Child Protection in Emergencies Project Coordinator 32 views0 applications 19 views



THE ORGANIZATION
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 Mozambique, we are working to eradicate early marriage and early pregnancy through projects that focus on adolescent girls in Inhambane Sofala and Nampula provinces. These projects are programmed along our three strategic pillars: Girl Education, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Youth Economic Empowerment and climate change. Our work is gender transformative and includes influencing work at national and sub-regional level.

ROLE PURPOSE
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the Child Protection in Emergencies “Tamujunto”, in Nampula Program Area, which for a period 12 months.
The Project aims to provide life-saving support and contribute to life-sustaining and recovery efforts through agriculture, livelihoods, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and protection support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities (HCs) affected by the insecurity and violence in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces.

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
The Project Coordinator will need to ensure a high level of interactions between Plan, partners, communities and other stakeholders, in close collaboration with local authorities both at district and provincial levels. The Project Coordinator will lead and provide technical expertise in planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the job holder is responsible for ensuring timely quality reporting to stakeholders, including the donor.
The post holder will be based in Nampula, with frequent travels to Namialo and Corrane. He/she will report to the Plan Program Area Manager.  The Project Coordinator will be responsible and accountable for the management and coordination of the project’s budget, its activities and the achievement of results.
The Project Coordinator is also responsible for partnership management in line with Plan International’s approach “Building Better Partnership”, to advance Children’s’ Rights and Equality for Girls.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
•    Monitors project implementation through regular visits, meetings with community and other stakeholders and makes informed decisions as necessary.
•    Manages the carrying out of baseline studies and the implementation of Project Review Findings and establish strategic priorities for program changes based on the findings.
•     Ensure the collection, storing & management and analysis of good data to inform decision-making.
•    Coordinates all actions with partners, and integrate project objectives/activities with the district government, stakeholders.
•    Leads project staff, builds capacity of staff and communities through trainings, and identifies gaps in performance and coaches towards good performance.
•    Guides and leads the project team in monitoring and checking of budget and expenditure, as required by the donor coordinates with the PA Finance department for budget management.
•    Prepares all monthly, quarterly and annual project work plans and reports required by Plan Mozambique and the donor and by other project stakeholders and beneficiaries as appropriate.
•    Document experiences and lessons learned through participatory approaches and share with stakeholders and civil society.
•    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.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
To maximize overall project impact and optimize the contribution of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships externally with government counterparts, local relevant clusters, implementing partners and other development organizations and internally with Program Area Manager, Child Protection Technical Adviser, Child Protection Senior Manager, PA Accountant, Country Finance Manager, Gender and Influencing Specialist and MEAL Specialist.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Essential
•    Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline;
•    5 years’ work-related experience on Child Protection in Emergencies;
•    Knowledge and Experience in project management cycle;
•    Strong experience in report writing;
•    Familiarity with national policies and programmes in Emergencies, Gender-based violence, Child Protection and WASH;
•    Ability to prioritize work effectively for execution with limited resources;
•    Ability to work independently without close supervision;
•    Strong planning and organizational skills;
•    Programme management skills with excellent grasp of programming concepts
•    Analytical skills;
•    Communication skills;
•    High level advocacy skills;
•    Facilitation and negotiation skills;
•    Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

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

•    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.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

The position entails 50% working in the communities, so there are frequent travels to the field and exposed to hot and windy climate, so the post holder may require sunglasses.
The Project Coordinator will be working from the Nampula PA office, with regular travels to Namialo and Corrane, but will spend approximately 50% of his/her time working with communities and with the local government.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
High interaction with adolescent children

We highly encourage Women to Apply

Position contingent upon award

Location: Nampula

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Early application is encouraged, as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.
As an international child-centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation 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 organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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