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Employment and Entrepreneurship Coordinator (Wired 4 Work 2.0)

Date: 10-Jun-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.




Plan International will implement a one-year project called Wired for Work 2.0. This is the 2nd phase of the youth economic project that aims to expand the usage of developed digital tools for supply-demand employment matching and enterprise development services to young women and young men in the project areas in Cebu, Tacloban, QC, Valenzuela, and Occidental Mindoro.   


The Employment and Entrepreneurship Coordinator will be responsible for the facilitation of assistance to young people in accessing employability skills training and job placement and entrepreneurship skills for aspiring entrepreneurs. The project activities will be implemented in collaboration with various stakeholders including TESDA, Department of Social Welfare & Development, Technical-Vocational institutions, Department of Trade & Industry, the private sector, LGUs, and the targeted barangays/community members including youth groups/organization. 


Further, as the Employment & Entrepreneurship Coordinator:


  • You will lead in the coordination with private companies/industries to participate in the program by generating the job profiles, developing of a training program for industry-based training.
  • You will facilitate the conduct of technical and business skills training.
  • You will facilitate the establishment of community-based targeting mechanisms to identify target beneficiaries 50% of whom are women.
  • You will supervise the timely, effective and efficient implementation of the youth employment and entrepreneurship components of the project.
  • You will initiate and participates in strategic visioning of collaborative efforts among partners and associates.
  • 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.



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


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Human Resources Management, Economics, Social Science, Rural Development, entrepreneurship, or related courses.
  • Has at least three (3) years of experience in job placement / human resources and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a supervisory role and managing team.
  • Experience in training programs for youth is an advantage.
  • Has familiarity with the use of different technological resources such as computers, software, multimedia, the internet, and the like.
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.



Location: Country Office (Makati City)

Type of Role: Project-based (one year)

Reports to: Project Manager

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 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 the applicant's 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.