Program: JVO Executive Education Program
Location: SDC Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City

The Executive Education Program (ExecEd) is a unit under the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) which offers short, focused and customized training programs to local and national government agencies, civil society groups, private organizations and donor-institutions to concretize strategies for sustainable development.

The ExecEd Program is currently on the lookout for qualified candidates for PROJECT ASSOCIATE, who will:

I. Provide technical assistance to the ExecEd Director in writing of manuals, case studies, reports etc.

a. Undertake research work related to the development of the trainers guide, and facilitators guide for the module development;
b. Translate research work into training cases relevant  to the modules on local economic development;
c. Assist in the implementation of various projects and programs of the ExecEd.

II. Assist the ExecEd Director in the implementation of ExecEd Trainings.

a. Involved in the pre-design and implementation of specific activities of the ExecEd;
b. Perform research-related work in training such as preparation of training needs assessment and other special research activities;
c. Facilitate the conduct of activities such as seminars, workshops, and forums;
d. Spearhead pre-training preparation such as logistics, documentations, etc;
e. Spearhead post-training documentation and liquidations.

III. Participate in the development of proposals for various types of projects which the School participates in through bidding, commissioned projects, etc.


The minimum qualifications for the abovementioned position are:

1. College degree (in social sciences, management and other related courses);
2. At least one (1) year experience in development-oriented work in government, academe, and/or NGOs is an advantage, but fresh graduates with substantial leadership experience are welcome to apply;
3. Good analytical and organization skills;
4. Willing to travel independently to different parts of the country;
5. Good oral and written communication skills;
6. Experiences in training facilitation and proposal development will be an advantage.

Application Requirements

All interested applicants must submit the following:

a) An Application Letter addressed to Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña, Dean of the Ateneo School of Government, ATTN: Ms. Aurma M. Manlangit, Executive Education Program Director.

b) Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers).

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to Mr. Dionie Salamat, ASoG Human Resources Coordinator (, Cc Ms. Aurma M. Manlangit, Executive Education Program Director ( with “Applicant- ExecEd Project Associate” as subject.

Deadline for the submission of applications is on 22 February 2013.

Public lectures on Leadership Studies

The Ateneo School of Government cordially invites everyone to the public lectures of our students from the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, major in Public Management (PhD LS-PM) on 20 November 2012, Tuesday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the AVR, Social Development Complex, AdMU, Quezon City.

The following papers will be presented:

Leadership, Integrity, and Accountability: A Look at Workplace Corruption in the Healthcare Industry of Metro Manila
by Fr. Patrick Z. Falguera, SJ


Whether it be in the public or private sector, the prevalence of corruption limits the ability of an organization to perform its essential functions.  Although corrupt behavior initially starts at the individual level, repeated imitations leading to seemingly positive outcomes result in its institutionalization.  Both leadership and accountability play crucial roles in this process. On one hand, top management can send a strong message to what is acceptable behavior in the organization, while on the other hand, personal accountability practiced by rank and file employees plays an important role in shaping organizational culture. Integrity as a value displayed by the leader and follower thus becomes key in how corruption has become prevalent in the workplace. This paper is thus an attempt to look at integrity as a core value contextualized and operationalized in the workplace. Concretely, it focuses on corruption as practiced in the healthcare industry, particularly the hospital sector as situated in Metro Manila. Using a qualitative lens, this study addresses challenges and issues raised by corruption and how integrity plays a strategic role in shaping leadership and accountability.

Social Accountability and the Role of the Modern Bureaucrat as Leader-Manager
by Mr. Eduardo Carlos Q. Orbeta


The search for a new paradigm of bureaucratic governance has risen in relevance and prominence in parallel with the increasing complexity of society. From a rigid, hierarchical systems view, our perception of the “ideal” government has shifted to include more “modern” concepts that lend a greater deal of internal flexibility for bureaucratic managers.  Meanwhile, with the increase in
democratic fervor that has accompanied the onset of the digital age, governments also face mounting pressure to improve the extent, quality, and integrity of external interface with constituents. This paper is an attempt to contextualize the enigma of modern-day public management, in terms the increasing need for government accountability and performance.  Using
the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as a case study, discourse analysis and other qualitative techniques are used to crystallize the implications these new dimensions impose upon internal government systems, and the bureaucrats that run them.  With this, the study hopes to stimulate discussion on how leaders and managers engage the daily task of bringing forth bureaucracies that are fully accountable to citizens and constituents.

For confirmations, please contact Ms. Anna Zabat ( or Ms. Isel de Guzman ( at 426-6061 / 426-6001 local 4645 by 19 November, Monday.

Research Assistants for Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga-Ateneo
is in urgent need of

Overview of the research
Gawad Kalinga-Ateneo is engaged in a 2-3 year research project that seeks to identify a model for building sustainable and empowered communities for poverty eradication. The research will identify the necessary conditions and interventions for the sustained development and growth families residing in GK communities to ensure their exit from poverty. The research will produce publications on mainstream development literature (online, print) and implementation manuals for application of findings. The project is a collaborative research participated in by the various school partners of GK in the Philippines and abroad.

Job Description
• Data collection and analysis
• Preparation of status reports, briefs, primers, and other publications
• Overall coordination of research activities of field researchers, research fellows, and consultants

• Undergraduate degree and/or extensive experience in social sciences, development studies, or other related fields
• Skills in qualitative and quantitative research
• Previous research experience
• Self-motivated and driven
• Must be willing to work with a team of volunteers

Interested individuals may send their
(1) Resume with picture and
(2) a sample of a completed research output
to Mark Lawrence Cruz (,
or drop it off at the GK-Ateneo Office (1st Floor, CCS Building, AdMU)