Career Opportunity - SHIELD Program Manager

Alumni Network- Vacancy Announcement - SHIELD Program Manager

The Government of Australia (GOA) has invested AUD18 million in the Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change (SHIELD) Program 2022-2027 to support the Government of the Philippines (GPH) in building institutional and community resilience to climate change and natural hazards. The goal of the SHIELD Program is to make all people in target communities safer and more resilient to the impacts of natural hazard events and climate change. This will be realized by achieving three inter-dependent outcomes/components:

  • Component 1: Government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in targeted local government units (LGUs) are collaborating to unlock funding and implementing informed and inclusive resilience actions
  • Component 2: Relevant national government agencies (NGAs) are prioritizing action on local climate and disaster resilience
  • Component 3: Philippine scientific agencies are producing tailored and accessible information for local resilience action

In partnership with the Government of the Philippines, the SHIELD Program will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with consortium partners, UN-Habitat, Philippine Business for Social Progress, National Resilience Council, and the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society. All five Consortium partners will serve as Implementing Partners responsible for managing respective project outputs and activities, in harmony with other workstreams, and manage risk in accordance with the agreed project document.

UNDP, as Consortium Lead, has entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the Australian Embassy in Manila - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for the implementation of the SHIELD Program and takes overall responsibility and accountability for the effective use of resources and the delivery of outputs, as set forth in the SHIELD Portfolio Document.

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