Project Manager - SAFE Seas project, Filipino National, Fluent in English

from Plan International
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

Plan International is currently implementing a four-year project entitled Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea (SAFE Seas), funded by the US Department of Labor. This project seeks to address forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines. The project also seeks to improve the capacity of government agencies to undertake enforcement to protect workers and to decrease the presence of forced labor. This is implemented in selected communities in Palawan, General Santos, and Saranggani.

For this purpose, Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed development professionals to fill the following position:


The Project Manager leads PLAN’s project team assigned in the three project sites and provides supervision to the Oblates of Notre Dame (OND), the project implementing partner in Mindanao. She/He is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project in the Philippines and coordinates directly with the team in Plan Indonesia.


  • Prepare a detailed implementation plan (DIP) based on the approved grant proposal, project framework, and budget
  • Review project outlines and endorses for their approval.
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of the project and lead in the training of project team and staff including partners especially on advocacy activities.
  • Supervise and mentor respective project assignments of project staff – including technical specialists – and ensure that the work of the team is geared toward the expected results and outputs of the project.
  • Liaise and work with identified project partners and associates emphasizing their respective deliverables in the project.
  • Work with the different government agencies in the establishment of a cloud-based information portal for fish workers and information in the detection/identification of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
  • Coordinate the joint production of training materials, education materials, guidelines and advocacy materials with Plan Indonesia.
  • Consolidate, prepare, and submit quarterly accomplishment reports and Completion Reports within agreed deadlines.


  • University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences or related field, Policy and Program Development Management, Public Administration. Advanced degree an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in program management in international development demonstrating the ability to manage budgets and programs, within an international NGO; with particular specializations on coastal resources management, child’s rights, child protection, labour relations, gender programs preferred and with strong experience and standing on issues such as gender-based violence or child exploitation and abuse including child labour.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working on issues related to the fisheries sector. This could include fisheries management; monitoring, control, and surveillance (MSC); combating Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and/or work with local and national governments on fisheries management.
  • Experience managing training and capacity building activities, including on inspections.
  • Proven track record of authoring materials, preferably those relevant to fisheries, inspections, and trafficking.
  • Applicants should be eligible to work in the Philippines. Local applicants are preferred.
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Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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