Head of Business Development and Grants

Date: 4 May 2024

Location: Makati City, Philippines

Company: Plan International


Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a local non-government, non-religious, and non-political development and humanitarian organization committed to enabling children to live free of poverty, violence, inequality, and injustice.


We are committed to gender equality and actively work with and engage children, communities, other people, and institutions in addressing the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. We support children and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to build the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We focus on girls, young women, and other marginalized groups so that they can improve their well-being and achieve their full potential.



We invite competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following positions:


The Head of Business Development and Grants is responsible for leading Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. in securing the resources required to operationalize the Foundation’s Country Strategy. In close coordination with the Foundation’s Partnership Unit, the Head of Resource Mobilization and Grants ensures that the development and execution of partnership agreements and contracts relating to grant-funded programs/projects are consistent with donor contracts and donor compliance requirements.


Further, as the Head of Business Development and Grants:


  • You will lead the Business Development and Grants team, in the preparation and review of the Foundation’s annual grants/resource mobilization targets, plans, and achievements.
  • You will provide oversight in the development of concept notes and grant proposals in collaboration with relevant units.
  • You will support the due diligence process by providing inputs to the partner’s capacity-building plans related to compliance and according to the requirements of the grants.
  • You will develop and strengthen strategic partnerships with local missions, in-country donors/funding organizations including bilateral, multilateral, corporate donors, high net-worth individuals, and external networks.
  • You will represent the country in donor meetings and related external functions.
  • Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities.




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


  • Master’s degree and at least 5-7 years of experience in the development sector, or demonstrated equivalent combination. of their role.
  • Adequate knowledge and experience in proposal development, and fundraising/resource mobilization.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with corporate, bilateral, and multilateral donors.
  • Substantial experience with the NGO/development sector with knowledge of gender-transformative programming.
  • Adequate experience in negotiation, influencing, and external representation particularly with partners, government, media, etc.
  • Adequate experience in managing large units with diverse sectorial expertise, including program managers and project managers of varied backgrounds.
  • Proven leadership and management experience and ability to work independently.
  • This role may require fieldwork. Applicant must be open and able to conduct fieldwork in areas covered by Plan International Pilipinas.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.



Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Type of Role: Regular, open-ended

Reports to: Programs Director

Grade: Job Grade E2

Hybrid Working Arrangements available


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, we must 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 applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.