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Program Development and Grants Specialist
Plan International
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Job Description

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


Plan International Philippines is looking for a Program Development and Grants (PD&G) Specialist to successfully secure resources to support the implementation of Plan International’s Country Strategic Plan.

Further, as the Program Development and Grants Specialist:

  • You will support the growth of grants through innovative and compelling partnerships and project designs.
  • You will support the identification of new grant/funding opportunities.
  • You will develop and maintain relationships with local donors including bilateral, multilateral, and corporate donors.
  • You will ensure the compliance and quality of both financial and operational requirements (including reporting) of grant-funded projects
  • You will work with the Emergency Response Team to develop proposals and mobilize resources from the first 72 hours to the first six months following an emergency.
  • You will support the conduct of a donor landscape analysis on funding opportunities among in-country donors to support Plan International’s transition to a local entity.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities covered by Plan International.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop a career in the humanitarian and development sector, particularly in supporting children and the youth. We are especially keen on working with an individual who greatly enjoys applying their personal experience, creativity, and fresh perspective to help us achieve our organization's developmental goals in an often unpredictable and rapidly changing environment.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in any related field. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Five years of professional experience, of which at least two were preferably spent in a fundraising position in the development sector.
  • Experience working with relevant donor agencies, and identifying and developing fundraising opportunities.
  • Has a good track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from institutions, the private sector, foundations, and other donors.
  • Experience or desire to work with children and communities for child-related programs and projects would be preferred.
  • Fluency in Filipino and English (written and spoken).
  • Able to travel and work within the country. The role may be required to coordinate with several program areas within the Philippines.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.

Location: Makati City, NCR (Flexible working arrangements)

Type of Role: Fixed-term (6 months, with extension/renewal)

Reports to: Program Development and Grants Manager

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 the applicant's 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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