Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneur Coordinator for Healthy Village Project Job Vacancy 2022

Shebel Berenta, Ethiopia Plan International Ethiopia

Plan International Ethiopia Job Vacancy January 2022

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneur Coordinator for Healthy Village Project

Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Shebel Berenta Woreda, 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.

role PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Entrepreneur & Economic Empowerment Coordinator will be responsible to ensure support and linkages to the Value Chain developments, VESA/Village Economic & Social associations/, Youth Economic Empowerment and innovation program components for the Healthy Village project-integrated WASH, Food and Nutrition Security incorporating Climate Resilient Agriculture in accordance with Plan’s Child Cemented Community Development (CCCD approach. He/she ensure that quality project deliveries are reflected within the entire project cycle and that all field program implementation is undertaken efficiently and effectively.

The position holder technically works closely with the Healthy Village project coordinator, Amhara PA Manager, field level officers and supports the programme terms to ensure proactive engagement in the area of networking and collaboration, learning and knowledge management within the broader organization and with another partner organization.

Plan International Ethiopia has put in place a CP policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.  Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Dimensions of the Role

Financial management or statistics relevant to post such as budget list of direct and indirect reports. The position holder is fully responsible for the delivery of results in line with the project’s objectives and supports program implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle. S/he is responsible for ensuring the quality of program delivery to keep the project on track and compliant.

The post holder will report to the Healthy Village Coordinator at Amhara Program Area Office. The post holder will have responsibility for the planning, management, operation, coordination and regular monitoring of Healthy Village project economic & entrepreneurship component to be implemented in Amhara PA, Shebel Berenta district and Ofla district in Tigray Region/other woreda or region that the project could expand eventually

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s or First degree in Social science, Agriculture, Marketing, economics, Rural Development or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years for BSc & 2 years for MSc holders with relevant field experience in economic empowerment works under INTEGRTAED WASH, FOOD & Nutrition projects focusing on sanitation, nutrition marketing.
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of VESA/VSLA: Village Saving and Loan Association, Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment, Youth Innovative Program.
  • Proven understanding of microenterprise / small business development and VESA/VSLA approaches.
  • Skills or training in basic bookkeeping or financial literacy is desirable.
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, including hands-on community mobilization skills.
  • Experience working with local NGOs and partners in the implementation of programmes and support in institutional development.
  • Good knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning.
  • Assist in building good relations with national authorities, international organizations, donor governments and other organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a large team of national staff at different levels.
  • Strong documentation and information management skills.
  • Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work under pressure.
  • Good in written and spoken English.
  • Nationality of Ethiopia.
Physical Environment and Demands:

May be “typical office environment”, note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel etc.

Typically, office environment with at least 90% field travel to kebeles and villages and, individuals’ houses during house to house visits.

Location:Shebel Berenta Woreda

Type of Role: 

Reports to: Healthy Village Project Coordinator

Grade: D1

Closing Date:21-01-21

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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