Ivy Almoro has more than 15 years of experience as a program management professional in the Philippines. Her expertise includes procurement, recruitment, team management, budget and financial management, human resource management, grants and contract management, risk management, administrative and logistical delivery of high-quality services for donor programs, and health, safety, and security compliance. She has held leadership roles in the implementation of a wide range of development programs funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the Philippines Government. Project activities have included education, governance, strategic planning, institutional development, infrastructure development, urban and regional planning, and socio-economic development analysis.
Since March 2020, Ivy has served as the facility lead for the Australian government-funded Procurement, Administrative and Logistics Management Support Services for Aid Program Delivery (PALMSS). As the in-country senior lead, she works with the Australian Embassy in Manila and a range of implementing partners and stakeholders of the Australian Aid Program in the Philippines. She acts as the primary contact for the Australian Embassy, individuals, and firms engaged under PALMSS in providing a wide range of services in the areas of client management, recruitment, contracting, pre-deployment, mobilisation and demobilisation), logistical management, procurement, and contract management.
Before her current post, Ivy served as operations manager of the Australian government-funded Basic Education Sector Transformation Program (BEST). She led the operational delivery of this AUD50 million partnership between the governments of Australia and the Philippines, operating in six regions of the Philippines. She provided operational support to a team of as many as 30 people. She also served as the facility manager of the Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF), an AUD100 million program that sought to promote economic growth and improve public access to public services by rehabilitating and maintaining a core road network in selected provinces. She led program management in Manila and 10 provincial offices. In addition, she served as deputy general manager of the Philippines–Canada Cooperation Office, where she provided technical and operational support to CIDA.
- Team leadership and management
- Program and operations management
- Budget and financial management
- Human resource management
- Procurement, contracts and grants management
- Health, safety and security and risk management
- Facility Lead, Procurement, Administrative and Logistics Management Support Services for Aid Program Delivery (PALMSS)
- Operations Manager, Basic Education Sector Transformation Program (BEST)
- Facility Manager, Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF)
- Deputy General Manager, Philippines–Canada Cooperation Office