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PROGRAMME MANAGER/OHJELMAPÄÄLLIKKÖ

Plan International Finland is seeking a professional with expertise on project management in development context. You are responsible for managing a variety of development projects funded by the Finnish MFA and EU focusing on child rights and gender equality. You will work in close collaboration with technical advisors and relevant colleagues in programme countries. The job involves frequent travel to programme countries. This is a temporary position (parental leave replacement) located in Helsinki, starting on 15 November 2017 until 31 January 2019.
 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • project management, including planning, monitoring and reporting as well as financial management of development projects (countries: Mozambique and Uganda; other countries according to funding decisions)
  • development of new grant-funded projects in close collaboration with the colleagues in programme countries;
  • following up on the programme country context especially in terms of human rights, child rights and gender equality;
  • following up on the Finnish development policy and its implications to the programmes;
  • acting as a Key Account Manager for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs funding;
     

Your qualifications:

  • University degree from an appropriate field (e.g. development studies, social sciences);
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of project management in development context (planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and learning)
  • Good knowledge of our key donors’ policies and practices (MFA and EU);
  • Good knowledge on child rights and gender equality as well as understanding of the human rights based approach to development; knowledge on sexual and reproductive health rights is an asset
  • Working experience from developing countries (experience from Southern Africa is an asset);
  • Experience of providing distance support to field offices and of working in partnership with local organisations;
  • Professional proficiency in English (both written and spoken) and fluency in spoken Finnish; fluency in Portuguese is an asset;
  • Strong team-working, problem solving and cross-cultural communication skills; and a passion for development.
     

We offer an opportunity to work in an exciting, development focused role in one of world’s largest development NGOs, in a position that brings lasting change to the lives of girls and boys. We have a flexible, result-oriented professional culture that places value on employees’ wellbeing at work. You will also get a chance to work as part of a fun and talented team.
 

Applications:

Please submit a cover letter and resumé to rekrytointi@plan.fi by 18 October, 2017. Interviews will be arranged on 26 and 27 October. Interviews can be arranged and the position can be filled in even earlier, if a suitable candidate is found.
 

Additional information:

Head of Programmes Eeva Ervamaa, phone enquiries +358 40 450 9621 between 4 and 6 October during office hours (EET).

Early Childhood Care and Development in Emergencies Specialist (ECCDiE)

Plan International Finland is seeking an experienced ECCDiE Specialist to strengthen the ECCD technical elements of its humanitarian projects. The main focus of this position is on providing technical support for project planning, monitoring and evaluation and offering capacity building assistance for Plan International and implementing partners. Current projects are implemented in Jordan, Ethiopia and Uganda.

The ECCDiE Specialist may also be deployed through the Plan International roster to support planning and management of a humanitarian response (in sudden onset or protracted settings) as part of Plan International’s response team. During this time the duties towards Plan International Finland will cease and the position will be transferred to Plan International’s payroll with corresponding conditions and benefits.  The specific duties for each deployment shall be defined prior to departure, but may include:

  • Technical support to project development and ensuring that humanitarian standards and specific Plan International response standards related to ECCD are met
  • Ensuring that child protection is mainstreamed or specifically included in any sectoral responses
  • Supporting Plan country offices in monitoring ongoing projects, reporting, data collection and analysis
  • Designing and implementing needs and impact assessments
  • Designing tools to involve children in to project cycle management in a meaningful and age appropriate way
  • Addressing beneficiary complaints as part of a team
  • Capacity assessment of local implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Capacity building of Plan International country offices and implementing partners
  • Representing Plan in coordination mechanisms and forums and towards government authorities
  • Supporting Plan country offices in fundraising as technical expert on ECCD
  • Supervising and managing local ECCD staff
  • Providing continuous updates to the IH, Regional Offices or Plan Finland, which ever appropriate

The Specialist is expected to be deployed to the projects funded through Plan International Finland or through the emergency roster of Plan International up to 70% of his/her working time.

