Project Officer (Climate Resilience Project)

Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Manila, 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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We won’t stop until we are all equal.





Plan International Pilipinas, supported by Zurich Foundation, launches the "Alliance for Resilience to Climate-related Climate Hazards" project. Building on their current Flood Resilience efforts, this initiative focuses on climate change adaptation strategies. It aims to develop innovative ways for communities to respond to climate impacts.


In line with this project, we invite competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position. 


The Project Officer will be working with children, young people, and the wider community to help them prepare for disasters. This will involve teaching them how to assess their situation, plan and carry out activities, track their progress, and evaluate the results. The Project Officer will also focus on ensuring everyone involved feels safe and respected, and that the project benefits everyone in the community.


Further, as the Project Officer:


  • You will design and guide the implementation of impactful development interventions using participatory techniques that empower communities.
  • You will play a key role in gathering and updating baseline data for community profiles. You'll ensure clear communication of this data within the community.
  • You will facilitate pre-implementation meetings with various stakeholders to clarify roles, establish commitments, and develop action plans.
  • You will meticulously document community projects, activities, and processes to track progress and share learnings.
  • You will be passionate about building the capacity of local partners, including children, in project management and resource mobilization.
  • Prepared to Respond: As part of Plan International Pilipinas' mission, you may be asked to support emergency response activities in your assigned communities during exceptional circumstances. 





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



  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Community Development, Behavioral Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, or a related field.


  • Minimum of two years of experience in community organizing and development work.
  • Hands-on experience utilizing participatory approaches, ideally including working with children.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong teamwork abilities with a commitment to integrity, transparency, and proactiveness.
  • Demonstrated gender sensitivity.

Additional Information:

  • Must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.


Location: City of Manila, Metro Manila

Type of Role: Project-based (until December 2024)

Reports to: Program Specialist

This role requires field work.

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.