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Plan International has committed to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work and as such, Plan International Kenya (PIK) needs bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to contribute to the global target of 100 million girls. The Role Working under the overall direction of the Head of Business Development the Senior Business Development (BD) Coordinator will play a critical role in the development and realization of an ambitious business development country strategy. The role will support the BDM in market research, identification of emerging trends as well as coordinating specific end to end bid development, which may include but not be limited to synthesis of the opportunity, partner identification and managing of assigned proposal development teams and with a view to leading collaborative teams that promote winning proposals. Under the direction of the Head of Business Development, the incumbent will support the identification of new business development and identify new funding opportunities and ensure appropriate tracking of such bids in line with Plan Kenya systems and standards and oversight for business development end to end business processes for bids as assigned. The Person The position requires the incumbent to have strong experience in partnership building as well as private sector engagement, undertake a wide range of assignments that compete for time and resources, think strategically and drive innovations as needed. The role involves a high degree of problem solving for project contexts and works with project teams to design to deliver results. The position requires an individual with the capability to work with a diverse range of individuals of different cultural contexts. The post holder will demonstrate the ability to problem solve, thinking strategically while introducing innovations as needed to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment. Accountabilities and Main work activities Support in the development of opportunities such as proposals, concepts to donors (including institutional, corporate, multilateral, and, foundations, etc.). (40%) • Prepare and develop concept notes and other proposal write ups including proposals; • Monitor, document and highlight new business development to ensure that Plan Kenya is abreast of new opportunities in line with Plan Kenya’s strategic focus; • Support the effective tracking of opportunities on Plan Kenya corporate business development pipeline tracking tool on Plan’s Grant Management Tracking portal whilst ensuring accurate information on databases Representation, Partnerships Engagement and Networking (10%) • Lead in strategic repositioning and build strategic partnerships for new resource mobilization and program development • Build a network of professional business contacts within Plan’s industry including negotiating partnership teaming arrangements, related budgets and other institutional arrangements with partners; • As delegated and under the direction of the Head of Business Development and Partnerships, represent Plan Kenya to donors and partners in line with the an agreed upon Country office response plan; • Attend forums and meetings (including Skype calls) with/or on behalf of the Head of Business Development and Partnerships to represent Plan that will advance its interests to improve its resource base; • Support to mobilize and setup network meetings between Plan Kenya, its partners, donors and other interested parties. Project start-up and Contracting (10%) • Develop Fund Agreement Documents and monitor to ensure contracting is finalized between National Offices (NOs) and Plan Kenya; • Act as a liaison between Grants Department and Business Development Department to ensure there is a harmonized coordination between the departments especially during proposal development (including developing proposal budgets), contracting and hand over of contracted projects to the Program leadership and project staff; • As part of hand over processes, support in setting up new project start up workshops with the program team and designated project staff and other Plan International key staff. Support a high performing team and ensure all relevant departments have the necessary knowledge and skills to acquire and implement sustainable grant funding (30%) • Identify staff training needs and Work together with the Head of Business Development to identify and coach Plan Kenya staff on grants acquisition to ensure there is a steady pool of staff to support the department in its fundraising efforts. • Participate in regular team meetings and contribute to the overall smooth operation of the department. • Support in the development of training materials for staff on Business Development and mentor staff in proposal development as needed; • Take an active role to develop and keep up to date on trends, issues, and solutions pertaining to Plan’s Areas of Distinctiveness Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%) • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures; • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies; • Ensures that 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; • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted. Other duties (5%) Any other assignment within the scope of work. Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge Qualifications/ experience essential: • Bachelor’s degree equivalent practical experience, in interdisciplinary areas within human rights, international development and program leadership; • 5 years of demonstrable and relevant experience in managing multilateral and bilateral donor funded grants/contracts and other fund sources; • Experience in private sector engagement will be an added advantage; • Proven experience in proposal writing, concept development, and business cases; • Understanding of multiple donor policies and procedures particularly ECHO, OFDA, Global Affairs Canada, SIDA, DFID, USAID, EC and UN Agencies; • Proven ability to develop, drive and support end to end business development processes; • Proven results-based client/donor relationship management; • Good understanding of gender equality programs and meaningful child participation; • Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Kenya, in particular in child rights, girl’s rights and child protection; • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and supportively without the need for close supervision; • Proficient computer skills and use of relevant desktop applications and internal systems. Languages required • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Technical Competencies Knowledge: • Partnership building and ability to build and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleague, donor contacts and peer organizations • Analytical and conceptual skills • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills • Results orientated • Good coordination skills and ability to multi-task with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities; • Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills; • Good understanding of budgeting as part of bid development; • Ability to effectively work with others and with minimum supervision • Working knowledge and understanding of donor priorities and regulations • Good working experience in one of Plan International’s thematic areas or a support function. Behaviors: • Supports learning in diverse teams • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism • Relates to people in a friendly, open manner and engenders trust from other staff • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour • Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations • Promotes innovation and learning • Ability to act as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. • Ability to work with others • Ability to travel within Kenya and on occasion, out of the country as may be required • Able to view even distressing situations objectively by leaving personal attitudes and judgmental responses to one side; • Promotes equality, including gender equality, inclusion and empowerment of young women in Plan’s work and in its work with partners; • Apply participatory influencing methodologies both internally and externally • The ability to build collaborative working relationships; • Uses creativity to challenge the norm and promote innovation and thinks and acts for the wider organization – linking partnership opportunities with the context of the wider organizational strategy; • Communicates effectively at a high level and with a range of appropriate styles for different audiences; • Builds capability through knowledge sharing, networking, mentoring, coaching and advocates the importance of knowledge management. Plan International’s Values in Practice We are open and accountable We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do. We strive for lasting impact We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative. We work well together We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners. We are inclusive and empowering We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential. Work Hours: 8 Experience in Months: 60 Level of Education: Bachelor Degree Job application procedure Please click here to apply, Functional Training Specialist - Projects Jobs at Plan International, Project Assistant Jobs at Plan international, Senior Coordinator- Business Development - Private Sector Jobs at Plan International, IT Officer - Shared Services Centre Jobs at Plan International

