Local recruitment: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer (COVID-19 Pandemic Response)

Plan International
Cotabato City, Philippines
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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


Plan International will implement a project to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Mindanao, Philippines. The project aims to contribute to the prevention and mitigation of the further spread of COVID-19 and to alleviate the human suffering of the most affected, including girls and women, and the most vulnerable sectors.

One of the project’s focus is on Health and WASH that aims to strengthen the capacity of LGUs and health service providers to effectively manage cases and prevent further spread of COVID-19, with a sensitive approach to gender, age, and diversity. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Officer will take charge of the implementation of the response activities, in close coordination with the response teams.

Further, as the WASH Officer:

  • You will ensure all WASH COVID-19 response activities, including the risk communication and community engagement, are implemented as stipulated in the detailed implementation plan.
  • You will oversee assessments, particularly Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM).
  • You will assist in the development of a detailed implementation plan (DIP) for the project
  • You will represent Plan International Philippines in coordination meetings and liaise with implementing partners of the project.


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

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Nursing, Community Development, and other related courses.
  • Has knowledge and experience in designing urban and rural water supply facilities and delivering technical training in the management, operation &maintenance of water supply facilities.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in construction in community development.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in sanitation designs; previous experience in community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is an advantage.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred

**Disclaimer: this position is contingent upon the award of the project by the donor**

Location: Cotabato City, Maguindanao (Philippines)

Type of Role: Project-based (17 months)

Reports to: Project Manager

Competitive salary package (local T&C)

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is 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 organisational 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 organisation, 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 applicants 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.