Project Coordinator for PAO – Enhancing the Voice of Civil Society to End Child Marriage

Project Coordinator for PAO – Enhancing the Voice of Civil Society to End Child Marriage Purpose: Due to the increased commitment of traditional authorities and young people from the four provinces of Morogoro (Tanzania), Mulanje (Malawi), Luapula (Zambia) and Manicaland (Zimbabwe), the acceptance of child marriage in the project regions has declined however, the overall incidence of child marriage is unacceptably high in these countries. The project is a 3 years multi-country project, aimed at galvanizing the voices of young people and Civil Society to contribute towards the fight against child marriage. It would be implemented in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe with overall coordination by the Plan 18+ Center of Excellence based in Zambia. The PC will support the implementation of project activities at the continental level in close collaboration with other project teams in the four countries. The goal of the project is to contribute to gender equality and self-determination for women and girls by curbing child marriage and early pregnancies in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Dimensions of Role The Project Coordinator is responsible for planning, budgeting managing and monitoring the day to day oversight of the Plan PAO specific activities including direct implementation of activities by PAO and close collaboration of activity implementation within the four countries. S/he will actively facilitate relationships among stakeholders and partners in the project. S/he oversees consultants hired to support the project, particularly under the PAO cluster. S/he will work under the supervision of the PAO Director with dotted lines to the 18+ Project Manager to ensure the project is timely implemented and monitored. The PC will be responsible for line managing the Communications Specialist The PC will engage relevant continental bodies, networks and institutions to add their voices to end child marriage, as such, continental networking and collaboration is key to the success of this role ** To get the full link of the Job Description you can click here How to apply: Application procedure: Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their recent CV via AULiaisonOffice@plan-international.org e-mail address. Note:- The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the subject line with the position title. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Potential candidates will be required to declare any potential points for conflict of interest e.g. a relative working for Plan etc, as well as sign on to the Plan International Child Protection Policy and other relevant policies. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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