Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Company: Plan International
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.
ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM
The consortium is a five-year (2021-2025) strategic partnership between Terre des Hommes, Plan International, Defence for Children/ECPAT, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The strategic objective of the programme is to increase the sustained influence of Girls and Young Women (GYW) on decision-making and the transformation of gender norms in formal and informal institutions. This will be achieved through the attainment of three main outcomes:
1. Enhanced collective action and activism by GYW in a gender-responsive civil society.
2. Increased acceptance of positive social gender norms.
3. Political institutions at all levels enable meaningful participation of GYW in decision-making.
The programme will be implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, as well as having Africa regional, Middle East regional and International programme components.
The Consortium Coordinator will be responsible of ensuring timely and quality coordination of the program Country/Regional Network and Steering Committee, and to serve as main liaison between the Country/Regional Network and the program Global Steering committee.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
The Consortium Coordinator represents all consortium organisations equally, and is hosted by the coordinating consortium organization. Will report functionally to the Country Steering Committee, and to the GBV SRHR Programme Manager and will work closely with the country/regional network and the program colleagues based in the region.
Coordination and Monitoring
• Coordinate the joint work of the Country/Regional Network and Country/Regional Steering Committee in accordance with the Program Guiding Principles
• Facilitate linking and learning between the different program components
• Responsible for facilitating and overseeing the joint planning and monitoring process of the Country/Regional Network and for compiling and submitting annual plans and reports
• Ensure timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the project
• Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports of joint activities according to Plan’s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approval
• Monitoring and safeguarding of the meaningful engagement of girls and young women
• Ensure that all Plan International and key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to
• Support consistency and links between the country, regional and international programmes.
• Ensure consistency of the project with the country programme and advise on potential areas of collaboration between the different partners.
• Support linkage of the programme with other relevant initiatives.
Success Metrics: No violations of the corporate standards and policies.
1. 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.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:
• The context in Lebanon, particularly on issues affecting the rights of girls and young women.
• Child Rights/Human Rights Issues and Gender-Equality in the country and/or region the network is situated in. Knowledge of these issues at the international level is a plus.
• Global minimum standards, including the IASC Guidelines on Gender, GBV, and MHPSS and Protection principles.
• Gender equality and gender transformative approaches.
• National, regional and international institutions that are concerned with Child Rights and Gender Equality.
• Adherence to Plan International’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct/Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (PSEA), and other relevant humanitarian standards and policies.
• Project management and coordination of NGOs/CSOs
Qualifications and Experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience working in a humanitarian context
• Minimum 2 years of experience working in programme coordination, consortium coordination, lobbying & advocacy, children’s rights, meaningful youth participation and/or similar areas, preferably with a civil society/non-governmental organization.
• Experience in networking with CSOs and relevant governmental institutions
• Experience in embedding a gender transformative approach and familiarity with youth participation approaches
• Bachelor degree (master’s degree is an asset) in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong commitment to safeguarding and gender policies both inside and outside the workplace.
• Ability to work independently and within a team
• Results and quality oriented.
• Strong character traits, including team work, striving for high performance, emotional stability, resilience, adaptability, and ability to handle stress, strong initiative and self-motivation, cultural and gender sensitivity.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountable
1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
1. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
2. We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
3. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN:
• In-country travel is estimated at 50%.
• Occasional international travel may be required.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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.
HOWN TO APPLY:
Closing Date: 8 February 2021
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Type of Role: Gender
Reports to: GBV & SRHR Programme Manager
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