Tuesday, July 21, 2020

New Vacancies at Plan International Tanzania,

  Nophsky       Tuesday, July 21, 2020
 
Education in Emergency Specialist - LEGO PROJECT
Posted Date: 20-Jul-2020 
Location: Kibondo, 08, TZ
Company: Plan International
The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

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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 organisation 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.

Plan International Tanzania is looking for an EiE Specialist to provide Technical expertise and support towards the implementation of a 5-year project- “Play Matters- Learning through Play Project funded by the LEGO Foundation. The project is aimed at supporting play-based learning for children aged 3-12 years in the 3 refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma region. The project will focus on reaching out to nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.

Dimensions of the Role
The EiE Specialist will be fully responsible for developing and/or adapting the PlayMatters Learning through Play content; and the testing and piloting of the content within the context of the emergency response. S/he will lead the development of training manuals/modules, tools, guidelines, resource materials to roll out Learning through Play Guides for ECCD education, parents and caregivers. S/he will also participate in the PlayMatters Country and Regional coordination and technical meetings. S/he will be providing technical support for education in emergency team on early childhood care and development (ECCD) intervention in refugee context. Additionally, the EiE Specialist will be responsible for ensuring design and implementation of project activities engage other key stakeholders required to achieve results such as government officials, the UNHCR, UNICEF and other humanitarian coordination actors, as well as other implementing agencies outside of the consortium. S/he will mentor and build the capacity of existing education staff on project monitoring, assessment, documentation of best practices and lesson learned. S/he will work closely with EiE team, the CPiE Specialist, the Compliance and Business Development departments in developing quality and successful EiE funding proposals and producing donor reports. 

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RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACCOUNTABILITIES
Program delivery
  • Developing and/or adapting the PlayMatters Learning through Play content; and the testing and piloting of the content within the context of the emergency response.
  • Leading the development of training manuals/modules, tools, guidelines, resource materials to roll out Learning through Play Guides for ECCD education, parents and caregivers.
  • Leading the roll out, piloting and testing of the Learning through Play guides, contents and curriculum in coordination with other consortium members in the refugee camps and host community.
  • Systematically reviews risks and challenges to quality implementation and compliance and develop clear and timely mitigation strategies including resources required.
  • Working in collaboration with MEAL Manager and consortium partners to develop M&E tools, conducting assessments and research as well as reporting.
  • Develop, review, and monitor, in coordination with DNO technical team and partners, annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track
  • Work with MEAL manager in Developing sound monitoring and evaluation framework with appropriate indicators for EiE & ECCD activities to facilitate assessment of progress and impact of interventions.
  • Scaling-up of Plan internationals’ EiE & ECCD Interventions and in particular learning through play activities and supporting with teacher training on the methodologies.
  • Leading in conducting teacher’s needs assessments, in order to ensure that scope and sequence of the training is relevant and responsive to teachers’ needs.
  • Contextualizing, adapting, and customizing sequencing, content, and activities of learning through play package to meet the specific needs and interests of teaching for teachers, by considering National curriculum and TIE guidelines, Cultural norms, Legal and policy frameworks that apply to education and child protection in the local context.
  • Ensuring that teachers have ongoing support and opportunities to practice what they have learnt; support with initiatives to strengthen their practice
  • Leading in training teachers, parents/caregivers, education personnel on Learning through Play approaches. Lead teachers and education personnel to integrate and mainstream Learning through Play in their teachings and support ways for parents/caregivers to integrate Learning through Play to day to day children activities.
  • In consultation with teachers, education personnel and other stakeholders, conduct participatory consultations to establish education & ECCD needs of girls and boys
  • Working in coordination with Business Development Manager team in identification, mobilization and sourcing of financial and other resources to expand/improve Plan international Education in Emergency (EiE) interventions.
  • Review monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports through both formal and informal debriefings and written inputs for submission.

