Project Officer - Jordan nationals only (37571)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020

The Organisation: Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. Plan actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. Plan support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. Plan place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. Plan have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan International Jordan is established in 2016 and has programmes in Azraq refugee camp and host communities.

Purpose: Plan International Jordan is seeking an experienced Project Officer with demonstrated knowledge and experience in project implementation and liaising with relevant stakeholders, focusing on (vocational and non-formal) education and youth economic empowerment. The Project Officer will represent Plan International in a “front-line” role, effectively and efficiently communicating the Talents Unlimited project’s objectives, activities and methodology to project stakeholders. The Project Officer will facilitate regular coordination meetings with staff, national and local partner in order to ensure effective implementation of project activities as per the set timelines.

Background: Plan International in Jordan is contracted to implement a 3 years’ project called “Talents Unlimited”. The action is designed to have girls and boys between 12 and 24 years, who dropped out of school for more than three years, go back to school. This allows them to obtain through non-formal education a diploma in two years or through vocational training, with which they can continue studying, find a job or start their own business.

The Consortium: the ‘Talents Unlimited’ project is implemented by an international consortium, led by Plan International Netherlands and Plan International Jordan and further consisting of: JOHUD (Jordan) as implementing partner and technical partner Aflatoun.

The Project Officer will be based in Amman with frequent travel to project locations inside Jordan. He/ She will be following up the ‘Talents Unlimited’ project implementation plans, overseeing project implementation and liaising with relevant stakeholders. He/ She will be monitoring activity progress in the field and provide accurate and timely status reports and support development of donor reports. The Project Officer will support the Project Manager with the preparation of plans and reports aligned with donor requirements, and other administrative tasks as required. The project officer will be responsible for:

Project Implementation:

  • Perform his/her duties and responsibilities in accordance to the project proposal and in addition to the programmatic, administrative and financial policies/ regulations of Plan International, and in line with the donor rules and regulations.
  • In close cooperation with the Project Manager and the relevant departments, ensure detailed implementation plans are developed and implemented in line with project activities and quality standards.
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient review and modification systems to ensure high quality implementation in order to achieve the set objectives.
  • Coordinate all activities of the target beneficiaries and local partners.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to the project partner, in close consultation with the relevant departments.
  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings with staff, national and local partners in order to ensure effective implementation of project activities as per the set timelines.
  • Conduct regular field visits to project sites and partner.
  • Support in producing project progress reports aligned with donor requirements, monitor activity progress in the field and provide accurate and timely status reports and support development of donor reports.
  • Ensure that child and youth safeguarding standards are understood and met.
  • Maintain and develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the impact of the partner’s work, and ensure learning is integrated into future program design;
  • Follow up the reporting systems of the partners for monthly reports to ensure accountability;
  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the line manager and Country Director and that are compatible with the job.

    Coordination and Communication:

  • Represent Plan International in a “front-line” role, effectively and efficiently communicating the ‘Talents Unlimited’ project’s objectives, activities and methodology to target beneficiaries and local project stakeholders.

  • Support in collecting quantitative and qualitative data in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan and provide updates and reports to the project manager.

  • Ensure effective information sharing and learning across agencies including providing quarterly updates on consortium activities for internal and external purposes;

  • Update project outline with any significant changes in context and send to line manager for approval;

  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the line manager and Country Director and that are compatible with the job.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in development, business studies, social science, economics, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience in project management in sectors of non-formal education, vocational and entrepreneurship training and/or youth economic empowerment.

  • Knowledge of business and income generating activities in the context of Jordan with clear understanding of related legal and policies frameworks for refugees and Jordanian.

  • Previous experience in working in a consortium

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, training and facilitation skills

  • Strong coordination, networking and advocacy skills

  • Strong skills in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting

  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and Arabic

  • Awareness of child protection issues

  • Sensitivity to gender and child protection.

  • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism

  • Ability to deal with complex situations and issues proactively and persistently

    Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)
    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 organization for all children, girls & young people.

  • 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 maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

  • 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.

  • 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

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