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Program Manager, Health Policy Research (Makati, Philippines)

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Position Summary

ACCESS Health International is a nonprofit think tank, advisory group, and knowledge and implementation partner to governments and the private sector. We are dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high income countries. We advise national and regional governments and the private sector on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. We establish long term relationships within each country to address both national and local healthcare needs. We identify and develop leaders in healthcare in the countries where we work. Our vision is that all people, no matter where they live, no matter what their age, have a right to access high quality and affordable healthcare.

ACCESS Health is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial program manager with experience in the area of health and policy research and, program management. The person leading this work will work in close collaboration with the Department of Health to conduct policy analysis and develop policy recommendations. Individuals with experience working with hospitals and health facilities are encouraged to apply.

The program manager will support all aspects of the program and coordinate with the country director and the rest of the ACCESS Health team in the Philippines. She or he will report directly to the Country Director.


The program manager will lead the project team at ACCESS and be responsible for the overall development, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of ACCESS Health’s activities related to policy. This includes, but is not limited to:

Supporting project activities through accurate and detailed communication with the Department of Health.

Conduct a systematic review of the issuance on licensing and other regulations for health facilities and hospitals;

Lead in the consultation with the Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau and the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau;

Lead in the drafting of an omnibus policy using all administrative orders relevant to licensing and regulations for hospitals and health facilities;

Lead in the identification of existing gaps in the licensing and regulations policies;

Supervise the research associates during the five month engagement for this study;

Lead in the development and writing of all sections in the final report;

Perform tasks relevant to the project, including document review, and consultations and validation workshops with key offices and program managers;

Coordinate all processes and project management with Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau (HPDPB);

Provide technical and administrative support to HPDPB in the conduct of the consultations, meetings, and presentations;

Present project outputs and participate in meetings upon request by HPDPB;

Submit all deliverables/expected output of the project; and

Lead in the development of the publishable format of the final report following the guidelines of an international, peer reviewed publication group.

Qualification and Experience

Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, preferable in Public Health, Management, Research, Public Policy, or a related field.

A minimum of seven years of experience in research and or program management.

Familiarity with policy reviews preferred.

Knowledge of the hospital and health facility sector in the Philippines preferred.

Strong spoken and written English language skills.

Desired Attributes

Dedication to the Mission

Commitment to the mission of ACCESS Health International is central to recruitment, promotion, and retention. Demonstrated commitment to our values and goals is the most important part of our evaluation. Strong interest in research and public health is essential.


We select and retain people who are resourceful, self motivated and, who engage partners and organizations that further our work and our impact. Our successful country, program, and project leaders create their own path within the organization consistent with our mission and goals. We foster a culture that allows people to reach their full potential.


The people of ACCESS Health are committed to excellence in performance of their work and their relationships with our partners and our supporters.


We work as a team both within and between countries. We select people who have a demonstrated ability to work effectively as team members.


The impact of our work depends upon the ability to communicate our understanding of what works best to our partners in the government, the private sector, and fellow not for profit organizations.

Location and Duration

This position will be based in Makati.


Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email their CV along with a cover letter to and indicate “Application Program Manager–ACCESS Health Philippines” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

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