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Plan International Bénin recruits 01 Program Influencing & Implementation Area Manager

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Plan International Bénin recruits 01 Program Influencing & Implementation Area Manager


Référence : 009/PIIAM

Plan International Benin (PIB) is internally and externally seeking a highly qualified “Program Influencing & Implementation Area Manager” (PIIAM) to be based at PIIA Adjohoun, (Ouémé) Benin.


Plan International is an independent organization working to promote the rights of the child, committed to supporting vulnerable and marginalized children and their communities to overcome poverty. By actively connecting people engaged with strong ideas, we work together in order to induce positive, deep and lasting changes in the life of children and youth. For 80 years, we support girls and boys and their communities around the world, in the acquisition of skills, knowledge and confidence they need to assert their rights, freedom from poverty and live a fulfilling and positive life.

Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 52 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.

The protection and promotion of the child rights constitutes PLAN’s priority.

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified handicapped or female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

  1. Job Description


PositionProgram Influencing & Implementation Area Manager” (PIIAM)GradeE
Department & LocationProgramme Implementation Department – Adjohoun, BeninDateJuillet 2019
Reports to (position) :Programme Implementation Manager Adjohoun.Travel requiredYes
Purpose :  How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission? Demonstrate links global strategy.Working in many departments in Benin, Plan ‘s International Benin strategic Goal is to reach as many children girl and boys as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits. Plan International Benin aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.The Program Influencing & Implementation Area Manager is responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of functional experts, including program, finance, people & culture, administration & logistics, ICT, security, internal control, legal and risk management, to support the delivery of quality and integrated programming in line with the organizational standards, frameworks and procedures.

The Program Influencing & Implementation Area Manager is managed directly by the Program and Influencing and will play at Program Influencing & Implementation Area (PIIA) level keys roles of business development owner.


  1. Dimensions of Role :
  • Promote child and youth safe practices, approaches, interventions and environments which respects, recognizes and responds to the specific safeguarding needs and addresses the protection risks of the differing gender and other identities
  • Overall management of all Program and sponsorship activities in the PIIA in accordance with Plan’s corporate policy, Domain Goals and Principles and standards for accountability, ensuring that such activities are of the highest quality, and of relevance to the local and national context;
  • Manages sponsorship activities so that all sponsorship communications are produced and dispatched in accordance with established schedules, procedures and quality standards and in accordance with the Sponsorship Book standards;
  • Works closely with the Country Director, the Resource Mobilization, Program and Support Staff in the grant proposal development process, grant start up processes and orientations, ensuring good monitoring and reporting for donor compliance, setting appropriate communication/coordination systems across PIIA, facilitation of processes for partnerships/sub-grants, contract negotiation with local partners , capacity building for staff and partners, supervise close out requirements and ensuring donor and legal compliance.
  • Supervise and monitor performances of PIIA Projects Coordinators and all the PIIA Staff.
  • Make a good coordination of relations with partners according to standards and PQP guidelines
  • Ensure good management of human and material resources of the Organization according Plan International’s Values
  1. Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position :
  1. Program and sponsorship activities in the Program Influencing Implementation Area (PIIA)
  • Ensure full Child and young people safeguarding risk assessment of event is carried out using the recommended Plan International template
  • Support staff in program and project planning monitoring and evaluation
  • Design relevant Planning and evaluation tools/instruments in alignment with corporate guidelines and donors requirements keeping in mind key organizational values and principles such as gender, accountability, child protection, Child Participation and CCCD standards;
  • Implement systems to ensure the systematic reviews of projects and programs;
  • Support the design and regular monitoring of comprehensive performance frameworks for the PIIA programs and grants;
  • Analyze progress report and coordinate actions to catch up with any delay in implementation;
  • Elaborate and coordinate the annual work process for PO planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ensure that all corporate systems (SIP, CHildata..) supporting PQP are regularly updated and that any additional in-country systems are aligned with PQP requirements and are effectively used by staff;
  • Facilitate Systematic DIP process for all  project and Grant ;
  • Assist in formulation of specific grant Risk register for all large Grant and monitor effective implementation of risk mitigation plans ;
  1. Program Development & Resources Mobilization Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals providing advice as necessary;
  • Development potential donors and partners mapping among the PIIA;
  • Develop Local fund raising strategy and contribute to the implementation of the national strategy.
  1. Grant Implementation Responsibilities / Grant Quality Assurance Responsibilities
  • Support and develop systems which maintains a PIIA environment which is safe for and prevents violence against children and young people
  • Organize and conduct grant and sub-grant start-up/close-out processes/workshops including training/orientation on budgets, project implementation/results based activities, monitoring and evaluation and other relevant requirements as Gender Equality and Inclusion.
  • Coordinate within the PIIA with Implementation Managers, to develop processes that enable PIIA monitoring of grant projects deliveries and budget results. This will assist CO CLT in tracking project results and compliance with donor & PLAN requirements.
  • Supervise maintenance of grants related information and track donor and other stakeholder reports requirements. This includes supervision of the processes to maintain updated PU grants files/information.
  • Ensure partnership agreements are effectively managed to a high quality standard
  • Support the Implementation Manager(s), ensure timely preparation of partner agreements.
  • Conduct monitoring and support visits to grant projects as needed to resolve grant management issues.
  • Provide pro-active diagnosis for potential problems/issues including non-compliance issues and raising to appropriate management level for resolution where required.
  1. Dealing with Problems :

