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.

ROLE PROFILE  

Title

Project Manager

Project name

Building Generation of Gender Equality through Girls Empowerment and Engaging Boys and men to adopt positive masculinity or (CNO FAD)

Timeline for the Project Manger

One Year (Renewable)

Functional Area (job family/role type)

Technical Professional in Project Management

Discipline/field

Gender Equality and Inclusion -Girls and Youth Right and campaigning.

Specialism

Gender Equality and Inclusion, Girls Power, Voice and leadership campaign (GGE), boys and men Engagement-Youth Partnership/Engagement

Reports to:

Gender Advisor

Office location:

Kigali, Country Office

Frequent travel in country required:

Geographical scope of role

Country

Effective Date:

1 December 2022

Grade:

D1

 OUR PURPOSE, AMBITION AND OBJECTIVES

It’s tough for children to grow up safely. Across the world, poverty levels are rising, climate events and war continue to damage communities. Health is at risk from new treats and hunger. And an unequal access to information and education is holding back young people, especially girls. There can be no real change unless children are empowered to drive their own futures. When you join Plan International, you become an important part of achieving our purpose: We strive for a just world that advances Children’ rights and Equality for Girls. Our purpose guides and inspires everything we do.

Inspiration on its own cannot deliver the world we want to see. That’s why Plan International has a clear ambition for these coming years: We are working together to create a world where all girls know and exercise their rights to live a life they choose. With a supportive network, girls and young women can stand strong and shape their futures. Creating global change means a future in which girls no longer face the barriers and discrimination they face today, every minute of every day. This is our ambition: “All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change”.

Because we want to improve the lives of 200 million girls by 2027, we all need to work together with the same focus. Our three objectives give direction to our work. Supporting girls with powerful ways to take a stand against injustice. We will increase our impact to help girls living in fragile environments, and fight injustice. More girls will be educated safely, and learn vital life skills. We will also support girls to Lead in all aspects of their lives. We will enable them to Decide and take control of their lives and bodies. And will Thrive in a caring world, free from violence and fear. Our Global organisation has the privilege of power. We must use this correctly to empower our people working closely with the girls we support. Locally led work by colleagues and partners in communities will benefit from being globally connected. We will build long term partnerships, and design our programmes alongside young people and girls.

Plan International Rwanda and our Focus on Girls and Youth

Our global strategy “All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change” has 8 priorities among which focusing on girls’ rights in our priority number one and being youth cantered. In Plan International Rwanda we contribute to these global priorities, purpose and ambition through many projects including the Building Generation of Gender Equality through Girls Empowerment and Engaging Boys and men to adopt positive masculinity” or CNO FAD project.

The CNO Project Manager will be responsible for the overall implementation of the project and most importantly make sure our partners, girls and young people and Plan international Rwanda staff are engaged on our flagship campaign dubbed Girls Get Equal Campaign. The Girls Get Equal is a campaign for Girls Power, Voice and Leadership. The GGE campaign has three demands:

Girls Get Equal Power: Girls and Young women take part in all decision that affect their lives

Girls Get Equal Freedom: Girls and Young women are safe to live, move and speak up without fear of harassment and violence, whether that’s online or in public.

Girls Get Equal Representation: damaging gender stereotypes stop being promoted

For this financial year 23(04th October 2022 to September 2023) our focus is on the Girls Get Equal Power with a campaign called Equal Power Now demanding leaders, power holders at all level to prioritise meaningful participation of girls and young women in decision making spaces at all levels: homes, school, communities, corridors of powers…

She/he will lead all phases of the project management cycle; She/he will be responsible for ensuring that project activities and spending are on track and according to the work plan, that objectives are met and that all data are captured and analysed appropriately. S/he will be ensuring that all youth led organisations partners to the CNO project have clear roles and responsibilities and that they follow their schedule of activities, and advising and guiding them in emergency situations, in cooperation with other key staff members.

Close collaboration, follow up and monitoring of youth led organisations is essential and critical to ensure the success of the project. The post holder should therefore fully support this deliverable to the best of their capabilities.

management scope, reporting lines, key relationships

Report to: – The post holder will report to the Gender Advisor

Direct report:

  • Local Implementing partners (especially Youth led organisations and Girls Get Equal Network)

Key relationships

Internal

  • Head of Programmes
  • Program Unit Managers
  • Partnership and Grant Coordinator
  • Head of Operation
  • Communication and Advocacy Manager
  • Regional hub youth focal point

External

  • Project partners.
  • National and Local authorities

Level of contact with children

High contact: Regular interaction with children

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Typical Office environment with % travel in PIR’s programming areas.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Project implementation (%)

