Project Coordinator (Casting a Wider Net Project) - #84841

Plan


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Tacloban, Eastern Visayas
Contract type: Full time

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. will implement a three-year project entitled: Casting a Wider Net: Systems Approach Against Child Abuse and Exploitation in the Philippines Project.

The project will be implemented in three (3) cities and three (3) Municipalities namely: Tacloban City, Catbalogan City, Zumarraga & Daram of West Samar, and, San Jose City and Magsaysay, in Occidental Mindoro. The project will strengthen the protection, recovery, and reintegration efforts of duty-bearers in addressing children and young people (CAY) abuse and exploitation from human trafficking and early and forced marriages and unions.

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

The Project Coordinator will lead the coordination and facilitation of the implementation of the project in collaboration with the project manager and project team. He/she leads in coordination with partner local government units. Specifically, he/she will be involved in the facilitation of the project implementation phases.

Further, as the Project Coordinator:

  • You will lead the conduct of organizational diagnosis in the assigned city to identify related training needs of partners/local mandated bodies.
  • You will attend and participate in regular meetings with local government partners to ensure that they understand the issues of children in covered communities.
  • You will facilitate the development of community-based and community-directed interventions on child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA).
  • You will identify critical resources and ensure that these are considered in the city or cluster budget.
  • You will prepare a quality donor report for review and approval.
  • 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:

  • University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences, or related field. An advanced degree is an advantage
  • Two years of professional experience in community organizing and development.
  • With knowledge and understanding of child’s rights, child protection, and issues related to child exploitation and abuse.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a complex and varied workload, often to tight deadlines.
  • Very good competency in critical thinking, result-oriented, and communication skills.
  • Background in project management, partnership building/networking, advocacy, NGO leadership, and management is highly desirable.
  • 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.

Base Location: Makati City, Metro Manila

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

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires fieldwork in the project areas.

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are 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 organizational 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 organization, 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.

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