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Project Officer (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.

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

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 Officer capacitates the children, youth, community stakeholders, and partners by facilitating situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (SAPIME) in the context of Disaster Resilience and Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) and gender responsiveness for the Flood Resilience grant-funded project.

 

Further, as the Project Officer:

 

  • You will conduct community sessions with key community leaders and secure their interests & commitments.
  • You will conduct community diagnosis with community leaders/members to identify strengths & weaknesses.
  • You will facilitate project implementation based on the project’s operational plan.
  • You will document project activities, and processes highlighting the best practices.
  • 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.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

To be successful in the role you will need among other things:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Development, Behavioral Sciences, Disaster risk management, or Other related courses.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in actual community organizing and development.
  • Has relevant training on project management, participatory rapid/ rural appraisal.
  • Previous work experience in a similar project or in a non-government organization/s is an advantage.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.

 

 

Location: Makati City (base), assigned to either Manila City or Navotas City

Type of Role: Project-based (3 years)

Reports to: Project Manager

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.