Description du poste
Project Coordinator – WFP
Location: Meiganga, Cameroon
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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
|Reports to:||Program Influencing Implementation Manager (PIIAM)|
|Effective Date:||Travel may be required: Yes||Grade: C1|
|Type of contract:||Fixed Term employment|
Purpuse of the ROLE:
Working in 54 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, especially those who are excluded or marginalized, with high-quality programs that bring lasting benefits by increasing income, working in partnership with others and operating efficiently. Plan is committed to responding to children affected by emergencies in the countries where we operate.
Based primarily on the three international documents, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Plan International’s strategy is in line with the WFP’s sustainable development goal of eradicating hunger in the world. Achieving WFP’s goal of zero hunger relies on protecting livelihoods, building resilience and early recovery from crises.
With the new funding received from WFP, Plan International will continue its response in the Adamaoua region in FY 2023, focusing on conditional cash assistance for the creation of community and productive assets. These activities will aim to support the food basket of households, improving their livelihoods through in-kind assistance and cash. The Project Manager will be responsible for monitoring the implementation of all project activities.
The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the livelihoods and resilience of host/refugee populations (5,000) in the Adamaoua Region in the Mbere Department, Ngaoui, Djohong and Dir districts by April 2023.
Under the supervision of the PIIAM, the Project Coordinator will have to perform the below main activities:
- Execute overall project management;
- Guide the project implementation, including developing work plans, budgets and competency table with responsibilities and mandates;
- Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with local and regional governments, private sector partners, institutions and other stakeholders;
- Contribute to manage donor relations and the donor contract;
- Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project;
- Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;
- Account and report to Plan International and the donor on project performance;
- Guide knowledge development, documentation, communication and branding in close collaboration with the donor;
- Identify and follow-up funding and partnership possibilities in collaboration with country management and business development team.
Human Resource Development:
Leads the process of orientation, ongoing development/training and capacity building of staff under his/her responsibility in accordance with organizational requirements.
Learning and Knowledge Management:
- Share information within the project team on the results and lessons learned from the livelihoods, market, and cash assessment in a logical and regular manner;
- Ensure information sharing within the project team on before/after distribution monitoring, price monitoring, results and lessons learned in a systematic and timely manner;
- Share information within the program team on livelihoods, market and monetary approaches and support documentation of lessons learned, approaches and good practices;
- Manage the internal and external knowledge sharing process with WFP and among WFP cooperating partner agencies in Adamoua and support these processes within and among Plan International offices at the national, regional and country levels;
- Participate in global/regional projects/networks as needed.
Coordinate resource mobilization efforts through proposal writing and engagement.
- Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient under pressure.
- Manage multiple colleagues under his/her responsibility and work with remote colleagues to form an effective virtual administrative team;
- Use Plan procedures to resolve conflicts between colleagues;
- Resolve problems that are not covered by the established process;
- Analyze possible causes of problems and propose solutions to resolve them;
- Refer, if necessary, the case to PIIAM for review.
Communications and working relationships:
- Working contacts within and outside the organization;
- Prepares and submits project reports and proposals for national and international Plan International consumption as directed by supervisor;
- Provide timely responses to questions related to relevant projects or programs;
- Provide advice and support to the implementation of Plan International Cameroon’s projects and programs and resource mobilization;
- Work with other members of the project/program units to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Qualifications and Experience:
- Master degree in agronomy, agriculture, agroeconomics, project management or all other relevant field linked to rural development
- Minimum of 04 years of relevant work experience in managing and implementing humanitarian and/or development projects in the field of livelihoods, rural development, safety nets, participatory development and/or economic recovery;
- Previous relevant experience with an International NGO, especially with Plan International or with a national NGO will be an asset.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledges in gender, nutrition, cash-based transfers, participatory approach and/or environmental protection will be an asset
- Good knowledge of WFP procedures
- Strong strategic decision-making and communication skills including reporting and presentation;
- Demonstrated ability of coaching, capacity building, teamwork, management, coordination and planning.
- Fluency in French and English, Knowledge of local language is a strong asset
- Knowledge of usual office software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and regular communication channels (Internet, email, Skype).
- Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting and presentations;
- Proven ability to work effectively with multiple counterparts in the private, public, and NGO sectors;
- Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams;
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform;
- Ability to travel throughout the country on short notice.
- Good knowledge of socioeconomic and humanitarian context of the Adamaoua Region will be an asset.
- Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to work under pressure well;
- Committed to Plan International’s strategy and values;
- Able to work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable (long) hours during emergency response;
- Coaches and builds fields agents;
- Promotes innovation and learning;
- Communicates clearly and effectively;
- Strong team building and motivational skills;
- Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women without discrimination;
- Involves others in setting and achieving goals;
- Demonstrates honesty and transparency in holding self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and Plan’s standards of behavior;
- Sees contribution of own part of the organisation in wider Plan and external context;
- Promotes a strong learning culture in the organization.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND DEMANDS:
The position holder will work in a typical office environment with some of his/her colleagues in the same office environment and others in the field.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:
High level contact- the job responsibilities of this position does will require the post holder to frequently have any one-to-one contact with children.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
- Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
- Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
- Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
- Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
- Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
- Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
- Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
- Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
- Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
- Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
- Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
- Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
- Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
- We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
- We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
Closing Date: 31st May 2022
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. Apply now »Find similar jobs: