Dimensions of the Role :
The position is part of the programs quality and impact regional team of Plan International Regional Office of the Americas.
Provide regional coordination, guidance and technical support for the implementation of the project Defending our sexual and reproductive rights and its different components : prject management, planning and cnducting workshops, develping and adapting capacity building to the partners, timely and quality reprting, budget management and M&E activities accrding to the corporate M&ERL Framework.
The position will ensure technical and financial quality management and implementation of the regional project in coordination with the regional program and influencing team.
The position will promote, manage and maintain effective, equitable partnership and alliance relationships with key organizations related to the regional project and other CSO strengthening initiatives, including the Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean (MMI-
LAC), the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Children’s Rights (REDLAMYC), the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), among others;
according with Plan’s principles and steps for managing partnerships.
Provide technical support to partner organisations; whilst ensuring effective cooperation to ensure timely and sound project implementation and reporting.
Give support and articulation with the Plan s country offices / national projects that are linked to the regional project;
including prioritized attention and articulation with focal points to the national SIDA interventions in prioritized countries (Guatemala, Colombia and Bolivia) and supporting increased articulation of Plan and national CSOs and their platforms with regional Human Rights Mechanisms.
In coordination with the CSS SNO Team (mainly : CSS Regional Specialist, Program Manager and youth in civil society programming specialist, and SNO Programme Manager), the position will support the development of guidelines and standards for working with and strengthening CSOs relevant for the linked to the regional program including youth organizations and their networks;
for monitoring the environment for civil society; and for contributing to a more enabling environment for Civil Society,
The position will support the regional-level influencing directed at promoting increased investment for strengthened systems for protection against violence and for sexual and reproductive rights.
Represent Plan within relevant advocacy spaces, forums and networks of key regional -level players (including donors, strategic and organizational partners)
This position is accountable for the regional project budget.
Staff reporting to the position : None
Support the Lead / Decide Plan s global networks depending on the responsibilities assumed by the regional hub in those spaces.
Responsible for the implementation of the regional programme Defending our sexual and reproductive rights of Plan International ROA funded by SIDA, ensuring Ensuring quality implementation, financial monitoring and reporting to donor (both technical and financial) and achievement of the project objectives and results;
Quality management of the relationship with the implementing CSO partners and networks; Close coordination with key stakeholders, and Effective coordination / articulation with the nationals focal points programme in relation to all relevant objectives of the programme Colombia, Guatemala, and Bolivia.
Ensure the roll-out of guidelines, tools for strengthening of civil society organizations and networks / platforms link to the regional program.
When relevant provide technical support to national teams, in the planning and execution of strategic activities, framed in the regional program
Ensures coordination and, wherever possible, integration of SIDA funded activities with other initiatives involving collaboration with regional and national civil society child rights and sexual and reproductive rights platforms.
Collaborates with the regional Head of gender transformative Programming and influencing to strengthen the articulation of Plan offices and Civil Society platforms with regional human rights mechanisms.
Represents Plan within relevant forums and networks of key regional and global spaces
Lead, coordinate and supports regional level knowledge management and learning in SCO, and ensures that learning from the region feeds into Plan processes and vice-versa.
Ensure constant and effective communication with Plan International Sweden and Regional technical advisors with a view of fostering learning and improving practices.
Gathers quality and relevant communication materials (photos, videos, interviews) to support awareness raising on different levels.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge :
Knowledge and experience
Minimum Bachelors and preferably a Masters in social sciences.
Demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in the area of civil society strengthening, child rights monitoring and child / youth participation, sexual and reproductive rights, preferably in the Latin American region and at international level.
Demonstrated managerial in the regional coordination, implementation and evaluation of projects / programs for civil society strengthening for children’s rights and children’s participation in governance and social auditing.
Experience (at least 5 years) in results-based project management and coordination or other logical frameworks, rights-
based monitoring and evaluation and grants finance monitoring and reporting.
Knowledge of human rights based approach to development programming, gender & inclusion approaches,
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Latin America and Caribbean context and the international / regional human rights systems and mechanisms for civil society engagement and participation.
Demonstrated facilitation & training experience.
Excellent influencing skills (policy, advocacy, communication, partnerships) and engagement with civil society.
High-level communication skills and abilities to interact with a range of actors, including government representatives, Civil Society representatives.
Facilitation skills to take a team through full proposal development life cycle
Proven experience of working effectively with dispersed team members / key actors, in a matrix management arrangement, and of working with local teams to build their capacity
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including virtually, across different cultures and across generations
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent command of Spanish and English, both spoken and written
Promotes and facilitates teamwork, provides vision and strategic leadership
Flexible, adaptive while maintaining the big picture
Be respectful of the internal organizational processes of CSO
Culturally sensitive, gender-sensitive and inclusive
Assumes responsibility for actions and the results of these
Innovative, entrepreneurial and pro-actively takes the initiative to identify new opportunities.
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism will be carried out in conformity with Plan International Child Protection Policy.
Plan International operates an open opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.