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Project Officer (Urban Nexus Project Phase 2)

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: National Capital Region, 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 (Plan) 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 Officer will capacitate the children, youth, community stakeholders, and partners by facilitating situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (SAPIME) for the Urban Nexus Phase 2, a grant-funded project.


Further, as the Project Officer:


  • You will conduct a community diagnosis with community leaders/members to identify strengths & weaknesses.
  • You will facilitate the gathering/updating of baseline data into a community profile and ensure that these are communicated in the community.
  • You will facilitate the preparation of the annual budget & operational plan of partner barangays.
  • You will encourage the formation of alliances of new children and civil society and mandated local government groups.
  • You will document community projects, activities, and processes.
  • 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 Work, Community Development, Behavioral Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, or Other related courses
  • Has at least two (2) years of work experience in actual community organizing and organizing. Hands-on experience in participatory approaches including children
  • Has the knowledge and/or exposure to Community Organizing/ Community Development; Program/ Project Management; Participatory Rapid/ Rural Appraisal
  • Able to practice clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others.
  • 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.
  • The project is looking for three Project officers. Each individual will be based either in Metro Manila, Tacloban City, or Cotabato City.


Location: National Capital Region (1), Tacloban City (1); Cotabato City (1)

Type of Role: Project-based (one year)

Reports to: Project Manager

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.