Resource Development Officer


Special Olympics Pilipinas (SOP) is seeking a Resource Development Officer who will strategically nurture relationships, stay informed about donor interests and funding trends, and ensure SOP’s visibility in local and national forums. Additionally, the role includes coordinating with the Program team, facilitating interdepartmental coordination, and conducting development training for staff in grants management. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in program design, project implementation, and successful fundraising, with knowledge of donor policies, and the ability to contribute strategically to the organization’s objectives.

PositionAdmin and Human Resource Officer
Contract TypeProject-Based, fulltime, Remote
DepartmentResource Department
Primary ResponsibilitiesStrengthen SOP Resource Development Strategy

Corporate Partnership and Donor Relationships and Acquisition of Grants

Strategically manage and nurture SOP relationships with the partnership, major donors and development partners

Maintain a detailed understanding of donor strategic interests, trends, funding opportunities

Keep abreast of developments in the funding landscape in the Philippines and ensure that SOP is positioned to vie for funding made available by various donors for development and humanitarian objectives in the country

Work with Programme team in constantly defining the greatest needs of people with intellectual disabilities where Programme and funding should be directed by stakeholders

Ensure that SOP is represented at relevant local and national forums
In collaboration with the Programme team, develop evidence-based external product content and other visibility materials that can be shared with relevant stakeholders

Ensure visibility of SOP in development and humanitarian forums in Philippines and in the region

Manage concept development processes, and ensure quality proposal formulation and timely submission. These processes includes ensuring that there are consultations with key stakeholders, including communities, staff, local government and donors to formulate programmatic ideas and direction that fit with SOP’s strategic focus.

Ensure that climate adaptation & environment, safeguarding, gender equality, disability, and social inclusion are embedded in project designs.

Ensure that budgets are completely costed within donor requirements

Work with the National Director in coordinating the co-designing process with the government of the Philippines, the SO national office and Regional office teams and the Support office

Ensure that all internal and donor accountability requirements are met for grant acquisition and management.

Facilitate interdepartmental coordination for efficient and quality Grants Management

Set up development trainings for staff in managing grants across the spectrum of funding sources – institutional, community sponsorship

Lead the staff members in the Resource Development and grants management department

Participate in regular staff meetings and gatherings , team building, partnership, project management and campaign activities

Ensure that there is strong safeguarding in all grants through responsible personnel and strong policies and mechanisms
Knowledge of program development and design, resource acquisition, major donors and multi-laterals

Strong critical thinking, planning, organizational and management skills; ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks

Strong relational skills, especially in cross-cultural contexts

Capacity and eagerness to learn

Ability to solve problems, network, negotiate and innovate

Ability to deliver high quality results on time while under pressure

High capacity to plan work autonomously, disaggregating and assigning tasks, with attention to details and results.

Demonstrated track record of successful proposal writing, funding acquisition and donor relations

At least 5 years’ experience in program and project design, assessment, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing

Proven experience of incorporating climate change adaptation, safeguarding, gender, disability and social equity issues in to funding submissions and project implementation.

Strong strategic thinking skills and ability to contribute at the highest levels of the organization

Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration, a technical sector or equivalent practical experience of at least three years, in interdisciplinary areas within humanitarian industry, international development and program leadership

Understanding of multiple donor policies and procedures particularly DFAT, FCDO, USAID, European Union and UN Agencies.

Experience of managing or engaging with community Programmes

Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet).

Excellent written and spoken English

Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and supportively without the need for close supervision.

Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Philippines

Special Olympics Pilipinas is a part of a global organization that aims to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. We believe in the power of sports to bring joy and transformation. Our mission is to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion among individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. We work every day, all around the world, to unleash the potential of the human spirit. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and empowers individuals to thrive.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Philippine laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Is Special Olympics Right For You?

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience successfully working alongside a team of diverse and determined individuals
  • You have a passion for social inclusion and equality
  • You’re a self-starter and committed to the greater good
  • You drive for results, are bottom-line oriented, and steadfastly push yourself and others for results
  • You are a process-driven leader who gets things done and gets more out of fewer resources
  • You enjoy navigating unforeseen challenges and working through ambiguity
  • You’re an out-of-the-box creative thinker who thrives on innovation to ensure mission success
  • You’re only satisfied when the job is completely finished
  • You’re generous with your time and enjoy flexibility
  • You’re an exceptional team player with a great work ethic
  • You have an unquenchable thirst to be at the heart of social change
  • You enjoy giving unwavering attention to detail and possess high levels of organization

To submit your application, kindly send your Letter of Intent and an updated Curriculum Vitae to: 

Mr. Janvie Amido
National Director
Special Olympics Pilipinas
[email protected]

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We kindly request that you refrain from making any calls or sending emails to follow up on your application.

Timeline (2024):

  • Third week of February – Initial Interview
  • Last week of February – Final Interview and exams
  • First week of March – Announcement of results
  • Second week of March – Onboarding and compliance of requirements March 16 – First Day of Work