Plan International recruits 01 Climate Change and Environment Manager

Plan International recruits 01 Climate Change and Environment Manager

Plan International

Maadi, Egypt
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Climate Change and Environment Manager

Location: Maadi, Egypt

Company: Plan International

The Organization

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries

Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country including Greater Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit and Sohag. Plan international Egypt implements programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives.

Through a five-interconnected, gender transformative and context-fit country objectives, PIE intends along with the various stakeholders at all levels to continue delivering positive and transformative changes so that “Children, especially girls, and young people grow up in an enabling environment, realizing their rights and contributing in both development and humanitarian settings as active agents of change”.

Driven by the overall purpose of PII and anchored on Plan International core values, bolder commitment to gender transformation and feminist leadership, program quality and influencing and a more vibrant and efficient operating model, the five strategic objectives of the country strategy include:  

Promoting sexual reproductive health rights, services and facilities so that girls and women can realize their rights and grow up capable of making informed decisions and choices.

Creating economic empowerment opportunities and spaces so that girls, children and young people can overcome barriers that hinder their own development and continue growing up as empowered citizens capable of leading their own development.

Combating Violence against children, girls and women so that they can grow up in safe environments and actively participate in making positive and lasting changes in their lives and communities at large. 

Strengthening the resilience, enhancing the preparedness and improving the response of the marginalized communities including refugees and migrants to climate change, crises and natural disasters. This will also include tackling the root causes of irregular migration. 

Promoting the active engagement and leadership of young people including girls in decision making and inclusive spaces to foster sustainable changes in their lives as equal and empowered citizens., 

Dimensions of Role:

The position is responsible in providing guidance, mainstreaming and forwarding programme support for Environment, Climate Change and Resilience works throughout the programming and project cycle.

Responsible in overseeing the technical implementation and integration of climate and environment in the Generation Change Programme; provision of technical support to the Aswan project.

Manage crisis response programming in the Area of Responsibilities and lead coordination efforts with the Refugee Response partners, Stakeholders and Donors.

Plan and manage human, logistic and financial resources in consultation and cooperation with relevant Support teams

This position has budget management responsibilities and creating emergency response strategy through supporting from global hub and consultant.

Integrating environment and climate change into programs with the Head of strategy to plan and implement fundraising plans and ensure proper compliance to relevant policies, guidelines and agreements of Government, National offices and donors.

This position supports the development of quality programs/projects/proposals to promote the active participation of local communities in adopting the relevant climate change programming, climate change advocacy and resilience strategies. 

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

Technical Support (35%)

Lead the development of project activities within the SIDA Generation Change program together with all relevant partners with a particular focus on children, youth and young adults

Lead the design and provide training to all relevant actors within the Sida Generation Change Program with a particular focus on CSOs and children, youth and young adults

Actively participate in the Plan International’s global policy and thematic guidance development work in the area of environment, climate change, and resilience.

Contribute to strengthen environment and resilience capacities of relevant staff at country offices and partners through comprehensive capacity strengthening initiatives and mentoring programs.

Facilitate trainings, webinars, learning events and workshops for Plan International Egypt’s staff and at time local partners on environment, climate change and resilience programming and standards.

Collaborate with the program strategy team in designing and implementing advocacy and communication strategies in the area of resilience, particularly in the interlinkages between age, gender and climate change.

Advise Plan International Egypt on the relevant practices, procedures and required changes to remain environment friendly in both programming and operations.

 Team up with the Country leadership team and the relevant departments and position PIE as a key play in environmental and development in particular, but all programming at national level.

Actively use and promote the application of various ECR tools, methodology and frameworks

support the integration of ECR in Generation Change programme (Sida CIVSAM via SNO) programming and to SNO-funded Aswan Project.

Lead the and Climate, Environment, Resilience and communication initiatives (20%)

Coordinate efforts related to climate and environment within programming in the Plan International Egypt team.

Lead and coordinate efforts with external stakeholders, and consultants related to programmes to develop strategy

Play a leading role in building, maintaining and following-up of Plan International Egypt’s Environmental Policy and Environmental Action Plan.

Represent Plan International in external network fora for policy and thematic work in Egypt and other COs as and when required.

Actively participate in the Plan International global policy and thematic guidance development work in the area of ECR and well as in relation to the Climate Hub. Support advocacy and communication efforts in the area of ECR particularly connected to the connection between age, gender and climate change.

Lead and support the integration of key tools and methodologies into Generation Change programming, Aswan and other development programming going forward, including: 

Pathways to Resilience Framework and Youth Leadership in Climate Policy Workbook, child climate scorecards, and Child centered multi-risk assessment as well as use of Plan’s Environmental impact assessment. 

Provide guidance, mainstreaming and program support for climate change, environmental management and resilience readiness throughout the program and/or project cycle (30%)

Provide timely and qualitative advisory in all stages of the project cycle including collaboration with key Program Management staff at Plan Egypt, Country Offices, partners and Regional Hubs in quality design, implementation.

