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Project Coordinator

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

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 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 75 countries.




The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of Child Protection project, in close coordination with the local partner(s).





Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Programme Manager, the Project Coordinator is in charge of overseeing the implementation of Child Protection project components, including financial management, in close coordination with CP local partners in the field. 
S/he is responsible to ensure quality programming and monitoring of the project components, while working closely with local partner(s) and a team of officer(s) and facilitator (s).  





Project Monitoring and Implementation


•    Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for CP projects in coordination with the MERL Coordinator, CP Programme Manager and partner organizations.
•    Ensure roll out, use, and filing of Plan International Partnership Monitoring tools, and Project Management Tools for all CP Projects. 
•    Work closely with technical focal points to ensure support, capacity building, and training development for CP Officer(s) and local partner staff.
•    Assumes responsibility in the delivery of quality services for partner beneficiaries throughout all project implementation cycles.
•    Provide coordination and administrative support in developing and carrying out partner staff trainings and development.
•    Maintain coordination and communication between the Child Protection Manager and partner staff for ensuring the quality of processes and outputs.
•    Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian and security situation in target areas and adjust activities accordingly.
•    Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and cohesive manner.
•    Coordinate daily aspects of the actions across target areas while monitoring performance of CP Officers and local partners.
•    Ensure field supervision of the project operations in order to ensure CP projects are implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.
•    Collect, update and share information related to project’s progress with Child Protection Programme Manager.
•    Maintain regular communication and visits for project sites to ensure that the project achieves the goal.
•    Ensure timely submission of work plans, reporting, and budgeting requirements to Child Protection Manager.
•    Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports according to Plan’s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approvals.
•    Ensure that all Plan International and key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to for both Plan Lebanon and implementing partners.


Coordination, Communication and Reporting


•    Contribute to documentation of CP technical/program approaches, lessons learnt, and success stories.
•    Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, local NGOs, etc. in target areas.
•    Attend working group and task force meetings on a local level (as required).
•    Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on Activity Info, internal databases, and Sitreps.
•    Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.


Staff Management 


•    Ensure regular team meetings and provide appropriate support and monitoring of project activities implementation.
•    Supervision and mentoring of direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented performance reviews.
•    Provide daily technical support to Officer(s). 
•    Ensure that service provisions within the team are of a high standard by mentoring and monitoring direct reports on the field on a regular basis.


•    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.





The coordinator will be on a daily contact with the partner’s focal person to ensure appropriate coordination and communication with the programmatic and operation teams. She/he will regularly liaise and coordinate with technical focal points from all sectors to ensure that project activities are comprehensive (Case management, MERL teams, etc.). She/he will need to build and maintain relationships with relevant partners and stakeholders, UN & donor representatives, in addition to attending local working groups. 





Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:


•    The context in Lebanon, particularly on issues affecting the rights and well-being of children and young people, especially girls and young women.
•    Local laws in Lebanon relating to children’s rights and gender equality.
•    Global minimum standards, including the IASC Guidelines on GBV, Gender, and MHPSS, Child Protection Minimum Standards, and Protection principles.
•    Basic understanding of other sectors’ interventions such as livelihoods, education, etc. 
•    Adherence to Plan International’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct/Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (PSEA), and other relevant humanitarian standards and policies. 


Qualifications and Experience


•    Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field. Master’s degree is an asset
•    Minimum 3 years of experience working in a humanitarian context and in Child protection (or relevant) programming; working in emergency response is a plus. 
•    Minimum 3 years of experience working in project coordination, management or monitoring.




•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
•    Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team
•    Strong leadership and communication skills
•    Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English mandatory





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. 





Medium level





•    In-country travel is estimated at 50%.
•    Occasional international travel may be required.

Location: Lebanon, Beirut

Type of Role: Programmes - Part Time

Reports to: Child Protection Programme Manager

Grade: C2

Closing Date: 30 June 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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.