Child Rights and Safeguarding Officer at Plan International

Child Rights and Safeguarding Officer at Plan International,

Child Rights and Safeguarding Officer at Plan International

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Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War


Child Rights and Safeguarding Officer


  •  The Child Rights & Safeguarding Officer will coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Global Policy on Safeguarding of Children and Programme participants, as well as the Policy on Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA). The position holder will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of the annual priorities for Safeguarding and PSHEA for Plan Kenya, working in partnership with representatives from all Programme Units, relevant Departments, and external stakeholders as needed. S/he must have proven experience in child & youth safeguarding and child protection programming, have expertise on engaging children and youth, and be well-versed with the community, county and national protection systems and mechanisms.


Planning, strategy and policy (15%) 

  • Coordinate the implementation of Plan International’s Global Policies on Safeguarding Children and Young People, and Preventing Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA) informed by the annual Safeguarding Self-Assessment exercise
  • Ensure Plan Kenya adopts a survivor-centred and rights-based approach in the prevention and response mechanisms established for all Safeguarding incidences
  • Facilitate strengthened integration of Safeguarding principles, procedures and practices in all programmatic and operational functions

Programme and project design and influence (15%) 

  • Promote the adherence to and integration of Safe Programming Principles in the implementation of projects
  • Engage Program and Project Implementation staff to ensure that there is use of harmonized strategies on engaging/involving and/or empowering children and young people, including providing platforms for their meaningful engagement with Plan and other external stakeholders
  • Engage with the Media Relations and Communications Team, as well as the Influencing and Advocacy Advisor in defining, establishing and sustaining Plan Kenya’s strategy and practice on engaging children and youth
  • Facilitate interaction and engagement with partners and external stakeholders on good Safeguarding practice; sharing our policy and practice where relevant, and exploring opportunities to link and/or strengthen our Safeguarding mechanisms with the available systems and services for protection of children and youth
  • Develop, consolidate and/or provide input to periodic reports on the implementation of Safeguarding/PSHEA
  • Identify and support on strengthening points of integration with other thematic areas
  • Lead on co-creating innovative safeguarding solutions together with children, girls, young women and youth as well as the communities and other partners
  • Working closely with implementing teams, lead/support on the identification and documentation of safeguarding best practices, safe guarding champions and stories of change
  • Working closely with implementing teams, lead on generating concepts and proposal development ideas to raise grants to scale up on safe guarding and its integration in programming
  • Coordinate with the M&E and knowledge management unit and ensure the compliance of indicators of safe programming
  • Lead on and/or support implementing teams on organizing learning forums on safeguarding among programme participants at different levels – schools, community and county/national stakeholder forums
  • Keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance and changes or updates with regards to safeguarding and PSHEA – including data protection and confidentiality – and cascade the information accordingly.

