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Pioneers Assistant

Date: 13-Oct-2021

Location: Qena, Egypt

Company: Plan International

The Organization

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.

Please see https://plan-international.org/organisation/strategy for Plan international strategy

Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country is divided: two urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and five rural (Giza, Cairo, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit and Sohag). Plan Egypt’s work focuses on child rights, implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives listed below: 

  1. Improve the quality of early childhood care & education;
  2. Promote economic empowerment of vulnerable young men & women;
  3. Facilitate girls in realising their full potential in an enabling and gender responsive environment that protects them from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence;
  4. Support adolescents and young people, particularly girls to become active drivers of change and lead the way towards more equitable and inclusive societies;
  5. Promote adolescents and young people, particularly girls to be empowered to take informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and live free from gender-based violence 

 

 

Summary of the Project:

The project constitutes a unique process of development based on a holistic and systemic approach, in compliance with the SDG’s roadmap and UN recommendations on the empowerment of women. Women’s access to the labor market requires the commitment of the private sector through relevant policies and practices to achieve gender equality. Through a mainstreaming and transformative approach, gender equality at work can be a key contribution to the full enjoyment of fundamental women’s rights. Under the auspices of the National Council for Women – Dr. Maya Morsi, President of the National Council for Women, and Under the impulsion of Dr. Nicole Ameline, former French Minister for Gender Issues and Professional Equality; and current member of the CEDAW Committee; Plan International is managing and implementing the ' Women Pioneers Phase II ' project financed by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and the Agence Française de Développement, and in partnership with the French Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt, the Arborus Fund and the Private Sector; intends to develop a model project for the region.

The project will built on the successes and lessons learned from the pilot phase. The project aim to contribute to fostering a more inclusive and empowering economic environment in Egypt through active promotion of professional equality in accessing employment and at work between women and men.

General objective:

To contribute to fostering a more inclusive and empowering economic environment in Egypt through active promotion of professional equality in accessing employment and at work between women and men

Specific Objective 1: Socio-Economic empowerment of young women is enhanced through capacity building and greater access to decent work (wage employment and entrepreneurship) in Greater Cairo, Port Said and Luxor

Outcome 1: 1,100 young women in Greater Cairo and Port Said gain access to employment opportunities, including innovative promising jobs, through gender sensitive technical and life skills training and demand driven job placement

Outcome 2: 400 young women in Luxor have access to sustainable self-employment opportunities through gender sensitive and demand driven life and entrepreneurial skills training, as well as access to financial support

Specific Objective 2: Working environment for young women in Egypt is improved by strengthening gender-supportive policies and practices amongst the private sector.

Outcome 3: Private companies have greater capacity to contribute to a gender-supportive work environment through capacity building and adoption of gender-sensitive practices

Target Group(s):

Direct beneficiaries: 1500 young women (aged 18 - 35), (700 in Cairo, 400 in Alexandria and 400 in Luxor).

Indirect beneficiaries: 7500 families of the 1500 beneficiaries ((i.e. around 7,500 people) Inhabitants of vulnerable areas of Cairo, Port Said and Luxor targeted by the project.

Community members: 5000 in Cairo, 2000 in Port Said and 2000 in Luxor) and Company employers benefiting from awareness raising.

Geographical Scope of the project:

Areas of intervention: Cairo (El Marg district), Port Said (All districts) and Luxor (Luxor district and Armant).

 

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

  • Direct field implementation for project activities inside targeted communities.
  • Support in handling logistics for trainings and other activities.
  • Work together with the project team in developing and filling into the project monitoring tools.
  • Facilitate project training for targeted beneficiaries.
  • Entering project data in the relevant tools.
  • Responsible for presenting needed report based on the project reporting timeline
  • Supports the documentation of the outcomes of trainings, workshops, meetings and events.

 

Knowledge and experiences:

  • University degree in related field §
  • 1-3 years of experience in fields related to training, facilitation, outreach and leadership
  • Familiarity with field work, facilitation and administrative duties
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Completion of a recognized Facilitators and/or T.o.T program.
  • Demonstrable and relevant facilitation experience.
  • Capacity to formulate relevant curriculums.
  • Knowledgeable routine assessment and moderation operations.
  • Ability to drive critical, beneficiary-led dialogs about learning material.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Skills:

  • Good communication, presentation and problem-solving skills §
  • Good level of English language
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks and deadlines §
  • Ability to write reports

 

Behaviors (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 organization 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 maximize 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

  • 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

 

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Typical office environment but with at least 60% time in the field including community visits.

 

Level of Contact with Children:

Mid Contact – Occasional Contact with children.

 

 

 

Type of Role: The contract ends at the 30th of June 2022

Location: Qena Office

Reports to: Pioneers Project Coordinator

Closing Date: 27th of Oct. 2021

 

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

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

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 organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 organization, 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.

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 organizational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.