Strengthening SRH and Combating GBV Project Coordinator – Subject to Funding

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Human Rights
  • Deadline:
    November 24, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Kaloubia, Egypt

Company: Plan International

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.

Please see https://plan-international.org/organisation/strategy for Plan international strategy

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

 

The Main Objectives of the Project:

– Children, adolescents, and young adults especially girls and young women-in Qalyoubia and Beheira make responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and actively advocate for improved reproductive rights and services for their age group, with the support of their partners, friends, families, and communities

– Children, adolescents, and young adults have the knowledge and skills to make autonomous and healthy choices about their bodies and lives and to challenge discrimination and negative norms and practices, as well as support their peers in doing so.

– Parents, caregivers and family members are able to counsel and support on Sexual Reproductive Girls Rights and reject harmful practices such as forced and child marriage and FGM.

– Communities and their leaders are able to promote Sexual Reproductive Girls Rights and advocate for change in gendered beliefs and social norms that tolerate harmful practices and sexual violence.

– Improved access to gender-sensitive and youth-friendly social and health services, including legal and psychosocial counselling.

Age Group:

  • Children (14-18 years) and youth (19-24), especially girls and young women.

Purpose:

Reporting to the Program Unit Manager, the Project coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for the project’s strategic direction, quality programming and results achievement, financial management and compliance, team leadership, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables. S/he will demonstrate excellent project management and problem-solving skills, a very high degree of maturity, flexibility, organization and communication skills, and strategic thinking to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment while ensuring Plan International’s systems and policies and donor requirements are adhered to, especially gender transformative programming and child and youth safeguarding. The Project coordinator will provide effective and quality leadership to the projects’ implementation teams based in the field.

Accountabilities and Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position

1- Program delivery

  • Defines and updates clear project work plans for each district/location regularly to reflect a changing environment.
  • Understands the project management cycle and utilizes tools (including detailed implementation plans) effectively to implement and achieve project results, and comply with donor requirements, government, and partnership agreements.
  • Achieves project results, and monitors appropriate benchmarks, targets and performance indicators.
  • Coordinates technical inputs on adolescents programming, child protection and gender to support a high quality of implementation ensuring that programmatic strategies are of high quality, based on best practices and in line with donor standards.
  • Articulates changes in project activities (if any) clearly and produce clear documents justifying changes, analysis of change impact, and budget impact.
  • Systematically review risks and challenges to quality implementation and compliance and develop clear and timely mitigation strategies including resources required.
  • Develop and implement a clear plan to strengthen program and compliance quality in the project delivery.
  • Write well-documented, accurate, and quality narrative reports in line with donor reporting requirements.
  • Create an efficient knowledge management system/approach that helps learning, sharing, scaling up, and innovation.
  • Participate and provide valuable input into the technical network meetings on adolescent programming.

2- Communication and Working Relationships

  • Builds strong relationships with Plan Egypt staff and develop clear communication protocols on project management;
  • Engages and effectively represent Plan International in strategic partnerships with relevant NGOs (local and international), National and district local government entities /stakeholders as appropriate, to maximize use of our resources and program impact and ensure alignment and strong partnerships so that targets are met;
  • Effectively networks with the donor, and NGO’s involved in project implementation;
  • Develops appropriate internal and external Working Relationships (and partnerships) to support quality project delivery and compliance.

3-Advocacy, Influencing, and Visibility

  • Represent Plan International Egypt at the district and national level to implement the advocacy activities as stated in the project.
  • Support with technical documentation of evidence from the project and write stories of change when required.
  • Ensure close technical and operational collaboration and coordination with Government Networks
  • Ensure that the project is fully aligned with the Advocacy Strategy and the SDG influencing plan.

4– Staff Management/Partner Leadership

  • Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization.
  • Ensure roles, responsibilities and expectations are clearly communicated and understood by the full project team.
  • Team members are mentored and coached to achieve their full potential and results of the project.
  • Staff performance reviews are conducted in line with Plan International Egypt’s Performance Management System.
  • finance management.

5-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

LEADERSHIP 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

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

  • 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 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
  • Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, 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

Key Relationships:

Internal: 

The position will collaborate with:

  • Program unit manager
  • Grants finance manager/coordinator
  •  Communications manager/coordinator
  • MERL team
  • Program unit relevant staff
  • Head of Implementation
  • Project Management team
  • Technical Advisors
  • Plan international relevant National office

External: 

  • Youth
  • CSO project partners and their platforms and networks
  • Consultants
  • The broader Civil Society sector

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • University degree in related field
  • 3-5 years of experience working in INGO environment in relevant position
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Youth Policy, Education, Development Studies, Program Management or another related field.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively managing projects with skills in effective partnership management, financial/budget management
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in person and with remote teams
  • Strong understanding of gender responsive programming and meaningful child participation in programs
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership
  • Experienced in engaging with the international donor community and developing donor reports for grants
  • Experience with adolescents/youth programming is considered a strong asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask while working on projects with varying activities, objectives, and deliverables
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Creates a strong sense of purpose within the portfolio and with stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations
  • Aware of the impact on others and adjusting own behavior accordingly

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

  • Typical Office environment with frequent travel to the field

Level of Contact with Children:

Medium level: Frequent interaction with children

 

Location: Kaloubia

Type of Role: one year fixed term contract ” Subject to Funding”

Reports to: Program Unit Manager

Closing Date: 24th of Nov. 2022

 

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.