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Advocacy Project Coordinator

Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Nampula, Mozambique

Company: Plan International

The Organization

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. 
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. 
In Mozambique, we are working to eradicate early marriage and early pregnancy through projects that focus on adolescent girls in Inhambane, Sofala, Nampula and Cabo Delgado. These projects are programmed along our three strategic pillars: Girl Education, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Youth Economic Empowerment.

Our work is gender transformative and includes influencing work at national and sub-regional level.
 

ROLE PURPOSE
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the BREAK FREE Project, in Nampula Program Area, implemented in 21 communities from Mogovolas district.


DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
The Project Coordinator will need to ensure a high level of interactions between Plan, partners, communities and other stakeholders in Mogovolas District. The Project Coordinator will lead and provide technical expertise in planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the job holder is responsible for ensuring timely quality reporting to stakeholders including highly demanding back donors.
The post holder will be based in Mogovolas District, Nampula Province. He/she will report to the Plan Program Area Manager.  The Project Coordinator will be responsible and accountable for the management and coordination of the project’s budget, its activities and the achievement of results. 
The Project Coordinator is also responsible for partnership management in line with Plan International’s approach “Building Better Partnership”, to advance Children’s’ Rights and Equality for Girls. 

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES 
•    Lead the implementation and coordination of the Break Free Project, based in Mogovolas, Nampula;
•    Lead the implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the annual work plan and budget, towards achieving the project outcomes and outputs;
•    Ensure timely and efficient implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the work plan to ensure that the project outcomes and outputs are aligned with Project document;
•    Support project related events, including trainings organized by project partners and support as required to deliver project activities;
•    Monitor project performance and track progress to assess impact and compliance with Plan International’s goals and results-based performance indicators;
•    Closely monitor the delivery status and prepare periodic written progress updates, both narrative and financial in relation to the agreed work plan and implementation strategy;
•    Formulation and implementation of the Break Free Project communications and advocacy strategies;
•    Prepare and conduct advocacy and communication needs assessments for the Project on all outputs, initiatives and activities;
•    Develop communication materials for advocacy and outreach and community awareness initiatives, marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the Project Manager and team;
•    Provide trainings and briefings on Project advocacy, communications and community awareness requirements as required;
•    Research, advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication;
•    Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
•    Provide timely and quality financial and narrative reports to the line manager and donor;
•    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.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
[This section refers to people inside and/or outside the organisation that the post-holder needs to have contact with, and why. This should include virtual presence.]
To maximize overall project impact and optimize contribution of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships externally with government counterparts, local relevant clusters, implementing partners and other development organizations and internally with Program Area Manager, PA Accountant, Country Finance Manager, Gender and Influencing Specialist and MEAL Specialist.

 

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
University degree in law, mass communication, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas is required. 
•    At least a minimum of five (5) years of experience managing complex and multi-component programme interventions, preferably related to advocacy and/or communication thematic areas;
•    Proven experience in project and budget management, including management of project human resources
•    Demonstrated working experiences in providing communications functions preferably for project-based work;
•    Excellent knowledge of accounting systems, information management and recording keeping;
•    Excellent leadership, networking, stakeholder management and problem-solving skills;
•    Excellent report writing and advanced knowledge of computer office software packages;
•    Experience in the usage of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages. 
•    Experience in web-based management systems and financial systems such as SAP is an added advantage.
Language:
•    Fluency in English is required;
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills (English);
•    Knowledge of the local language (Emakwa) is also an asset.
 

WOMEN HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. 

As an international child-centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.