Community Development Officer - FREER Project

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Philippines
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 12 May 2021

Community Development Officer - Financial Resilience for Economic Recovery (FREER) Project**

The Role

The Community Development Officer (CDO) will actively engage key community stakeholders in making sense of the issues affecting children and their lives; this will include setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation. They will primarily lead in citizenship building and will work closely with the advocacy and communications officer to carry out SCP advocacies.

The post holder leads in developing capacities of community stakeholders in engaging with a range of local authorities, other local non-government organizations and duty bearers to influence policy decisions. The CDO links communities with peoples organizations or organize community based organizations to act collectively in influencing public governance. S/he is expected to empower communities to engage duty bearers to come-up with programs and policies responsive to their needs.

As the focal lead in community development, the post holder is accountable for the budget allocated to support and stimulate constituency and citizenship building leading to government's child sensitive policies and programs. S/he will establish community/school volunteers as an integral component in building program ownership among local stakeholders. S/he will monitor program progress based on the established indicators and will lead in demonstrating program accountability and learning in the communities.


  • 3 years' experience in Community Development work with strong background in community mobilization and constituency building.
  • Background in 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.

Contract length: Fixed Term position until December 31, 2021 based in National Capital Region

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

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