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Project Officer (Safe Seas Project)
Plan International
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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 currently implementing the Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea (SAFE Seas) Project. The main objective of the project is to reduce forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Project Officer will responsible for the implementation of the project, in the context of the Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach and gender responsiveness. The role will facilitate the institutionalization of community-based mechanisms to prevent forced labor and human trafficking. He/She will establish strong networking and partnerships at the provincial, municipal, and barangay levels. This role will be based in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.


Further, as the Project Officer:

  • You will facilitate the strengthening of community-managed mechanisms for the prevention of forced labor and human trafficking.

  • You will conduct awareness-raising activities in targeted communities against human trafficking.

  • You will facilitate the capacity building of partners.

  • You will regularly send updates on project interventions to the Project Manager and M&E Officer.

  • You will lead in the evaluation of programs and projects with program partners.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or other related disciplines.

  • Preferred to have relevant training and experience on issues relating to human rights, workers' rights, protection, gender-based violence, and/or child exploitation and abuse

  • Has relevant experience in stakeholder engagement especially with the different line agencies and has good stakeholder mobilization and coordination abilities.

  • Minimum of three years experience in community organizing and development.

  • Previous work experience in similar projects and or organizations is an advantage.

  • Has good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge and experience in the working culture context of the MIMAROPA region is an advantage

  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred


Location: Taytay, Palawan

Type of Role: Project-based (November 2021)

Reports to: Project Manager

Field-work required

Competitive salary 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.

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