SRHR Coordinator in Afar, Ethiopia

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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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


The Opportunity

The SRHRiE Coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for implementing the project’s sexual and reproductive health and rights with the aim to empower adolescent girls and boys to. This project is implementing in Benishangul-Gumuz, Tigray, Afar Regions of Ethiopia, as well as in Lakes and Jonglei states in South Sudan. However, the post-holder will be specifically based in Samara, Afar(Ethiopia) yet travel to the project implementation districts/ locations for approximately 40% of his/her time. The post-holder will be expected to collaborate with the SRHR Technical Lead in Plan Ethiopia, as well as with the SRHR Coordinators based in Tigray and Benishangul-Gumuz.
SRHRiE Coordinator will actively promote gender transformative approach to SRHR.
Responsible for project design, planning, coordinating, overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall sexual and reproductive health rights in Afar program area, working together with government sectors[health, women and social affairs, education, finance and economy,..] CSOs and networking with like-minded organizations, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of adolescent and youth friendly health/SRH, protection and other social  development initiatives.

Key components of the position also include

regional SRHR advocacy and networking, strategic thematic area planning, developing and strengthening partnerships and mainstreaming of child centred community development.
Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership and collaboration with health sector, key other sectors and related projects in Plan Ethiopia and Afar, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results as per the approved project plan and budget line.

The Individual



Skills and Knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, or clinical studies (medicine, nursing, midwifery), and other related field (e.g. social sciences, sociology, social work) at least 5 years relevant experience of which at least two years’ experience with NGOs.
Demonstrated experience on working with SRHR.
Extensive knowledge of the sexual and reproductive health rights and gender equality and girls rights.
In-depth knowledge of project cycle management, results-based programming and adolescent, child and youth centred community development programming
Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.
Strong negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.
Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills
Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications


Passion for gender transformative programming, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.

Inclusive and empowering approach to SRHR, learning and capacity development.

Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.

Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.

Flexible and adaptable work style to respond to an evolving context.

Proven inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build strong and productive relationships.  Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.

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