TPA Program Manager - Mandaue City

Long-term contract
Localisation Mandaue City, Philippines
No remote
5 yrs of exp.
Posted on 12-18-2023

E&V Water and Life, Philippines Inc.

From French vision to Filipino taps, E&V Water and Life weaves water access, hygiene education, and community resilience into a tapestry of inclusive urban life.

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  • Nonprofit organization
  • Between 50 and 250 employees
  • Water
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Tubig Pag Asa (TPA), Filipino social business company, created by the French NGO Eau & Vie ( is specialized in water supply in urban slums of the Philippines, aiming at creating quality-controlled, piped and metered water supply networks which are financially viable, socially responsible and adapted to the needs of urban poor.

Tubig Pag Asa works in close association with Water & Life Philippines, (W&L Philippines) Filipino non-profit organization, created by Eau & Vie is active in the Philippines in the livelihood development of Urban Slum dwellers implementing Water Network, Firefighting, Hygiene promotion, sanitation and solid waste management activities

Both W&L Philippines and TPA engaged in partnerships with the local communities, authorities, water operator and other development stakeholders through three branches in Cebu, Cavite and Leyte.

POSITION: TPA Program Manager

JOB LEVEL: Manager Level 1 (M1)

LOCATION: Based in the Head Office in Mandaue City, with frequent travels in Cavite, Cebu and Leyte.

REPORTING TO: Country Director

COORDINATION: With Water and Life Program Manager


Under the supervision of the Country Director and in collaboration with TPA and W&L team, TPA Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and operation of TPA in all Philippines.


As TPA ProgramManager, their responsibility shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

Coordinate and implement the overall activities of TPA:

  • Prepare and implement the annual action plan in coordination with the Country Director;
  • Manage the operational local staff and expatriates (especially branch managers, operation manager, engineers, partnership officer, software officer);
  • Ensure the respect of the TPA operation manual and suggest improvements if needed;
  • Structure and reinforce operations department;
  • Produce monitoring tools and reporting – dashboard, monthly reports, financial reports etc.;
  • Supervise operational audits.

Ensure the financial and organizational sustainability of the social company:

  • Establish and pilot the Business Plan in collaboration with the Country Director and the Fin & Admin Manager;
  • Monitor the economic indicators of TPA: income evolution, water consumption, water losses, collection rates, arrears, etc.;
  • Manage the Finance and HR local staff and expatriates (especially Fin & Admin Manager, consultants and the HR supervisor);
  • Manage and monitor all the expenses, incomes and processes;
  • Structure and reinforce administrative, financial and human resources departments;
  • Supervise financial audits;
  • Ensure the respect of the local regulation and rules;
  • Conduct an in-depth reflection in terms of human resources, technical and material means and improvement of the organization needed in the framework of the development of the activities and the company.

Maintain the local partnerships and community coordination:

  • In collaboration with W&L, work in close relationship with the community to ensure its mobilization and the smooth development of TPA activities;
  • Maintain and develop partnerships and good communication with local communities and local authorities;
  • Maintain and develop partnerships and good communication with partners and other stakeholders in Philippines in the field of the activity;
  • Conduct an advocacy for the recognition and the credibility of the TPA model with the state and local authorities;
  • Develop in collaboration with W&L Program Manager the local funding.

Develop and extend the activities of TPA:

  • Implement the expansion action plan of TPA (especially MOA signatures, network constructions, recruitments, opening etc.);
  • Work in close collaboration with W&L to develop and implement new projects and services of the social company.

Contribute in the strategic development of W&L and TPA in Philippines:

  • Take part in the meeting of the Board Committee of W&L and TPA;
  • Being a force of proposals in the reflection process of the Board Committee of TPA, W&L and Eau et Vie;
  • Share with his/her counterpart at the social company in Philippines and Ivory Coast.



  • Minimum MBA/Master Degree in Economy, Project Management or similar field


  • Minimum 5 years in Managerial Position
  • Experience required in business and finance management
  • Experience in project writing and tendering
  • Experiences in Business Plan elaboration and monitoring
  • Knowledge and/or experience on WASH programs and/or microcredit would be a strong asset
  • Experience on multi-areas projects would be a strong asset
  • Experience on inter-culturalism work environment would be a strong asset


The applicant must demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Advanced computer skills
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Strong team motivation/spirit
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Strong leadership
  • Strong autonomy
  • Creativity, rigor and representations aptitudes
  • Results oriented and challenge acceptance


The applicant must maintain confidentiality, use sound judgement and perform independently while performing the duties. As he/she will be part of the launch of a new project, he/she has to be multi-skilled and show his/her motivation to contribute to the achievement of the TPA/W&L overall objectives. The applicant must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Strong motivation to work in development field and WASH
  • Strong motivation to work on field
  • Strong work Ethics
  • Consistent performance
  • Respectful
  • Flexible
  • Adaptability
  • Challenge oriented

Apply by submitting your CV and cover letter.