Plan International USA Child Protection Specialist (GFFO 2) in Cotabato City, Philippines

Child Protection Specialist (GFFO 2)

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Location:Cotabato City, MAG, PH

Company:Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarianorganisationthat 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, exclusionanddiscrimination. 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, experienceandknowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

PLAN International will implement an eighteen (18) month project entitled “Expansion and Maintenance of Life-saving Disaster Preparedness, Child protection as well as Water and Sanitary Services for Hazard and Conflict-Affected Communities in Mindanao”. The project intends to contribute enable boys, girls, young men and young women and their families and communities to prepare themselves for emergencies, realize their rights to protection from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, and are able to perform sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene practices through appropriate prevention and response interventions.

In this regard, PLAN International Philippines invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:


The Child Protection Specialist provides technical support in planning and implementation ofChildProtection Program in the project areas. He/she is accountable for the quality of the program in the project areas and responsible for coordinating activities of Child Protection Program including the systems of quality control, monitoring; and evaluation and integration of other programs. He/she provides technical support in institutionalizing Child Protection Policy. This role will be based in Maguindanao, Philippines.

Some of the other key responsibilities are 1.) review and analyze relevant baseline survey results on Child Protection, information and research works at local, regional and national levels, 2.) review and provide inputs on reports and documents from the project, prior submission to the country office and other requesting partner offices, 3.) conduct Mindanao area network meetings for consultation, shared learning, and continuing education on child protection, and 4.) ensure proper documentation of implementation processes of the project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other related courses. Registered Social Worker preferred.

  • Has relevant knowledge and skills in the community-based Child Protection system, project management, case management.

  • Has at least five (5) years’ experience in implementing Child Protection programs, three (3) years of which in the community development sector doing research, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programs.

  • Has relevant knowledge of Child Protection Issues and programs in the Philippines or systems of other countries

  • Has good command of oral and written communication.

  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are 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 internationalchildcentredcommunity developmentorganisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting therealisationof 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 anorganisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversityandinclusionisat the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Ourorganisationis 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 anorganisationalculture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rightsandinclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.