Portfolio Manager - Disaster Risk Management, Resilience Building, and Climate Change Adaptation

Date: 7 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.



Lead the Way in Building Resilience: Portfolio Manager - Disaster Risk Management, Resilience Building, and Climate Change Adaptation


Plan International Philippines is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to join our team as the Portfolio Manager – Disaster Risk Management, Resilience Building, and Climate Change Adaptation.


In this pivotal role, you will play a key role in shaping and delivering impactful programs that empower communities to prepare for, withstand, and recover from disasters. You will provide strategic leadership and technical oversight, ensuring our programs meet the highest standards and best practices.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and strategic planning of our Resilience portfolio at the country level, aligning with Plan International Pilipinas' program ambitions.
  • Design high-quality, gender-transformative Resilience proposals that address the specific needs identified in our country strategy.
  • Facilitate grant project initiation workshops for newly approved projects, in collaboration with the Business Development Unit.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and guidance to ensure program effectiveness across the portfolio.
  • Oversee Plan International Pilipinas' engagement with partners in the Resilience space.
  • Represent Plan International Pilipinas in interactions with external stakeholders, advocating for our program vision.
  • Contribute to emergency response activities as needed, drawing on your expertise.



  • Master's degree in a relevant field, with at least 5-7 years of experience in the development sector (or equivalent combination).
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in Disaster Risk Management and/or Climate Change Adaptation is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience in program development, monitoring, and budget management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities, with the capacity to influence others' behavior.
  • Active membership and affiliation within professional Disaster Risk Management networks.
  • A successful track record in project management, managing remote teams, and collaborating with community partners and volunteers.
  • Flexibility, excellent written and spoken English, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness and ability to conduct fieldwork in areas covered by Plan International Pilipinas.
  • Filipino nationality and residency in the Philippines are required.


If you are a passionate leader with a commitment to building a more resilient future, we encourage you to apply!



Location: Makati City, Metro Manila (with frequent travel to the various program areas)

Type of Role: Fixed-term (until June 2027)

Reports to: Head of Program Quality and Effectiveness Unit

Hybrid Working Arrangements available 

Competitive compensation 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.

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