Consortium Manger

Consortium Manger

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Company: 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 Consortium Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of project progress as per the project proposal, budget, logical framework and contractual compliance obligations. He/she will oversee and ensure that implementing partners and field level teams have the required level of support, guidance, and information in order to implement the project to high standards, coordinating and communicating effectively with the EiE team and consortium members to ensure follow up and support as required. He/ she will work closely with consortium members’ project technical staff to ensure the provision of technical support for the country team to utilize evidence based, best practice approaches and methodologies in Education programming, drawing on the collective experience, capacity, approaches and methodologies of the consortia.  
The Consortium Project Manager will be responsible for effective communication of project progress, issues arising and proposed solutions to the EiE team both at the CO and program area as well as to consortium members. She/he will be responsible for consolidating all financial and narrative reports from implementing partners and submitting the consolidated reports to the Education in Emergency Lead. 
•    Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the UNOCHA Project activities Program Areas of PIE and project implementing consortium partners.
•    Manage and facilitate key project governance mechanisms at country level and design and manage effective communication channels. 
•    Lead on joint planning with implementing partners regarding the implementation of activities and corresponding expenditure of funds, as per Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) format provided by PMU.
•    Develop and implement the MERL, Communication and Visibility Plan..
•    In coordination with the CO and PA EiE team, develop and manage a risk register for the project. 
•    Lead on troubleshooting and issue resolution, in coordination with EiE staff and Consortium Members. 
•    Lead and facilitate evidence based best practice sharing of methodologies and approaches to child protection programming as an input to design activity detailed plan /implementation planning.
•    Collect, compile and organize financial and narrative reports from implementing partners with the support of the country finance coordinator and EiE teams. 
•    Follow up and ensures that financial commitments of the donor are timely released and used as per commitments; 
•    Facilitate on time budget transfer to implementing consortium members for timely project accomplishment; 
•    Compile reports, case studies, and proceedings and share to CO, PA and consortium members. 
•    Document, share lessons learnt on the impacts and best practices of the project; and ensure effective communication and information sharing for scaling up of the project’s outcomes/impacts.
•    Engage in capacity building of project staffs and partners in monitoring and evaluation activities, and donor’s compliance management issues.
•    Ensure mid-term and end-line evaluations of project implementations by consortia members for drawing lessons and possible adjustments. 
•    Ensure for effective project close-up collaboration with the CO and PA as well as consortium members.    
•    Represents PIE in coordination meetings, experience sharing platforms and forums related to the project.
•    Performs other related duties as assigned by the EiE Thematic Sector lead. 
Knowledge & Experience 
•    MA/BA Degree in Psychology, Education, Sociology, Social Work or other related disciplines.
•    Eight (8) years’ experience in which three (3) years minimum experience in Program/ Project management, consortium coordination.   
•    Experience of managing complex and large project budgets (> $1mil).
•    Experience in developing and implementing Education projects. 
•    Knowledge of evidence based, best practice programming and Minimum Standards for Education in Emergency.
•    Experience working in an NGO sector in emergency set up for a minimum of three years. 

Location: Humanitarian, Country Office

Type of Role: Consortium  Manger

Reports to: Thematic Sector Lead- EiE 

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 19 November 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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