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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 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.

Plan International Ethiopia’s main purpose is to seek Gender Justice for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Young Women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls, adolescent girls, and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIE will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly 2.1 million Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women over the period of the strategy 2020-2024 and to reach an additional 6.3 million beneficiaries through its interventions.

The position holder will be responsible for ensuring quality program delivery of the overall She Leads project at district and community level. She/he ensures implementation of Plan’s policy on Safeguarding children and young people in PIE, focus on community mobilization, beneficiary selection for different capacity building trainings in bring positive social and gender norms, meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision-making in formal and informal institutions. The post holder is also responsible for ensuring integration, collaboration, coordination, communication and teamwork within and across other projects/ programs implemented by Plan International Ethiopia at community level.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Quality Project implementation, monitoring and reporting

  1. Facilitate the lobby and advocacy activities of the she leads project at district and community level.
  2. Facilitate project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project at woreda and community level.
  3. Organize different training, workshop and meeting at community level
  4. Mobilize communities (girls, boys, men and women and influential [religious, CBOs, Iddir] leaders to promote positive gender norms and implement positive gender practices.
  5. Establish and support community conversation and champions of change groups at community level for smooth project implementation.
  6. Support formal (GYW lead CSOs, youth associations, women associations) and informal institutions (girls clubs, child parliaments) to advocate the issue of girls and young women.
  7. Support and facilitate joint implementation plan of the project with relevant government stakeholders.
  8. Monitor and follow up Community conversation and champions of change discussion at community level
  9. Participate in the assessment and surveys in partnership with stakeholders
  10. Facilitates effective participation of children, children with disabilities, families, communities and stakeholders in project activities
  11. Facilitate and follow up material distribution at community level
  12. Facilitate different field visits programs and review meeting at woreda and community level
  13. Follow up and support in school and out of school clubs at community level
  14. Provide regular technical support to partners and beneficiaries at woreda and community level
  15. Collect data from beneficiaries that will be used as an input for case story and for other documentation purposes
  16. Organize experience sharing among community groups, CBO leaders, COC youth groups and GYW focused CSOs
  17. Collect, compile and report monthly report from Iddirs, GYW lead CSOs, Change agents, in school and out of school clubs, and youth COC groups

Qualifications and experience requirements

Essential

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social work, development studies and other related field at least 2 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.
  2. In-depth knowledge of GBV, harmful traditional practices, gender equality, girls right and their relevance in their protection
  3. Demonstrated experience of working on child protection, gender equality, HTPs, civil society development, lobby and advocacy, behavioural change and communications
  4. Experience conducting joint supportive supervision with key stakeholders.
  5. Knowledge of effective participatory monitoring and evaluation
  6. Computer literacy in Excel and Word.

Desirable

  1. Extensive knowledge of gender equality, child protection, lobby and advocacy, civil society development.
  2. In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child cantered community development programming
  3.  Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
  5. Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming skills
  6.  Strong negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  7.  Ability to ride a motor bike with first grade license.

Languages required

  1. Fluency in English language is essential
  2. In addition to Amharic, Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable

Location: Amhara Program Area, Farta

Type of Role: 

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Grade: C1

Closing Date: April 16, 2022

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.

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