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7 Jul 2022

Regional Project and Programme Management Specialist, Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa at Plan International

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Job Description

Date: 01-Jul-2022

Location: Flexible within MEESA Region o, Kenya

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

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 its 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan believes that gender equality and inclusion are central to advancement of children’s rights and equality for girls and a world in which all children especially girls and young women realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan aims to actively promote gender equality and inclusion in every sphere of its programmes, partnerships and organisational culture.
Plan recognizes that targeted and strategic investments in the promotion of gender equality and inclusion can improve the quality of our work, as a core part of our programme and influence approach, and significantly contribute to poverty reduction and the realisation of human rights. Adopting a gender transformative approach ensures that our work results in positive changes and sustainable outcomes for girls and for everyone. We work together with girls, boys, women and men to achieve these objectives

The purpose of this position is to:

•    Contribute to the success of Project Management strengthening work including supporting the development of a strong project management culture in the MEESA Region. This will include developing support material for project managers, providing virtual and on-site support to project managers and supporting project managers to access and successfully participate in Plan’s externally validated project management training.
•    Provide inputs to the finalisation and implementation of a new global ERP system (Y.O.D.A.) including the project management module to ensure that Project Managers are able to manage, analyse and report on the progress of projects and results in an effective and consistent way.
•    Support Project Managers and Business Development teams to work in the Y.O.D.A. system including the project management module, to ensure Plan’s approach to project management is fully informed, transparent and effective support relevant Country Office teams in MEESA to develop and manage the relationship between projects and funds, and the management of funds, in the Y.O.D.A. system.
Knowledge and experience

•    Expert knowledge of project management in development work, across a wide range of technical areas.
•    Strong understanding of rights-based development programming, particularly in relation the major technical areas of Plan’s work.
•    Significant experience and a strong understanding of processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate project management, and organisational learning, that is up to date with best practices in the sector.
•    Strong understanding of the realities of NGO project management and limitations that impact project implementation, financial control, monitoring, reporting evaluation and learning.

•    Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•    Able to develop appropriate guidelines, tools and templates for improved project management and implement them at scale.
•    Able to develop global guidance that is simple and practical for field colleagues to understand and use.
•    Able to analyse large amounts of data and generate powerful reports and information from them.
•    Communicating complex technical project management concepts and terminology in simple language to non-experts. Writing in plain English.
•    Strong collaboration skills, able to build cooperation and negotiate compromises.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Proven experience of using online technology for communication and learning.
•    Fluent in English (plus French for the West Africa region and Spanish for the Region of Americas).


•    Listens to and consults with others with genuine curiosity and interest to learn.
•    Co-creates with diverse staff across the organisation.
•    Demonstrates genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to find win-win solutions when facing challenges and ambiguity.
•    Facilitates joint understanding and the development of good practices.
•    Inspire trust and support from others.
•    Promotes innovation and learning.
•    Takes responsibility for achieving significant results.
•    Able to build rapport with wide range of groups.
•    Demonstrably committed to Plan’s goals and values.
•    Committed to child safeguarding.


•    Capacity in languages appropriate to the region will be an advantage.
•    Experience in or supporting project management in multiple countries.
•    Proficient with Excel and Power BI.
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.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Plan International does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.


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Closing Date : 15th July, 2022.


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