Plan International , Amman, Jordan
Plan International has been working in Jordan since 2016, collaborating with national and international partners to support the recovery and resilience of the Jordanian host population and Syrian refugees by providing Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), child protection, and women’s empowerment services. The project aims to effectively support parents and caregivers to be more responsive and empowered to nurture children in a safe, enabling environment where ECD services are integrated across service providers/ sectors through national priority. The project is funded by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BVLF) and Plan Netherlands and will be co-implemented by Plan International Jordan, The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS), the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) and Ideas42 and in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The Project Officer will be responsible for providing daily support to the project and its activities, while facilitating and monitoring implementation with other implementing partners. The Project Officer will ensure that the projects’ objectives are met in accordance with the proposal and donor requirements. S/he shall adhere to timelines and ensure that project outcomes are maintained and shall continually drive innovation and improvement within the project, while working with all key stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that internal and external reports are submitted in a timely manner and advise senior project staff on issues associated with progress in order to facilitate any necessary changes in programming.
Dimensions of the Role
§ This role acts as the front-line in working directly with communities through different community partners;
§ This role has no direct reporters;
§ This role requires close relationship with children and their families.
Internal: the post-holder shall report to the Senior ECCD Technical Coordinator.
External: The post-holder shall work closely with all implementing partners. They will ensure that programme volunteers, community members, health workers are properly trained and involved in the implementation process, and have a clear understand of the scope of work.
External representation: the post-holder shall actively participate in meetings/workshops/seminars/trainings at the local and national level, as required by the project.
Budget/Asset management: The post-holder will support the Senior ECCD Technical Coordinator in managing the budget through tracking programme expenditure, developing forecasts, and managing programme procurement according to the implementation plan.
· Oversee the implementation of ECCD interventions in the MOH’s MCCs to provide day-to-day operational support to implementing partners;
· Assist the Senior ECCD Technical Coordinator in preparing information and data for the learning approach by providing the required information and following up with partners for their input;
· Support the research that will be conducted through the project’s research partner;
· Support the partners to ensure all support documents (means of verification) and general project documents are properly completed and filed;
· Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around MCCs (field level) and report to the ECCD Technical Coordinator and the Senior Project Manager;
· Attend all sessions conducted throughout the project to ensure good quality is maintained within MCC interventions, while catering to the needs of children of different ages, genders, and abilities;
· Support the partners in developing a detailed action plan at the community level in tandem with the project work plan and outreach strategy;.
· Guide and support the implementing partners and provide continuous feedback to the ECCD Technical Coordinator by sending weekly update reports;.
· Ensure beneficiaries (parents and children) feel comfortable, safe, and respected;
· Ensure the accurate data collection from beneficiaries;
· Offer the needed logistical support for workshops, events and training sessions;
· Conduct regular field visits to supervise and monitor ECCD/parenting activities;
· Ensure rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms;
· Ensure adherence to Plan’s Child Safeguarding Policy and reporting procedures;
· Be a positive role model and demonstrate conflict-solving behaviours;
· Undertake all other duties determined by the project management team.
Reporting & Evaluation
· Support reporting and evaluation of ECCD programme outputs and outcomes ;
· Keep record of relevant project information;
· Prepare monthly project reports highlighting achievements and challenges.
Child Safeguarding, gender equality and inclusion
· Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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
The post-holder will report to the ECCD Technical Coordinator and Senior Project Manager. S/he will coordinate closely with the technical team and the operations and finance teams. The post holder will also work closely with all project partners as well as other stakeholders.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Educational Qualifications and work experience
- Bachelor’s degree in ECCD, Education, social studies or any relevant subject to the ECCD sector;
- 2 years of experience in the non-profit sector, preferably the ECCD sector;
- INGO work experience is preferred.
- Comprehensive understanding of the ECCD sector in Jordan, and its operating and regulatory environment;
- In-depth understanding of child protection.
Skills & Ability
- Ability to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities (internal/external);
- Fluent in Arabic and good in English;
- Facilitation, negotiation and networking;
· Must be computer proficient (MS Office and outlook);
- Good communication, planning and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated capacity and commitment to solve day-to-day program issues;
· Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity;
· Able to work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner.
· Good knowledge and understanding of “DO NO HARM” principles;
· Good knowledge of field-based monitoring and networking.
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
· We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
· We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
· We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. **
The post-holder shall be based at Plan International Jordan offices in Amman with a minimum of 70% allocation for local travel to different host communities.
Level of contact with children