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Program Impact & Influence Area Manager – Bafatá PIIA

  • Cidade: Bafatá
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 17/04/2019 18:15
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Location: Bafata, BA, GW

Company: Plan International

The PIIA Manager oversees leadership in the development and strategic oversight of Plan International Guinea’s programme Impact and influencing work. S/he oversees the operations of the REACH, SHOW as well as Green Skills for Guinea Projects.

The position holder ensures Plan International’s programme and influencing initiatives meet highest levels of technical outcomes, produce results for children, and particularly girls, and contribute to the achievement of Plan’s local and global strategic plans. S/he oversees the annual program & influencing process, monitors progress towards the achievements of CS goals as well as global strategic goals, and defines measures to ensure Plan International’s programme & influencing work is effective within the area of jurisdiction, and puts the organization’s global programme & influencing approach into practice, whether in humanitarian or emergency circumstances. S/he works proactively to engage all important stakeholders around one integrated vision for the realization of children’s rights in Guinea-Bissau and the equality of Guinea girls.


  • Oversees the development of an influencing plan and ensures that Plan International projects include effective and measurable influencing activities that result in outcomes for girls and wherever possible contribute to Plan’s global influencing agenda and a global movement for girls and gender equalitty.
  • Ensures that Plan International programme & influencing risk management plan/dashboard is in place and monitored regularly
  • Puts in place planning and implementing measures to ensure that strategy and programme & influence initiatives are gender transformative and inclusive, and that they build resilience and strong partnerships and contribute to a global movement for girls and gender equality
  • Assesses technical needs to implement Country Strategy and projects and works together with other members of the CMT such as Country HR Manager to ensure Plan International has the technical capacity needed to deliver on strategy and programme & influencing plans
  • Puts measures in place to ensure that all programme & Influence initiatives – whether development or humanitarian – implemented follow to nationally and globally recognized technical standards as well as to Plan’s own.
  • Professional development needs of his/her team are identified and addressed in collaboration with HR, and ensures solid coaching & management of the team work is adequately done as per corporate standards.
  • Ensures that every project has a results framework/Theory of Change and a sound monitoring & evaluation plan in place, and that this adequately costed and implemented in accordance with global standards and guidance using corporate systems.
  • Ensures that plan programme and influence initiatives are reported adequately as per global standards and guidance
  • Ensures that lessons learnt from projects are documented and discussed within the team and the wider organization, and that they inform the continuous improvement of Plan International’s work
  • Ensures grants acquisition through the development of high Concept Note and proposals with full participation of the Programmes, Influencing Strategic team and partner organizations.
  • Acts as spokesperson on behalf of the organization on Plan Internationals’ programme work in the area of operation.

Impact of results:

Plan International’s programme work worldwide is focused, relevant, continuously improves and demonstrates the achievement of results for vulnerable and excluded children, and particularly girls.

Dealing with Problems:

Developing a performing team and keeping staff on track to meet their objectives is a main challenge for the Sponsorship Project Coordinator and requires the high level of team building skills while at the same time requiring often hands-on management.

Fraud and corruption risks require the Sponsorship Projects Coordinator to have a particular eye on partnership and risk management. Strategic skills are a key requirement for this post holder, however these need to be coupled with realism and pragmatism to ensure plans are feasible and deliverable by staff and partners.

Communications and Working Relationships:

High level contact:


  • Manages and develops the Sponsorship fund PO, works with focal points for PO implementation,
  • The Programme team at the PIIA as well as projects staff are key colleagues with this post-holder to ensure the quality and the program effectiveness with assiduous use of funds and meeting of Plan delivery standards
  • Country Management Team to make decisions on major issues related to program strategy and implementation;
  • Business Development Manager to provide concepts/ideas to grants management team and ensure that Grants activities are aligned with the CS.


  • Partners at national, regional and district levels: Programme and Project Managers at other INGOs and Government representatives to share best practices and to identify/implement opportunities for collaboration e.g. advocacy, research, etc.
  • National technical networks.

Medium level contact:

  • Sub-Regional Director, Plan Region of West & Central Africa (WARO) Office Program Support Manager Network and National Offices’ Program Managers as well as Plan International Liaison offices to share best practices in program implementation; to collaborate on regional initiatives, and to identify mechanisms to improve program quality through learning from each other.

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


  • Degree in international development or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years experience in programme/project, with a minimum of two years in field experience in implementing and managing humanitarian programmes;
  • Strong program management skills and the ability to manage programs in complex community settings;
  • Track record in developing and managing gender related programs (e.g. Gender Based Violence);
  • Good understanding of rights based development and gender transformative approches;
  • Fluency in Portuguese, both written and spoken; proficiency in English is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to communities often on a short notice.
  • The following competencies are required for this position: result orientation, networking, working together, entrepreneurship, situational awareness, communicating and gender sensitivity.Committed to Plan International’s Purpose
  • Expertise and substantial experience in international development programming relevant for Plan International’s Areas of global distinctiveness
  • Knowledge and experience in rights based programming
  • Knowledge of human rights, child rights, girls’ rights, inclusion and gender equality
  • Knowledge and experience in programme design, monitoring & evaluation, learning and knowledge management


  • Excellent skills in teamwork, collaboration, facilitative and networked ways of working,
  • Advocacy and representation skills and experience
  • Management skills and experience
  • Strong people management skills: leader of leaders, empowering, coaching, nurturing and developing

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Uses evidence-based results to make choices and drive change
  • Committed to work, taking initiative to be innovative and creative to achieve results
  • Has the courage to challenge the status quo, to question the way we work
  • Strives for quality in all they do, respecting deadlines, working continuously to improve performance
  • Takes responsibility for their actions, and learn from behaviour, successes and failures
  • Uses resources as intended, and can account for how has used resources
  • Supports gender equality and diversity, and challenges forms of inequality or harassment
  • Encourages children young people, partners and colleagues to be meaningfully involved in decisions that affect them
  • Creates an environment where children, young people, partners and colleagues are supported and safe
  • Actively seeks win-win partnerships and find common ground. Helps the team to achieve their goals
  • Helps colleagues and partners do their work and ask for help. Provides space for colleagues, teams and partners to grow
  • Listens to and understand views of colleagues and partners. Draws on their experience to ensure high quality work
  • Upholds and demonstrates Plan’s values and behaviours

Physical Environment and Demands:

Typically office environment with 50% extensive travel in program areas and abroad

Level of Contact with Children:

The position will be based at PIIA BAFATA and level of contact with children is high because of extensive contact with SCs and their families.

Office: Guinea Bissau Country Office

Location: Bafata, Guinea Bissau

Employment status: Full time

Contract status: Local

Deadline for submission:18/04/2019

Female applications are highly encouraged


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