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Location: Kibondo Tanzania, Tanzania
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan has over 80 years’ experience and works in more than 75 countries across the world. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.
Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991. Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to grow up physically and mentally healthy and ready to shape their future. We create an enabling environment and empower girls to be active drivers of change in realising their rights. We prioritise working with partners, and ensuring all of our work is evidence based.
Plan International Tanzania is looking for a Project Coordinator to support with the management, coordination and execution of the PlayMatters project, ensuring the project achieves the expected results in Tanzania and is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards.
The Project Coordinator will be fully responsible for timely, efficient, and gender-responsive implementation of all project interventions in a bid to achieve the project outcomes aimed at ensuring that:
1) Principal caregivers and community play leaders apply Learning Through Play at home and in the community 2) Educators integrate high-quality, Learning Through Play in their classroom;
3) System Influencers, Humanitarian Actors & Policy Makers integrate Learning Through Play into their services and policies.
Dimensions of the Role
The Project Coordinator will be responsible to assist with overall project coordination in country, ensuring the project achieves the expected results in Tanzania and is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. S/he will assist in ensuring effective design and implementation of technical and operational project activities throughout all stages of the project. S/he will provide oversight support to project implementing staff to ensure that delivery is to the desired standards, on time and compliant to donor and in-country guidelines. S/he will also support engagements with other key stakeholders required to achieve results including the government the UN and other humanitarian coordination actors, the PlayMatters Consortium and other implementing agencies outside of the consortium. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with Plan International’s Sector technical leads, operations team, and the finance team to support coordination, integration, and coherence of the project with other sectors within the organization.
S/he will demonstrate excellent project management and problem-solving skills, a very high degree of maturity, flexibility, organization and communication skills, and strategic thinking to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment while ensuring Plan International’s systems and policies and donor requirements are adhered to, especially gender transformative programming and child and youth safeguarding
Communication and Working Relationships
Advocacy, Influencing, and Visibility
Assist to Lead project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.
External – Close collaboration and strong working relationship with project consortium partners (War Child, International Rescue Committee, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.). The Programme Manager will also maintain a relationship with local authorities, relevant Government institutions, and UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.
Internally– The Project Coordinator will report to the EiE Programme Manager who will be playing an advisory role for the project, EiE MEAL Coordinator as well as the EiE officers who will be supporting implementation at camp level. S/he will also work closely with finance officer, Procurement team, Communications and advocacy team and Human resources team. S/He will also work closely with the Child Protection team and ensure that protection is integrated in all Education activities.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
We are open and accountable
We strive for lasting impact
We work well together
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.
The job holder requires 40 % field work in 3 camps and 60 % office-based environments.
Level of contact with children
High interaction with children