Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist Job at Plan International

Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist Job at Plan International

Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist Job at Plan International
Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist Job at Plan International

Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist Job at Plan International

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Date: 22-May-2023

Location: Cotabato City, Philippines

Company: Plan International

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 80 countries.


Plan International is currently implementing theBRIDGES PROJECT: Promoting Peace through Community-based Conflict Resolution and Empowerment of Young People. This is a three-year project that seeks to strengthen local capacity targeting both state and non-state actors in Maguindanao to resolve conflict and promote peace and non-violent approaches to resolving conflict. The project is implemented in 30 barangays in the conflict-affected municipalities labeled as the SPMS box covering Datu Unsay, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Datu Salibo including Pagatin, Shariff Aguak, Mamasapano, and Shariff Saydona Mustapha – all in the province of Maguindanao as part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialistwill lead and facilitate youth engagement and peacebuilding activities and provide technical reviews of proposed youth engagement and peacebuilding activities.

Further, as the Youth Engagement and Peacebuilding Specialist:

  • You will assist in the technical review of activity and project proposals from implementing partners.
  • You will assist in the coordination and review of project activities such as conflict assessment of target communities, social cohesion, and peacebuilding and promote positive community engagement and community improvement.
  • You will assist in the proper documentation of the implementation processes of the project.
  • You will conduct regular monitoring and assessment of project activities, outputs, and results, and work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in reporting project progress.
  • You will represent and promote Plan International in important events at the community, municipal, provincial, and regional levels, including relevant BARMM ministries.


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

  • Degree in Education, Social Science, or other related courses. An advanced degree is an advantage.
  • Has knowledge and experience in Rights-based programming; Community Development; Program / Project Management; Participatory Rapid / Rural Appraisal.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in program management in international development demonstrating the ability to manage budgets and programs.
  • Particular specialization in education and gender programs is preferred and with hands-on experience in participatory approaches.
  • Previous work experience in similar projects and or organizations is an advantage.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and must be a Filipino national.

Location: Cotabato City, Maguindanao

Type of Role: Project-based (until December 2023)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role requires constant fieldwork in the project areas.

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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