Portfolio Manager - Early Childhood Development and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Date: 6 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.




Empower Change: Portfolio Manager – ECD & SRHR

Role Overview: As our Portfolio Manager for Early Childhood Development and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (ECD & SRHR), you’re not just managing programs; you’re shaping futures. Your strategic vision will drive quality, gender-transformative initiatives that leave a lasting impact. Let’s create a legacy together!

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Leadership:
    • Manage ECD and SRHR programs at the country level.
    • Lead strategic planning, annual and long-term plans aligned with our country strategy.
    • Provide technical oversight across program units and operational areas.
  2. Proposal Pioneering:
    • Design quality, gender-transformative ECD and SRHR proposals.
    • Fuel our program ambition with innovation and impact.
  3. Grant Workshops:
    • Lead grant project initiation workshops for newly approved grants.
    • Collaborate with the Grants and Business Development Unit.
  4. Technical Excellence:
    • Provide timely and high-quality technical support.
    • Elevate program effectiveness and quality.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Represent Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. to external partners.
    • Share our program vision and inspire collaboration.
  6. Emergency Response Readiness:
    • In exceptional cases, stand ready to support emergency response activities.
    • Be the beacon of hope when it matters most.


  • Education and Experience:
    • Master’s degree with 5-7 years in the development sector or demonstrated equivalent combination.
    • Subject specialist in Early Childhood Development and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights.
    • Experience in program development and monitoring plans and budgets.
  • Skills and Attributes:
    • Sound analytical and problem-solving capability.
    • Ability to influence behavior through effective relationship building.
    • Membership in professional circles of ECD & SRHR.
  • Project Management Prodigy:
    • Proven track record in managing remote locations, community partners, and volunteers.
    • Flexible, with excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Fieldwork Commitment:
    • Willingness to conduct fieldwork in areas covered by Plan International Pilipinas.
    • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.

Application Process: Ready to shape futures? Send us your CV and a cover letter expressing your passion for ECD & SRHR. Apply now and let’s build a world where every child thrives!



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

Type of Role: Fixed-term (three years)

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 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 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.