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Community Development Facilitator (Youth Connect Philippines)

Date: 24-Sep-2021

Location: Cebu, 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

 

To address the challenges of rising unemployment among young people, Plan International Philippines in partnership with Western Union Foundation is implementing a project called You(th) Connect Philippines.

 

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

 

The Community Development Facilitator will have overall accountability in the assessment of current market needs, available and in-demand courses, and capacities and preferences of target beneficiaries.

 

Further, as the Community Development Facilitator:

 

  • You will conduct the mapping of displaced workers in the target sites and assist in evaluating their needs and appropriate intervention for them to get employed either wage or self-employment. 
  • You will support the technical and life skills training of young people and link them to employment opportunities through partner companies.
  • You will provide support in building partnerships with the private sector to support the project by providing job opportunities.
  • You will participate in meetings, round-table discussions, and other advocacy activities with potential and established employers.
  • You will develop case stories on good practices.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities in your assigned covered areas.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

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

 

  • Graduate of Social Sciences, Agriculture, Economics, Community Development or another related course.
  • At least two (2) years in development work.
  • Relevant experience in implementing youth economic empowerment or similar projects.
  • Relevant experience in implementing projects related to micro-enterprise development, micro-finance, youth economic empowerment, tech-vocational, and, community development.
  • Experience in working in an emergency context is an advantage.
  • Previous work experience in a similar project or in a non-government organization/s is an advantage.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.

 

 

Location: Cebu City, Philippines

Type of Role: Project-based (Four months)

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Flexible working arrangements

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)

 

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are 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.