EU Project Coordinator
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Company: Plan International
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.
The post holder will be in charge of the overall project management, including the close follow up of financial and supply chain aspect of the project. He/she will be responsible to supervise and support 9 project staffs who are 100 % dedicated for the project activities. He/she will also be responsible to coordinate with more than 20 staffs who are working in the support function and other programs who have an indirect and direct contribution for the successful implementation of the project. As an ultimate owner of the project at Gambella level the project coordinator is expected to have collaboration with external stakeholders who are responsible to support BRiCE project.
Overall quality and timely project management ( 20%)
Be responsible for overall project management at Gambella level, including planning (monthly, quarterly and annual work plan and budget), budget management, donor reporting, and coordination with strategic partners, relations with partners and other stakeholders, and monitoring of the project.
Planning and implementation management (15%)
Review project documents and develop the Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) of the projects as guided by project document. Regularly updating DIP as per the dynamic situation at the ground level.
High quality donor reporting (20%)
Write monthly, quarterly and end of year narrative project reports for Plans internal purpose, for donor and local authorities, and validate the reports against attached financial reports and other documentations required as per Plans, local authorities and EC guidelines.
Coordination and program collaboration (15%)
Build and maintain working relationship with the implementing project teams
Follow up with partners regularly to be sure that implementation is progressing according to the plans and agreements.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (in cooperation with the MEAL Coordinator and Plans MEAL Department) (10%)
Provide a close support for BRiCE MEL and Reporting Coordinator to lead M&E aspect of the project in collaboration with the MEAL specialist basing in Addis Ababa and Of course the MEAL coordinator at Gambella level.
Establish and update regularly project activities as per the dynamic context happening in the implementation areas
Conduct monitoring of the project activities to provide the required feedback for the possible areas of improvement
Effective financial, logistics, administrative and HR management (10%)
Prepare and update the annual procurement plan and perform revision on quarterly basis
Collaborate with logistics and procurement departments for all the necessary logistic and procurement needs of the project.
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) ( 10 %)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES
- Understanding Plan International in Context
- Risk management
- Managing activities and resources
- Managing people and information
Qualifications/ experience essential:
- BA degree in Social work/ community development/ social science/ development studies (Master level will be an advantage).
- At least, 5 years of project management experience in Donor Funded projects
- Demonstrable experience in activities with communities and/or international development in INGOs working environment.
- Fluency in English language is essential
- Knowledge of local language is desirable
Type of Role: Coordinator
Reports to: Project Management
Closing Date:September 19, 2021
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.
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