Project Officer - Oras (ICDRRM Project)

Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: Oras, Philippines

Company: Plan International

 

The Organisation

 

Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. is a local non-government, non-religious, and non-political development and humanitarian organization committed to enabling children to live free of poverty, violence, inequality, and injustice.

 

We are committed to gender equality and actively work with and engage children, communities, other people, and institutions in addressing the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. We support children and young people, especially the most vulnerable, to build the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We focus on girls, young women, and other marginalized groups so that they can improve their well-being and achieve their full potential.

 

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Join Plan International Pilipinas in our mission to fortify communities against natural disasters!

 

We're launching an 18-month initiative across four municipalities in Samar. Our focus: enhancing local government capabilities and raising disaster risk reduction awareness. With your help, we aim to bolster the resilience of over 7,680 individuals, preparing them to face and mitigate the challenges posed by nature's unpredictability. Be part of a transformative project that empowers and protects vulnerable populations.

 

In line with this project, Plan International Pilipinas seeks four dynamic Project Officers to join our team on a transformative journey. You'll be the frontline support, leading community engagement and activities at the grassroots level. Collaborate with specialists to deliver high-quality, technically sound initiatives that foster project ownership among stakeholders.

 

Your role involves:

  • Conducting participatory situational analysis and consultations.
  • Designing and facilitating capacity-building activities for children, families, and local government personnel.
  • Implementing inclusive and gender-transformative approaches in planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Providing regular project updates and ensuring alignment with our vision.

 

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.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

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

 

  • University graduate in Social Work, Social Science, Community Development, or any DRR-related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years experience in community program implementation or two years of implementing DRR projects.
  • Knowledgeable in DRR, Climate Change Adaptation, management, children’s rights, gender equality and inclusion.
  • Has relevant skills in community organizing, participatory appraisal, and DRR systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex and varied workload.
  • 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 Filipino nationals.

 

If you're passionate about making a difference and ready to represent our project within the community, apply now to become a catalyst for resilience and empowerment in Samar!

 

*Disclaimer: this advertisement is for applicant pooling purposes. The project is subject to start in August 2024.

 

 

Location: Oras, East Samar

Type of Role: Project-based (until January 2026)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires fieldwork to the assigned project area.

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.