Economic Strengthening Specialist

Application deadline in 5 hours: Sunday 14 Apr 2024 at 21:00 UTC

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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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

The position exists to design and coordinate pilot intervention on economic strengthening, VSLA, livelihoods and microfinance activities to serve the populations surrounding the WWA intervention Industrial Parks viz., Adama, Bahirdar, Hawassa, and Kombolcha. The incumbent provides technical support to all stakeholders, specially surrounding communities and newly arrived workers to the Industrial Park. to ensure the implementation of the USAID WWA economic strengthening activities. She/he will also work very closely with the CoP, the Technical coordinators in each Operational Areas and local WWA technical staff and will function as an integral part of the team managing economic strengthening activities. The incumbent will actively participate in program planning, implementation support and follow up of the progress of economic strengthening activities under the project.

The Individual

  • Education: - Bachelor’s Degree or higher in international development or a related field preferred;
  • Experiance: - At minimum of 5 years of work experience in economic strengthening/empowerment programming;
  • Expertise in and sensitivity to the socio-cultural barriers facing intended beneficiaries for this program.
  • Previous experience working on economic strengthening activities.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Location: Addis Ababa, Country Office

Type of Role: WWA Project

Reports to: Project Director

Grade: D1

Closing Date: April 14, 2024

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.

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