Ensure key components of the cross-cutting thematic area (environment, climate and resilience) are mainstreamed in all projects.

Contribute to a productive and supportive cooperation with the Country Offices, Global Hub, Regional Offices, partners and Plan International Egypt colleagues.

Actively interact and take part in the Global Hub’s Climate and Resilience Network and Working Groups

Contribute to identify new funding opportunities within the thematic area and to develop competitive funding proposals.

Contribute to assure the quality of the Plan International Egypt supported programs and projects within the fields of environment, climate change and resilience through regular monitoring, evaluation of results, documenting and sharing of lessons learnt

Program Reporting and Documentation (15%)

To document the lessons learned and accumulative experience of girls’ leadership and youth participation activities in climate and environment.

To share and disseminate the information within the impact areas.

To document and provide inputs in reporting ECR activities, results and outcomes from programming, interventions and project implementation and management. 

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)  

Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. 

Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies; 

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team;  

Ensures that Plan Egypt contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.   


Strategic thinking, flexibility and good judgement in times of crisis 

Demonstrated people management and mobilization skills 

Good communication and presentation skills 

Ability to work in remote areas during emergency and made decisions with a sense of urgency 

Holding self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively. 

Collaborating with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input. 

Motivating and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential. 

Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them.  


Understands relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan’s purpose, values, and global strategy 

Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security 

Managing activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management 

Managing people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills 

Managing resources and delivery: -Knows the resources required for their role. Manages their own workload, avoiding under or overcommitting to delivery activities; -Works according to a budget and uses the relevant financial systems.; -Works according to principles of data protection; -Understands how information is used for reporting and decisions making; – Seeks to continually improve personal working practices. 

Programme and project management: -Aware of the programmes that Plan International delivers directly and through partner organisations. -Aware of the programme and project management procedures relevant to their role.; -Complies with financial procedures and controls relevant to their role; -Seeks opportunities to reflect on and learn from all work.  

Digital working: Identifies ways to use digital to improve the effectiveness of work activities. Understands how digital enablers can contribute to achieving Plan International’s purpose.  Utilises the digital tools available in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines.   

Evidence-based management: Understands the importance of high-quality data and the implications of poor data.  Understands what data Plan International needs to inform decision-making. Interprets a range of sources to inform evidence-based decisions relevant to their role

Dealing with Problems:

Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled and the degree of investigation, analysis, and creative thinking required to solve them.

Ability to resolve a wide range of challenges related to girls’ leadership, youth participation and civil society strengthening.

Provide leadership and guidance on girls’ leadership, youth participation, climate change and civil society strengthening programs.

Ability to identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders at the national level evading any unrequired complications, based on a deep understanding of the current operating context.  

Communications and Working Relationships:

Climate Change, Environment Manager will report directly to head of program strategy

The relevant advisors at the program quality and partnership Unit- High Level.

Project officer within the Aswan programme on environment (funded by same back donor and specifically on climate) – high level

Advocacy Communication Coordinator – High level

Project coordinators/managers – Medium level

Sponsorship staff – Medium level.

Program Units staff – Medium level. 

Monitoring and Evaluation staff – High level.

BD Manager and Associate — High Level.

Country Leadership team – Medium level.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


A Master Degree in social science, environmental management or equivalent qualification in relevant field.

A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience at a similar level in the field of Humanitarian or development program.

Profound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of climate change and how girls and women are disproportionally affected by it.  

In depth Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications linked to youth participation, climate change and resilience strengthening programs. 

Several years of experience of working nationally/internationally with development cooperation especially with knowledge of climate change and on ground experience of Aswan

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Humanitarian programming and policy from development and humanitarian contexts. Preferably knowledge about connections between Age, Gender and Climate Change.

Demonstrated experience working within or with civil society actors

Demonstrated experience in building Environment, Crisis, Climate Change and Resilience capacities of teams and integrating Environment, Climate Change and Resilience into other thematic and cross sectoral programs in particular civil society organizations and actors

Well oriented with relevant international frameworks and processes such as Agenda 2030, UNFCCC, Global Platform for DRR etc


Proven ability to develop project proposals concept notes.

Proven ability to transform complex information into actionable points.

Excellent networking and partnership building skills

Research, analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent communication, facilitation and professional writing skills

Strong negotiation, strategic thinking and influencing skills

MS office skills

Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

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 organization 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 maximize 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

Physical Environment and Demands:

Typical office environment but with at least 25% time in the field including community visits.

Willingness and commitment to provide support to other COs in MEESA and and when required. 

Level of Contact with Children:

Medium level – Occasional Contact with children.

Location: Plan International Egypt Country Office , Maadi.

Type of Role: A contract till the 30th of June 2024.

Reports to: Head of Program Strategy.

Closing Date: 31st of Aug. 2023

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. POSTULER

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