While not deployed the ECCD specialist may be asked to deliver staff training and provide expert support for project development, communications and fundraising for Plan Finland and/or Plan’s Nordic humanitarian team.
 

Your qualifications:
 

Core competencies:

  • A higher education degree in child development, education, psychology, social work or other relevant field
  • 4-6 years of experience in ECCD (at least some field experience in conflict or natural hazard emergencies and/or fragile contexts)
  • Strong understanding of pre-adolescent (0-8years old) children’s needs, play-based activities, impacts of emergencies on children (including cognitive development), parenting and linkages among different sectors for children’s holistic development
  • Experience adapting/implementing outcome and impact level assessments, including collecting and integrating children’s, parents/caregivers’ and teachers’ input
  • Experience in training and workshop facilitation for ECCD caregivers, NGO staff (local and international) and stakeholders  
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan.
  • Experience and the ability to work in diverse conflict/disaster affected communities in an inclusive and sensitive manner
  • Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, medium security risks and simple living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Fluency in English; working level Arabic is an asset
     

Additional assets:

  • Experience with results based project cycle management, including planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with stakeholder relations and coordination (cluster, donors, government)
  • Experience with situations of forced displacement
  • Experience and/or knowledge of community based psycho social support and child protection in emergencies.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of nutrition (<5 years old) and WaSH in emergencies
     

Other information:

This is a re-advertisement of the same position advertised in March 2017. The position is a local contract based in Helsinki, Finland or Stockholm, Sweden. With exceptional candidate, working from other locations may be considered.  This is initially a fixed-term contract for 12 months. There is a possibility for extension. 
 

Applications:

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectation and resumé to rekry@plan.fi by 30 September 2017. Please specify ‘ECCDiE Specialist’ in the subject line. Only the candidates invited to interviews will be notified. The interviews will be held on the weeks starting 2 and 9 October 2017.
 

Additional information: 

DRM Manager, Ms. Merja Färm by e-mail merja.farm@plan-international.org

Gender Specialist

Plan International Finland is seeking a gender specialist with strong expertise on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights to strengthen Plan’s programme work. You will provide leadership on ensuring that Plan International Finland’s programmes promote gender equality. You will also give technical support on specific programmes focused on adolescent SRHR and on gender equality. This is a permanent position based in Helsinki.
 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support international programmes team on gender and SRHR issues in line with Plan’s policies (this will be your main responsibility)
  • Strengthen the capacity of selected programme countries on gender equality and SRHR issues
  • Drive innovation, quality and results within these priorities by developing guidance and supporting the scale up of effective and evidence based programme approaches and models. 
  • Further develop Plan Finland’s processes towards gender-transformative programming
  • Contribute to the coordination of Plan’s global gender and SRHR work as an active member of international networks
  • Advocate for gender equality and adolescent SRHR at relevant fora
  • Support to fundraising efforts within your areas of expertise through development of concepts and engagement with potential donors
  • Facilitate consistent learning and sharing of good practices among staff and partners
     

Your qualifications:         

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, some of it from developing countries
  • University degree from an appropriate field
  • In-depth understanding of gender and SRHR issues and how these link together with the child rights and human rights based approach
  • Practical experience of gender mainstreaming work in a developing country context
  • Strong abilities in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to effectively advocate for, lobby and present issues at internal and external fora
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear, concise reports, concept notes and other documentation
  • Ability to train others in gender and SRHR related matters
  • Readiness to travel up to 4-6 weeks a year, sometimes at short notice
  • Fluency in English and Finnish
  • Expertise in child rights and a passion for development

We offer an opportunity to work in an exciting, development-focused role in one of world’s largest development NGOs, in a position that brings lasting change to the lives of girls and boys. We have a flexible, result-oriented professional culture that places value on employees’ wellbeing at work. You will also get a chance to work as part of a fun and talented team.
 

