Economic Empowerment Coordinator

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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.

The Economic and Empowerment Coordinator for My Body My Future (MBMF) – 2 project will work closely with the project team, implementing partners and support with coordination of the project at all levels. The employee will provide technical support, capacity building, project planning, implementation, and monitoring of MBMF2 project Economic Empowerment Component to be implemented in Amhara and Oromia PAs at Bahirdar Zuria, Fageta Lekoma and Kersa districts.

The coordinator will contribute to the development and improvement of the project by collecting and analysing information and monitoring quality within defined standards. The incumbent will support with collation of evidence  under the guidance of more senior technical professionals at PIE to support decisions on project design, and delivery.  The incumbent will engage with the Global Plan International’s SOYEE Network and work closely with Plan International Finland colleagues, including the Regional Technical Specialist – SRHR and Gender, SRHR Specialist, and Gender and Inclusion Specialist to advance the ambition of the project.  The Coordinator will closely work with SOYEE Lead and Innovation Specialist at Plan International Ethiopia level; in order to advance the integration of SOYEE to SRHR programme, to support/strengthen innovation and ensure a strong youth-led approach throughout.

MBMF2 project will be implemented for the period 2022-2025. The Project   is a continuation of the previous Finnish MFA-supported program and the impact is that children, adolescents, and youth in all their diversity have control over their bodies and futures in a healthy, safe and supportive environment.. The post-holder will be based in Amhara Program Area in Bahir Dar town.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Master’s or First degree in Social science, health, Marketing, economics, Entrepreneurship, Rural Development or related fields
  • Minimum 4 years for BSc & 2 years for MSc holders with relevant field experience in economic empowerment work under SRHR projects focusing on exposure to gender transfroamtive approaches.
  • Good understanding about key concepts of gender equality and inclusion mainstreaming, including how gender norms influence children and youth throughout their life-course, girls’ and young women’s agency for increasing impact, work with boys, young men and men to embrace positive masculinities, consideration for children and youth in all their diversity as well as the importance to improve both the conditions (daily needs) and the social position (value or status) of girls and young women in society.
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of VSLA: Village Saving and Loan Association, Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment, Youth Innovative Program and production of reusable sanitary pads and on menstrual health and hygiene.
  • Skills or training in basic bookkeeping or financial literacy is desirable.
  • Practical experience on economic empowerment and livelihood thematic areas, especially youth employment and empowerment, innovation and green skills
  • 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 programs and support in institutional development.


Type of Role:  Economic Empowerment 

Reports to: Program Area Manager

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 10 April 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.

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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