Thematic Sector Lead, Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenโ€™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 itโ€™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 childrenโ€™s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for โ€“ and respond to โ€“ 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.

Role Porpose

The position holder will be responsible to support the implementation and realization of the PIEโ€™s strategy by advising the Country Leadership Team (CLT) in formulating inclusive country right/ need specific policies, strategies in Skills & Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurships (SOYEE), mobilise resources, manage multi-disciplinary program implementation, leadership role, capacity building accountable to donor engagements, partnership networking, financial management, etc. This would be demonstrated in providing strategic program leadership to the SOYEE team in the development and execution of the countryโ€™s strategic plans to deliver high quality programmes in accordance with Planโ€™s Program quality standards and Planโ€™s Global Strategy and Programme Framework.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Program design & management (35%)

Provide leadership and oversight in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all SOYEE project activities; assess the outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities. Leads the design & implementation of the SOYEE program & its component projects & initiatives, ensuring consistency with agreed country strategic goals & objectives as well as high quality delivery. Lead in formulating & implementing the SOYEE key interventions that focuses on soft & hard skill trainings, Liaoning with employers achieving employment & entrepreneurship carriers, value chain development (in livestock, honey, oil crops, fruits & vegetables); promotion of community managed saving & loan schemes, business development & ICT4D.

Portfolio development and budget management (20%)

Solicit grant through concept notes to attract donors who have interests to support. Ensure that required concept notes and proposals are developed to support resource mobilization efforts and the attainment of organizational goals. Work closely with Grants Compliance and Program staff to ensure good performance in all aspects related to grant management. Build and oversee managerial accountability with particular attention to program quality and timely utilization of budgets in line with annual plans, project plans and donor conditions. Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including review and approval of program financial budgets, monitoring expenditures, and implementing cost control measures.

Leadership/People Management (15%)

Lead the harmonization and integration of the Country Office and Program Areas SOYEE teams to ensure a smooth working and enabling environment that engenders good team work, to create operational integration and high performing teams. Provide leadership, coaching for results and support to the SOYEE Program team as well as in their individual development and performance management processes.

Partnership development & strengthening (15%)

Establish links and good relationships with relevant government, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral organizations, academic and research institutions and the media in the area of child survival to draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness. Develop and strengthen the capacity of partner staff in program management & technical aspects.

Policy influence & networking (15%)

Serve as principal representative to SOYEE networks, platforms and clusters and other institutional spaces. Engage with partners and stakeholders and other entities to ensure effective and quality program implementation through collaborative partnerships and alliances, and to positively influence policy debates and policy makers.

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 Internationalโ€™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 Internationalโ€™s safeguarding and GEI policies; Ensures that Plan Internationalโ€™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 Internationalโ€™s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Leadership and BUSINESS management 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' behaviour, 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.

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