Project Officer (Strengthening the Child Development Nexus Project)

Date: 20 Feb 2024

Location: Zumarraga, 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.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Plan International Pilipinas Foundation Inc. in collaboration with the QuantEdge Advancement Initiative (QAI) will implement a two-year project entitled:  Strengthening the Child Development Nexus in the Philippines.

 

This initiative will involve close collaboration with local government units (LGUs) at both the municipal and barangay levels, key government agencies, and local service providers. The primary objective of this project is to ensure the delivery of high-quality, age- and gender-responsive services in maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition (MNCHN), as well as early childhood development (ECD). The project will be implemented in the Municipality of Zumarraga.

 

In line with this project, we invite competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position. 

 

The Project Officers will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the project. This includes community mobilization, coordination with relevant government offices and actors, and building the capacity of project stakeholders, such as adolescents, community members, service providers, and partners.

 

Further, as the Project Officer:

 

 

  • You will lead the implementation of project activities as outlined in the final project design.
  • You will organize a lesson/s learned workshop to document ongoing challenges, obstacles, and successful practices from the project, to inform future scale-up and replication efforts.
  • You will support the Monitoring and Evaluation Research and Learning Coordinator in the program area, in the submission of high-quality project reports.
  • You will facilitate the project closure and handover workshop with key project stakeholders to secure support and commitment, ensuring the sustainability of the project's achievements.
  • 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. 

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

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

 

  • Degree or Diploma and 2-3 years' relevant professional experience, or demonstrated equivalent combination.
  • Background and experience on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and/or early childhood development (ECD) work.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to influence others’ behavior through effective relationship building.
  • Good command of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • A team player with integrity and transparency; proactive and gender sensitive.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.

 

 

Location: Zumarraga, Western Samar, Philippines

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

Reports to: Program Operations 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.