Master Trainer/Mentor

  • Full-time

Company Description


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Project Description

Opportunity 2.0, funded by USAID, will strengthen second-chance education programs for vulnerable out-of-school youth in the Philippines. Opportunity 2.0 will collaborate and work with national and local systems supporting youth in order to provide 180,000 youth with the skills and opportunities to improve their education, employment, and livelihood outcomes.

Achieving this vision will require a multi-faceted, systems-strengthening approach that aligns the formal education system, markets, and youth “sub-systems” at the regional levels. This will be achieved by providing experienced project personnel embedded in government departments; further aligning the input of technical assistance; and maximizing opportunities to bring together the respective stakeholders to identify and refine synergies and transition pathways for youth, particularly between Department of Education (DepEd)’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) program and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).


Job Description

The Master Trainer/Mentor will contribute to the design and development of curriculum and training courses, and deliver O2 Training of Trainers programs, provide monitoring and coaching to O2 local partners’ trainers and facilitators, and support TESDA and DepEd ALS administrators. S/he will organize, lead, or co-facilitate meetings and workshops as needed. 

Essential Functions

The Master Trainer/Mentor’s specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development

  • Participation in consultative meetings and needs analysis for curriculum and training program design and development.
  • Review, enhancement, writing, and creation of curriculum, blended learning, and instructional materials related to O2, which includes, but is not limited to modules, interactive audio instructions, complementary materials, and contextualized materials, among others.
  • Review, enhancement, and development of instructional materials used for training of trainers, which includes, but is not limited to facilitator’s guides, participant handbooks, training presentation decks, online worksheets, and training handouts.
  • Development and implementation of process flow for the creation of curriculum and instructional materials that involves instructional design, materials development, review and vetting of materials, and layout and finalization of the materials.
  • Analysis and evaluation of training results and contribution to the continuous improvement of training curriculum, design, and instructional and learning materials.
  • Creation, maintenance, and updating of a database of curriculum and instructional and learning materials developed by the O2 Technical Team.

Training Design and Implementation

  • Planning and implementation of activities to strengthen systems service delivery, such as training higher education or training institutions, ALS providers, TVIs and TTIs, and other partners on life skills, 21st century skills, workforce readiness training, youth entrepreneurship, and other topics related to the goals of O2.
  • Planning and implementation of a face-to-face and blended professional development training programs for ALS implementers in close coordination with the IR 1 Team and DepEd
  • Planning and implementation of activities to strengthen systems and service delivery in TESDA trainers’ professional development and continuing education in close coordination with the O2 Team.
  • Development, planning, organization, and facilitation Training of Trainers workshops (TOT) and refresher training on, but not limited to O2 curricula, Positive Youth Development, and systems-strengthening topics, for representatives of DepEd ALS, TESDA, the private sector, the Youth Development Alliances (YDA), Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Employment Service Office, People Management Association of the Philippines, higher education institutions, youth service providers and trainers, and other partners and champions.
  • Creation and review of training designs, learning materials, and monitoring tools for O2 training activities based on feedback from training partners
  • Leading the delivery (actual training implementation) of capacity-building programs for multipliers and service providers at the National, Regional, Provincial, or City/Municipality level.

Curriculum and Program Implementation Guidance and Coaching

  • Provision of support and monitoring of training of trainers’ programs and multiplier training programs on O2 curricula conducted by DepEd ALS, TESDA, and local partners.
  • Provision of support to the O2 technical teams for the provision of monitoring and mentoring to DepEd ALS, TESDA, and local partners on the implementation of O2 curricula.
  • Provision of support to local training providers to help integrate Work-Based Learning (WBL), entrepreneurship training and coaching, and technical training into their existing programs and services for DepEd ALS and TESDA youth.
  • Provision of timely feedback, mentoring, and coaching to learning service providers to ensure high quality training activities at the field level.

Cross-Functional Alignment

  • Provision of support and assistance to the O2 technical teams in co-developing and delivering trainings and support for implementing workshops, forums, and other learning events at the national and local level. 
  • Provision of support in the dissemination of project-wide assessments results for good practices awareness.
  • Provision of support to the O2 technical teams in effectively communicating the plans, outputs, and outcomes of training and delivery of O2 curriculum to DepEd ALS, TESDA, and local partners.
  • Provision of support to the Grants Team and Youth Development Team Leaders to support and monitor the implementation of O2 curricula in their respective sites.
  • Alignment with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team in ensuring quality of training and target goals are reached.
  • Alignment with O2 staff in planning and delivering training sessions led by other teams, as needed, and provide technical inputs to team meetings and written materials for quarterly reports.

Organizational Relationships and Employment Status

  • Directly reports to Manila-based Training Manager
  • Based in Pasig City, with availability to travel to all project sites
  • Regular Full-time Employee



  • B.A. in Education, Social Development, or related field. Specialized training in non-formal education or related/similar fields would be an advantage.

Skills and Experience:  

  • At least 5 years of work experience in curriculum and training development, instructional design, and training design, delivery and facilitation preferably in an NGO, international organization, or business.
  • Extensive experience and involvement with developing curricula and training materials for ALS, workforce development programs, and TVETs.
  • Must have teaching or facilitating experience using the andragogy approach, including experience in using active teaching and learning methodologies for adults and youth.
  • Experience and/or training in career guidance and counseling or human resources management desired.
  • Experience in working in O2 project sites, or similar socio-economic-cultural context would be a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity for coordination and task management.
  • Excellent people skills at all levels, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work in a multicultural work environment both as part of a team and independently.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and preparing effective power point presentations.
  • Demonstrated willingness to travel to provinces and districts for project needs.


  • Working knowledge of local language and dialect(s), and excellent English language written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information


EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.