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Project Manager (Flood Resilience Project)

Date: 07-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 three-year Flood Resilience Project. The project aims to build an environment where children and young people are able to contribute to the cities where they live to become climate-smart, resilient and sustainable. This will be implemented in the cities of Manila and Navotas.   


The Project Manager oversees and leads the project team in Manila and Navotas City, and, works with project stakeholders. She/he is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.


Further, as the Project Manager:


  • You will identify all relevant stakeholders, their potential influence, and their expectations in contributing to the objectives of the project
  • You will facilitate the development of a workable project management plan.
  • You will allocate needed resources based on approved funding to facilitate project implementation.
  • You will communicate project status to stakeholders, according to the communication plan.
  • You will directly supervise two full-time staff and manage partnerships with several project stakeholders.
  • 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 in Social Science, Urban Planning, Disaster Risk Management, or other related courses is a must. Advanced degree an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in program management in international development demonstrating the ability to manage budgets and programs, within an international NGO preferred.
  • Solid background in community organizing and development and influencing the government.
  • Has field experience in development and emergency programmer management, preferably with non-government organizations.
  • Has a good understanding of the development and humanitarian issues, with experience of/or ability to work directly with local NGOs or communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to manage budgets and programs.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.



Location: Country Office (Makati City, Metro Manila), with a frequent field visits to the project areas

Type of Role: Project-based (3 years)

Reports to: Country Programme Manager for Disaster Resilience

Flexible working arrangements

Competitive salary package (local T&C)


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, 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.