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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2021
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    Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Project Manager-i2i

    Job Summary

    Qualifications/ experience essential: •

    • Relevant master’s degree in economics, gender, social sciences or international development
    • At least 5 years’ experience in project/programme development and/or management in the context of economic empowerment projects/programmes
    • Strong understanding of innovation in development and experience of designing and/or implementing innovative approaches
    • Experience of working collaboratively with a variety of organisations (private sector, academia and NGOs), ideally including within consortia projects
    • Excellent English-language verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues
    • Understanding of and/or experience of disability-inclusive programming desirable
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Project management, Development studies, Social sciences, M&E, or any other relevant qualification.
    • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and rights-based programming.
    • Willingness to sign and adhere to the Plan Safeguarding children and young people policy.

    Qualifications/ experience desirable:

    • Master’s degree
    • Analytical and report writing skills
    • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills
    • Strategic planning skills
    • Results orientated
    • Relevant computer skills
    • Budget and Cost Control
    • Risk management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation skills

    Languages required

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

    Responsibilities

    Planning, strategy and policy (30%)

    • Support development of Plan International Kenya Pilot project design on employment inclusion of women with disabilities;
    • Support the development and execution of gender analysis for the i2i consortium;
    • Support the development of i2i consortium gender mainstreaming strategy;
    • In collaboration with the project Gender Coordinator, provide technical gender support to consortium partners, private companies and TVETs.
    • Support project teams to develop quality project outlines and ensure that projects are in line with the Country Strategy and the Program Influencing & Quality Policy (PIQP).
    • Promote compliance with donor requirements and regulations in project implementation
    • Lead start-up meetings of new projects to guarantee a joint understanding among stake holders on project objective and expectations.
    • Promote the realization of set targets quality outcomes.
    • Identify and manage project risks 

    Programme and project design and influence (25%)  

    • Coordinate the realization of i2i project monitoring and evaluation deliverables; including the project baseline and end term evaluation of the project;
    • Contribute to the development of a learning paper on what works well in employment inclusion of women with disabilities;
    • Lead the technical support on employment inclusion for person with disabilities in the i2i consortia;
    • Lead Plan International Kenya’s engagement in the scaling up of the i2i project to a third country
    • In liaison with M&E, establish proper data management systems in accordance with the donor reporting requirements.
    • Monitor the progress of project implementation and undertake corrective actions.
    • Promote evidence-based programming.
    • Develop quality and timely reports in accordance with donor guidelines and procedures.
    • With support of M&E, enhance learning and knowledge management through documentation and profiling of Plan’s work.  

    Working in Partnership and Resource Mobilisation (15%) 

    • Participate in external meeting with partners and other stakeholders on project’s deliverables.
    • Promote sensitization of stakeholders and partners on Plan’s policies, strategies, procedures, values and behaviours. 
    • Coordinate with other NGOs, consortium partners, local and private sector players working within the operational areas to expand opportunities for partnerships.
    • Engage and influence key duty bearers towards realization of children rights at the sub-county and county level.
    • Promote active engagement and participation of communities in Project activities

    Financial Responsibility (10%)

    • Develop and regularly update annual and quarterly project implementation plans and budgets.
    • Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget. Promote compliance with relevant donor policies, contracts, and agreements.
    • Preparation and submission of accurate and timely financial reports according to donor regulation
    • Capability building and People Management (10%) 
    • Promote good team management in accordance to Plan purpose and values
    • Performance Managment of all direct reports
    • And Mentor direct reports to enhance their skills for project delivery

     
    Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)

    • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
    • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
    • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team;
    • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted. 

    Other duties (5%)

    Other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the line Manager

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply
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