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The Organization

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.

Please see https://plan-international.org/organisation/strategy for Plan international strategy

Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country is divided: two urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and eight rural (Giza, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit, Sohag and Aswan). Plan Egypt’s work focuses on child rights, implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy will commence in July 2022 and till end of June 2027. Through this five-year strategy, Plan International Egypt will aim to achieve the followings:

  • Promoting sexual reproductive health rights, services and facilities so that girls and women can realize their rights and grow up capable of making informed decisions and choices.

  • Creating economic empowerment opportunities and spaces so that girls, children and young people can overcome barriers that hinder their own development and continue growing up as empowered citizens capable of leading their own development.

  • Combating Violence against children, girls and women so that they can grow up in safe environments and actively participate in making positive and lasting changes in their lives and communities at large.

  • Strengthening the resilience, enhancing the preparedness and improving the response of the marginalized communities including refugees and migrants to climate change, crises and natural disasters. This will also include tackling the root causes of irregular migration.

  • Promoting the active engagement and leadership of young people including girls in decision making and inclusive spaces to foster sustainable changes in their lives as equal and empowered citizens.

 Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to support coordinating timely and quality Sponsorship processes, activities and communications in Plan Egypt. The post holder will also support initiatives to ensure sponsorship and program alignment to ensure building a satisfactory relationship amongst the sponsored children and sponsors, leading to increased sponsorship funds utilized to bring about positive changes in the lives of the most marginalized children and families through sustainable and community led development interventions. The post holder ensures that Sponsorship global, regional and country guidelines and polices are adhered to throughout all sponsorship work taking place in Plan Egypt.

Typical Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure that phase in & out plan action plan implementation is conducted according to the CSP and in align with the global strategy
  • Support capacity building on sponsorship for Plan staff and sponsorship promoters to facilitate improvements in line with country plans.
  • Support sponsorship Manager in following up with the program units on the implementation and monitoring of the developed country mechanisms and strategies to leverage the quality of the produced sponsorship communications at the country level including the genuine participation of children and youth groups in all phases of the process.
  • Support preparation of Sponsorship monthly and quarterly reports in line with Plan guidelines.
  • Improve the performance at the PU level for the achievement of commitments to sponsors by producing 100% of sponsorship items within the required deadlines at the PU level
  • Coordinate with the program team with the deliverables related to the development process of Program Area Updates and Program Area Overviews, (SPAR) as per global guidelines.
  • Develop monitoring and reporting on progress against set PUs’ home visits plans in close coordination with the PUM & Sponsorship Manager.
  • Conduct follow up home visits to sponsored children/families in line with country sponsored children home visits policy.
  • Creating Sponsorship PO on SAP
  • Ensure that at least 65 % of communications are written by children children/ parents/ guardians
  • Make sure to download all digital communications from Child data on a weekly basis at most
  • Support capacity building on sponsorship for Plan staff and sponsorship promoters to facilitate improvements in line with country plans.
  • Support sponsorship Manager in following up with the program units on the implementation and monitoring of the developed country mechanisms and strategies to leverage the quality of the produced sponsorship communications at the country level including the genuine participation of children and youth groups in all phases of the process.
  • Support preparation of Sponsorship monthly and quarterly reports in line with Plan guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the program team with the deliverables related to the development process of Program Area Updates and Program Area Overviews, (SPAR) as per global guidelines.
  • Follow up home visits to sponsored children/families in line with country sponsored children home visits policy.
  • Support the translation of OCC , WGC , SPC ….etc .
  • Gives technical support to the partners and sponsorship promoters during implementation and through quarterly meetings
  • Supervises the sponsorship assistants through creating a good work environment
  • Issues partner advances and settlements with close follow-up on expenditure.
  •  Ensures quality and timely implementation of the agreed activities with the relevant stakeholders.

Capability building and People Management

  • Identification, engagement and capacity development of partners to support project implementation.
  • Promote good team working environment in accordance to Plan’s purpose and values.
  • Support performance management of the partner staff and create an environment for personal development.
  • Support project team including partners at both institutional and Community level and continuously identify opportunities for learning and change.

