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Project Manager (Urban Nexus Project Phase 2)

Date: 24-Jun-2022

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.




In the last three years, Plan International Philippines has been implementing interventions to support marginalized young people from urban poor communities by increasing their participation in civil society and governance processes so that they are able to provide input in setting local policy. 


Building on the lessons and good practices from previous projects, Plan International will be scaling-up key interventions through collaboration, cooperation, and strengthening of strategic partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs) and advocate for more local government and community support that are accessible for young people. The scale-up of interventions will be implemented in current partner communities and in selected communities in Eastern Visayas (Tacloban City) and Central Mindanao (Cotabato City) and in the National Capital Region.


In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position. 


The Project Manager will lead the project team in the overall coordination of situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning of the grant-funded project.    


Further, as the Project Manager:


  • You will lead in the quarterly project planning, monitoring, and assessment with project staff and partners at the provincial and municipal levels.
  • You will coordinate with identified government agencies, non-government organizations, academe, and other service providers to facilitate the implementation of the Urban DRR grant-funded project.
  • You will consolidate, prepare, and submit required donor reports to the Country Programme Manager within agreed deadlines.
  • You will facilitate coaching, mentoring, and leading the project staff towards achieving the set objectives.
  • You will represent and promote Plan International in important events at the community, municipal, provincial, regional and national levels.
  • 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:


  • University graduate in Social Science, Community Development, Management, Urban Planning, Disaster Risk Management, or any related course.
  • Minimum of three years of project management work experience, preferably in a supervisory role.
  • Has relevant knowledge and experience in projects or programs related to disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, safe school campaigns, education in emergencies, and implementing risk reduction and resilience program advocacies.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex and varied workload, often to tight deadlines
  • Strong competency in critical thinking, result-oriented, and communication skills.
  • Supervisory work experience preferably in an international NGO and working on grant-funded projects is a plus.
  • Strong background in project management, partnership building/networking, advocacy, NGO leadership, and management is highly desirable.
  • Very good command of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


Location: Makati City. With frequent travel to project areas.

Type of Role: Project-based (one year)

Reports to: Country Programme Manager for Disaster Resilience

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.