Project Manager(WISE PROJECT) At Plan


The service of a Project Manager(WISE PROJECT) At Plan International.

Typical Responsibilities:

Project Leadership and Management:

Lead high quality and results-oriented program planning, implementation and reporting in compliance with donor and government agreements. A strong understanding of project cycle management, results-based management, and gender transformative women’s economic empowerment programming is essential. 

Expected Outcomes:

  • Project cycle management processes and tools (including detailed implementation plans) effectively implemented to achieve project results and comply with donor requirements, government requirements, and partnership agreements. 
  • Ensure program strategies in women’s economic empowerment are gender transformative and responsive to the context, implemented consistently across all project activities, and adhere to best practices in the sector.  
  • Quality programmatic and financial reports are prepared on time and in line with Plan International and donor standards. 
  • Compliance tools and frameworks are designed to be responsive to the capacities of partner organisations and meet donor requirements for audit. 
  • Expenditure is monitored monthly to ensure spending is on track and forecasts are duly updated based on project needs and in compliance with donor regulations.  
  • Monitoring and evaluation system, tools and processes are developed for measuring the gender transformative and economic empowerment results of the project; and project data is collected, validated and shared with relevant stakeholders. 
  • Ensure that local laws and operational policies and protocols, including for security, are observed and respected.

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Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice:

  • Demonstrable experience managing multimillion-dollar institutional grants through donors such as Global Affairs Canada, USAID, DFID and European Union.  
  • Familiarity with Global Affairs Canada guidelines and requirements.
  • Strong understanding of feminist principles, gender equality, and women’s socio-economic empowerment. 
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools and approaches.
  • Strong experience in partnership management and aptitude for cultivating strong relationships with multiple stakeholders including private sector organizations, civil social organizations, government, and donors.
  • Experience leading cross-functional and remote teams to deliver results. 
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time sensitive environment, track project performance, meet deadlines, and ensure high quality deliverables
  • Ability to fully function in English (verbal and written) in essential. All donor reports, deliverables and communication will be in English.
  • Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet).
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications usage and other relevant software and other applications
  • Self-starter takes initiative and works with minimal direct supervision.
  • Flexible, able to shift directions quickly and occasionally work long hours to meet tight reporting deadlines.
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Physical Environment and Demands: Typical office environment 

Travel requirements:

This post holder will be stationed in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana with regular travel (approximately 60% of time) to project locations where WISE operates, as well as Plan International’s Country Office in Accra.

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