Innovations for Poverty Action Job Vacancy: Project Admin and Finance Assistant, Philippines

The Philippine government launched in February 2008 a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps) that provides cash to supplement the income of poor households in selected municipalities while supporting their investment in human capital. By February 2010, the program covered a total of approximately 1 million households. In 2011, a household survey was conducted to evaluate the program. The proposed work now involves a 10-year follow-up survey of the 646 children, and their constituent households, who were between six and 36 months of age at the time of the original 2011 survey. This will be an end-line data collection for the 10- (12-) year follow-up survey. Approximately 1300 households will be visited across 4 provinces: Lanao del Norte, Mountain Province, Negros Oriental, and Occidental Mindoro. Interviews and skills assessment will be conducted with the household head and/or spouse, 12–15-year-old children, and his/her primary caretaker. Biological samples will also be collected from the children.

The Project Admin and Finance Assistant (PAFA) will provide administrative and financial

Management support to the project team in the preparation and conduct of the actual data collection in all the survey sites. The PAFA will be working remotely with the possibility of traveling to the training venues and the survey sites whenever necessary.


The Project Admin and Finance Assistant is expected to do the following tasks:
  • Work closely with the FM in preparing project-related requests for data collection.
  • Close coordination with HR, Finance, and Procurement for fast-tracking of project-related requests in compliance with IPA protocols.
  • Assist in the procurement of materials and equipment needed for the data collection.
  • Track project expenses and provide weekly updates on the project expenditures.
  • Maintain an organized documentation and filing system (both offline and online) for receipts, and reports submitted by the field supervisors as well as in the inventory of project materials and equipment.
  • Asset management and retrieval of project assets upon completion of the data collection activities.
  • Provide admin, logistical, and finance-related support during the conduct of the training and data collection activities. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Accountancy, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • One(1) to two (2) years experience as Admin and Finance Assistant;
  • Experience working in Non-Profit organization
  • Operational knowledge of Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, high-growth, and collaborative environment;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines;
Reports to
Field Manager


About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 600 leading academics to conduct over 830 evaluations in 52 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.