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Project Manager – Joining Forces


Location: Flex – Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso

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 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.

The Opportunity

The Joining Forces Alliance applied for a €16 million grant from the German Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) to address major child protection in emergency issues in various conflict settings across the world. The project “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies (JF-CPiE)” will be implemented in 6 countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, Ethiopia,). All six agencies that are part of the Joining Forces Alliance have a role in the consortium that has been brought together to implement this project, with two agencies having an implementation role in each of the six targeted countries. Plan International Germany is the consortium lead and will contract the overall Project Manager and MERL Coordinator as well as Controlling and Compliance Coordinator.

Under the project, this position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the project among the six project countries. The Project Manager will work on behalf of the consortium lead (Plan International Germany) and will be responsible for project reporting, oversight of the overall project implementation progress, and organizing together with the consortium members in Germany and the 12 country offices all “global” actions of this project.

The Project Manager will lead the Project Management Steering Committee (PMSC) and facilitate quarterly meetings with the Consortium Steering Committee (CSC). Furthermore he/she will report to the Consortium Steering Committee which has an oversight function and is represented by the 6 German offices of the Joining Forces Organisations.

Essential requirements;

  • Degree in social sciences, child development, social work or other related sectors
  • Solid experience in Program/ Project management
  • Experience managing complex, large project budgets (> €5mil)
  • Experience in developing and implementing Child Protection projects across multiple contexts and countries
  • Knowledge of evidence based, best practice programming and standards for child protection and child participation (Child Protection Minimum Standards)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of humanitarian principles and established international child protection standards; SPHERE standards and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Very strong facilitation, negotiation, communication and representation skills
  • Very strong leadership and management skills
  • Skills in monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills (incl. report writing)
  • Requires general finance, administration, information management and communication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills (MS Office)
  • Fluency in English

Please follow this link for a full role profile; Role Profile_Global Project Manager_JF_CPiE.docx

Location: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia or South Sudan

Type of Role: Two year fixed term contract

Reports to: Team Leader, West and Central Africa, Plan International Germany

Closing Date: Friday 26th August


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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 





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