|Date Posted||December 16, 2022|
|Category|| NGO |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
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 Ethiopia is looking for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to empower adolescent girls to be free from harmful practices and enjoy their sexual and reproductive health rights for a project titled “My Body My Future II”.
My Body My Future (MBMF) II project is implemented for the period 2022-2025. The Project is a continuation of ongoing Finnish MFA supported programme and the impact is that children, adolescents and youth in all their diversity have control over their bodies and futures in a healthy, safe and supportive environment. The project is implemented in Bahir Dar Zuria and Fagita Lekoma districts in Amhara region and Kersa district in Oromia region.
The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre-agreed program plans and objectives and oversees program implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle.
Dimensions of the Role
The SRHR Coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for implementing the project’s sexual and reproductive health and rights with the aim to empower girls and boys to decide on their bodies and lives. This project is being implemented in Oromia through Plan as well as implementing partners. The post-holder will be based in Oromia Program Area, Jimma Sub Office.
- SRHR coordinator will actively promote gender transformative approach to SRHR.
- Responsible for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall sexual and reproductive health rights in Amhara program area, 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.
- 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
SRHR Intervention; Support the implementation of the project’s SRHR interventions. A strong understanding of Gender Transformative SRHR and gender equality,
- Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning
- Ensure the mainstreaming of safeguarding children, Disability and Inclusion, youth economic empowerment in the program area.
- Ensure gender equality and the rights of girls.
- Coordinate provision of timely responses and guidance in the delivery of SRHR programs
- Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the (integration) of activities and outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program area.
- Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholder’s annual work plans and project plans.
- Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.
- Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.
- Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of project activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly program progress reports;
Capacity Development & Relationships:
Through participatory approaches, the- SRHR Coordinator will provide capacity development and ongoing coaching to project staff and implementing partners. Cultivating strong and respectful relationships with team members and partners will be an essential component of this accountability.
Provide capacity development and ongoing coaching directly to project staff and implementing partner organizations, specifically in strengthening SRHR interventions.
Knowledge Management & Reporting:
Best practices and lessons learned are documented, shared, and integrated into programming.
- In collaboration with the project team and stakeholders compile and document lessons learned and best practices of SRHR project
- Design and implement dissemination plan to share knowledge and findings with relevant stakeholders, including implementing partner organizations, government, donor agency, and direct beneficiaries specifically adolescent girls and boys etc.
- As an integral member of the project team, ensure high quality data and learnings are available to inform planning, implementation and decisions
- Contribute to regular project narrative reports, ensuring high quality data and learnings are available to complete reports on time
- Identify and develop / improve opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, innovativeness of practices , processes and overall learning and development with Plan International Ethiopia
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
- Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
- Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;
- Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social work, SRH, public health 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 and SRHR.
- 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.
- Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
- Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills
- Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
- Passion for gender transformative programming, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.
- Inclusive and empowering approach to SRHR, learning and capacity development.
- Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
- Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
- Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.
- Proven inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build strong and productive relationships. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.
We strive for lasting impact
We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.
We work well together
We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.
We are inclusive and empowering
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.