Representation and advocacy
  • Represent Plan International – Tanzania at PlayMatters Country and Regional coordination and technical meetings.
  • Working in close relationship with the government representative in Kigoma region, Kibondo and Kakonko Districts and other partners/UN agencies present in the refugee setting.
  • Organising, contributing and/or participating in inter-sectoral working groups, forums, meetings or other initiatives within this emergency response especial education meeting and education working group meeting.
Documentation and M&E
  • Conducting onsite visits, periodical reporting, on-going documentation and dissemination of experiences about Plan International EiE & ECCD interventions.
  • Contributing in documenting Plan’s experience, lessons learnt and case studies
  • Support report writing and proposal development
Capacity Building
  • Training EiE staff in key aspects of EiE programmes and relevant aspects of INEE guidelines and Contextualization of TICC.
  • Providing input to the development of orientation and training materials for teachers.
  • Training staff and teachers on Learning through play methodologies as well as testing the methodologies within the refugee setting.

Key relationships
External - Close collaboration and strong working relationship with project consortium partners (War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.). The Programme Manager will also maintain a relationship with local authorities, relevant Government institutions, and UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.

Internally- The EIE Specialist will report to the Emergency Response Manager whilst working closely with the Programme Manager -Play matters, the EIE Coordinator as well as the EiE officers who will be supporting implementation at camp level and at in the host community. S/ HE will also work closely with the MEAL Specialist, finance officer, Procurement team, Communications and advocacy team and Human resources team. S/He will also work closely with the Child Protection team and ensure that protection is integrated in all Education activities. At the same time S/He will be working closely with Denmark National Office Technical and Regional Teams.

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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
  • At least hold a Master’s degree in Education, with specialization in interdisciplinary area such as Curriculum Development, Education Management, or relevant
  • At least 8 years of demonstrated experience in managing Early Childhood Development and Primary Education programs. Experience in working with education program in Emergency is an added advantage.
  • Demonstratable strong background in developing contents, modules and guidelines for teachers, parents and caregivers. Experience with Learning through Play approaches will be considered a strong asset.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively managing consortium projects with skills in effective partnership management
  • Strong understanding of gender responsive programming and meaningful child participation in programs
  • Conversant with national education service delivery systems, structures, operations, and networks
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes Previous experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education & ECCD in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards).
  • Previous experience in managing projects, including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents and reports for external dissemination).
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to effectively network with a diverse range of organizations and relevant government departments at the district level.
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask while working on projects with varying activities, objectives, and deliverables
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Creates a strong sense of purpose within the portfolio and with stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working conditions

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Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

The job holder requires 40 % field work in 3 camps and 60 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children

Location: Kibondo Kigoma
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Grade: E
Closing Date: 31st July, 2020. 
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Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
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Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
Posted Date: 20-Jul-2020 
Location: Kibondo, 08, TZ
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 organisation 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.

Plan International Tanzania is looking for a MEAL Coordinator to provide leadership and technical support in program accountability, effectiveness and learning, and ensure effective information management, reporting and documentation for the 5-year project- “Play Matters- Learning through Play Project funded by the LEGO Foundation. The project is aimed at supporting play-based learning for children aged 3-12 years in the 3 refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma region. The project will focus on reaching out to nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.

This role will lead the research, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and learning components of the project. He/she will build capacity of Plan International staff in documenting replicable models that enhance learning. She/he will lead the development of the project M&E tools, checklists including supporting the project team to produce quality reports. S/he will take lead in documentation of project progress and change realized through routine monitoring, collection of most significant change stories on project implementation following established guidelines, as well as ensuring quality assurance of project data. In addition, ensure compliance with the organization corporate M&E systems for effective delivery.

Dimensions of the Role
The job holder is responsible for finalization and implementations of the play matters project M&E Framework, offer M&E technical skills including the exit strategy. This will include supporting the project team in program/project planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes, consolidating and regular review of the plans as well as developing and regular review of the MER Framework. The position holder will ensure that effective Performance monitoring and evaluation Plans are in place, implemented as intended, and reporting in a comprehensive and timely manner to facilitate project team deliver the project and achieve the desired objectives

The job holder is responsible for monitoring the progress against the indicators, lead documentation of good practices and lessons, coordinate research, studies and evaluation related to play matters programme and ensure effective procedures’ for disseminating findings and spearheading the organizational learning in and beyond the country.

