Team Leader, NEET EARN Project - Tenders Global

Team Leader, NEET EARN Project

Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisions a world in which all children and young people realize their full potential, a vision shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. Girls are most affected, and Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls through an integrated program and influence approach.

In Bangladesh, our vision for 2030 is to partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence, and to achieve their rights. Our new country strategy, initiated in July 2020, aims to achieve this ambitious vision, demanding an efficient and committed workforce willing to challenge the status quo and engage all community members in creating synergy for change at all levels, from the community to the national level and beyond.

This position is contingent upon the award of the project by the donor. The position description may be revised based on updated information from the donor.

The role and Scope:

Plan International Bangladesh seeks to hire a dynamic Team Leader for an upcoming project. The project initiative aims to amplify access to skill development and employability for NEET youth, with a specific focus on gender, ethnic communities, and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). Emphasizing a significant female participation rate, the project will incorporate components such as alternate education, skills development, employment support, creating an enabling environment, and fortifying institutional capacity. The inclusion of a Contingent Emergency Response Component ensures adaptability. The overarching goal is to empower NEET youth by comprehensively enhancing their skills, advocating for continued education, and cultivating an inclusive environment.

The Team Leader in this role will provide comprehensive project management, leadership, technical expertise, and strategic guidance, along with representation and support to the Activity at the country level. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the technical aspects, team dynamics, and the overall conditions of the project, ensuring financial compliance. this position will take the lead in ensuring the activity generates high-impact results, achieves agreed-upon goals, and meets reporting requirements.

As the primary contact for Plan International Bangladesh with donors and all relevant stakeholders, the Team Leader will foster effective liaison and collaboration with relevant Ministries and other critical partners at both national and international levels. This collaboration is crucial for providing high-level support to achieve the project’s agreed outcomes and ensure the sustainability of project interventions.

In addition to these responsibilities, the Team Leader will manage and support a team of experts and other relevant staff, ensuring that reporting requirements and operating plans align with agreed-upon actions, and in-country priorities, and are compliant with both donor and Plan International Bangladesh policies and procedures.

In the critical domain of Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (PMERL), the Team Leader will actively spearhead the development of robust strategies, ensuring that the project continually evolves and adapts to achieve sustained impact aligned with the values and goals of Plan International. She/He will be specifically responsible for facilitating programming in joint areas of operation with a focus on cross-learning, downward accountability, monitoring integration aspects, and producing consolidated narrative reports. The position provides analysis and information to the consortium’s top management for overall strategic direction.

What we’re looking for

• Master’s degree in Development Studies, Project Management, Social Science, or a related field.

• Minimum of 10 years of experience in leadership roles for international development projects, with a proven track record of project management and strategic planning.

• Proven experience in youth empowerment, economic acceleration, and resilience projects is highly desirable.

•Proficiency in standard office software applications.

•Familiarity with project management tools and software for efficient resource allocation and reporting.

Role profile: Team Leader, NEET EARN Project

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Type of Role: Contractual 

Duration of contract: 4 years from the date of project initiation

Closing Date: 16 December 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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