  • Ensure project implementation is in conformity with Plan International’s standards and policies.
  • Through project implementation, ensure the project adheres to the four essential principals of child rights (Best interest of the child, Participation, Non- Discrimination and Survival and development of the child).
  • Ensure that the project implementation is highly aligned with the GGE and the Gender transformative approach with a focus on the key six elements (Challenging gender Norms; Building Girls Agency; Working and support boys and men to embrace gender equality and inclusion; Improving daily conditions and Value, position of girls; Considering diversity; Enabling Environment).
  • Manage the implementation of activities to ensure there is adequate sharing of information between different actors and the project stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with his/her supervisor, ensure the project contributes to the overall country’s strategy.
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with implementing partners (youth led organisations), Girls Get Equal network including girls’ ambassadors on GGE and our allies’ young people, youth led organisations, local government as well targeted Program Units to promote the efficiency in project implementation.
  • Facilitate the capacity building of partners especially girls and youth led organisations to increase best practices on the Girls Get Equal campaign, Girls Takeover and gender transformative approach.
  • Compile information and relevant data to share them within and outside the country as required in our reporting template (quarterly report and global report during key events like international day of the Girl, MERL and Documentation.
  • Work closely with partners to collect evidence and stories to make the project visible.
  • Monitor all activities in line with the Girls Get Equal campaign, Girls Takeover, gender transformative approach done by the implementing partners youth led organisations on this project;
  • Provide regular reports on implementation, spending and updates to the Gender advisor and other actors for decision making and provision of support.
  • Assist the Gender Advisor to follow up on quarterly /annual Donor requirements that contribute to the 1 year or budget secured
  • Ensure that project administrative processes are carried out in conformity with the Plan International standards and policies;
  • Be part of project monitoring through dedicated time to field visits, in collaboration with partners in our areas of interventions.
  • Promote and abide by the organisation’s policies, especially the Gender Equality and Inclusion Policy, Gender transformative approach, Safeguarding children and young people policy. branding manual.
  • Ensure safeguarding children and young people principles (Do no harm, Duty of Care, Prompt Action) are emended in all project’s activities including partners interventions.

MERL

  • Coordinate the realisation of “Building Generation of Gender of Gender Equality through Girls Empowerment and Engaging Boys and men to adopt positive masculinity” project monitoring and evaluation deliverables.
  • Contribute to the development of a digitalised system or use a social media platform for capturing all the results and easy monitoring of implementing partners and the GGE network.
  • In liaison with M&E, establish proper data management systems in accordance with the donor reporting requirement, gender transformative approach and internal documentation.
  • Monitor the progress of project implementation and undertake corrective actions.
  • Promote evidence-based programming and advocacy.
  • Develop quality and timely reports in accordance with donor guidelines and procedures and Plan International reporting timeline.
  • With support of M&E, enhance learning and knowledge management through documentation and profiling of Plan’s work.

Partnership and Resource Mobilisation (15%)

  • Provide support on the coordination of implementing partners, youth, girls led organisations and GGE network under this project.
  • Provide guidance and spaces for partners learning and sharing on Plan International policies, procedures, strategies, values and behaviours and reporting templates and partners own technical expertise.
  • Participate in external meetings with partners and other stakeholders on project’s deliverables.
  • Engage and influence key duty bearers towards realisation of key project advocacy-influencing whether through media (TV, radio, new papers…), social media engagement, dialogue and international events on girls and youth rights, gender equality.
  • Promote meaningful participation of girls, young women, young men and youth led organisations in the whole cycle of the project (idea, design, planning, implementation and result).
  • Contribute to resources mobilisation through evidence-based advocacy of the project and gender transformative content and marketing for project change realised on the lives of girls, boys and young women and young men.

Reporting (%)

  • Ensure the quarterly, annual project reports on outcomes and trends to the supervisor, program leadership team and donor.
  • Review relevant monitoring reports from the implementing partners and make sure it aligned with internal reporting including data disaggregated by sex, age, diversity before submission to PLT, donor.
  • Support the reporting of key success stories on girls and young people rights internally and externally such as through social media for influencing
  • Provide support on Plan International Rwanda quality and timely Girls Get Equal reports to National Offices and the Global/Regional Hub.

Financial Management (%)

  • Develop and regularly update annual and quarterly project implementation plans and budgets.
  • Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget. Promote compliance with relevant donor policies, contracts, and agreements.
  • Preparation and submission of accurate and timely monthly financial reports to the program implementation review committee and semi-annual according to donor regulations

Risk Management (%)

  • Collaborate with and provide advice to key teams and/or departments within the offices to ensure that risk identification and management strategies of the country’s processes, procedures and activities include assessment of project’s risks and appropriate mitigating actions are developed.
  • Provide support and guidance to project implementing partners on girls’ rights, young people engagement and safeguarding risk management processes.