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RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACCOUNTABILITIES
Technical M&E guidance
  • Design, Update (review) and Implement project monitoring tools as per project M&E plan and ensure use of appropriate tools in collection, compilation, analysis and utilization within the consortium to ensure consistency
  • Support the development and rollout of project targets and standards to ensure delivery of quality outputs.
  • Provide technical guidance on the utilisation and maintenance of the project M&E database
Project planning and Implementation
  • Support Play Matters Project Team to develop M&E section of project outlines (POs)
  • Support project team and partners to develop Detailed Implementation Plans in line with the proposal
  • Consolidate, track and share on a quarterly basis the Project’s Detailed Implementation Plan to ensure timely implementation of project activities.
  • Support the project team to ensure that both the project targets and implementations factor in inclusiveness particularly for Children with special needs.  

Project M&E, documentation, reporting and learning
  • Support project team with documentation of project activities through consolidation of monthly monitoring reports.
  • Consolidate, track and share on a monthly basis action points agreed upon in all project meetings including review meetings.
  • Regularly track project progress and update the project logs in the online system to enhance efficient and effective implementation.
  • Quarterly Consolidate, follow up and document best practices, case studies, lessons learnt, Most Significant Change Stories and reflection of the project to provide evidence on project impact including inclusiveness.
  • Together with the Programme Manager, review all project write ups (including concepts) and partners’ quarterly and annual progress report to ensure compliance to Results Framework and donor reporting requirements
  • Monitor and consolidate project implementation findings against approved work plans and budgets to ensure timely and quality implementation as per contractual obligation
  • Provide strategic leadership in the project’s research, project evaluations, organisational learning and documentation initiatives within the project
  • Maintain and update project M&E database to ensure timely and quality data for evidence-based decision making and learning
  • Plan, facilitate and conduct M&E capacity building activities for the project team and partners to enhance quality reporting and data management.
  • Building the capacities of EiE Program Staffs on projects monitoring and evaluation, conducting assessments and reporting, and documentation of best practices and lesson learned

Plan system support to ensure compliance
  • Support to ensure that the entire project’s programming mainstream Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Protection.
  • Support the project team to ensure that the registered project risks are regularly mitigated, tracked and updated as required.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships

The post holder will be required to develop and maintain a range of working relationships with consortium partners, staff, consultants and relevant institutions with regard to MEAL activities.
External - Close collaboration and strong working relationship with MEAL teams from project consortium partners (War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.).

Internally- To report directly to the Programme Manager, whilst working closely with the EiE specialist who will be playing an advisory role for the project, EIE Coordinator as well as the EiE officers who will be supporting implementation at camp level. At the same time S/He will be working closely with Denmark National Office Technical and Regional Teams. 

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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies or a related field. Additional training at Post-Graduate level in Monitoring and Evaluation, project planning and management or a related field is an asset.
  • At least 4 years of experience in providing M&E for Education projects in a humanitarian context.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance and budget management
  • Experience in using statistical packages such as SPSS, NVIVO, STATA.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web-based research

SKILLS
  • Strong analytical and logical ability
  • Good knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
  • Design and management skills
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret data, in order to provide management support to programming and budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good administrative and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills.

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

The job holder requires 60 % field work in the camps and 40 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children

Location: Kibondo Kigoma
Reports to: Programme Manager
Grade: C2
Closing Date: 31st July, 2020. 

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Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
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Programme Manager 
Posted Date: 20-Jul-2020 
Location: Kibondo, 08, TZ
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 organisation 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.
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Plan International Tanzania is looking for a Programme Manager to provide strategic leadership in the implementation of a 5-year project- “Play Matters- Learning through Play Project funded by the LEGO Foundation. The project is aimed at supporting play-based learning for children aged 3-12 years in the 3 refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma region. The project will focus on reaching out to nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. This project aims to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.

The Project Manager will be fully responsible for timely, efficient, and gender-responsive implementation of all project interventions in a bid to achieve the project outcomes aimed at ensuring that:
1) Principal caregivers and community play leaders apply Learning Through Play at home and in the community
2) Educators integrate high-quality, Learning Through Play in their classroom;
3) System Influencers, Humanitarian Actors & Policy Makers integrate Learning Through Play into their services and policies.

