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Communications Officer (Oky App Project)

Date: 20-Jun-2022

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




Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including Menstrual health and hygiene, is one of Plan International’s key thematic programs and focuses on ensuring that girls and boys can make free and informed choices about their bodies and they grow up receiving quality care and free from violence. 


Plan International is currently implementing a project that aims to localize a Menstrual Period Tracking Mobile app (Oky), developed by UNICEF. The app provides access to 55,000 girls and young women in the Philippines to individualized menstrual hygiene and health and SRHR information. The project will be implemented across the country with a particular focus on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Eastern Visayas (Leyte, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar), Occidental Mindoro, and Metro Manila (Manila and Valenzuela).


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


The Communications Officer for Social Media and Digital Strategy will provide support for the Oky Project and other Program Teams in the development and production of multimedia content, management of digital and web activities, and integration of content and digital into the implementation of communication and visibility strategies across programs and projects. 


Further, as the Communications Officer:


  • You will be tasked to develop and implement a communications plan for the Oky App Project.
  • You will lead the conceptualization, planning, and execution of digital content for Plan International Philippines’ key advocacies, campaigns, programs, and projects.
  • You will support the deployment of the app through digital media promotion and other communications strategies.
  • You will support youth-led content development for social media, website, and youth reporter webpage.
  • You will contribute to the development of case stories or stories of change for digital media and reporting purposes.
  • 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:


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, development communication, or journalism.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in social media and web writing, content development and production, and maintaining social media accounts (especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and websites.
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms.
  • Proficiency in using design and video editing software and tools is a plus.
  • Previous work experience in a similar role or in a non-government organization/s is an advantage.
  • Very good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Type of Role: Project-based (one year)

Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Manager

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.