Country Program Manager, Gender Equality and Inclusion

Organisation Name Plan International
Location Manila
Date Posted 2020-01-13
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 232221
  • National lead for Plan's Philippines' global gender equality strategy
  • A crucial leadership role with global visibility within Plan International
  • Manila-based. Native-level Tagalog and professional English essential


The Organisation
Plan International works relentlessly to advance children’s rights and equality for girls by working together with children, young people, supporters and partners. Plan International has been working in the Philippines since 1961 to ensure children are able to realize their rights to Learn, Lead, Decide, and Thrive. Plan International Philippines implements projects that focus on: 
  • Child Protection
  • Youth Economic Empowerment 
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Nutrition and Responsive Care

The Role

The role of the Country Programme Manager is to lead Plan Philippines’ Gender Equality & Inclusion Team to develop effective programming that furthers gender equality, promotes gender justice and fosters an inclusive society where children's rights are realized and equality for girls can be achieved. This role provides country-wide support for technical thought leadership, program and technical management, resource mobilization, networking and advocacy.

Skills Required
In order to excel in this leadership role you will need:
  • Strong leadership, program and project management skills.
  • The ability to represent Plan Philippines’ strategy professionally to senior and national-level stakeholders.
  • Strong technical writing skills and technical working group leadership experience.
  • Experience in advocacy and promoting gender equality and inclusion.
  • Experience liaising with INGOs, local civil society partners, and government bodies in the Philippines is an advantage.
Native level Tagalog and good English language skills are essential.

If you are passionate about advancing children and girl’s rights, fostering gender equality and promoting gender justice, please contact Lois Freeke on +612 8243 0570, or forward your resume and a cover letter addressing the skills required and quoting reference #232221

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.