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

  • Responsible of good working and learning relationships with other Program staff, with the Government, particularly at Provincial and Municipal levels, with other relevant NGOs and International Organizations, in order to continuously improve the quality of programs and the image of the Organization.
  • Support all front line staff and develop capacity in program and project planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordinate all grants Project and ensure integration with overall country program framework
  1. Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact


  • CD
  • PIM
  • PDIM
  • E-CLT members
  • PIIA Project Coordinators;
  • PIIA Sponsorship Coordinator and Communications Facilitators
  • PIIA Admin, Finance and ICT staff
  • CO and other PIIAs staff


  • Patners
  • Networking ;
  • External stakeholders
  1. Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives: 

Gained through education, training, & experience



  • Relevant management qualification; Master Degree 
  • 5-8 years’ experience in Program management.

Skills & Behaviours

  • Building and managing teams, Coaching, Negotiation, Analysis, networking, Supervision Program management, Problem solving, Human Resource Management, Program/Project management, Leadership, Facilitation
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Promotes high performance by supervised staffs in the PIIA;
  • Promotes innovation and learning;
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.


  • Demonstrated record of excellence in program support
  • Minimum eight (08) to twelve (12) years as a development professional in planning, monitoring, evaluating programs and managing technical support
  • Five years’ experience in a related management position


  • Monitors and motivates staff in the PIIA ;
  • Developing and writing grant proposals
  • Proven ability and willingness to learn another Plan language quickly
  1. Physical Environment and Demands :

Typical office environment with 30% global travel towards PIIA and CO.

70% in field with the community and interaction with children

  1. Level of contact with children & Children And Youth Safeguarding

High level : Frequent interaction with children


We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
  1. Application procedures :

Anyone who wish to apply for this position may send their application to the following email address:

[email protected]

Applications will be considered up to June 14, 2019.

They should send an application including: 

– A cover letter to the Country Director of Plan International Benin

– A detailed CV that mentions : the last name, first name, date of birth, academic profil, number of years of experience, trainings and general experience… as well as four (04) professional reference contacts (past and / or current Employers / Supervisors) during the last five (05) years.

– Copies of degrees and proof of experiences.

Plan International Benin, convinced that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence, it encourages women candidates.

Note: Only individuals whose applications are received and shortlisted will be contacted (by phone and / or email) for the rest of this recruitment process.

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