Program Officer (North Samar Program Area)

Date: 3 Nov 2023

Location: Las Navas, North Samar, Philippines

Company: Plan International


Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a local non-government, non-religious, and non-political development and humanitarian organization committed to enabling children to live free of poverty, violence, inequality, and injustice.


We are committed to gender equality and actively work with and engage children, communities, other people, and institutions in addressing the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. We support children and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to build the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We focus on girls, young women, and other marginalized groups so that they can improve their well-being and achieve their full potential.




The Program Officer will capacitate the program participants, community stakeholders, and partners, by facilitating situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (SAPIME) in the context of Area of Global Distinctiveness (AOGD) and gender responsiveness.


Further, as the Program Officer:


  • You will design and facilitate the implementation of development interventions through appropriate participatory techniques to improve organizational functions as a prerequisite to undertaking community-managed projects.
  • You will analyze priority needs and rights violated that were identified during participatory community development planning.
  • You will facilitate the capacity building of partners including children in project management and resource mobilization.
  • You will make use of the community development processes to produce sponsorship communication items.
  • You will implement grant-funded projects, as necessary.
  • 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.




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


  • Degree or Diploma and 2-3 years' relevant professional experience, or demonstrated equivalent combination.
  • Able to demonstrate sound analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to influence others’ behavior through effective relationship building.
  • Good computer applications knowledge.
  • Strong system thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Has good written and verbal communication skills.
  • This role requires fieldwork. Applicant must be open and able to conduct fieldwork in areas covered by Plan International Pilipinas.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.



Location: North Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Type of Role: Fixed-term (until June 2027)

Reports to: Program Operations Manager

This role requires fieldwork.

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 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 organization, 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.