Project Director at Plan International July, 2024

Location: To be confirmed, Tanzania

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We won’t stop until we are all equal.


Position Description

Plan International is seeking a project director for the anticipated Department of Labor (DOL) The Bureau of international Labor Affairs (ILAB) Tanzania Project to Combat Child Labor and Promote Acceptable Conditions of Work in Tanzania’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector​.  The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of a high-quality project. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including government and private industry stakeholders, sub grantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with private companies; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to US Department of Labor.


  • Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project.
  • Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures.
  • Oversee the delivery and monitoring of sub-awards.
  •  Serve as the principal liaison with the Governments of Tanzania, USDOL and other donors, and project partners and stakeholders to ensure effective program implementation and build lasting relationships.  Manage a team of project staff, technical experts, consultants, and local partners, while coordinating with headquarters and in-country project staff.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the team for the completion of project activities in prioritized sectoral and geographic areas.
  •  Ensure project compliance with all USDOL financial, contractual, and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that milestones, performance goals, and indicators are monitored and achieved.
  • Lead high-quality report preparation in English, capturing project activities, documenting impacts related to all activities, and ensuring timely submission
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines and Research Standards are adhered to during project implementation.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, child protection, international development, or a related field is required.
  • 7+ years of international development program management experience on similarly sized multi-year US government-funded projects in a leadership position; demonstrated knowledge and use of program design, management, and project monitoring tools
  • Proven experience overseeing subawards, meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of reports to donors
  • Experience and familiarity with USG policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with all project stakeholders, including coalition building and promotion of public-private partnerships
  • Significant technical experience in the areas of child labor; additional technical experience in child protection, education, livelihoods, social protection, institutional capacity building, and/or other relevant fields
  • Prior experience in Tanzania
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Second language experience preferred; knowledge of local languages preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.


Plan is a diverse and inclusive organization. Candidates of all genders and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Location:  To be confirmed 

Reports to: Director of Program


Closing Date: 25th July, 2024


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 


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