Deputy - Chief of Party - Guinea

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Guinea
Organization: Plan International
Closing date: 19 Nov 2020

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 Opportunity

As the Deputy Chief of Party Programmes, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership in terms of the design, implementation and evaluation of the Global Fund grant to Plan International Guinea. You will ensure the achievement of the programme objectives and indicators as per the goals and objectives developed and you will provide support to, and collaborate with, the Chief of Party (COP) in the day-to-day implementation of the grant.

In this role you will support the COP in ensuring that the Global Fund programme team is operating as a high performing team and is adding tangible value to the country programme. You will coordinate and communicate with key stakeholders involved in the implementation of the programme alongside the COP and you will also supervise the programme technical team to ensure programme objectives are being met.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit an individual who has experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa and who has a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in public health, health sciences, social sciences, technical sciences, management or related disciplines. You will have at least seven years’ progressive experience in management, programme development and implementation, and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, of which three of these years should be in a senior management position. You will also ideally have experience working in TB and/or HIV programming and experience of working with a Global Fund project.

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to use and interpret complex sets of information for decision making and you will have excellent communication skills. You will have strong computer skills and you will have excellent experience in coaching, supervision and training. You will have an excellent command for spoken and written French and the ability to work in English.

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Location: Conakry, Guinea

Type of Role: 3-year fixed term contract

Reports to: Chief of Party

Competitive salary and package available

Closing Date: 19th November 2020

Anticipated 1st round interview: 26th November 2020

Start date: January 2021

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

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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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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