Project Officer – Sponsorship (02)


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Date : 03-Sep-2021

Location : Kabwe and Chipata, Zambia

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.

Position Description:

The Position Reports to the Program Area Manager and exists to improve the lives of Sponsored children and their families by creating a link between Plan International Zambia (PIZ) and the community. To achieve this, the incumbent is required to be part of the Program Area Management Team, Interface with the Program Area Manager, the Sponsorship Communications Coordinator and Community Development Facilitators (CDFs) constantly to share and review Detailed Implementation Plans, and stressing on accountability issues. At community Level, Sponsorship Approved Document (SPAD) Project Officer will work with all stakeholders, especially children, women, and community leaders whilst providing direct support to community Development Facilitators in the Sponsored communities.


Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the integration of Program and Sponsorship Communications field activities in the Program Area.
  • Coordinate the Implementation of the SPAD Project in sponsored communities.
  • Build capacity of Community based Organisations (CBOs), Volunteers and other stakeholders to ensure effective participation of Sponsored children, their families, communities, and stakeholders in program activities and management of their development Plans.
  • Participate in planning, coordinate implementations, monitoring, reviewing, evaluation of programs and projects in Sponsored Communities.
  • Documentation, reporting, and sharing of project outcomes and impacts.
  • Effective and efficient management of SPAD project resources.
  • Contribute to strategic leadership of the Program Area.
  • Ensure project design, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of projects are in line with PIZ Strategy and Gender Transformative Approaches.
  • Prepares regular reports to assist the Program Area Manager to track the progress of project components to ensure schedules and deadlines are being met.
  • Writing of project narrative reports, case stories, capturing project photos and review of financial reports.
  • Maintain current data/information of the Project.
  • Integrate in all planning, mainstreaming of gender issues in project/proposal designs.
  • Identify the development needs of Community Development Facilitator’s (CDFs), recommend development Plans and opportunities that result in professional growth.
  • Ensure that Sponsorship CDFs fully understand and comply with internal operating policies, procedures and that they possess the required skills to perform all assigned job responsibilities.
  • Ensure that Sponsorship Development Facilitators actively participate in the annual performance management process including planning, coaching and monitoring and assessing.
  • Demonstrate effective staff management that promotes organizational values such as teamwork, transparent, trust, accountability and empowering.

Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • At least 4 years practical work experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in Community Participatory methodologies.
  • Proven understanding of Sponsorship and developmental works.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Gender Transformative programming.

Competencies:

  • Supportive, versatile and decisive.
  • Able to prioritise work effectively.
  • Promotes innovation and learning.
  • Results oriented and works independently.
  • Commitment to excellence.

Location: Central Program Area – Kabwe (x1), Eastern Program Area- Chipata (x1)
Type of Role: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Program Area Manager
Grade: C2
Closing Date: 12th September 2021

To apply for this job please visit jobs.plan-international.org .

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