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Regional Coordinator for Girls Adolescent Indigenous Leadership Project

Please note that this position will be based in Panama, Peru or Guatemala, under a local contract following the country labor law. This vacancy is also announced externally. A full job description is attached.

About the role

The role will entail significant collaboration with the Head of gender transformative programming and influencing, regional gender equality program specialist, champions of change coordinator and thematic specialists in order to strengthen the work with adolescents and young indigenous women.

Through securing strategic partnerships, resource mobilization/grants acquisition for indigenous adolescents and young indigenous women, knowledge management and organizational learning, evidence-based advocacy and external representation in regional forums. In addition, the position will proactively work in Plan’s technical network on ‘girls, boys and youth as driver of change’.  

Dimensions of Role:

The position is part of the  programs and influencing reginal team
Provide regional coordination, guidance and technical support for the implementation of the school of political empowerment and leadership for adolescents and young indigenous women, and its different components: including supporting training and capacity building materials, methodologies and M&E Framework.

The position will provide technical coordination for  the young indigenous women networks  regional component of German National Office  funded girls2030 regional program including management of the programmatic component of the partnership relationship with CHIRAPAQ-ECMIA, ensuring quality management and implementation of the regional project, providing support to country offices and articulation with the national partners that are linked to the regional initiative.

The position will provide strategic, demand-driven support to the Country Offices (COs) to strengthen learning, program quality and reach on girls and young indigenous women empowerment programs
Under the umbrella of the girls2030 programs, support the regional masculinities coordinator in the implementation of the Champions of Change curriculum within the regional program of school of political empowerment and leadership. To provide a comprehensive and inclusive community- wide child centered approach to gender equality.

Mobilize an internal and external constituency of support for the scaling up of the regional program including through linking and promoting the model to existing networks and organizations working on gender equality, indigenous populations and girls and young women indigenous empowerment programs.

Under the umbrella of the regional influencing action plan support the head of gender transformative programming and influencing represent Plan within relevant advocacy spaces,  forums and networks of key regional/Global -level players (including donors, strategic and organizational partners) in the field of indigenous populations particularly girls and young indigenous women , in order to increase Plan’s visibility in the area and position the organization as a partner of choice and in order to create more spaces for indigenous girls and young women to advocate for their issues. 

Managed by the position: approximately 200,000/year directly managed.
Staff reporting  to the position: None

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

Responsible for the implementation of the reginal program of school of political empowerment and leadership of the Plan international German Office funded regional program, ensuring quality implementation and achievement of the project objectives and results; quality management of the relationship with the implementing partner; close coordination of the regional young women indigenous network and effective coordination/articulation with the national focal point program.

Co-leads the development and roll-out of guidelines, tools for strengthening of and partnering with youth-groups and networks, and provides support for their appropriation and mainstreaming in projects working with youth and their organizations.

Identifies and implements actions for the scaling up, sustainability and funding of the regional initiatives, including Plan’s model/materials for Champions of change and support for youth networks.

Leads regional level knowledge management and learning in indigenous populations, and ensures that learning from the region feeds into global processes and vice-versa.

Keeps an overview on the implementation of the projects in the countries and supports on needs basis

Communicates and reflects progress, successes and challenges to Plan International Germany and Plan’s technical network on ‘girls, boys and youth as driver of change’ with a view of fostering learning and improving practices.

Dealing with Problems:

Oversees the regional GNO financed LEAD project, supporting the regional office and countries to ensure program quality and adherence to donor conditions.

Capable of ensuring that projects/programs are appropriately designed, program quality standards and targets are being met, and the right partners have been identified.  Ensures that Plan’s program design and implementation adhere to key child rights principles, including gender equality, inclusion and non-discrimination and child protection.

Capable of influencing country program teams and management on the formulation and implementation of regional program consistent with minimum practice standards.

Capable of providing technical support across a range of country operating environments throughout the region of the Americas.

Collaborates with other thematic specialists to ensure the integration of girls and young indigenous women empowerment and leadership programming with other thematic areas where relevant. 

Ability to articulate and explain Plan’s gender equality and inclusion  approach in programming/advocacy initiatives as well as internally; and to address and manage the challenges and risks associated with this complex and politicized theme.

Builds and maintains effective, equitable alliances and partnerships in the area – both internally (including with National Organizations) and externally - ensuring adherence to Plan’s partnership principles and standards.

Able to identify and leverage funds for a thematic area of more limited interest to major donors.

Capacity to work and communicate effectively with others in a matrix and distance environment.

Capacity to work and communicate with staff from different cultures and in different languages.

Expertise and capacity in working with adolescents and young indigenous women

Capacity to facilitate participative processes with adolescents and young indigenous women in an empowering manner to ensure participatory project monitoring, steering and evaluation.

Behaviours (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 organization 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 maximize 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 and Demands:

Office based in Panama, Guatemala or Peru with extensive travel within the region  (up to 30%)

Level of Contact with Children:

Medium level - frequent interaction with youth.

Closing Date: November 13th, 2017

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

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Note:

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further interviews.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Plan policies and procedures always ensure the welfare of children comes first.