Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Chiure, Mozambique

Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Child Protection Project Manager.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


  • Provide guidance and support to the implementing project team in all phases of the project cycle
  • Develop an activity implementation plan with the project team
  • Lead/organise regular monitoring visits and, if required, project action plan revisions and modifications
  • Responsible for the development of all narrative and financial report (with support from grants officer and finance department and technical review by CPiE specialist in line with donor and Plan International’s requirements
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Monitor budget and ensure adequate burn rate with support from emergency response manager and CPiE specialist
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation officer to ensure adequate data capturing of project beneficiaries
  • Lead on coordinating NFI distribution, ensuring data is collected and shared in a timely manner and feedback on distribution is collected
  • Establish safe spaces, hire and train staff and volunteers, as well as put in place monitoring mechanisms to ensure quality
  • Provide project updates and reports on a frequent basis and whenever required
  • Organise and attend regular meetings with project stakeholders as necessary
  • Represent Plan International Mozambique in coordination meetings as designated by line manager
  • Develop job descriptions for project staff and partners, as needed, and support recruitment
  • Provide regular capacity building/trainings and supervision to project staff in the areas of child protection
  • Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement
  • In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation, officer, communications officer and CPiE specialist, develop project briefs, lessons learnt and best practices documents that could feed into new project idea
  • In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and project officers, support assessments and other project documentations that could feed into project development
  • Manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure
  • Manage multiple work and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team
  • Use Plan International procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved
  • Refer, whenever necessary, case to the humanitarian programme manager for consideration
  • Ensure humanitarian programme staff are properly inducted on and understand their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies
  • Ensure Plan International’s global policies for safeguarding children and young people and gender equality and inclusion are fully embedded in project design during implementation and, as principles, applied in day-to-day work of programme team
  • Ensure Plan International Mozambique contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted
  • Critically appraise and interrogate data to identify anomalies and patterns
  • Analyse and interpret a range of evidence to inform decision making and implement actions
  • Translate the interpretation and implications of data into language that is accessible and relevant for staff
  • Keep abreast of internal and external changes or developments and support team to adapt accordingly


  • Five years, minimum, of experience in child protection or gender-based violence programming
  • Proven experience of budget management and ability to develop project catch-up plans and expenditure
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese
  • General implementation experience in a managing role in humanitarian response
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office

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