Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018
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 African Children’s Charter Project is a consortium implemented by five organisations. Plan Sweden is the lead organisation while the project is coordinated at the Plan International AU Liaison and PAN Africa Office based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Project’s overarching goal is for children/s lives in Africa to be improved by the fulfilment of their rights. To achieve this goal, the project aims at prompting the implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) through; a strengthened African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACEWC); and increased engagement of African civil society organisations with the Committee.
Do you have what it takes?
Plan International seeks a dynamic leader and project strategist to fill the Project Manager position. The Project Manager will lead and oversee all aspects of this high-profile project, including directing strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, managing the activities of sub-recipients, and supervising staff. Typical responsibilities of this individual include the following:
• Overall responsibility of the ACCP Project Coordination Office, including holding a secretariat function for the Project Steering Committee. • Provide Project Cycle Management Support to implement project activities • Report on the project’s performance to the project committee, the African Union Department of Social Affairs and the Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC); • Ensure quality and timely reporting and documenting of project activities including preparation of project progress reports in line with the Project agreement with Swedish National Office, including the Sida guidelines; • Coordination of the implementation of the project activities across partners, the ACERWC, CSOs and participating AU institutions and bodies; • Take responsibility for overseeing mid-term and final evaluation in close collaboration with the Project Steering Committee; • Monitor the delivery of activities based on agreed upon performance indicators to ensure quality implementation; • Participate in Pan African networks, platforms and meetings with the AU, Pan African organizations, UN and government bodies as appropriate in relation to delivery of project outputs; • Manage the project budget and ensuring cost effectiveness and that transfers and disbursements are according to Plan. • Ensure that the consortium members deliver their assigned activities in a synergistic manner and achieve the project’s objectives; • Maintain an up-to-date risk register and associated risk controls, and ensuring that project partners use it during the implementation of project activities. • Play an active role in the facilitation of relationships between all the organizations involved in the project with particular emphasis on:
- The project’s relationship with the DSA and the ACERWC to ensure continuous understanding and cooperation; and
- The relationships between the implementing consortium members, to avoid segmentation and build complementarities;
• Raise the profile of the project within and outside the AU and partner organizations; • Being the main contact for AU, civil society and partner organizations involved in the project.
Location: The post will be based at PAN Africa office Ethiopia Type of Role: Two year fixed term contract Reports to: Country Director Closing Date: 31/10/2018 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please visit our website at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=31687&comp… for further information and to apply for this role.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
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.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.