Applications:

Please submit a cover letter and resumé to rekry@plan.fi by 28 September 2017. Please specify ‘Gender Specialist’ in the subject line. Only the candidates invited to interviews will be notified. The interviews will be held on the week starting 2 October 2017.
 

Additional information:

Programme Director Annukka von Kaufmann, phone enquiries +358 40 566 0599 on Friday 15 September at 10–11 (EET) or Friday 22 September at 14–15 (EET).

Programme Coordinator, Humanitarian work

Plan International Finland is seeking an experienced coordinator to join our humanitarian team in Finland. The main focus of the position is humanitarian project development and implementation with the ECHO and Finnish MFA funding. The position involves coordinating the implementation of humanitarian projects with Plan International country offices and implementing partners, while providing technical support for project planning, monitoring and evaluation and offering capacity building assistance. The current projects are being implemented in Jordan, Ethiopia and Uganda. This is a fixed-term contract for 24 months based in Helsinki.
 

Key tasks:

  • Humanitarian program development in cooperation with Plan country offices, including project proposals for institutional donors and budgeting
  • Support Plan country offices in monitoring ongoing projects, data collection, reporting and analysis, including financial oversight and donor reporting
  • Designing and implementing needs and impact assessments and internal monitoring and evaluation
  • Representing Plan International Finland within the federation and external fora  
  • Cooperating with Plan Finland’s communications in developing content for fundraising, advocacy and communications
  • The position requires up to 40 % of travel depending on the deployments

The Humanitarian Coordinator may also be deployed through the Plan International roster to support planning and management of a humanitarian response (in sudden onset or protracted settings) as part of Plan International’s response team. Maximum deployment time is 25 % of the annual working time. The specific duties for each deployment shall be defined prior to departure, but may include:

  • Overall management of the response, ensuring compliance with Plan International standards and the Global Strategy
  • Oversight of assessments as required, in line with Plan International’s standard tools
  • Develop response strategy, staffing requirements and master budget for the response
  • Ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with SPHERE and CHS
  • Represent Plan International with key external stakeholders (government, donors, UN agencies and peers)
  • Coordinate inputs into the regular sitreps and subsequent dissemination
  • Oversee the development of funding submissions, and subsequent donor reporting
     

Your qualifications:

  • 4–6 years of experience in humanitarian aid (some of which should be field work in a humanitarian setting)
  • A higher education degree in a relevant field
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian program cycle management, including planning, monitoring, evaluation
  • Strong knowledge of humanitarian accountability/quality tools (CHS, SPHERE, INEE)
  • Analytical, precise and concise reporting and proposal writing skills  
  • Experience of working with ECHO and MFA Finland funding; experience with UN and private sector donors is an asset
  • Experience with stakeholder relations and humanitarian coordination in country  (cluster, donors, government)
  • Thorough knowledge of children’s rights in disasters; knowledge on gender in humanitarian settings in an asset
  • Experience and the ability to work in diverse conflict/disaster affected communities in an inclusive and sensitive manner
  • Fluency in Finnish and English; working level Arabic is an asset
     

Additional assets:

  • Experience working in/with situations of forced displacement and/or fragile/unsecure settings
  • Experience in facilitating trainings and other capacity building events
  • Up to date knowledge of global humanitarian policy discussions
  • Knowledge of conflict sensitivity and the Do No Harm approach
  • Experience working with field security
  • Working experience from Middle East or East Africa
     

Applications:

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectation and resumé to rekry@plan.fi by 30 September 2017. Please specify ‘DRM Coordinator’ in the subject line. Only the candidates invited to interviews will be notified. The interviews will be held on the weeks starting 2 and 9 October 2017.
 

Additional information:

Programme Director Annukka von Kaufmann, phone enquiries +358 40 566 0599 on Friday 15 September at 10–11 (EET) or Friday 22 September at 14–15 (EET) or DRM Manager, Merja Färm by email merja.farm@plan-international.org 

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