Feb 21, 2018

Team Leader Vacancy at Plan International

  • Plan International Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Management Jobs in Ethiopia NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Role


Plan International is looking to recruit a Team Leader to lead a multi country (Ethiopia and Somalia)  European Commission funded education project, the position will be based in Ethiopia with regular travel to Somalia. The Team Leader will work closely with the Ministry of Education and other key internal and external stakeholders. The project aims to contribute to community and institutional resilience in Gambella and Puntland by improving access to and quality of inclusive education in a safe and secure environment.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Take overall responsibility for project delivery
  • Put in place mechanisms for effective project start up
  • Coordinate consortium partners to ensure project activities are being delivered against the work plan and in line with donor expectations
  • Write project reports on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and translate the work plan to line items to develop annual and project budgets.
  • Collaborate closely with project staff to ensure compliance with Donor requirements in all financial, administrative, and other operational areas.
  • Develop budgets, and budget forecasts, and monitor budgets on an on-going basis, and provide support to partners to ensure they are on-board.Ensure optimal financial systems and processes that meet audit requirements and coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Manage all aspects of procurement, from planning to purchasing and
  • Ensure partners are compliant with the Donor compliance rules.
  • Coordinate trainings and governance meetings within the consortium.
  • Analyse project partner expenditure reports on a monthly and quarterly basis and put in place budget forecasts.
  • Supervise and mentor project operations.
  • Manage the project MEAL Coordinator & Project finance manager and have matrix management of project staff based in Gambella.
  • Work in collaboration with the Humanitarian Director, Head of Programmes and Gambella Based Emergency Response Manager
  • Lead recruitment for positions which are vacant.


Knowledge, skills and behaviours:


  • Master’s degree in international development, education or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ experience managing large complex projects in a developing context (experience in a fragile context – desirable)
  • Setting up and implementing donor funded project preferably European Commission.
  • Leading a consortium to deliver a quality project.
  • Working with bilateral/multi-lateral donors and government agencies.
  • Managing international and national staff at central and field level.
  • Ability to lead a diverse team of technical experts.
  • Previous experience of working on a multi country project is desired
  • Management of an education project would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience working in Ethiopia or East Africa is desired.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English



Location: To be based in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. With regular travel to Gambella (Ethiopia) and bi annual travel to Puntland (Somalia)

Type of Role: 4 Year fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Sunday 4th March 


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with


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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 


Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community

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