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Plan International

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 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity:

The project Manager is responsible to lead and coordinate the overall implementation and management of Plan International Ethiopia Projects targeting displaced populations (primarily focusing on children, young boys and girls, women and other vulnerable) and hosting communities in the North Western Zone of Tigray Region. This role involves also an engagement in the rehabilitation and recovery projects operational in the zone and other nearby geographical areas. The position holder will be responsible to providing guidance and support to Project Officers in the thematic areas of Child Protection, Education, and WaSH sectors. Additionally, the position holder will be engaged in the management of support systems run by Plan International Ethiopia to smoothly implement its projects in the area of response in relation to the specific project.

The Individual:

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Law, Political Science, Public Health and related fields.
  • Minimum 7 years plus relevant experience and of which at least 3 years in managerial position with NGOs in leading programs/ projects or demonstrated equivalent combination. The post holder should be experienced in the management of emergency response and recovery projects in the areas of Child Protection, Gender Equality, Health/Nutrition, WaSH, Education, Food Security & Livelihoods and the others.
  •  Depth and breadth of knowledge of Plan’s global and national strategies and policies.  Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on area of expertise.  Ability to develop effective working relationships across a network.

Qualifications and experience desirable


  • Knowledge of project management concepts and tools.
  • In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centred community development programming approaches.
  • Deep understanding on collaboration and networking issues
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Policy (CPP) principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes.

Skills Specific to the Post

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate options including planning skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.

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

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure 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: TIgray – Shire

Type of Role: Project Manager

Reports to: PAM

Grade: D2

Closing Date: December 15, 2023

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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