Plan International Zambia
Posted Job
5 months ago

Project Coordinator (Enhancing the Voices of Civil Society to End Child Marriage)

Organisation Background:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental 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 is 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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Project Coordinator (Enhancing the Voices of Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa) – Mansa (1 Year 5 Months Contract)

Position Description:

The position of Project Coordinator is part of Plan International 18+ Programme on Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Eastern and Southern Africa implemented by Plan International Zambia.

The position is based in Mansa, Zambia, at Plan International Zambia and exists to support the BMZ / Plan International Germany supported project “Strengthening Civil Society to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa”. The Incumbent is responsible for overall project coordination of the project activities at the community and national level.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Has the overall responsibility for project implementation including quality assurance, reporting, oversight of M&E activities and communications in line with the project proposal and donor agreement.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the project team on project activities.
  • Facilitates communication between the local partners and sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Coordinates project implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the country at sub-regional and regional level in cooperation with the sub-regional coordinator at the 18+ Center of Excellence in Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Effectively manages project resources including the timely utilisation of the project funds.
  • Effectively collaborates with the relevant stakeholders for learning and information sharing on ending child marriage.
  • Facilitates capacity building of local partners with focus on advocacy and influencing activities (shaping of political influencing, strategic work and networking as well as the prioritisation of issues on the political agenda by the local partner).
  • Facilitates joint reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements.
  • Represents Plan at district, provincial and national level stakeholder forums, consultative sessions, or conferences related to child marriage and gender work.

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline
  • At least 5 years practical experience in project and budget management
  • Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development, especially CEFM
  • Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues

Competencies:

  • Experience and knowledge in community-based programming
  • Good community participatory skills
  • Experience in research and data collection
  • Experience in Social Networking and social movement building
  • Ability to organise own work and work independently
  • Experience in Report writing
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills (meetings, workshops & seminars)
  • Problem identification & Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, with knowledge of language, cultural beliefs and values of community one is operating in

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to the email below: Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
5 May 15:00
Email applications to
jobszambia@plan-international.org

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