The Philippines - Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility is the Australian Government's flagship program to support human resource management, organisational development and institutional change in the Philippines.
It is a five-year (2010-2015) program of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) that provides a range of support to select Philippine organisations including scholarships, customised short-term training programs and advisory support, where necessary.
The Facility manages the Australia Awards program in the Philippines, which includes the Australia Awards Scholarships and the Australia Awards Leadership Program.
The goal of the Facility is to enhance the effectiveness of selected programs and reform agendas under the Australia-Philippines Statement of Commitment (SOC).
The Facility seeks to achieve three development objectives:
- To assist partner organisations identify, prioritise, and develop targeted capacities and competencies to support organisational change
- To assist partner organisations make better use of capacities and competencies to improve service delivery
- To assist partner organisations share and build on enhanced capacities and competencies as basis for continuous improvement and learning
To achieve these objectives, the Facility will:
- ensure efficient and effective targeting of organisations and delivery of human resource and organisational development assistance in support of agreed development priorities of the Australian and Philippine governments.
- ensure effective engagements with strategically selected organisations, groups of organisations and individuals to identify their needs with respect to development of targeted competencies and capacity.
- ensure that selected organisations, groups of organisations and individuals receive appropriate types and quality of support, which can include customised short-term trainings, mentoring, and advisory support, where necessary.
Strategic Planning - centered on the development and implementation of strategies to support the operation of the Facility. Key elements of this component are the (a) formulation of an annual Strategy Paper, (b) conduct of organisational assessments for key partner organisations, (c) development and approval of specific activities, and (d) the development of the Annual Plan.
Delivery of Human Resource and Organisational Development (HR and OD) Support) - will involve provision of integrated packages of support, based on organisational assessments, to key partner organisations. It will include delivery of discrete support to strategic partner organisations, on matters of mutual importance to Australia and the Philippines; support the strengthening of the Philippines Australia Alumni Association (PA3i), and; explore flexible modes for delivering HR and OD support. To view the list of approved HR/OD interventions, please click here: http://www.pahrodf.org.ph/about-pahrodf/hrod-intervention
Research, Knowledge Synthesis, Management and Diffusion - this component will facilitate wider sharing of learning and practice accumulated through implementation.
The Facility will have the following governance arrangement:
(a) A Board that provides both strategic direction and oversight for the Facility. The Board will comprise of senior representatives from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
(b) A Facility Coordinating Committee (FCC) that has technical review responsibilities on key outputs of the Facility. The FCC will comprise of technical representatives from AusAID, NEDA, and CSC.
Partner Selection Criteria
- The Governments of Australia (through AusAID) and the Philippines (through NEDA and CSC) will work together to identify organisational partners.
- Partners will be selected from those Philippine organisations - public, non-profit, and private - that are critical in delivering the mutually agreed development priorities of the Governments of Australia and the Philippines, and strongly demonstrate appetite for, and commitment to, pursue reforms.
Australian Contribution: Php2.7 billion (approx $65 million)
Duration: 2010 - 2015
Managing Contractor: Coffey International Development