The project manager will be responsible for the implementation of the 18+ project in Inhambane Program Area, which is expected to start in October 2018 for a period of three years.
18+ in Mozambique is part of a larger sub-regional program that aims to “Strengthening civil society to end child marriage in eastern and southern Africa”, also implemented in Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Zambia and is implemented by Plan International Mozambique and two non-profit, independent, local civil society partner organisations: Parlamento Juvenil (Youth Parliament) and HOPEM. Together, they will ensure fruitful knowledge transfer, and make a joint contribution to achieve the project aims of ending child marriage and preventing early pregnancies in Mozambique and eastern and southern Africa. The project aims at establishing a connection between the micro and macro levels, and at creating structures at every level to intensify knowledge exchange and political influence.
The 18+ Mozambique project will be implemented in Inhambane Province. It aims to change norms and values in Mozambican society that justify EM and EP by working directly together with community leadership and youth, particularly adolescent girls.
The Project Manager will need to ensure a high level of interactions between Plan, partners, communities and other stakeholders, both in Mozambique as well as in the sub-region. The PM will lead and provide technical expertise in planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the job holder is responsible for ensuring timely quality reporting to stakeholders including highly demanding back donors.
The post holder will be posted in Inhambane. He/she will report to the Plan Program Area Manager. The project manager will be responsible and accountable for the management and coordination of the project’s budget (EUR 500.000), its activities and the achievement of results.
The Project Manager is also responsible for partnership management in line with Plan International’s approach “Building Better Partnership”, to advance Children’s’ Rights and Equality for Girls.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) is 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.
Note that this position is subject to project approval by the donor.
Annual remuneration – 2,520,000.00MT plus benefits
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.
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