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Communications Officer (Marawi Response Project)

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Iligan 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.




Plan International Philippines is currently implementing the USAID - funded Marawi Response Project. The project's goal is to support the return to the homes of internally displaced people (IDP) due to the Marawi Crisis.


In line with this, Plan International is seeking committed and passionate individuals to fill the role indicated below.


The Communications Officer will assist in increasing the project's visibility on online and offline platforms. He/she will also assist with the project's close-out events and other communications unit activities.


Further, as the Communications Officer:

  • You will craft success stories for social media submissions.
  • You will craft press releases, document the program component events, launches & turnovers (photo and video), and, write success stories and photo captions.
  • You will provide support and assistance to the project's COVID-19 Response 
  • You will assist in the conduct of the project's Bangsa Bandingan radio show episodes.
  • You will assist in media management during program events, launches, and turnovers.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities in the project’s covered areas.

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


  • University degree, preferably in mass communications, public relations, journalism, creative writing, English, or any humanities course.
  • With a minimum three-year experience in non-profit work, and in the areas of journalism writing, media relations, documentation, event organizing, and general communications.
  • Knowledge of photography and videography is a plus.
  • With existing media contacts/networks in local and national media.
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills, flexible with strong work ethic with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willing to be sent to program field events and activities for documentation work.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


Location: Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

Type of Role: Project-based (9 months)

Reports to: Communication Specialist

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.