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Country Programme Manager for Health

Date: 07-Jan-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

 

The Country Program Manager for Health is the thematic expert for the health and nutrition program of Plan International Philippines. S/he will be responsible for leading the health & nutrition program development, and, will ensure the technical soundness of all projects and programs under health & nutrition. This role will highly influence decision-makers on health & nutrition programming issues and will closely coordinate with various departments as needed.

 

 

Further, as the Country Program Manager for Health:

 

  • You will directly manage or support the implementation of the Plan International Philippines' health and nutrition program and individual projects within it.
  • You will provide technical support to the program development of the health and nutrition program. This includes concept and proposal development, start-up and implementation management, and monitoring and evaluation of the overall Country Programme Strategy for Health & Nutrition.
  • You will participate in the development and management of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other internal planning
  • You will assess the capacity-building needs of staff related to health and nutrition and make corresponding capacity-building recommendations.
  • You 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.
  • 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:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, nutrition, biology, public health, or any related course. A related master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • At least a minimum of six years' work experience in development or humanitarian work in a technical capacity on health and nutrition or any related field.
  • Relevant experience and training in the rights-based approach to development, project proposal development, project management, humanitarian response, and training design
  • Has excellent knowledge of resource mobilization, including proposal design, logical framework, and overall project cycle
  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced in health and nutrition-related aspects of disaster response and recovery, humanitarian context, and core humanitarian standards.
  • Strong commitment to raising the profile of issues affecting children and their families
  • Fluency in Filipino and English (written and spoken).
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.

 

 

Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Type of Role: Fixed-term (2 years)

Reports to: Deputy Country Director for Programmes

Competitive salary package (local T&C)

Flexible working arrangements

 

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

 

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.