SIDA Project Officer

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    2 weeks ago
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    Programme and Project Management
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The Organization

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.

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Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country is divided: two urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and eight rural (Giza, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit, Sohag and Aswan). Plan Egypt’s work focuses on child rights, implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives listed below:

  1. Improve the quality of early childhood care & education;
  2. Promote economic empowerment of vulnerable young men & women;
  3. Facilitate girls in realising their full potential in an enabling and gender responsive environment that protects them from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence;
  4. Support adolescents and young people, particularly girls to become active drivers of change and lead the way towards more equitable and inclusive societies;
  5. Promote adolescents and young people, particularly girls to be empowered to take informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and live free from gender-based violence


About The Project

  • The project focuses in children (14-18 years) and youth (19-24), especially girls and young women. The main objectives of the projects are:
  • Girls, young women, boys and young men are empowered to challenge harmful SRHR approaches and practices and hold duty bearers to account
  • Parents and primary care-givers are able to challenge harmful practices related to their children’s SRHR, including CEFM and FGM/C, and support youth in their role as change agents
  • Local community leaders, including religious leaders, defend and promote SRHR and youth engagement
  • Civil Society Organizations are transformed into legitimate spaces that facilitate participation of youth, women and girls in particular, and can advocate for SRHR
  • Relevant government and local authorities take action to promote SRHR through enhanced collaboration and media engagement


  • Reporting to the Project Manager of “Empowering Youth and CSOs for promotion of SRHR and the elimination of FGM and Child Marriage” project , Sohag field officer through working together with the project officers and relevant PU team; should be responsible for supporting development and follow up of project implementation plans, providing supervision, technical support and guidance to the collaborating partners, producing project progress reports, and overseeing financial spending for the project – both for Plan and other implementing partners.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • This role acts as front liner; dealing with communities through communities partners (Umbrella NGOs and CDAs)
  • This role has no direct reporter of PIE staff
  • This role requires close coordination with other project officers(field officers and M&E officer), and relevant PU team members (PUM, PU accountant, operation officer,….)

Accountabilities and Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position

Leadership role in PUs

  • Collaborate and lead coordination with the relevant program staff, ensuring that the project is implemented within the ambit of the strategic objectives of Plan Egypt’s Country Strategic Plan-2017-2023.

Networking and Advocacy

  • Build and foster relationships with local level government departments/officials and collaborating partners for efficient project implementation.
  • Represent Plan in meetings and deliberations in relevant networks in PUs on the advice of the Program Coordinator.

Budget and PO’s management

  • Set up and ensure well-functioning community-based M&E systems to effectively monitor the project implementation.
  • Ensure that the budget planning and implementation of the relevant Project Outlines (POs) are done with the maximum level of quality and in tandem with the project objectives.
  • Support the development of PO in SAP, ensuring their alignment with the projects’ approved budget and donor’s guidelines.
  • Support the Finance Department to generate the required financial reports that inform the projects’ team members on the progress of expenditure

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 in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures 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.
  • Ensures 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

Leadership and BUSINESS Management COMPETENCIES


  • Set and communicate ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International’s purpose.
  • Set high standards for self and others’ behavior, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
  • Hold self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Motivate and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.
  • Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


  • Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan’s purpose, values, and global strategy
  • Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organizing, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management
  • Manage people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

Risk management

  • Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security

Dealing with Problems

  • Good level of problem-solving techniques with demonstrated capacity to coach partners to solve the anticipated issues. .

Key Relationships:


  • Project Manager (High Contact).
  • Officer in charge (High contact).
  • PULT members to consult on major decisions related to PU operations implementation (High contact).
  • Project officers (High level)


  • Local partners to assess progress and agree on the appropriated mitigation strategies (High contact).

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Knowledge and skills:


  • Bachelor degree in development, business studies, social science or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience working in INGO environment
  • Understanding of community development principles and strategies including rights based programming
  • Relevant experience in SRHR and community empowerment
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Budget management skills


  • Facilitation skills.
  • Good communication and presentation.
  • Good level of English language.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Physical Environment

  • Typically office environment with at least 40% travel: to the program implementation areas and Country Office to attend scheduled meetings etc.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Mid Contact – Occasional Contact with children


Location: Sohag Program Unit.

Type of Role: The project ends by the end of June 2024.

Reports to: SIDA Project Manager

Closing Date: 8th of June 2023


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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.