Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
In Mozambique, we are working to eradicate early marriage and early pregnancy through projects that focus on adolescent girls in Inhambane and Nampula. These projects are programmed along our three strategic pillars: Girl Education, SRHR, and YEE. Our work is gender transformative and includes influencing work at national and sub-regional level.
The purpose of the role is to spearhead Business development and ensure funds are raised to support the achievement of country targets regarding the funding portfolio, while assisting Plan Mozambique to develop a strong professional image among Plan donors so that additional grant funding is acquired to grow and support Plan’s programs in Mozambique.
Plan Mozambique has a portfolio of suitable, medium and large grants and pipeline of future funding opportunities to maintain agreed future grant expenditure targets.
Plan Mozambique has expanded its capacity so that it is able to further develop strategy and pursue funding opportunities successfully.
Use the SWOT analysis, develop and run systems in-house for the process of exploring, analysing and accessing funding opportunities. This might include:
Ensure alignment of CO systems and processes with the Regional Resource Mobilization strategy and global reporting systems, including ensuring timely end of quarter reporting of all new grants signed and current pipeline.
Ensuring there is regular and effective liaison with all key internal stakeholders (e.g. Program Quality, Finance, Human Resource and operations) to ensure there is a joined-up approach to the acquisition of grants.
Ensure grant submission achieves 100% of applicable full cost recovery-following the cost recovery policy.
Identify the systemic and structural issues that may impede grants growth in Mozambique and identifying and implementing mechanisms to overcome them.
Establish and track indicators for improved accountability for grants growth.
A comprehensive tracking, evaluation, monitoring and reporting framework for external grants is developed in coordination with the MEAL team and the program team.
Perform any other duties within the scope of this position as assigned by the supervisor
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.
Current large donors through national offices of NLNO, FLNO,KNO,JNO, GNO amongst others. Mozambique intends to maintain grant funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, including EU. The CO also plans to diversify its funding base to include corporate and foundations.
Office based positions with some frequent travels to the Program Areas, and outside Mozambique whenever necessary. 30% travel.
Level of contact with children
Annual remuneration – USD54,000.00
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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 organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation 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 organisation, 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.