Economic Empowerment Programme Advisor at Plan International, Cairo, Egypt

Deadline: 2 April 2019

Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economic Empowerment Programme Advisor in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Economic Empowerment Programme Advisor will be responsible for operationalizing Plan’s country and global strategies and policies related to economic empowerment, particularly in the area of micro finance, skill building, and micro & small enterprises.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Economic Empowerment Programme Advisor will perform the following functions-

  • Program Design
    • Lead the design of innovative projects and programs to address community issues in relation to the economic empowerment in collaboration with Programme Unit/Area (PU/PA) offices and relevant departments at the Country Office in line with the Plan Egypt Country Strategy Paper.
    • Lead design of economic empowerment program package, guidelines and manuals that are aligned with Plan Egypt country strategic plans and facilitate operationalization of Plan Egypt’s strategic objectives.
  • Strategic Partnership & Policy Advocacy
    • Develop strategic partnerships with key constituencies to elicit support for and maximize impact of Plan’s work.
    • Develop and implement policy advocacy plan which includes partnership mainstreaming in collaboration with PU/PA and Programme Quality and Design Unit (PQ&D) to ensure active, meaningful and continuous relationship.
  • Technical support
    • Build the capacity of Plan staff, and strategic partners at national level to promote strengthening of systematic economic empowerment forums between civil society /plan and the government.
    • Provide technical recommendations to improve the design of any project or program to ensure that they meet the quality standards.
  • Program Reporting and Documentation
    • Document the lessons learned and accumulative experience of economic empowerment activities.
    • Share and disseminate the information within the impact areas.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s Degree in economy or equivalent qualification in relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience at a similar level in the field of economic empowerment.
  • With proven track record in working with saving groups, micro/small enterprise development or skill building.
  • Understand integrated development issues and critical analysis of quality of education.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of economic empowerment.
  • In depth Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to economic empowerment programs.
  • Proven ability to develop project concept notes.
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills.
  • Research, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and professional writing skills.
  • Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills.
  • MS office skills.
  • Nationality of Egypt.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Plan International.