Sponsorship Officer - Plan International Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Plan International Ethiopia

Plan International Vacancy 2021

Job Title: Sponsorship Officer

Date: 29-Oct-2021

Location: Jimma Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


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 position holder will be responsible to screen communications between sponsored children, families and Plan Ethiopia’s Sponsorship Area; supporting medical referral arrangements for sponsored children; supporting visits to the communities by sponsors and serving as Plan’s focal person for both sponsorship and program implementation at grassroots level. Responsible in building Plan’s relationship with the community, children, families, SCs and partner organizations; facilitating and handling of community mobilization activities and program/ project implementation. Cascade consultation with communities and identification of community priority areas for program implementation

Major Responsiblities

    • Participate in sponsorship program operational planning.
    • Organize training of CDFs and other program staff in sponsorship communities.
    • Participate in community awareness raising on Plan activities.
    • Maintain the production and 100% review of sponsorship communication items and
      • Download digital communications from child data timely, print in colour and facilitate for translation.
      • Ensure the communications are responded in the given date due by in placing turn around time frame
      • Collect and submit communication items timely such as data, photos, sponsor gift/letter response, welcome greeting communication for processing and dispatching. The data collection could be in hard copy or digital and make sure DECs encode in a child data.



•    BA Degree in English language, Social Work, Sociology, Development Studies, Communication, Computer science or equivalent. 
•    A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience out of which 1 year at supervisory level. 
•    Experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners.
•    Proficient in computer skills
•    Communication skills 

Qualifications/ experience desirable:
Languages required
•    Fluency in English language is essential
•    In addition to Amharic, Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable 

Location: Jimma and Addis Aba

Type of Role: Sponsership officer

Reports to: Sponsorship Coordinator with a dotted line supervision to Sub office Manager

Grade: C1

Closing Date:November 5,2021


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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