|Location||Hawassa, Sidama, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||August 4, 2021|
|Category|| Business Development |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
In Ethiopia, Plan has more than 25 years of experience in implementing its programme. Currently PIE mainly operates in seven geographical areas; Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Addis Ababa City Administration on different projects funded by different donors including sponsorship.
Plan International Ethiopia's main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.
The position holder will be responsible to:
- The officer will actively promote gender transformative approach.
- cooperate for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall sexual and reproductive health rights in Amhara program area project intervention woredas, networking, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.
- Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.
- Working in coordination with implementing partner and government stakeholders like WCYA, Health, Education, Police, and others.
- Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results through partners.
management scope, reporting lines, key relationships
Reports to: MC4ML project coordinator at PA level
Direct reports: MC4ML project coordinator
Internal: Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, including with government counterparts, implementing partners and other development organizations with the region.
External: Effective working relationships with program area staff and frequent communication with, Plan staff and various internal staff networks.
Level of contact with children, the position holder will have minimum contact to children.
Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children
Typically, office environment with at least 40 % field travel.
Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES
Program/Project activities implementation and monitoring (50%)
- CEFM & SRHR officer will actively promote gender transformative approach to SRHR.
- Responsible for project overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall sexual and reproductive health rights in respective program area.
- Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholder’s annual work plans and project plans.
- Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.
- Prepare all essential data (age and sex segregation) and quarterly, bi annual reports
- Supporting the partners staffs on data compiling and reporting
- Generate and interpret summary tables and provide reports and recommendation to management
- Include data interpretation and discussion during project monthly meetings
- Support the organization of feedback workshops to validate data and discuss implications
- Support the project team members in lessons learned documentation, sharing and reflection for project planning and decision making.
- Draft reports on key indicators for project stakeholders and communities
Policy influence & networking (20%)
- Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development
Partnership development & strengthening (30%)
- Contribute for the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning Provide timely coordination and guidance in the delivery of MC4ML programs
- Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
- Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
- Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
- Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications/ experience essential:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social work, and other related field at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.
- Demonstrated experience on working with gender equality, CP, ARHR, and other related disciplines.
Extensive knowledge of the sexual and reproductive health rights and gender equality and girls’ rights.
- In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development programming
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
- Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
- Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation
- Strong negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills
- Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
PIE official working language is English; hence the project holder is expected to be fluent in English both writing and speaking. Local language Sidamagna as well as Amharic is an advantage.
The closing date for the application in August 06.2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu/sf/jobreqpvt?jobId=40983&company=PlanInt&st=E2CB6F3AE5D2DD65B241D1B50F474E20E914BC60
This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
More information about Plan International can be found on http://plan-international.org
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.
As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
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 organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.