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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.
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Plan International is looking to recruit a Project Manager to execute its Standing Strong Together Project. This position requires strong project management, planning, budgeting, analytical, communication, and team building skills to be able to perform to the expected standards. She/he will work with the programmes team in delivering high quality activities in compliance with the best practices outlined in the project proposal and the Country Strategy. She/he will coordinate with consortium partners including Plan International Netherlands and the private sector. She/he will lead in engaging with project stakeholders including government agencies and liaise with the respective technical specialists of Plan International Ghana to ensure effective integration of Plan Ghana’s programmes. She/he will supervise and manage the performance of other project staff.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
The Stronger Together pilot project aims to create a cleaner and healthier living environment and working conditions for local communities, built on and strengthen a bio-circular economy waste-to-energy business model to sustainable sanitation management in low-income urban communities in Ghana.
For this project Plan Ghana will work together with Safisana, which is a Waste-to-Resource management company located in Ashaiman, near Accra. The company will be closely involved during the whole implementation of the project.
The project is based on three main objectives:
Social – To improve sanitation of non-sewered low-income urban communities: Work directly with communities with focus on young people, to increase access to safe and affordable sanitation and waste treatment, to increase the use the of paid sanitation services and to reduce open defecation practices.
Environment – To Create value from waste: Recycle faecal and organic waste into valuable products such as biogas, electricity and organic fertilizer contributing to the production of clean energy and reducing environmental pollution. This will also seek to increase community and government awareness on waste management/ segregation, waste-to-value creation, circular economy model to waste management, environmental pollution and climate change.
Economic – To create livelihoods and economic opportunities – To provide skills training, mentoring and coaching for young people to prepare them for engaging in social business and/or the adoption of circular economy model for sanitation and waste management.
SCOPE OF DUTIES
The Project Manager will be responsible for the following:
Partnership and Networking
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
The required skills and competencies for the candidate are:
Please follow this link for a full role profile & Job Description: Full Job Description Programmes Manager – Standing Stronger Together.docx
Type of Role: Programme Management
Reports to: Head of Programs & Influencing
Closing Date: 28th September, 2023
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