Community Development Facilitator - CBCPM Lead-Reliever

Date: 19 May 2024

Location: Tacloban, Philippines

Company: Plan International

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.



Job Opportunity: Community Development Facilitator (Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms Lead)


Project: Systems Approach for Ensuring Online Safety and Empowerment of Children and Young People (SAFE ONLINE)

Objective: Contribute to the empowerment and protection of children and young people against online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) and online violence.

Role Overview: As the Community Development Facilitator - CBCPM Lead, you will play a pivotal role in mobilizing targeted communities. Your responsibilities include identifying challenges, facilitating interventions, and fostering community participation towards project ownership. Additionally, you will collect and exchange valuable insights to enhance child protection systems-related activities.


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Strengthen Community-Managed Protection Mechanisms:
    • Facilitate the development and enhancement of community-based protection mechanisms.
    • Focus on preventing and effectively responding to Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and online violence within the assigned area.
  2. Capacity Building for Schools:
    • Collaborate with schools to establish and reinforce age and gender-sensitive child protection mechanisms.
    • Empower educational institutions to create safer online environments for children.
  3. Reporting and Documentation:
    • Prepare monthly progress reports for review and approval by the Project Manager.
    • Document community projects, activities, and processes to capture best practices and lessons learned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Community Development, Social Science, or related fields.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in community development, community organizing, and implementing projects related to children and youth.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in child’s rights, child protection, and awareness of gender-based violence or child exploitation and abuse.
  • Previous work experience in a similar role or a non-government organization/s is an advantage.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.

Join us in creating a safer digital space for children and young people. Apply now and be part of our mission to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.


*This is anticipatory hiring. Official onboarding will be in June 2024


Location: Based in Tacloban, Leyte

Type of Role: Fixed-term (6 months)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires fieldwork.

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.