ADB Policy and Relationship Advisor - Philippines

Plan International
  • Location
    Manila, Philippines
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 17

Position description

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 its 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. 

The Role

As the ADB Policy and Relationship Advisor you will provide overall technical leadership on women’s economic empowerment, youth employment, climate change, private sector development and definitive youth team management functions for young people’s engagement within the Asian Development Bank, while ensuring that Plan’s Values and Behaviours are adhered to.

You will play a critical role within the ADB NGO and Civil Society Team in managing and coordinating the work of a growing Youth for Asia (YfA) Team that sits within the Bank.

You will form strategic partnerships, relationships and serve as technical oversight to young people’s contributions to ADB operations.  This will entail supporting the overall design, development, monitoring and evaluation of Youth for Asia’s interventions and ensuring compliance with relevant technical, administrative and funding requirements,  In addition, the incumbent will promote organizational learning and capacity building for the Youth for Asia Team. 

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require demonstrable knowledge of the latest issues, research, policy and practice in women’s economic empowerment and/or youth engagement programming in a range of contexts.

You will possess excellent relationship building skills with both donors and private sector organisations.

Professional qualification on youth, gender, employment, and educational approaches and/or related area, or equivalent professional experience

Demonstrated understanding of gender and other factors of marginalization and capacity to work with project teams to undertake gender analysis and develop programming and advocacy strategies to address gender inequality and marginalization.

Knowledge and experience in one or more Asian countries context is preferred.

Demonstrated managerial or coordinating expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation in youth programming and women’s economic empowerment

Experience in representation and negotiations with multilaterals

Demonstrated facilitation and training experience

Influencing, representational and advocacy skills

Excellent communication skills operating at a distance and across a wide variation in cultures

Excellent command of English, both speaking and writing and prior experience in writing donor proposals and reports

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Application instructions

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