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Community Development Facilitator (C4D - ALS 2.0 Project)

Date: 30-Jul-2022

Location: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Plan International is will implement the second phase of the development of a communication for development strategy for the Alternative Learning System (C4D ALS). The project will develop context-specific Social Behavior Change strategies for the pilot sites in Northern Samar, Angeles City, Pampanga, and in Zamboanga del Norte.

 

In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position.

 

The Community Development Facilitator will support the Project Coordinator, partner agencies, and communities to conduct responsive messaging to reach out to potential learners, and facilitate the co-creation of relevant and appropriate information, education, and communication materials with the partners and communities. 

 

Further, as the Community Development Facilitator:

 

  • You will be responsible for coordinating and planning with partners the activities set for the social behavior change strategies in the target communities.
  • You will coordinate with national government partners in the implementation of the social behavior change strategies and other related alternative learning systems activities.
  • You will develop case stories and good practices observed in the project.
  • You will assist in the preparation for the procurement process in the development of communication materials.
  • You will provide regular reports on the progress of the implementation.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

To be successful in the role you will need among other things:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, or another related course.
  • Has relevant experience and training in community organizing, strategic communication, or advocacy building.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in development work.
  • Previous work experience in Education-related projects or in a similar project or organization is an advantage.
  • Must be able to exhibit values of integrity and diversity.
  • Skills in the use of Microsoft Office are highly desirable.
  • Very good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.

 

Location: Catarman, North Samar (1), Angeles City, Pampanga (1), Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte(1)

Type of Role: Project-based (1 year)

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.