Area Youth Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator
Plan International
Plan International

 Gross Salary: 1,168 USD
 Section/Unit: Programmes
 Grade Level: D1
 Supervisor: Program Area Manager
 Duty Station: White Nile , Travel required 30%
 Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020

 
 Background:

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Area  child protection and Safeguarding Program Coordinator She/he will lead and  support the implementation of the child protection response programme in White Nile State and will closely work with the Child Protection sector lead Manager to ensure the overall management and quality assurance of the child protection projects, The Senior CP Coordinator will also work closely with the  project coordinators and partner program managers to ensure that the quality services are provided to children and Youth.

This role will be acting as an ambassador and role model for support Child protection coordinators and partners to   implement of Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy (SCYPP); ensuring the integration of CP in each project activity across the thematic areas; ensuring that Community Based Child Protection and Mechanisms (CBCPM) are functional; and implementing feedback mechanisms to promote sustainability and community participation in the SSR, Sponsorship and host communities.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • The Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator will report to White Nile Program Area Manager with dotted line to the YEE Sector lead Manager of Plan International Sudan. 
  • The post holder oversees the Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship component of different projects and collaboratively work with program area Livelihood, Education, Child protection and Sponsorship Coordinators and other Operation staffs.
  • She/he is responsible to ensure support and linkages to the Value Chain developments, Village Saving and Loan, Youth Economic Empowerment and innovation program components.
  •  The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre-agreed program plans and objectives and oversees program implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle. 
  • Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results through partners. 
  • Ensure that Plan’s and the Donor policies and procedures are continuously adhered to in the project’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the overall implementation of the Program Area Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship projects and support the Program Area in successful project delivery as per the standards, donor agreement and Plan’s guidelines and agreed implementation strategy.
  • Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program area.
  • Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholder’s annual work plans and project plans.
  • Participate in grant review meetings ensuring partner NGOs are compliant with donor regulations, and are on track with implementation.
  • Facilitate on time budget transfer and budget liquidation of partners organizations
  • Monitor expenditure on a monthly basis to ensure spending is on track, and ensure forecasts are updated based on activities and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Prepare programmatic reports for donor, government and the country office as required.
  • Take a lead in the development of new Youth Employment and Skill Development proposals designing.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits to provide support to partners and to ensure program’s quality and impact
  • Represent the Program Area in sectoral coordination at regional, national and sub-national levels and with the technical authorities.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly government reports and 4Ws for Livelihood/FSL and YEE sectors and submitted on time
  • Any other tasks as may be required for operational support directed by the line manager or designate

 

Policy engagement and networking

  • Work Closely with YEE sector lead Manager to Serve as a principal representative to State YEE networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.
  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, , academic and research institutions and  the media, in the area of Youth Engagement draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to education.

 

Partnership development and strengthening

  • Periodically collect information about other organisations working within the State  to gain institution knowledge of the environment.
  • In support of the Program manager, manage the partnership in a holistic and reciprocal manner.
  • Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality program implementation.
  • Provide support to partner staff, coaching for results and support to the livelihood thematic area team as well as in their individual development and performance management.
  • Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Area finance team.  

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Coordinator With the M&E coordinator to develop and apply project MER tools that allow (i) proper planning of project activities, milestones and reporting dates and (ii) and tracking of girls and children reached.
  • Ensure that lessons learned case studies are captured and properly documented and archived by carrying out regular project/program reviews.

 

Capacity Building

  • Work with Project managers/coordinators to identify the needs and support development of staff and partners to increase their competence projects delivery.
  • To participate in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

 

Others

  • Any other functions and responsibilities of appropriate nature to project Management assigned by the supervisor

 

Key relationships:

Internal Communication:

  • Program Area Manager and YEE sector Lead Manager – High level of Communication to report, seek approvals, sharing views to strengthen the program areas and to ensure continues support for the program.
  • Project Managers – High level of communication to support and provide hand holding support to understand the model and to respond to queries
  • Regular communication with program department in PA to share work progress and updates and technical follow up.

External Communication:

  • Partners – high level of communication to share and understand progress of the program.
  • Advisory\steering Committee – Low level of communication in form of sharing program outcomes on quarterly basis.

 

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Skills:

Presentation skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Analytical and logical skills

Communication skills

  • Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic languages.
  • Good skills in spread sheet and word processing computer application
  • Good skills in computer information and communication.
  • Good managerial skills.
  • Excellent skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • Ability to communication via internet.
  • Ability to respond and solve challenges at first stage.
  • Ability to document program knowledge.
  • Ability to think creatively for development of new ideas and for presenting them to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cope up with stress and managing work effectively.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills to maintain team work and to build capacity of team members.

 

Knowledge and expertise

  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience focused on in urban livelihood projects.
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of Village Saving and Loan Association, Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES) , Youth Innovative Program
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.

 

Essential

  • Master’s or First degree in Social Since, Economics, Agriculture, Rural Development or
  • BSC  with an additional 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English. Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Female candidates have an advantage.

 

Desirable

  • Understanding and commitment to Plan International values, mission and mandate.
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level based on Plan International’s Country Strategy both among staff and implementing partners

Salary and Benefits:

  • Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The employee shall receive a gross salary of (1,168) in USD. We are also known as a learning institute that builds up staff career development and provides comprehensive Talent Management Programs.

 

How to Apply:

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The closing date for the applications is 25thof October 2020.  Please attach your CV and relevant certificates, a motivational letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and email in addition to the names and contact details of two references who know you professionally. Please note that one of the references must be your current/most recent line manager.  The complete application should be submitted via Sudanjob.net-

Please note :

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Females are strongly encouraged to apply “competitive offers are waiting for them!”

 

Child Protection Policy:

References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer.  Plan is committed to implementing its equal opportunities policy, actively encourages diversity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the national community.

 




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