Country Gender Specialist
Plan International
Makati City, PH
12h ago

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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 youth economic empowerment, nutrition, disaster risk management, and child protection.

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


The develops and advises on gender-related projects that support Plan’s child-centered development initiatives and programs.

He / She provides support on quality control, M&E, and integration of gender concepts and issues with other projects / programs.

She / He capacitates staff and partners. This role is based in Metro Manila, with constant field work to the program areas.

Some responsibilities include :

  • Provide Gender technical inputs from a rights-based perspective throughout the preparation of the Program Area Long-Term Plans.
  • Participate in the annual review and updating of the program area long-term plans.
  • Conduct field visits and provide on-the-spot technical recommendations.
  • Assess capacity-building needs of staff related to gender; make corresponding capacity-building recommendations.
  • Act as a resource person or tap external ones as needed in staff capacity-building activities.
  • Generate ideas, concepts, and insights based on current issues, trends, and patterns (economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental).
  • Develop concept papers for grant proposals in coordination with concerned units.

  • University graduate. Diploma or postgraduate degree on Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Women and Development, Women and Ecology, or any related course.
  • At least five years' experience in development work, implementing a Gender program / s.
  • Has at least three years' experience in designing, directly implementing, and managing donor-funded child-centered community development or humanitarian program and projects.
  • Experience and training in a rights-based approach to development, community development, gender sensitivity, gender program implementation

    A good communicator, both in writing and spoken communications.

  • Experience working in an international environment or international development / humanitarian organization is desirable.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants preferred.
  • Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

    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-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe.

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

    Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organization 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organizational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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