RIRNBRAR Project Manager

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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.

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Role Profile

This role will manage the implementation of CDCS funded project titled “Responding to IDPs and Returnees’ Needs and Building Resilience in Amhara Region (RIRNBRAR)” under the program of “Humanitarian Response For Northern Ethiopia” for its component at the Ethiopia level; the project will be implemented in two woredas namely Werebabu and Tewledere. The project intends to address Health and Nutrition including SRHR, Education, and WASH needs among IDPs and their host communities in two woredas of Amhara  Regions. The project has Health, nutrition, education, and WASH components, which means we expect this position to have coordination with mentioned sector teams, and to mainstream protection and gender components across all activities of the project.

The job holder is responsible to facilitate integrated programming in joint areas of operation with a focus on cross-learning, downward accountability for smooth and effective management of the project, monitoring integration aspects and producing consolidated narrative reports, and facilitating effective working relationships amongst RIRNBRAR project partners, and representing PIE primarily in Zonal level and Regional level as per the need at the different coordination forums of the partners and stakeholders meetings, workshops and events as necessary and delegated. In such a way, her/his work directly contributes to the realization of the Plan’s purpose and provides effective and efficient technical guidance and support toward the successful implementation of the RIRNBRAR project in the Amhara Region as an integral part of the Plan’s emergency response within the framework of Plan Ethiopia’s Country Strategic Plan.

Furthermore, RIRNBRAR Project Manager will be responsible to coordinate with the Project Coordinator based at the South Wollo Zonal level and PIM at Bahirdar in Amhara Region. The project is implemented in partnership with government institutions, community structures, and UN agencies. Moreover, the project demands coordination with technical persons at the Plan International French National Organisation (FNO) level. The Project Manager will have an overview of a significant budget for the share in Ethiopia and will support a consistent field team and synergy with other emergency response projects currently under implementation in Northern Ethiopia.

The Project Manager is also responsible to produce quality reporting for the implemented project activities and communicating closely with Thematic Sector Leads and specialists as well as the MEAL manager on the quality control of reporting.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

The Project Manager is accountable for the overall management, coordinating, and facilitating RIRNBRAR project “To enable the most vulnerable Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and their host communities who are affected by complex humanitarian crises to meet their immediate lifesaving humanitarian needs and strengthen their resilience through improved sustainable Health, Nutrition, SRHR, Education, and WASH services in two woredas (Werebabu and Tewldere) of Amhara Region, Ethiopia.’’ The post holder required will be specifically responsible to facilitate integrated programming in joint areas of operation with a focus on cross-learning, downward accountability, monitoring integration aspects, and producing consolidated narrative reports. S/he will be responsible for leading the implementation of the RIRNBRAR project in collaboration with the project coordinator at the Zonal level and PIM at the Regional level in the intervention region. The PM will be responsible that coordinating with Finance, Procurement, and Logistics to access the support required for project implementation. The role post holder is expected to have experience in the following areas:

Program Management & Coordination – 50%

  • The position will be the budget holder for the National/sub-national level responsibilities
  • To overview all program activities and operations implemented in Ethiopia
  • He/she will have matrix supervision of the PC (Project Coordinator) in Amhara
  • Will be responsible to work with Thematic Sector Leads, Finance and Grant Manager, and MEAL Manager (MM) at Addis Level.
  • Will be responsible to attend coordination meetings and research coordination meetings
  • He/she will be expected to coordinate  with the technical team based at Plan International FNO
  • He/She is responsible for all the required support to conduct audits of the project  in Ethiopia
  • Ensure the PC in Amhara Region has regularly revised the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) based on the dynamic context in the Implementation area.
  • He/She will be responsible to support the visibility and communication activities of the project in line with the Communication and Visibility plan of the project
  • The PM will be expected to lead the implementation of the activities at the Zonal level and organize the Regional Sharing event
  • Ensure effective information sharing and learning across agencies including providing monthly and quarterly updates on project activities for internal consumption
  • Establish strong working relationships with all implementing partners and stakeholders of the project, and develop an in-depth understanding of the activities
  • Organize project planning & monitor meetings with staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with Finance, Procurement, and Logistics to access the support required for project implementation. SAP expenditure and actual monitoring and follow-up.
  • Update Project Outline with any significant changes in context and secure the required Approval
  • Participate in coordination and cluster meetings when required
  • Coordinate the writing and submission of regular narrative and financial reports to the donor and other stakeholders as required.
  • Advance transfer, PO modification, and management of liquidations, etc.

Stakeholder Coordination – 20%

  • Establish effective working relationships with the government counterparts, implementing partners, private and public sectors, consultants, and other development organizations and target populations in the program operation.
  • Coordinate between Plan International FNO to maintain consistent delivery standards and good working relationships.
  • Represent the Plan Int`l team in meetings with the donor and with implementing partner
  • Work with the implementation partners to identify and address potential capacity building and/or support needs

Human Resources – 5%

  • As necessary, participate in the recruitment of the Project  team in both intervention  regions
  • Orient, train, and support project staff as necessary;
  • Undertake performance management to respective program staff as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation Systems – 15%

  • Collaborate with MEAL to maintain and develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the impact of the project implementation in Amhara as well as its partners, and ensure learning is integrated into future program design.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, ensure proper Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and information generated is used for project implementation in the operational areas.
  • Working together with the thematic sector leads to the design of reporting systems for weekly and monthly reports to ensure accountability
  • Ensure full compliance with reporting systems, review performances, and reporting
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to Amhara intervention woredas to ensure the progress of project implementation on a good track

Representation – 5%

  • Represent the project and liaise with government stakeholders, donors, local and international NGOs, and any other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate and coordinate Cluster group meetings in Nutrition, Health, FSL, Education, CPiE, and Protection Sector.
  • Clearly promote gender and child protection across the work of participants.
  • Support partners in understanding plans’ gender equality strategy and program criteria and capacity-building activities on gender as part of the regular work at the field level.
  • Ensure the representation of Plan Ethiopia in their respective region from gender equality perspectives.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) – 5%

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GeI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Qualification and experience requirements:

  • BA/BSc or MPH, MA/MSc University degree in the following fields– Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Rural Development, or any related Social Science fields.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in management and coordination of humanitarian and development programs/projects in Ethiopia.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in programs/projects implemented in the Amhara Region.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in programs/projects dedicated to IDPs and their host communities in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Development programs/projects in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Humanitarian programs/projects in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Nutrition, Health including SRH, Education, WASH, and Child Protection and Safeguarding programs/projects in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in programs/projects with International NGOs in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programs/projects dedicated to both IDPs and host communities in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in programs/projects dedicated to the nexus humanitarian/development in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in programs/projects having social cohesion or peaceful coexistence components in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in programs/projects having gender equality components in a senior position (coordinator, manager, etc.).

Skills

  • Understanding of advocacy and representation skill
  • Demonstrable experience in M&E
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proven conceptual skills and an ability to think and plan strategically
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

Languages required

English and other national languages

Location: Amhara Program Area, Dessie

Type of Role: Management

Reports to: Program Implientation Manager

Grade: D1

Closing Date: May 23, 2022

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