Plan International vacancy

Plan International is a humanitarian and independent development organization dedicated to promoting children’s rights and gender equality. We firmly believe in the potential of every child, which is often hindered by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination, with girls being the most affected.

In collaboration with children, youth, supporters, and partners, we work towards creating a just world by addressing the root causes of challenges faced by women and vulnerable children. Our commitment extends from supporting children’s rights from birth to adulthood to enabling them to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels, leveraging our reach, expertise, and knowledge.

With a legacy of over 85 years, we have built powerful partnerships for children and are currently active in more than 80 countries.

Position 1: Grants Coordinator

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Academic qualification: BA/MA in economics, business, project management, or related fields.

Minimum 5 years of experience in project management, grants administration, and compliance with multiple development support donors.

Proven expertise in using program management tools, financial reporting, work plans, and monitoring templates.

Experience in sub-granting for various partners, from due diligence to grant disbursement and liquidation.


Understanding of development issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities affecting community development.

Demonstrated knowledge of strategic work planning processes.

Familiarity with feminist principles, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.

Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada rules and requirements.

Skills Specific to the Post:

Ability to prioritize in a time-sensitive environment, monitor project performance, meet deadlines, and ensure high-quality deliverables.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English (verbal and written) and Amharic.

Proficient computer skills, including the use of relevant software and applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database).

Languages required:

Fluency in English is essential.

Knowledge of local languages in addition to Amharic is desirable.

Position 2: Project Officer – WVL Project


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Management, or a related field.

Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

Some experience in gender equality, women’s empowerment, and advocacy for equality and inclusion.

Some experience and/or knowledge of working with government sectors at different levels.

Qualifications/Experience Desirable:

Engaged in NGO activities with a proven track record.

Established robust professional connections within the sector and government.

Demonstrated experience and solid professional ties related to this field internationally.

Proficient in collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders at various organizational levels.

Possesses technical expertise, skills, and comprehensive knowledge.

Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge:

Knowledge of current international development trends and programming effectiveness, learning, and gender equality.

Grass-root development management understanding of challenges and opportunities at the community and regional levels.

Excellent writing, verbal, and editing skills.

Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.

Skills in statistical data analysis and reporting.

Knowledge of project management and coordination of diverse stakeholders.

Location: Country Office, Addis Ababa

Deadline: February 10, 2024

How to Apply:

Candidates meeting the criteria are encouraged to submit their applications through the provided links before the deadline on February 10, 2024.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CVs not submitted through the indicated links will not be accepted.

Early application is encouraged as we may close the advertisement early.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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