Project Officer (Urban Nexus Year 3)

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Pasay City, 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.



Be a Changemaker: Empower Youth in Urban Resilience (Project Officer)

Do you dream of cities that are safe, inclusive, and can weather any storm? Are you passionate about empowering young people, especially young women, to be the leaders of tomorrow? Then this is the opportunity for YOU!


Plan International, a leading development and humanitarian organization, is on a mission to create a world where all children can thrive. Urban Nexus 2.0 is our exciting project, funded by the Australian Government, that's building disaster and climate-resilient cities – by and for young people!


Here's where YOU come in:

  • Become a Change Champion: As a Project Officer, you'll be the heart and soul of Urban Nexus 2.0 in Pasay, Metro Manila. You'll guide and support young people, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to advocate for and implement solutions that make their communities safer and more sustainable.
  • Unleash the Power of Participation: You'll be a master facilitator, using creative and inclusive techniques to design project interventions and build the capacity of partners, including children and youth, in project management.
  • Empower Communities, Build Alliances: You'll be a bridge builder, fostering collaboration between young people, civil society organizations, and local government. Together, you'll create a powerful network for positive change.
  • Document the Journey: You'll be the storyteller, capturing the inspiring projects, activities, and transformations that unfold.

Do you have the right stuff?

  • A degree in Social Work, Community Development, or a related field?
  • At least 2 years of experience rocking community organizing, with a knack for participatory approaches (including working with children and youth)?
  • Knowledge of project management, community development, and participatory methodologies?
  • The gift of clear and impactful communication that builds trust and inspires action?
  • A Filipino national with a passion for making a difference in Pasay?

This is more than just a job. It's a chance to be a part of something extraordinary. Join us and be the change you want to see in the world!



Location: Pasay City, Metro Manila

Type of Role: Project-based (until June 2025)

Reports to: Project Manager

This is a field based role.

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.