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The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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:

ECHO-funded Tawasol project seeks to respond to the education and child protection needs of the most vulnerable girls and boys amongst Syrian refugees and Egyptian host communities in Greater Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta.

  • Responsibilities include:

Monitoring and supervision

  • Contribute to and ensure well-functioning community-based M&E systems to effectively monitor the project implementation.
  • Provide support to and supervision for implementation of the local partner in assigned communities.
  • Adopt a solution-oriented attitude to address challenges, if any, for project programmatic and financial objectives.

Budget and financials

  • Ensure that the budget planning and implementation of the relevant POs are done with the maximum level of quality and in tandem with the project objectives.
  • Responsible for the development of the Projects Outlines (PO) in SAP, ensuring their alignment with the projects’ approved budget and donor’s guidelines.
  • Work with finance colleagues to generate the required quality of financial documentation and reporting.

Networking and advocacy

  • Build and foster relationships with local partner for efficient project implementation.
  • Represent Plan in meetings and deliberations in relevant networks at governorate-level on the advice of the Program Manager.
  • Seek and work towards opportunities for advocacy and partnerships, in line with Plan Egypt’s strategic objectives and the project’s goals.

Teamwork

  • Collaborate and lead coordination with the relevant program staff, ensuring that the project is implemented within the ambit of the strategic objectives of Plan Egypt’s Country Strategic Plan-2015-2020.
  • Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven professional experience gained, especially working with refugees in integrated programs, preferably focusing on education and/or protection.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:  

Knowledge and experience:

  • A relevant degree in Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline.
  • Prior experience of working on education and protection projects.
  • Prior experience of working on ECHO projects is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of fieldwork, working well with partners and relationship building.

Skills:

  • Decent English language writing and speaking skills.
  • Good report writing skills are essential.
  • Good communication, planning and organizational skills.

Behaviours (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

Type of Role: The project ends by end of September 2020.

Location: Alex. PU

Reports to: ECHO Project Manager

Closing Date:  2nd of  Dec 2019.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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 Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, 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.

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