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Consortium Manager (Move Up 5 Project)

Date: 23-Sep-2021

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.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Since 2016, Plan International, Action Against Hunger Philippines, CARE Philippines, and ACCORD Incorporated have been working together through the MOVE UP Project, with support from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) to contribute to institutionalizing urban resilience and disaster preparedness mechanisms in urban areas in the country. Specifically, the consortium intends to scale up and replicate its Urban resilience model designed for both natural and human-induced hazards.

 

With the fifth iteration of the program, the MOVE UP consortium will build on its constantly evolving urban resilience model by integrating forecast-based, early action, and rapid response. These added components will augment the current approach in building the resilience capacity of the local government units and the local population who are at risk of disasters.

 

 

The Consortium Manager will oversee the implementation of the fifth iteration of Plan’s Moving Urban Poor Communities Towards Resilience (Move Up) Project Philippines. This role will oversee the situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning of the Move Up Consortium and Plan specific deliverables.  S/he will ensure adherence to donor requirements and processes are aligned to Plan’s Child-Centered Community Development Approach and integration with other Plan programs and complies corporate mandates. This project is for 18 months. This role will be based in Makati City.

 

Further, as the Consortium Manager:

 

  • You will coordinate and facilitate the work of the MOVE UP Phase 5 at the country level.
  • You will develop and provide technical and management guidelines related to Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
  • You will supervise and mentor the respective project assignments of project staff.
  • You will liaise and work with the identified project partners and associates emphasizing their respective deliverables in the project.
  • You will consolidate, prepare, and submit monthly accomplishment reports and all donor-required reporting.
  • You will represent Plan International and the Consortium on related mandated bodies and networks for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
  • You will supervise four direct reports.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities in your assigned covered areas.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

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

 

  • Graduate of Disaster Risk Management, relevant Social Sciences, Community Development, Urban Planning/ Programming, or related courses. A graduate degree is an advantage.
  • At least five (5) years experience in project management in international development, demonstrating the ability to manage budgets and programs.
  • Relevant experience in implementing projects or programs related to disaster risk management, disaster preparedness, a humanitarian response including in a conflict, child’s rights, child protection, gender programs.
  • Experience in managing consortium/ partnership projects is an advantage.
  • Strong experience managing and building the capacity of local partners
  • Previous work experience in a similar project or in a non-government organization/s is an advantage.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.

 

Location: Makati City

Type of Role: Project-based (18 months)

Reports to: Country Programme Manager for Disaster Resilience

Flexible working arrangements

Competitive salary 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.