Program Steering Committee (PSC)

Rotating Chairs
  • FSC Secretary, DepEd
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy
Members
  • Regional Operations & Governance, DepEd (Executive Sponsor)
  • Counsellor – Education Australian Embassy
  • Chairperson, CHED
  • Director General, TESDA
  • Deputy Director General, NEDA
Observers
  • Australian Embassy Portfolio Manager – National
  • Australian Embassy Portfolio Manager Sub-National
  • ACTRC, RCTQ, PBED, PBSP, FC, CHED representatives
  • BEST Program Support & Coordinating Office
Advisory Group
  • Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade
  • DOLE
  • Academe Representatives
  • DTI
  • National Competitiveness Council Rep

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Set the directions/priorities and policy guidance for BEST
  • Ensure the alignment of BEST with broader policy directions and priorities
  • Identify implications of BEST outcomes to policy formulation process in relation to the broader education context
  • Identify sectoral-level risks and challenges to implementation and provide advice on how best to manage these risks
  • Provide advice/decision on specific matters that the Program Management Committee (PMC) will bring to its attention

Program Management Committee (PMC)

Rotating Chairs
  • Regional Operations & Governance, DepEd (Executive Sponsor)
  • Counsellor – Education Section, Australian Embassy
Members
(DepEd)
  • Regional Operations & Governance, DepEd (Executive Sponsor)
  • External Affairs, DepEd
  • OSEC, DepEd
  • Planning, DepEd(Deputy Executive Sponsor)
  • NCR, DepEd
  • Region V, DepEd
  • OIC Region VI, DepEd
  • Region VII, DepEd
  • Region VIII, DepEd
  • Region X, DepEd
Members
(Non-DepEd)
  • CHED
  • Australian Embassy Portfolio Manager
  • BEST Team Leader
  • Therese Bustos ACTRC Co-Directors
  • Marlyn Balagtas RCTQ Co-Directors
  • PBSP Executive Director
  • PBEd President
Observers
  • Program Support & Coordinating Office representatives (Cardno and DepEd PMO)
  • DepEd and CHED TWG reps

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on areas of priorities for the annual plan to be discussed at the PSC
  • Approve annual plans including any adjustments to the plan during the year
  • Review progress against objectives. (To aid in this function, PMC members may opt to participate in Program review missions)
  • Identify program-level and challenges and provide advice on how best to manage these risks
  • Provide advice on specific matters that the implementing working groups will bring to its attention

BEST – Head Office

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate cooperation and communication among the implementing partners
  • Develop the Annual Plan in a participatory manner
  • Provide guidance to operationalise the approved Annual Plan
  • Facilitate approvals of outputs (including research) to various DepEd/CHED committees (eg Program Committee)
  • Oversee implementation and manage risks
  • Contribute inputs to reporting (through the 6-monthly progress report process)
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the PSCO, PMC and PSC as required
  • The whole IG meets at least quarterly
  • The TWGs would meet as often as needed

Cardno Reps: Operations Manager, Deputy Operations Manager Other members of the operations Team

DepEd Project Management Team

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement policies and business processes for effective and efficient delivery of activities (quality management systems)
  2. Resource the Program through sub-contracting of service providers and manage these contracts
  3. Organise meetings (including venues and other administrative arrangements)
  4. Providing secretariat support to PSC, PMC and IC
  5. Coordinate the conduct of reviews and evaluations

PSCO: M&E

Cardno Reps: M&E Specialist, Regional M&E Specialists

M&E focal from implementing partners

DepEd M&E Team

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Revise the BEST M&E Framework and Plan
  2. Design M&E Systems for effective and efficient collection of information and reporting
  3. Identify and develop baseline studies
  4. Consolidate inputs from TWGs/implementing partners about achievements (for 6 monthly progress reports)
  5. Coordinate the conduct of reviews and evaluations