Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) 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.

Dimensions of the Role

 The SRHR Coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for implementing the project’s sexual and reproductive health and rights with the aim to empower girls and boys to decide on their bodies and lives. This project is being implemented in Amhara through Plan as well as implementing partners. The post-holder will be based in  Amhara Program Area Office, Bahir Dar.

  • SRHR coordinator will actively promote gender transformative approach to SRHR.
  • Responsible for project design, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall sexual and reproductive health rights in Amhara program area, networking, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.
  • Key components of the position also include regional advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.

Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results through partners

Accountabilities

SRHR Intervention;  Support the implementation of the project’s SRHR interventions. A strong understanding of Gender Transformative SRHR and gender equality,

Expected Outcomes:

  • Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in project design and planning
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of safeguarding children, Disability and Inclusion, youth economic empowerment in the program area.
  • Ensure gender equality and the rights of girls.
  • Coordinate provision of timely responses and guidance in the delivery of SRHR programs
  • Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the (integration) of activities and outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program area.
  • Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholder’s annual work plans and project plans.
  • Under the Country Lead leadership contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure M&E and learning in close collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of project activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly program progress reports;

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURS REQUIRED

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social work, SRH, public health and other related field at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.
  • Demonstrated experience on working with gender equality and SRHR.
  • Extensive knowledge of the sexual and reproductive health rights and gender equality and girls rights.
  • In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development programming
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
  • Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

Behaviors

Passion for gender transformative programming, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.

Inclusive and empowering approach to SRHR, learning and capacity development.

Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.

Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.

Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.

Proven inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build strong and productive relationships.  Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS

This post holder will be stationed in the Amhara PA based in Bahir Dar with regular travel  to Project implementation districts.

Location: Amhara PA, Bahir Dar

Type of Role: SRHR

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade: C2

Closing Date: 16 May 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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