 Capacity building and People Management (%)

  • In collaboration with the gender advisor, carry out capacity gap mapping and analysis with Plan and partner staff, design and carry out tailored Gender Equality and Inclusion policy induction, Girls Get Equal, Gender transformative capacity for strengthening activities as well as already existing training from the Planting Equality 2.0 for the better the project implementation.
  • Organises regular meetings within her/his team to ensure an optimal coordination of the work and proper flow of information;

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all project partners are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensures that Plan Rwanda contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.
  • Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Qualifications/ experience essential:

Knowledge

  • University degree or equivalent in Gender study, Law, Human Rights Law, Project management, International Relations, Sociology, social work …related fields
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant working experience in Gender Equality and inclusion, Youth engagement or partnering with youth and girls and young women rights -preferred.
  • Experience working with gender and social norms change, campaigning and programs addressing the root causes leading to gender inequalities, power imbalance between girls and boys, young women and young men.
  • Being passionate for gender equality rights, human rights and believing in the power of every girl, young people, being inclusive to all.
  • Person convicted and believing in Gender Equality and Inclusion as a fundamental enabler for sustainable realisation of girls and young people rights-especially on Girl’s power, voice and leadership.
  • Aware of key root causes to young people, Girl’s inequalities around Power, Voice and Leadership in Rwanda particularly Plan International PUs (Gatsibo, Bugesera and Nyaruguru) and bring key innovative ways for challenging and responding to them.
  • Being very familiar with Plan International GEI framework like the Girls Get Equal campaign, Girls Takeovers, Gender transformative approach, champion of Change.
  • Ability to interlink crises like Covid19, climate change, Ukraine crisis with Girls Right, impact on GEI and bring on table new way of working, prioritisation on Girls Right in the project considering those crises.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.
  • Good budgetary and financial planning/management skills.
  • Experience working directly with young people especially girls with multiples vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrate good team work skills especially coordination of diverse groups of youth, women led organisation and others departments (operation).
  • Demonstrate high critical analysis and management skills for resolving issue resolving from diverse group of partners
  • Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan International Rwanda. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English, and Kinyarwanda
  • Strong leadership competency and management/supervisory skills; ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Adequate skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
  • Computer Literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Excellent community mobilisation skills and abilities.

Specific skills of this position:

  • Value for integrity, inclusion, empowering and flexibility.
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Setting high standards for self and others’ behaviour, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our partners (in this project), including their safety to speak out.
  • Holding self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Creating a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborating with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Motivating and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.
  • Positive about change and supporting others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

  • Understands relevant sectoral context including how the project operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan’s purpose, values, and global strategy.
  • Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
  • Managing activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management
  • Managing people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

technical competencies

  • Understanding issues: Social and gender norms and specific issues facing girls and women throughout the life cycle, including sexuality and SRHR, SGBV, child, early and forced marriage, and early pregnancy. Feminist ideology, leadership and movements. Gender socialisation. patriarchy, privilege, power relations and the plurality of masculinities across developmental stages and their impact on boys, girls and any young people who transgress traditional ‘binaries’.
  • Understanding Strategies to: challenge discrimination, violence and human rights violations based on gender and other forms of exclusion; to addresses their root causes, mitigates their risks. Ensuring participation and support activism and campaigning with different groups and in different contexts. Influence relevant policy making processes, influencers, and institutions. Analysing policies and institutional politics around gender equality and inclusion.
  • Driving Quality: Mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in policies, strategies, programmes and projects. Applying behavioural and social norms change approaches and tools. Using effective approaches and methodologies to engage men and boys in development programmes to prevent gender-based violence; to promote gender equality and girls’ rights; to embrace and exercise positive masculinities alongside and in interaction with girls’ and women. Promoting reflection concerning one’s own values, biases and norms in relation to gender and inclusion at organisational level as much as in programmes and projects. Mapping and analysing power and exclusion on the basis of gender, age and other social factors to inform policy and practice. Connecting with and influencing national/ and or global discussions on gender equality and inclusion and building effective networks, alliances and partnerships with women’s movements, indigenous’ movements and LGBTIQ networks.
  • Adapting to Context: Socio-economic and political conditions, hazards, climate crisis and conflict and how they affect gender dynamics and exclusion. Government, international cooperation, non-governmental organisations, media and private sector and how they uphold gender inequality and exclusion in different contexts.

Behaviours:

  •  Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially young people, girls and young women without discrimination
  • Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
  • Promotes high quality young people and girls’ rights and GEI programs
  • Having initiative and able to work independently
  • Promotes innovation and learning within the GEI and Young people, girls and young women as drivers of change
  • Communicates clearly and effectively on young people, girls and young women gender inequalities.
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness

PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve a significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Location: Project Manager-CNO

Type of Role: Project  Management

Reports to: Gender Advisor

Grade: D2

Closing Date: 21-11-2022

Interested candidates should apply using the “Apply” button below not later than 21st November 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. 

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