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Project Manager (COVID-19 Pandemic Response)

Date: 19-Nov-2020

Location: Cotabato, 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 Project Manager will lead the project team in Maguindanao and work with Plan’s provincial, municipal, and community partners, including relevant BARMM ministries. She/he is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.



Further, as the Project Manager:


  • You will be tasked to lead the preparation and creation of the detailed operational plan of the project.
  • You will provide technical support for the implementation of the project and lead in the training of the project team.
  • You will manage the annual project budget according to the grant agreement and troubleshoot problems hindering successful implementation
  • You will manage (9) direct reports and will closely work with two local NGO partners.
  • You will represent and promote Plan International Philippines in important events at the community, municipal, provincial, and regional levels.




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


  • Degree in Community Development, Education, Social Science, and other related courses. An advanced degree is an advantage.
  • Has relevant training on Rights-based programming; Community Development; Program / Project Management; Participatory Rapid / Rural Appraisal, Safety, and Security, Risk Management.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in program management, preferably in an international development agency.
  • Has proven ability to manage budgets and programs, particularly in an emergency setting.
  • Supervisory experience is a must. Minimum of three years.
  • A solid background in community organizing and development, influencing, creating, and maintaining networks and alliances.
  • 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: Program Area Manager (Central Mindanao)

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 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 organizational 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.