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Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist (IC-DRRM)

Date: 18-Jan-2019

Location: San Jose, MDC, PH

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.

 

Plan International is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. In the Philippines, Plan works with children and their families in poor communities with programs covering education, child and youth engagement, health (including water and environmental sanitation), and child protection.

 

Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:

 

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION SPECIALIST

 

The Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist will lead the implementation of the Inclusive Community Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (IC-DRRM) Project. He/she will provide supervisory and technical support and ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the project. He/she will also ensure compliance with donor reportorial requirements, closely monitor the work plan of community development facilitators and coordinate with other relevant staff to ensure that interventions fall within the overall goal of the project. This role will be based in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.

 

Other key responsibilities are: 1.) leads the conduct of organizational diagnosis in the covered municipalities to identify related training needs of partners/local mandated bodies carrying out disaster risk reduction management projects and activities; 2.) leads to the conduct of meetings with municipal partners to ensure that they understand the issues of children, elderly, persons with disabilities (PWDs), indigenous people (IP) and other vulnerable groups, related to disaster risk reduction; 3.) designs and facilitates implementation of project interventions through appropriate participatory techniques as prerequisite to undertake activities under the project, and; 4.) leads in the evaluation of the project.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Community Development, Behavioral Sciences or other related courses.
  • Has a minimum of five (5) years' work experience in community development or humanitarian work in a technical capacity on disaster risk management.
  • Has relevant experience and training in the rights-based approach to development, project management, participatory rapid/ rural appraisal, cultural sensitivity, gender sensitivity, disaster risk reduction, and management.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.

 

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.