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Country Programme Manager for Disaster Resilience

Date: 27-Dec-2020

Location: Makati 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.


Reporting to the Deputy Country Director for Programmes, the Country Programme Manager – Disaster Resilience has thematic expertise in disaster risk reduction and resilience and will lead all related technical business development and ensures quality implementation with frequent field deployment to the relevant response. 


The scope of the role includes the following:


  • Responsible for providing timely and continuous leadership and support to ensure technical soundness at all stages and levels of the program and project cycles. This includes concept and proposal development, start-up and implementation management, and monitoring and evaluation of the overall Country Programme Strategy for Disaster Resilience and all projects and initiatives it covers.
  • Will represent Plan International Philippines with donors, partners, and other stakeholders through inter-agency networks, working groups, and other national and sub-national level meetings.
  • Build relationships and play a leadership role in Plan’s global and regional Disaster Risk Management (DRM) networks, and promote the sharing of Plan International Philippines’ good practice across the global organization.
  • Provide integral support to Plan’s humanitarian efforts and disaster response, including being deployed for short or longer-term emergency response activities and serving as Emergency Response Manager as needed.


The Person


  • University degree in a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years' experience in development or humanitarian work in a technical capacity on Disaster Resilience or its components (Disaster Risk Reduction & Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Peacebuilding, Urban Resilience, and Innovation Programming).
  • Has at least six (6) years' or program/project management experience.
  • Has experience and training in a rights-based approach to development, project proposal development, project management, humanitarian response, and designing training.
  • Has expert knowledge and experience in resource mobilization, including proposal design, logical framework, and overall project cycle.
  • Is able to demonstrate self-confidence, maintain effective functioning and self-control even under pressure, demonstrate responsibility and trustworthiness, openness to new ideas, and effect changes for improvement.

  • A good communicator, both in writing and spoken communications.

  • Experience working in an international environment or international development/humanitarian organization is desirable. 
  • Must be currently eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants preferred.



Location: Metro Manila, Philippines

Type of Role: Technical

Reports to: Deputy Country Director - Programmes

Remuneration: Competitive salary and package available

Flexible working arrangements apply


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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.