Community Development Facilitator (SUFASEC Project)

Date: 4 May 2024

Location: Dasmarinas, Cavite, 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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


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


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We won’t stop until we are all equal.





Plan International is currently implementing a project called: Step-Up the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (SUFASEC), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). This is under Down to Zero (DtZ), an alliance of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, Plan International Netherlands, Defence for Children-ECPAT, Free a Girl, Child Rights Coalition (CRC) Asia, and Conexión.


The Philippine Country SUFASEC project is implemented by a consortium composed of Terre des Homes (TdH), Plan International Philippines, ECPAT, and CRC Asia. The project aims for children in all of their diversity to live free of sexual exploitation.


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


The Community Development Facilitator will mobilize the community to identify problems and possible interventions as well as facilitate their participation towards project ownership. Further, this role will capacitate the children, community stakeholders, and partners by facilitating situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (SAPIME) in the context of Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) and gender responsiveness.


Further, as the Community Development Facilitator:


  • You will conduct awareness raising and facilitate capacity-building activities for children & youth, women, civil society organizations, private sector actors, and child protection system actors, including parents/ caregivers and communities against sexual exploitation and online violence.
  • You will facilitate advocacy and dialogue to address the sexual exploitation of children with relevant private sector actors and decision and policymakers in active participation with civil service organizations and children and program participants.
  • You will facilitate the strengthening of community-managed protection mechanisms for the prevention of and effective response to sexual exploitation of children and online violence.
  • You will encourage the formation or alliances of new Children, Young People and Youth (CAY) - groups/ organizations, civil society, and mandated local government groups.
  • You will document community projects, activities, and processes.
  • 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. 





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


  • University graduate in Social Work, Social Science, Community Development, or any related courses.
  • Minimum of three years experience in implementing child protection programs.
  • Relevant experience in conducting research, planning, developing implementing, monitoring, and evaluating child protection programs.
  • Has relevant knowledge and training on child’s rights, child protection, issues such as gender-based violence or child exploitation and abuse
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex and varied workload.
  • Good command of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.



Location: Dasmarinas, Cavite

Type of Role: Project-based (until 2026)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires fieldwork.

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.