Risk Management  

  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Promote compliance with Plan Egypt and donor requirements and regulations in project implementation
  • Report possible project risks to Plan International Egypt colleagues in a timely and transparent manner.

Other duties

  • As assigned by the Line Manager

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 all staff in the unit/function/department 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

Leadership and Business Management Competencies

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

  • Set and communicate ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International’s purpose.
  • Set high standards for self and others’ behavior, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
  • Hold self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Motivate and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.
  • Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Business Management Competencies

  • Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan’s purpose, values, and global strategy
  • Manage legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
  • Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management
  • Manage people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline,
  • Minimum 3 years of sponsorship experience with local partners at a similar level in an NGO environment is desirable.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, work plans development, projects implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training/workshops.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic language skills required.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Experience in working with children and understanding their special needs.
  • Proven analytical skills in result-oriented task prioritization and problem solving.
  • Capacity to take initiatives and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and team work abilities.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the promotion of gender equality, child and youth safeguarding and inclusion of the most vulnerable.
  • Involves others in setting and achieving goals
  • Creates strong sense of ownership within one part of the business to different stakeholders.
  • An open communicator and team player.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local context and of interaction with local development actors and communities.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

  1. We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.
  1. We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
  1. We work well together
  • 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.
  1. 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.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Typical office environment with frequent field visits in the Sponsorship locations in Bahira governorate.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High level: Heavy Contact with children.

Location: Behira Program Unit.

Type of Role: One-year fixed term contract.

Reports to: Delta Program Unit Manager

Closing Date: 28th of Sep. 2022

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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Plan International is an international organisation or development which works in 51 countries across Africa, the Americas, and Asia to promote the safeguarding of children.It is a nonprofit organisation and is one of the world's largest organisations based on children, it works in 58,000 communities with the help of volunteers to improve how 56 million children live. The charity also has 21 national organisations who have been given the responsibility to oversee the raising of funds and awareness in their individual countries.

The organisation puts an emphasis on communities working together in order to address the needs of children around the world. The NGO focuses on child participation, education, economic security, emergencies, health, protection, sexual health (including HIV), and water and sanitation. It provides training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked on relief efforts in countries including Haiti, Colombia and Japan.

Plan International also sponsors the Because I Am a Girl campaign, which has published many stories focusing on the struggle of young women in the developing world.

Plan International was founded during the Spanish Civil War by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and aid worker Eric Muggeridge. When they witnessed the conflict change the lives of children, they founded ‘Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain’, which would later change its name to Plan International. Set up in 1937, the organisation provided food, shelter and clothing to children whose lives had been destroyed by the war.

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The Organization

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.

Please see https://plan-international.org/organisation/strategy for Plan international strategy

Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country is divided: two urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and eight rural (Giza, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit, Sohag and Aswan). Plan Egypt’s work focuses on child rights, implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy will commence in July 2022 and till end of June 2027. Through this five-year strategy, Plan International Egypt will aim to achieve the followings:

  • Promoting sexual reproductive health rights, services and facilities so that girls and women can realize their rights and grow up capable of making informed decisions and choices.

  • Creating economic empowerment opportunities and spaces so that girls, children and young people can overcome barriers that hinder their own development and continue growing up as empowered citizens capable of leading their own development.

  • Combating Violence against children, girls and women so that they can grow up in safe environments and actively participate in making positive and lasting changes in their lives and communities at large.

  • Strengthening the resilience, enhancing the preparedness and improving the response of the marginalized communities including refugees and migrants to climate change, crises and natural disasters. This will also include tackling the root causes of irregular migration.

  • Promoting the active engagement and leadership of young people including girls in decision making and inclusive spaces to foster sustainable changes in their lives as equal and empowered citizens.

 Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to support coordinating timely and quality Sponsorship processes, activities and communications in Plan Egypt. The post holder will also support initiatives to ensure sponsorship and program alignment to ensure building a satisfactory relationship amongst the sponsored children and sponsors, leading to increased sponsorship funds utilized to bring about positive changes in the lives of the most marginalized children and families through sustainable and community led development interventions. The post holder ensures that Sponsorship global, regional and country guidelines and polices are adhered to throughout all sponsorship work taking place in Plan Egypt.

