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Communications and Advocacy Specialist (Youth Economic Empowerment)

Date: 18-Jan-2019

Location: Makati City, 00, PH

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.

 

Plan International is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. In the Philippines, Plan works with children and their families in poor communities with programs covering disaster risk management, youth economic empowerment, nutrition, and child protection.

 

Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY SPECIALIST

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible in coordinating efforts to support and mobilize organizations and networks of young men and women for the promotion and protection of their rights in the workplace.
  • Ensure that the Plan International Youth Employment Solutions (YES) program is highly visible and respected in the local, national and international media, including social media and other Internet-based platforms.
  • Provide sound strategic recommendations to senior management.
  • Organize media events, public relations initiatives, provide key messaging and speaking notes, produce high-quality written materials, develop relationships with key influencers in the media.
  • This role will be based in Makati City, with travel to the various program areas of Plan International.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Development Communication, Social Sciences, Political Science, Public Administration, Development Studies. Master’s degree in the same courses are preferred.
  • Relevant training and experience on community development, program and project management, event organizing, strategic communication planning, advocacy planning and presentation skills.
  • Has a minimum of three years’ experience in communication and advocacy work.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants are preferred

 

 

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

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

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. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.