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Philippines Project Associate – Housing Finance
Title:Philippines Project Associate – Housing Finance


Title: Project Associate – Housing Finance
Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Location: Makati, Philippines (Remote with possibility of travel)
Start Date: Immediate
Term: 3-month contract



Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative international non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. We do that by designing disaster-resistant houses and schools; training homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them; working with governments to develop and implement building standards; partnering with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs; and facilitating access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.

To learn more about us and our programs in Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Philippines, Nepal and the Caribbean, visit www.buildchange.org.


The Project Associate will work closely with the project team on disaster-resistance housing finance initiatives. He/she will provide technical and operational support to the day-to-day implementation of Build Change’s projects in partnership with local financial institutions.


  • Project Management
    • Support the implementation of the Disaster-resistant Housing Finance initiatives
    • Coordinate with project stakeholders to ensure preparations and other arrangements are on track
    • Prepare periodic project reports, presentation, and publications
  • Proposal Development and New Business
    • Support the development of proposals, concept papers and other documents needed for securing new business opportunities
    • Coordinate with potential donors and partners to support program expansion in the Philippines and/or other countries
    • Identify potential institutions and organizations to potentially engage for partnership on the program
Work Arrangement
  • Home-based
  • Attends meetings online, as required
  • Communication and file sharing through email, chat, SMS, and calls



You have:

  • A reliable and stable internet connection for communication, collaboration, and file sharing
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in either Business, Finance, Management or any related course
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Filipino
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English; knowledge of the local dialects is an added advantage


Your experience includes:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in project management, preferably in social enterprises or development organizations
  • Prior experience working on projects focused on housing, disaster risk management, financial inclusion, and/or climate change
  • Preferably, experience working with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other financial service providers in the Philippines


You are able to:

  • Multi-task
  • Travel for field work (Nueva Ecija, Rizal, National Capital Region, Bicol), if needed
  • Work collaboratively with a team, even remotely, while being able to work independently with minimal supervision


You would describe yourself as:

  • drama-free, optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor



Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, February 2 and will be reviewed as received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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