Career Opportunities: Project Manager -NORAD at Plan International

by Udahiliportal

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.


Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

The NORAD End Child Marriage and Teenage pregnancy Project will work to ensure that children, adolescent’s girls and boys aged 10-18 years and young women and men 19 to 24 years old stay in school, are protected against child marriage and empowered to enjoy their sexual reproductive health rights in societies where gender equality is realized. Young women and men will also be reached with economic livelihood activities to boost their savings, income earning capacities and economic security. This is a five year project funded by NORAD and implemented in the three districts in Rukwa region.

The Project Manager is directly responsible for the management of the NORAD-End Child Marriage and Teenage pregnancy Project, and accountable for project results delivered using gender transformative approaches in line with the project proposal, Country Strategy Plan and donor requirements. He/she is responsible for overall coordination and management of all programmatic and financial aspects of the project in accordance with the proposal. He/she is accountable for all project procurements, partnerships, human resource and administration. He/she will propose modifications to plans as necessary, and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals

Dimensions of the Role

  • Successful implementation of all program activities based on the approved work plan
  • Project implementation planning and management in coordination with project partners
  • Production of regular and high quality project narrative & financial reports as required by the  Plan  International  and Donor
  • Project budget and procurement management
  • Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
  • Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
  • Project risk management
  • Human resource management and development
  • Ensure Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation


  • Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management, ensuring an integrated vision among different components of the project delivering the project objective using gender transformative approaches.
  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing timely, quality quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets.
  • Prepare, submit and disseminate quality annual, periodic reports (both narrative and Financial) to donor as per donor requirements and project monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Provide effective coordination and management of partnerships as well as with all other actors with a focus on achieving desired results in line with desired project impact.
  • Ensure that all assistance is technically sound and appropriate and reflects the project’s strategic long-term vision, desired impact, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Support timely strategic and proper coordination of communications with Plan International staff, partners and all other stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project
  • Ensure effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring of partners, including timely accountability of the funds in line with accounting policies and procedures of Plan International.
  • Manage project resources including procurements efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan International guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
  • Supervise technical thematic staff recruited for effective implementation of this project and provide leadership to the project team including mentorship and coaching to enhance staff and partner capacity for effective implementation of the project
  • Establish good working relations with children, families, community leadership, and community based organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at district levels
  • Represent and link Plan International Tanzania and the project externally with partners, government and other agencies/alliances at district and national level on policy and advocacy and other project related issues as required in consultation with Program Unit Manager, Head of Child Protection and Head of Communication and Advocacy.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People (SCYP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.


  • Develop project level monitoring plan and monitor activities
  • Budget control – track program spending, provide timely and regular updates in M & E systems, analyze deviations and take corrective action as needed.
  • Ensure quality implementation on activities on livelihoods promotion, adolescent and sexual reproductive health, child protection systems strengthening, promotion of education
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project activities using program quality assessment tools
  • Ensure age and sex-disaggregated data is provided and analyzed during situation assessments, monitoring, reviews, reporting and documentation
  • Prepare project implementation reports  as per requirement of donors and project on a timely manner
  • Organize periodic review and reflection workshops/meetings to review project plan and strategies and document learning and evidences

Key relationships

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

Internal (High)

  • Head of Child Protection- for guidance in the implementation, overall supervision and delivery of the project.
  • Programme Unit Manager– Nkasi for all operational, requirements
  • Head of Education – Education on strengthening and delivering the education component of the project.
  •  Head of  Youth Economic Empowerment; on strengthening and delivering the livelihood, Youth economic empowerment components of the project
  • Head of Monitoring and Evaluation- For project monitoring plan and result tracking
  • Gender Equality Specialist on strengthening Gender transformative approaches for the project
  • Business Development Specialist; on donor compliance and coordination of donor communications
  • Senior  Grants Manager; on budget and expenditure tracking and compliance
  •  Head of Partnership on CSO capacity building and partnership management, MOUs and annual contracts

External (Medium)

  • Project partners
  • Government at different levels
  • CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes
  • Children
  • Community members

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Education – University degree in Social work / community development/social science/ development studies; Master level will be an added advantage
  • Training – key exposure to courses on:  Project management, Child protection, Gender equality,  Monitoring and evaluation, partnership management; Human Rights Conventions, CRC
  • At least 5 years practical experience in project and budget management in Donor funded projects.
  • Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development, especially child protection
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills
  • Knowledge in the area of Advocacy and Influencing is an asset
  • Strong community facilitation skills
  • Cultural sensitivity  i.e. building and working effectively within a diverse working environment

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 organisation 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 maximise 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.

Physical Environment

The work environment will involve frequent field visits (70%) and Office based/ district networking work (20%), travel to Plan’s Country office whenever necessary for project management purposes and meetings (10%)

Level of contact with children

High level: Frequent interaction with children: as the post holder will require working with children in the project communities.

Location:  Nkasi Rukwa

Reports to: Head of Child Protection

Closing Date: 27th February, 2020

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

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People 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. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.


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