Dimensions of the Role
The Programme Manager will be responsible and ultimately accountable for project implementation and team leadership, quality programming and delivery of results, financial management and compliance, coordination and collaboration and relations with project consortium members and stakeholders. In addition, the Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring design and engages other key stakeholders required to achieve results such as government officials, the UN and other humanitarian coordination actors, as well as other implementing agencies outside of the consortium.

S/he will demonstrate excellent project management and problem-solving skills, a very high degree of maturity, flexibility, organization and communication skills, and strategic thinking to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment while ensuring Plan International’s systems and policies and donor requirements are adhered to, especially gender transformative programming and child and youth safeguarding

RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACCOUNTABILITIES
Program delivery

  • Oversee technical project direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the project wide performance framework and work plan, and meet all standard operational policies and procedures;
  • Works with DNO technical team to provide strategic and technical leadership and define country level activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives;
  • Develop, review, and monitor, in coordination with DNO technical team and partners, annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track;
  • Conduct project monitoring visits to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities;
  • Provide financial and operations support that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor;
  • Support project staff to use project data to track progress and engage in meaningful course correction discussions at regular and frequent intervals; as well as ensure data is tailored to facilitate similar discussions at the country and regional senior management level.
  • Responsible with monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports through both formal and informal debriefings and written inputs;
  • Deal with project systematically reviews of risks and challenges to quality implementation and compliance and develop clear and timely mitigation strategies including resources required.
  • Develops and implements a clear plan to strengthen programme quality and compliance in the project delivery.
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator in Developing sound monitoring and evaluation framework with appropriate indicators for EiE & ECCD activities to facilitate assessment of progress and impact of interventions.
  • Work with MEAL Coordinator to build the capacities of EiE Program Staffs on projects monitoring and evaluation, conducting assessments and reporting, and documentation of best practices and lesson learned.

Communication and Working Relationships
  • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, UN agencies, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions;
  • Engages and effectively represent Plan International in strategic partnerships with relevant NGOs (local and international), National and district local government entities /stakeholders as appropriate, to ensure visibility of the emergency programme and to gain acceptance.
  • Develops appropriate internal and external Working Relationships (and partnerships) to support quality project delivery and compliance.

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Advocacy, Influencing, and Visibility
  • Support advocacy initiatives through developing briefs, documentation of evidence and impact stories.
  • Represent Plan International at district, regional and National level and work closely with the advocacy focal point to ensure relevant stakeholders are aware of Plan International Programming.


Staff Management
  • Lead project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.
  • Conducts staff performance reviews, identifies key areas for staff development, and supporting staff capacity building as required.
  • Ensures roles, responsibilities and expectations are clearly communicated and understood by the full project team and consortium partners and tasks are appropriately delegated.

Key relationships

External - Close collaboration and strong working relationship with project consortium partners (War Child, International Rescue Committee, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.). The Programme Manager will also maintain a relationship with local authorities, relevant Government institutions, and UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.

Internally- The Programme Manager will report to the EiE who will be playing an advisory role for the project, EiE MEAL Coordinator as well as the EiE officers who will be supporting implementation at camp level. S/he will also work closely with finance officer, Procurement team, Communications and advocacy team and Human resources team. S/He will also work closely with the Child Protection team and ensure that protection is integrated in all Education activities. At the same time S/He will be working closely with Denmark National Office Technical and Regional Teams.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in an interdisciplinary area such as Education Management, Development Studies, International Development, Strategic Planning, Program Management, etc. or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in managing Early Childhood Development and Primary Education programs in Emergency and Development contexts.
  • Experience with Learning through Play approaches and content development will be considered a strong asset
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively managing consortium projects with skills in effective partnership management
  • Strong understanding of gender responsive programming and meaningful child participation in programs
  • Conversant with national and decentralized education service delivery systems, structures, operations, and networks
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes

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Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask while working on projects with varying activities, objectives, and deliverables
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Creates a strong sense of purpose within the portfolio and with stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

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NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES (1,416+ POSTS)

Physical Environment
The job holder requires 40 % field work in 3 camps and 60 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children

Location: Kibondo Kigoma
Reports to: Education in Emergency Specialist - LEGO
Grade: D1
Closing Date: 31st July, 2020.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
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