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Partnership Specialist

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Makati, 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.





Plan International Philippines is looking for a Partnership Specialist who will contribute to Plan’s work on strengthening Plan’s engagement with civil society and other stakeholders in the Philippines, bringing them together to deliver effective programming and influencing at scale.


Further, as the Partnership Specialist:


  • You will provide technical advice and support to partnership development and strengthening throughout the stages in the program cycle across Plan’s program areas and geographic priorities.
  • You will support knowledge management and institutional learning across the organization, to improve Plan’s engagement with partners.
  • You will maintain an updated partner database and portfolio.
  • You will ensure compliance with organizational and donor requirements on the partnership, in collaboration with the program implementation team, the Grants unit, and other relevant work units.
  • You will develop and regularly update the Partnership Portfolio and corresponding data management on partnership agreements and financial documents.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities covered by Plan International.





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


  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant social development field.
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in the development sector specific to partnership development, networking, and alliance building.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing gender-transformative programming.
  • Proficient in networking and alliance building, capability building, partnership assessment and planning, project/program development, budgeting, and reporting with various donors and supporters.
  • Experience in managing partnership-related conflicts and risk issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the use of Tagalog, Cebuano, Bisaya, or any dialects/languages in the Philippines is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.
  • This role is primarily office based but will require regular fieldwork in various program areas.



*This is anticipatory hiring. Target onboarding is within October 2022.


Location: Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Reports to: Partnership Manager

Duration of assignment: One year, renewable

Flexible working arrangements

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.