MFA Project Manager
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.
This position holder will be responsible for MFA funded project implementation in Dire and Moyalle woredas of Borena zone, Oromia. Also, he/she will coordinate assessment, response analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of the project. S/he is required to co-ordinate intervention activities and collaborative work with other Emergency Response team members and Plan staff, specifically with project management, WASH, Cash, Livelihoods, Child protection and education sectors. The project manager should have active role in technical co-ordination, facilitation of interventions, creating joint platforms for collaborative work and information sharing with different stakeholders, local government and humanitarian agencies.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES
Program design, monitoring, evaluation, and management: (40%)
Lead the concept note/proposal development and ensure that all proposals have clear goal, objectives and indicators illustrated by a clear log frame.
Responsible for the quality standard of all WASH and MPCA activities
Closely work with MEAL coordinator on developing the monitoring tool for the project
Support the Implementation of Project at regional, zonal and target Woreda levels, in coordination with the Oromia PA team.
Provide guidance on Plan’s corporate system (APPR, CPPR and SAP business) to project area staff
Provide technical support to MEAL team on ToR preparation to undertake mid-term and terminal project evaluations
Ensure that the project implementation in the region (Oromia) is maintained its progress as per the intended quality & standards
Ensure consultation and engagement of concerned project stakeholders in all phases of the project is undertaken
Roll-out of the Plan’s Program Policies (Program Guide, and Program Quality) and train plan staff at PA and field office levels on these policies, as appropriate
Ensure equal and fair opportunities and representation of both sexes and persons with disabilities in the program.
Provides adequate technical support to MFA funded project to Program Areas of PIE, in Oromia region,
Engage in capacity building of project staffs in coordination with partner and thematic sector leads at CO.
Ensure joint supportive supervisions, PDM and review meetings have been conducted with the presence of donor representatives, relevant stakeholders and PIE team on regular bases
Manage periodical Coordination platform & production of quality reports: (30%)
Support the MEAL team to produce quality project reports and ensure deadlines are met for this to submit to the donor and local government
Arrange/facilitate regular project review meetings among stakeholders and PIE program staff
Participate in coordination meetings organized by regional and zonal taskforces or woreda local government
Ensure submission of weekly updates, timely compilation of donor report writing, specially outcome reports
Ensure logic and coherence between financial and narrative reports, and identify any changes to the description, timeframe of implementation and/or budget expenditures.
Timely report any changes made to the description, timeframe of implementation and/or budget to his/her immediate supervisor
Documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and good practices: (10%)
Engage the knowledge management specialist for creation and application of any innovative approach in implementation
Support the knowledge Management Specialist towards ensuring that relevant project documentation is well organized and best practices, lessons, success stories, case studies, etc. are well captured, synthesized, packaged, produced and shared to relevant stakeholders using different technologies and methods.
Document, share lessons learnt on the impacts and best practices of the project; and ensure effective communication and information sharing for scaling up of the project’s outcomes/impacts Prepare and compile case studies, best practices, proceedings, etc., and submit to concerned bodies as deemed required;
Oversee the successful implementation of project baseline, mid-term and end line assessments/ evaluations and ensure lessons learnt feed into project adjustments.
Representation, partnership, advocacy and coordination: (20%)
Represent Plan International Ethiopia in the working group related to this project at various levels
Ensure that the project is well coordinated with the local stakeholders, UN agencies and local government in the region
Ensure periodical reports are submitted timely to the local government
Manage and facilitate key project governance mechanisms at country level and design and manage effective communication channels
Represents PIE and participates in experience sharing and related forums on matters related to this project.
Engage influencing and advocacy unit at CO for possible advocacy issues to undertake and national and local level
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.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications/ experience essential:
Masters or Bachelor Degree in Water and Environmental Sciences, Rural Development, Agricultural economics, Development studies and other related disciplines like Sociology and Social works.
Seven years of experiance and out of this four to five years’ experience in project management in NGOs sector.
Knowledge of evidence based, best practice programming and standards for Emergency responses.
Qualifications/ experience desirable:
Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods.
Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts.
Knowledge of WASH and Cash in emergencies programming
Fluency in English language is essential
In addition Knowledge of Local Languages is advantageous
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.
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How To Apply:
The closing date for the application is
, 2023. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the links provided below.
For internal applicants:
For external applicants:
This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
Please note that:
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated links.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply
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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.
As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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.
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