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Work type: Contract
Location: Philippines
Categories: International development

The Program

The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management for Infrastructure Program (PFM-I) is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The PFM-I works with Philippines Government agencies to help put in place the building blocks required to deliver the government’s ambitious infrastructure development agenda.

The (PFM-I) is now examining the possibility of appointing a Management Information Systems Adviser at the Department of Transportation and is now calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified people.

The Position

The role would be advisory, focused on supporting the incoming Director for Management Information Systems to strengthen the units responsible for the Department’s MIS strategy and IT operations.

The Department is facing an immediate need to make better use of its existing systems (including Oracle, Cube modelling software, and its KPI Monitoring system). Existing systems are hampered by lack of up to date data, a lack of current training in use of technology and the consequent reliance on parallel, manual systems. The Department will also require a systems development strategy that seeks to make better use of modern digital technology to provide the data that the Department requires for decision-making – from basic management tools through to transport network reporting and oversight. 

At the same time, the Department is going through an organisation restructure, which is expected to strengthen the role of management information systems and information communications technology more generally. This will provide the opportunity to re-examine many of the organization’s existing processes and practices with respect to data collection, storage, management, analysis, and reporting and create an ICT path for the future.

Download File MIS Adviser STA 20171129.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will be suitability qualified and demonstrate experience in a senior IT and management role with an understanding of the overall responsibilities of ‘sitting in the chair’.

Previous experience in managing IT strategy and supervising the management of IT operations within a large, complex organisation is crucial. With a focus on capacity building and a high level of communication, a understanding of the approaches to working in an advisory role is essential.

Previous experience working in a cross cultural environment is preferred. Experience in an emerging economy would be ideal, but is not essential.

The position, if confirmed, will likely be classified as a C4 role under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Adviser Remuneration Framework.  Please visit for further detail.

The role will involve up to 90 input days in-country.

For any enquiries please contact and quote job reference number 495751.

Expressions of Interest close:  5.00pm (Manila Time) Wednesday 13 December 2017.


Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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