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PROJECT COORDINATOR NFM3 TB-HIV

Date: 09-Jan-2021

Location: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Terms Of Reference

Position: Project Coordinator

Report to (position: Program Support Manager and Strategic

Direct Supervision: Program Support Manager and Strategic

Department & Location : Program – Global Fund NFM3 TB-HIV project - Bafata, Gabu, Quinara, Tombali, Bolama and Biombo:

Required travels: 35%

Grade: D2

Indicative Date: January 2021

 

Plan International is one of the world's largest advocacy organizations with extensive experience in policies and programs for the protection of women and girls. Plan International has been operating in Guinea-Bissau since 1995, advocating for children's rights, especially for access to health, education and sanitation. Plan International Guinea Bissau is following its Country Strategic Plan, which covers the 5 years period 2018-2022. This strategic plan takes into consideration the Education, Health, WASH, Emergency Protection and Management programs, and with a focus on Gender issues in all programs. In accordance with its mission and values, Plan International does not tolerate any form of gender discrimination and abuse of children's rights.

ROLE PURPOSE

Coordinate the NFM3 project in regions of Bafatá, Gabu, Quinara, Tombali, Bolama and Biombo with a high prevalence of HIV and TB. He / she coordinates and implements project activities and provides technical advice and support in accordance with the national strategic plan and relevant policies. He / She is responsible for representing PLAN in the coordination bodies of stakeholders in the fight against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the regional and national level.

He/she supports the Project specialist in coordinating activities across the territory in collaboration with the MERL department of the CO and the technical committee for the MINSAP programs. In these six regions, he/she also leads the Malaria project, the TB / HIV Project Coordinator will integrate the coordination and implementation of this component in his portfolio.

 

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE

Plan International Guinea-Bissau (Plan) requires a senior level GF HIV and TB Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of a large-scale program to support HIV and TB prevention efforts in Guinea-Bissau communities. Plan International GNB was selected as the main sub-beneficiary (SR) for the implementation of TB and HIV prevention activities for the key population in the community component, along with other NGOs and the Ministry of Health programs with a large budget. Plan with experience of over 20 years of activities at the community level and has recently implemented PIMI I and II, which is the Community Project for the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the four regions of the country since 2015. This position requires an excellent domain of national health policies, international strategies and community-based approaches related to HIV in girls and women salespeople, working directly with local NGOs, in addition, the populations targeted by this grant as well as activities related to the detection of HIV cases. TB and TBMDR in communities and others who are at risk of contracting TB

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program operation and management

  • Ensure the implementation of the HIV, TB and Integrated Malaria project implementation documents (partnership agreement, contracts,)
  • Monitor the planning of integrated HIV, TB and Malaria activities at the community level, in relation to project SR and partners;
  • Coordinate the integrated community activities of the TB / HIV and Malaria project through periodic meetings organized with project managers.
  • Coordinate with project managers the implementation of integrated data collection tools at the level of OCBs, key populations, etc.
  • Support the training of local actors, in collaboration with regional and local health teams
  • Ensure the synthesis of data from project managers
  • Ensure the preparation of technical reports for the project in the 6 regions according to the donor schedule
  • Ensure regular supervision of partners (project specialist, community supervisors, intermediaries, etc.)
  • Monitor compliance with disbursement procedures and use of FM grant resources in accordance with the standards defined by Plan GNB, in conjunction with the coordination unit
  • Monitor the management of tools and other inputs and equipment in collaboration with the coordination unit.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders are kept informed of Plan International's activities, as appropriate (eg donors, health authorities, etc.);
  • Coordinates the activities of the TB / HIV and Malaria projects in the 06 regions
  • Ensure that all major parties participate effectively in the planning and implementation of the project, when applicable;
  • Maintain working links with the MINSAP program support team
  • Develop plans, proposals and budgets for the budget / reprogramming work plan in collaboration with program and finance personnel;
  • Contribute proactively to the development of strategies to improve the efficiency of projects
  • Ensure overall responsibility for the financial management of the project in accordance with the approved project proposals.

