Community Development Officer - EU Project (Nationals Only)

Save the Children, Philippines
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Job Summary

Job Description

Community Development Officer - EU Project (Nationals Only)

The Role

The Community Development Officer for the EU project entitled Strengthening the Capacity of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and Other Civil Society Organizations Towards Effective Civil Society-Local Government Engagement and Improved Government Accountability for Persons with Disabilities, Especially Children in the Cities of Parañaque and Taguig, and Municipality of Pateros. will be in-charge in the day-to day implementation of key activities related to project. He/she will support the conduct of assessments, capacity building, and the monitoring and evaluation of interventions related to the project. He/she will facilitate and strategize to effectively and efficiently implement planned activities and initiate onsite interaction with target communities and project partners.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 3 years' experience in Community Development work with background in community mobilization.
  • Background in Filipino Sign language and engaging policy decision makers in child rights issues.
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills demonstrated by skills and knowledge in using various tools in simplifying concepts and frameworks in communicating with a wide range of audiences related to the program including children.
  • Critical thinking which is demonstrated by the ability to resolve program issues and integrate programs.
  • Experience in facilitating community and child participation, use of child rights approaches, gender development and inclusion principles in development or humanitarian settings.
  • Resilience to stress, can tolerate working under ambiguous circumstances), high flexibility to abrupt changes and can multitask
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethics particularly in timeliness (organizing and prioritizing) and quality in programming.
  • Understands and believes in Save the Children's mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children's methodology and framework.

The job holder should develop a strong understanding of Save the Children's vision and mission and should be committed to its principles and objectives. He/she should be willing to adopt the Save the Children methodology and framework in program implementation; and abide by and implement Save the Children's Agency Policies including the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Contract length: Fixed term position until December 31, 2021 based in Quezon City

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding Career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.