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Partnership Manager

Date: 26-May-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 Philippines is looking for a Partnership Manager to lead and guide Plan International Philippines in designing and building strategic partnerships with civil society organizations, at district, national and international levels.



Further, as the Partnership Manager:


  • You will design and implement the Partnership Framework and Procedures, ensuring partnership processes are followed, risk mitigated and relationships managed with quality and equality.
  • You will advise and guide the country management team in ensuring the country's strategy is aligned with new trends on civil society strengthening.
  • You will coordinate and provide technical guidance in the identification and conducting of due diligence assessments with potential partner organizations for program implementation.
  • You will develop minimum standards for civil society organization's strengthening and partnerships with clear quality indicators (program quality standards) and help staff to understand the same
  • 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 this role you will need among other things:


  • Bachelor's degree in any related field. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Five years of professional experience in developing and managing grant-funded partnerships, with experience in development and/or humanitarian programming in the Philippines an advantage.
  • Experience building the capacity of local organizations and knowledge of capacity development methodologies. Experience in program and/or project management and overseeing grants to Civil Society Organization partners.
  • Has a good track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from institutions, the private sector, foundations, and other donors. 
  • Familiarity with institutional donors and their rules and regulations an advantage.
  • Experience and/or training in a rights-based approach to development, project proposal development, humanitarian response, and designing capacity-building training.
  • 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

Type of Role: Fixed-term (one year)

Reports to: Deputy Country Director for Programme

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.