Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist (ICDRRM Project)

Date: 29 May 2024

Location: Catbalogan City, Philippines

Company: Plan International


The Organisation


Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a local non-government, non-religious, and non-political development and humanitarian organization committed to enabling children to live free of poverty, violence, inequality, and injustice.


We are committed to gender equality and actively work with and engage children, communities, other people, and institutions in addressing the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. We support children and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to build the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We focus on girls, young women, and other marginalized groups so that they can improve their well-being and achieve their full potential.



Join Plan International Pilipinas in our mission to fortify communities against natural disasters!


We're launching an 18-month initiative across four municipalities in Samar. Our focus: enhancing local government capabilities and raising disaster risk reduction awareness. With your help, we aim to bolster the resilience of over 7,680 individuals, preparing them to face and mitigate the challenges posed by nature's unpredictability. Be part of a transformative project that empowers and protects vulnerable populations.


Plan International Pilipinas is seeking a passionate and experienced Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Specialist to join our dynamic team!


The DRR Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation of this project. You will provide technical support, lead capacity-building activities, manage project activities, and ensure compliance with donor requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct DRR Capacity and Vulnerability Assessments.
    • Design and facilitate DRR interventions using participatory techniques.
    • Facilitate meetings to ensure partners understand the needs of vulnerable groups in DRR.
    • Lead communities in reviewing and updating their contingency plans.
    • Implement project activities based on the approved plan.
    • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements.
    • Monitor project progress and address any challenges.



  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Community Development, Behavioral Sciences, or a related field.
  • Training in Community Organizing/Development, Program/Project Management, Participatory Rapid Appraisal, Cultural Sensitivity, Gender Sensitivity, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
  • Five (5) years of experience in community organizing and development.
  • Hands-on experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM).
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and report-writing skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English and the local dialect is a plus.

If you are a passionate and results-oriented individual with a strong commitment to child rights and disaster resilience, we encourage you to apply!


*Disclaimer: this advertisement is for applicant pooling purposes. The project is subject to start in August 2024.



Location: Catbalogan City, Samar

Type of Role: Project-based (until January 2026)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires fieldwork to the project areas.

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.