Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Economic Empowerment Officer
Date: 15 Sep 2023
Location: Gambella, Ethiopia
Company: Plan International
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 80 countries.
The position holder is primarily responsible to empower adolescent girls and young women through sanitation market income-generating activities to lead, redesign, implementing, monitor, and evaluation, and manage
The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre-agreed project plans and objectives and oversees Project implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle. Given that a significant amount of the project thematic activities is done in partnership with key government sector offices, s/he will have also a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results.
The post-holder will be based in Gambella yet will be expected to travel to project area of Lare, Itang special woreda, Abole, Abobo and Gog Woreda for approximately 80% of the time.
Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Organizational Development, Gender studies, social sciences or related discipline or equivalent experience;
3 years’ relevant professional work experience in the areas of girl economic empowerment activities such as SanMark group.
Minimum 1 years’ experience of working in the humanitarian and development sector; especially in the gender and livelihood sector.
Experience in working in livelihoods interventions like enterprise development, business management training, youth, and women's economic empowerment program.
Experience of engagement with the private sector, market actors, and business support services providers.
Experience and skills in playing a supportive role, demonstrating the ability to support field teams’ members to deliver results for operational work.
Experience in working with an NGO – especially in project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Passion for feminist principles, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.
Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
Inclusive and empowering approach to leadership and project management.
Strong negotiation and influencing skills, natural ability to manage diverse opinions and agendas, finding win-win solutions in a respectful manner.
Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.
Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate teams.
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Fluency in English language is essential
In addition to Amharic other local Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
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.
Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;
Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
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Type of Role: Definite Contract
Reports to: WASH Coordinator
Closing Date: September 25,2023
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.
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