Deadline of this Job: 30 November 2022


Overall purpose of the role:

To lead on Risk Management with a key focus on Legal and CoC Compliance. The R&C Coordinator leads on strategic measures to nurture a culture of compliance and risk management across country operations.

• External Representation (Legal Compliance)
• Ensure DRC operations follow the local legislations, advise SMT on any changes in NGO law or risks associated with the operations in due course
• Work closely with the lawyer re CoC cases ensuring best outcomes for DRC
• Ensure timely registration of the DRC projects with GoA, as required by the current legislation
• Coordinate and lead the process of the timely submission of the mandatory reports to Government
• Provide support to teams on field level regarding implementation of local compliance requirements.
• Regular risk assessment and its systematic follow-up guided by DRC’s Risk Management process.
• Develop action plans based on the Risk Mitigation plans agreed by SMT and follow-up on implementation.
• Organize regular trainings/refreshers on Risk management framework for DRC and Partners to ensure staff awareness.
• Take lead on new staff induction regarding Risk and Compliance processes.
• Conduct internal audits of risk mitigation measures.
• Coordinating Risk Register process with County SMT, Regional / HQ focal points.

Code of Conduct & Accountability
• Ensure CO has smooth functioning COCRM committees and to provide training to all members on their roles.
• Establish regular/correct functioning of operational feedback committee or beneficiary feedback mechanism in coordination with MEAL Manager.
• Ensure a sufficient availability of trained investigators in CO.
• Conduct trainings/refresher for staff round the year. Conduct CoC inductions to all new staff.
• Ensure proper visibility materials are rolled out for CoC/Accountability/ COCRM in all operational areas.
• Develop a proper mechanism to train every staff, especially front-line staff on CoC/CoCRM
• Any other tasks as required by the scope

Job Requirements
• At least 3-5 years professional work experience in humanitarian organizations in the same field.
• Experience with reporting, compliance, grant management
• Understanding of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks.
• Knowledge of the local laws related to NGO and context in Ethiopia is a required.
• University degree in organizational development, international relations, humanities, public and social policy or related field(s)
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with national staff and other stakeholders.
• Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and undertake a proactive approach;

Deadline of this Job: 23 November 2022


Dimensions of Role:
• The post holder will report to the Plan International Ethiopia Country Director on operational matters and to the CoE Oversight Group on strategic matters. The post holder leads the work and management of the CoE and supervise its assigned staff
• The post holder will develop close working relationships with the Plan country offices and partners responding to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the region to map resources and capacity; undertake joint research and advocacy aligned with global humanitarian priorities and supporting global learning and access to common resources and expertise
• The post holder will require extensive contacts to pro-actively build external networks with key stakeholders (UNHCR and relevant UN agencies, Donors, (I)NGOs and others) within the region and globally to strengthen Plan’s profile in the sector and develop tools/resources that provide consistent communication and information of Plan’s work across MEESA and possibly other regions
• In line with the Global Strategy (2022-2027) the incumbent will take the lead in supporting both the contribution to and learning from the roll-out of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). This includes working closely with the relevant country staff and partners, regional and global hub humanitarian teams, as well as Plan liaison offices in Addis Ababa, Geneva and New York
• Profile and fundraise for the CoE across the global federation and build on existing mechanisms and channels for sharing updates and progress of the work of the CoE both with the relevant COs, partners and donors as well as the Oversight Group and the rest of the organisation
• Provide leadership, evidence, guidance, learning and relevant documentation to support the broader organisation positioning and profiling within the forced displacement sector at CO, regional and global level

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

Organisational Learning and Capacity Enhancement

• Working with COs, identify good forced displacement programming practices with a focus on adolescent girls and gender transformative approaches in protracted crises and document and share these practices both within external and internal networks
• To analyse and identify gaps in available programmatic guidance, modules, and tools and work with relevant global and regional technical leads to strengthen them as per sector standards and ensure a strong adolescent girls’ perspective
• To facilitate organisational and peer learning forums with COs, liaison offices and project level staff to share examples of good programming practices such as monthly webinars and podcasts
• Based on documented good practices, support the identification and development of policy papers, positioning and talking points with a focus on Food security, Sexual & Gender based violence, Education and Child Protection in Emergencies, Youth Engagement and Adolescent Girls Programming based on evidence and experience that can be shared internally and externally for advocacy and influencing

Strengthened Evidence Base and Improved Design
• Lead or support joint research and studies with focus on priority sectors, with a strong focus on both understanding and strengthening work with adolescent girls in forced displacement settings;
• Facilitate the testing, evaluation and roll out of Global Hub (GH) developed manuals and toolkits including Adolescents in Emergencies toolkit, Life Skills and Early Parenting Guides, and Child Friendly Feedback mechanisms amongst others;
• To analyse and identify gaps in available programmatic guidance, modules, and tools and work with relevant global and regional technical leads to strengthen them as per sector standards and ensure a strong adolescent girls’ perspective;