 

Communication and working relations

Internal

Contact level

ECLT Members

High

Finance Department

High

Administration and logistics department

High

Program unit team

High

Functional networks within Plan International

Medium

 

External

Contact level

The relevant parties of national and regional développement aux niveaux

Medium

PNDS and UNDP

High

Ministry of Health (PNLT, PNLS, PNLP)

High

National TB, HIV and Malaria staff

High

 

Knowledge, skills and behaviors required to achieve the objectives of the position:

  • Holder of a degree or equivalent diploma in Health or social sciences, (senior health technician, social worker) with proven experience in managing health projects at community level, HIV, TB and Malaria control strategies
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Spirit of synthesis and analysis;
  • Ability to plan and organize: prioritize activities and tasks and reorganize priorities as needed;
  • Express yourself clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, and write in a persuasive, clear and concise manner;
  • Have good knowledge of IT, in particular the most used Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS-Project) and also virtual collaboration platforms such as MS TEAMS and OneDrive;
  • Speak at least one of the local languages spoken in the project's coverage area
  • Write and Speak Portuguese fluently.
  • French and English skills are an advantage;
  • Have a high sense of social justice, gender equality and a strong commitment to the rights of the child;
  • Be willing to travel frequently to rural areas.
  • Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts;
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills;
  • Excellent research skills and analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Good communication, written reporting facilitation;
  • Strong skills in team building and motivation;
  • Strong negotiation skills, strategic thinking and influence

 

Policy on Gender Equality, Inclusion and Safeguarding of Children and Youth

Ensure that Plan International's global policies for the safeguarding of children and youth and those on gender equality and inclusion are fully integrated in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy, including the standards and guidelines of implementation applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that staff and associates know and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International's Code of Conduct, their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

The incumbent must be able to:

  • Understand the organizational safeguarding and gender policies.
    • To be able to look at one's own value systems and take into account one's own prejudices towards others (including children and young people) in all their diversity.
    • Understand the relevance of safeguarding in one's work.
    • Be able to question inappropriate behaviour from colleagues.
    • Be able to implement safeguard requirements in their areas of expertise.
    • Be able to serve as a model for the organization in its mission of combating discrimination, safeguarding and promoting safeguard standards.
    • Ensure that relationships based on respect are maintained.

 

THE VALUES OF PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN PRACTICE

 

We are open and responsible

    • 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 to mistakes and eager to learn from them.
    • Responsible for ensuring that we are a safe organization for all children, girls and young people

 

We work for a lasting impact

    • Articulates a clear goal for staff and sets high expectations.
    • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenges and new ideas.
    • Focus resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, in response to changing priorities or crises.
    • Based on evidence and assesses effectiveness.

We work well together

    • Seeks constructive results, listens to others, and agrees to compromise when appropriate.
    • Builds constructive relationships through Plan International to support our common goals.
    • Develop trusting and “win-win” relationships with funders, partners and communities.
    • Engage and work well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and act for the most vulnerable

    • Seeks constructive results, listens to others, and agrees to compromise when appropriate.
    • Builds constructive relationships through Plan International to support our common goals.
    • Develop trusting and “win-win” relationships with funders, partners and communities.
    • Engage and work well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

    • The administrative and financial assistant is based in a PU and works in a normal environment. He / she performs approximately 20 to 35% of movement in the field.

LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

    • Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

  • 3 years fixed term contract. The salary is based on grade

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • Application Letter
  • A Copy of diploma  or certificate
  • Curriculum vitae updated with 3 references of former employer (name, telephone number and email)  or job mates,

 

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

Office: Country Office

Location: Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Employment status: Full time

Contract status: Local

Deadline for submission:23/01/2021

 

Female applications are highly encouraged

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.

 

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.