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Emergency Communication Specialist

Date: 23-Jan-2019

Location: Makati- Country Office, 00, PH

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 is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. In the Philippines, Plan works with children and their families in the poor communities with programs covering youth economic empowerment, nutrition, disaster risk management, and child protection.


For this purpose, Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:






  • Provide communications leadership to Plan International Philippines in the area of disaster management
  • Develop and provide key external communications materials to strategically position Plan International and engage target audiences before, during and after humanitarian emergencies.
  • Ensure awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Plan International staff on disaster preparedness, community resilience to mitigate the impact of climate change and disasters on the vulnerable and marginalized groups including children.
  • Facilitate child-friendly training on message development, videography, photography, multimedia and storytelling techniques to children and young people affected by humanitarian emergencies
  • Support children in raising their voices through Youth Reporter project to help children and young people affected by humanitarian emergencies gain back their confidence and to develop their skills on media. The output produced by the children must be circulated to different platforms




  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, development communication, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A related master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience working as a professional communicator; an experience of development and humanitarian issues affecting children and families preferred
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong background in media relations
  • Experience in producing and editing quality still photographs
  • Strong commitment to raising the profile of issues affecting children and their families
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants are preferred.



Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.