Working in Partnership and resource mobilisation (10%) 

  • Uphold the principles of Building Better Partnerships Approach, while ensuring Safeguarding principles are embedded in the assessment, on-boarding, and regular capacity building of partners
  • Contribute to strengthening good Safeguarding Practice among Plan Kenya’s implementing partners, specifically the community-based organizations and the youth led organizations, including supporting their development/enhancing their own Safeguarding policies
  • Participate in networks and forums (civil society, NGOs, Government stakeholders, Academic Institutions, etc) on Safeguarding and PSHEA
  • Engage in providing input and relevant information to flagged business development opportunities
  • Support in reviewing of proposals with a child safeguarding lens to ensure safe programming principles are upheld

Capability building and People Management (15%) 

  • Support staff orientation and capacity building on Safeguarding and PSHEA, as need be
  • Drive regular learning sessions on topics relating to Plan’s Safeguarding Standards, with an aim of improving the appreciation/understanding and uptake of key Safeguarding principles among staff in different functions
  • Identify training needs and conduct capacity building trainings, sensitization sessions and briefings for program participants (including children and young people), partners, and other external stakeholders
  • Support the coordination of the Safeguarding Focal Points
  • Develop and prepare materials for all Child Safeguarding related trainings including translations of IECs where need be
  • Develop child safe guarding messages for various groups of stakeholders and facilitate publication.
  • Provide technical guidance on child safeguarding to partners, volunteers, PIK representatives and other key stakeholders including consultants.

Financial Responsibility (10%) 

  • Monitor programme performance and budget utilization of the KCO/National Protection and Safeguarding Project(s), on a monthly basis and provide information on corrective measures as needed
  • Support the quarterly and annual planning and reporting processes of the KCO/National Protection and Safeguarding Project(s), to ensure budgets are well structured, managed and utilized against planned objectives

Risk Management (10%)

  • Support the development and review of Safeguarding risk assessments for project activities, project documents, program proposals and partnership documents for both development and emergency related implementation
  • Compile partners’ activity documents, analyse partners risk assessment result and support on identified gaps

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (20%)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that 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;
  • Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.
  • Act as the first or among the primary focal point or point of contact for any safeguarding/PSHEA concerns, providing timely, relevant support and advice in order to safeguard children, girls and young people.
  • Make timely referrals as needed, to support victims/survivors of safeguarding/PSHEA incidences. This may include psychosocial support, health care and legal support as appropriate

Any other duties (5%)

  • As assigned by the Child Rights & Safeguarding Advisor


 Qualifications/ experience essential:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in a chid focused organization
  • Proven experience in child protection/safeguarding at all levels (community, county and national)
  • Good understanding of child protection systems in the country, with specific knowledge of case management and psychosocial support
  • A clear understanding of the strategies for engaging with children and young people in programme activities and advocacy
  • Experience working with civil society and community-based organisations, particularly in Kenya
  • Commitment to Plan values, with special attention paid to the adherence of Plan’s Global Policies on Safeguarding Children & Young People, and Prevention Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA)
  • Result oriented, good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, coordination and networking
  • Ability to conduct trainings for varied audiences – adults, children, youth; Government representatives, CSO representatives, etc

Qualifications/ experience desirable: 

  • Experience in designing and managing initiatives on Safeguarding and PSHEA
  • Good understanding of Safeguarding sector strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in child and youth participation
  • Experience in handling sensitive cases for survivors of violence
  • Experience working in emergency/humanitarian set-up

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


  • In-depth knowledge of gender and inclusion and global/local development issues, with particular knowledge in girls’ rights and child rights, feminist movements, the key actors and institutions, and the power dynamics involved.
  • Competent understanding of key gender inequalities, gaps, barriers and opportunities at the national, regional and global level and gender and inclusion in programs, and especially for children and girls.
  • In-depth understanding of the policies, processes, institutions and organizations that shape the development and humanitarian context and standards within Kenya.
  • Understanding of the implications of working with a rights-based approach to development and is able to analyze the situation of children’s and particularly girls’ rights in his/her working context
  • In-depth knowledge on different types of partnerships and civil society strengthening and capacity building. Understanding issues, principles and strategies and their root causes and working with Plan’s principles and a range of strategies and approaches to improve outcomes

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on to apply