job description - AGIP (Adolescent Girls Investment Plan) Project Manager
- As part of our global strategy to transform the lives of 200 million girls, Plan International hosts and co-chairs a new innovative multi-stakeholder coalition for adolescent girls.
- We are seeking a Project Manager to join the Global Partnerships Team to lead and manage the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) and its related projects.
- AGIP is a growing coalition of 14+ partner organisations (including civil society, youth, academia, foundations and others) working to push for prioritised and evidence-informed investments in adolescent girls by governments and donors, at all levels.
- The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan will act as a bridge between evidence on ‘what works’ for girls and budgeting and policy making leading to real change for girls in a number of global policy opportunities.
- You will need to have strong strategic project & partnership management experience (preferably in research, programming, and partnerships for gender, girls’ rights and/or youth engagement fields at a global level) to lead the coalition through the last year of its current strategy, managing the development and securing the sustainability of the multi-stakeholder partnership.
- This work will include: high level stakeholder engagement, research outputs, deliver AGIP’s ambitious advocacy strategy, resource mobilisation and grant management, as well as to oversee all Secretariat activities.
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
- Knowledge of Civil Society & research organisations is an advantage
- Experience of working in multicultural environments, participation in networks and coalitions, and working effectively in non-hierarchical setting
- Knowledge of Research, Advocacy, Policy and/or Fundraising
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in international development and the Girls’ Rights space
- A high level of written and spoken communication skills – including persuasive writing and editing skills and ability to facilitate appropriate information flow amongst members
- Strong research, organisational abilities, and presentation skills
- Ability to work independently to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
- Effective relationship management and communications, within a complex international environment
- Extensive project management experience in a complex organizational setting
- Experience of convening networks and/or working groups desirable
- Understanding of multi stakeholder funding processes, and an ability to manage them and transparently report on them (in cooperation with finance experts from member organisations if required)
- Experience in resource mobilisation and fundraising is an advantage
- Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills
- Capacity to independently manage complexity and demanding workloads, prioritise tasks, work independently and to deadlines
- Ability to build and manage relationships with a wide range of high-level stakeholders
- A team player; open, able and willing to work collaboratively as part of a team deliver on shared objectives
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