist in ensuring the development and delivery of training curricula for pre-job placement and youth mentoring;
• Support the Adolescent and Youth Technical advisor in building and maintaining productive working relationships with USAID/Philippines, implementing partners, and other key stakeholders;
• Serve as liaison among youth and adolescent engagement partners and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:
• Adolescent and Youth engagement program management experience.
• Proven skills in integrating private sector, gender, and/or youth considerations into activities and reporting on the outcomes
• Familiarity with and experience with social preparation and youth engagement.
• Experience implementing development-related projects, particularly with government or donor funding, USAID cooperative agreements and/or contracts as well as experience in implementation of donor priorities including localization preferred.
• Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with, governement stakeholders, private companies, local organizations, and partners.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Filipino; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.

Company Overview:

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 [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


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