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. This role exists to effectively and efficiently manage and deliver the ‘Obligation to Protect and Empower Girls’ (OPEG) project in Sudan. The incumbent coordinates the project technical teams and has overall responsibility for the project’s management including development of detailed plans, budget allocation, and delivery of the project within budget, scope and on time.
You will manage project resources and a budget of USD 3.5 million over a two-year period with a possible two-year extension. As well as being the line manager to five members of staff, you will lead annual reviews of the project proposal, budget, targets, and performance indicators to ensure plans are realistic. You will use organisational skills to work with staff and support teams to ensure the project is delivered on time whilst avoiding over/under expenditure. It will be your role to establish and lead the Project Management Committee (PMC) and chair their meetings. You will share project achievements, best practices and models and ensure the PMC provides operational support to the project. You will represent Plan on project-related matters and attend all relevant coordination forums and events.
To be successful in this role, you will have previous project management experiences at field level with technical experience in gender equality and state advocacy. You will be knowledgeable on the Sudan context and have the ability to work in a challenging, post-conflict, complex environment. Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is essential. You will have good communication skills in order to work together with the programme Technical Leads, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Influencing to collaborate on aspects of the project. You will also need to influence and liaise effectively with key stakeholders, such as local government authorities or UN representatives. You will be both innovative and creative and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision. You will need a bachelor’s degree related to Development Studies, Social Work, Child Rights, Gender Equality, or demonstrable experience in these areas, combined with a sound understanding of development issues relating to changing entrenched cultural norms. For the full job description, please follow the link below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pgzrx66leknq5nn/JD%20-%20Project%20Manager.doc…
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Type of Role: 2 year contract fixed term contract which may be renewed if donor funding is secured
Reports to: Deputy Country Director – Programmes
Closing Date: Sunday 17th November. Please note that we may start shortlisting CVs prior to the closing date
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 centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation 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 organisation, 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.