Plan International

EU Project Manager

Plan International

Job Description

  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 Opportunity

Plan International has full-fledged Country Programmes in three out of four affected countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Since 2016 Plan International is coordinating and harmonizing its response to the Lake Chad crisis through the Lake Chad Programme, currently coordinated by the Lake Chad Programme Unit. Plan International Germany is supporting this programme right from the beginning through projects focusing on Education, Protection, Youth economic empowerment and Youth participation through a multi-country intervention in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger.

As the EU Project Manager you will support the Coordination and implementation of the EU funded youth participation intervention under the Lake Chad Programme Strategy in close collaboration with the three concerned Plan International country offices (COs), the Lake Chad Programme Unit and its Regional Manager and Plan International Germany.

You will ensure the smooth implementation of the intervention by ensuring that the EU Programme Cycle Management is on track across the three implementing country office teams and that the programme activities are following minimum quality standards related to youth participations interventions. You will act as an interface between the key EU intervention stakeholders and you will also support, initiate and accompany programme related cross border actions and will regularly update Plan International Germany and the Regional Lake Chad Programme.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a strong communicator who has demonstrable experience of organisational representation and engagement with humanitarian development donors. You will have excellent general knowledge and understanding of Regional strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region, Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct and other relevant international standards for Humanitarian Response.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent leadership skills to guide local and international staff and you will also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner. You will be well organised even within a fluid working environment and have a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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Location: Abuja, Nigeria Type of Role: Two year fixed term contract, Mandatory unaccompanied position Reports to: Matrix management Grade: E Closing Date: 15th March 2021 Anticipated interview - 22nd and 26th March 2021 Start date: ASAP - May 2021 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. 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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