Typical Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure that phase in & out plan action plan implementation is conducted according to the CSP and in align with the global strategy
  • Support capacity building on sponsorship for Plan staff and sponsorship promoters to facilitate improvements in line with country plans.
  • Support sponsorship Manager in following up with the program units on the implementation and monitoring of the developed country mechanisms and strategies to leverage the quality of the produced sponsorship communications at the country level including the genuine participation of children and youth groups in all phases of the process.
  • Support preparation of Sponsorship monthly and quarterly reports in line with Plan guidelines.
  • Improve the performance at the PU level for the achievement of commitments to sponsors by producing 100% of sponsorship items within the required deadlines at the PU level
  • Coordinate with the program team with the deliverables related to the development process of Program Area Updates and Program Area Overviews, (SPAR) as per global guidelines.
  • Develop monitoring and reporting on progress against set PUs’ home visits plans in close coordination with the PUM & Sponsorship Manager.
  • Conduct follow up home visits to sponsored children/families in line with country sponsored children home visits policy.
  • Creating Sponsorship PO on SAP
  • Ensure that at least 65 % of communications are written by children children/ parents/ guardians
  • Make sure to download all digital communications from Child data on a weekly basis at most
  • Support capacity building on sponsorship for Plan staff and sponsorship promoters to facilitate improvements in line with country plans.
  • Support sponsorship Manager in following up with the program units on the implementation and monitoring of the developed country mechanisms and strategies to leverage the quality of the produced sponsorship communications at the country level including the genuine participation of children and youth groups in all phases of the process.
  • Support preparation of Sponsorship monthly and quarterly reports in line with Plan guidelines.
  • Coordinate with the program team with the deliverables related to the development process of Program Area Updates and Program Area Overviews, (SPAR) as per global guidelines.
  • Follow up home visits to sponsored children/families in line with country sponsored children home visits policy.
  • Support the translation of OCC , WGC , SPC ….etc .
  • Gives technical support to the partners and sponsorship promoters during implementation and through quarterly meetings
  • Supervises the sponsorship assistants through creating a good work environment
  • Issues partner advances and settlements with close follow-up on expenditure.
  •  Ensures quality and timely implementation of the agreed activities with the relevant stakeholders.

Capability building and People Management

  • Identification, engagement and capacity development of partners to support project implementation.
  • Promote good team working environment in accordance to Plan’s purpose and values.
  • Support performance management of the partner staff and create an environment for personal development.
  • Support project team including partners at both institutional and Community level and continuously identify opportunities for learning and change.

Risk Management  

  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Promote compliance with Plan Egypt and donor requirements and regulations in project implementation
  • Report possible project risks to Plan International Egypt colleagues in a timely and transparent manner.

Other duties

  • As assigned by the Line Manager

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 all staff in the unit/function/department 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

Leadership and Business Management Competencies

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

  • Set and communicate ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International's purpose.
  • Set high standards for self and others' behavior, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
  • Hold self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
  • Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
  • Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
  • Motivate and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.
  • Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Business Management Competencies

  • Understand relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy
  • Manage legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
  • Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management
  • Manage people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or related discipline,
  • Minimum 3 years of sponsorship experience with local partners at a similar level in an NGO environment is desirable.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, work plans development, projects implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training/workshops.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic language skills required.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Experience in working with children and understanding their special needs.
  • Proven analytical skills in result-oriented task prioritization and problem solving.
  • Capacity to take initiatives and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and team work abilities.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the promotion of gender equality, child and youth safeguarding and inclusion of the most vulnerable.
  • Involves others in setting and achieving goals
  • Creates strong sense of ownership within one part of the business to different stakeholders.
  • An open communicator and team player.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local context and of interaction with local development actors and communities.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

  1. We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.
  1. We strive for lasting impact
  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
  1. We work well together
  • 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.
  1. 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.

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Typical office environment with frequent field visits in the Sponsorship locations in Bahira governorate.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High level: Heavy Contact with children.

Location: Behira Program Unit.

Type of Role: One-year fixed term contract.

Reports to: Delta Program Unit Manager

Closing Date: 28th of Sep. 2022

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

2022-09-29

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