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Community Development Facilitator (COVID-19 Pandemic Response)

Date: 19-Nov-2020

Location: Cotabato City, 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.





Plan International will implement a project to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Mindanao, Philippines. The project aims to contribute to the prevention and mitigation of the further spread of COVID-19 and to alleviate the human suffering of the most affected, including girls and women, and the most vulnerable sectors.



The Community Development Facilitator will capacitate children, community stakeholders, and partners in relation to the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (SAPIME) of the COVID-19 response activities, including risk communication and community engagement, in the context of Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) and gender responsiveness.


Further, as the Community Development Facilitator:


  • You will conduct the orientation on COVID-19 risks and health standards, including risk communication and community engagement activities sessions with key community leaders
  • You will facilitate the gathering and updating of required baseline data and other data requirements of the project, in relation to the response.
  • You will facilitate monitoring and reflection sessions, particularly on risk communication and community engagement, with community partners including children, in relation to COVID19 response activities.
  • You will document COVID19 response activities, and processes highlighting the best practices.





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


  • Degree in Social Science, Community Development, or any related courses.
  • Has knowledge and experience in Community Organizing/ Community Development; Program/ Project Management; Participatory Rapid/ Rural Appraisal, Gender Sensitivity, Gender and Development
  • Minimum of three years' experience in community organizing and development with DRR programs/projects. Hands-on experience in participatory approaches including children.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred



Location: Cotabato City, Maguindanao (Philippines)

Type of Role: Project-based, 17 months

Reports to: Project Manager

Competitive salary package (local T&C)


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


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.