Adolescent Programme Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 July 2019

Job Description

The Opportunity

Plan has been working in Laos since 2007, and is delivering programs in Bokeo, Oudomxay and Saravane Provinces. We support children to access their rights through our programming in Public Heath (including water and sanitation), Education, and Gender Equality and Protection. Our work includes community based action, partner strengthening, and policy advocacy. Disaster risk reduction is integrated in all the work we do, and Plan is committed to providing disaster response support in case of humanitarian disaster.

The Adolescent Education and Skills Program for Plan Laos focuses on supporting the new Global Strategy to “strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”. Under the strategy, Plan International seeks to transform the lives of 100 million girls. The Adolescent program is designed to transform the underlying social norms that contribute to high rates of adolescent pregnancies and child marriage, and to empower adolescents to realise their rights to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information, advice and services.

Plan Laos currently leads four adolescent projects in Oudomxay and Bokeo Provinces. The four projects are implemented in partnership the Ministry of Education and four Non-profit Associations. The projects take a comprehensive approach to developing support for gender equality, valuing young people’s participation and leadership, and adolescent SRH and Rights amongst adolescents themselves, community members, and community leadership. These projects seek to promote attitude and behaviour change through a set of mutually re-enforcing actions at school, community and individual levels. Lastly the projects will work with and build the capacity of government and civil society partners.

Do you have what it takes?

The Program Manager, Adolescent Development Program, leads the Project teams currently based in Bokeo, Oudomxay Provinces and Vientiane Capital. The key objectives outlined for this role is to:

  1. Lead Adolescent Education and Skills Program implementation, ensuring sustainable change for the target beneficiaries.
  2. Leads the project implementation team meeting Plan standards and aligned with the Program Quality Policy that is compliant with funding commitments and contractual obligations.
  3. Contributes to Plan’s country program in Laos.
  4. Participate in the Programs Team and PU Management Team to provide effective leadership and decision making.

For more information on the role and personal profile, please click the below link:

Location: Vientiane, Laos

Type of Role: Two Year fixed term contract (with possible further 1 year extension)

Reports to: DeputyCountry Director, Laos

Grade: E. Competitve salary and Benefits package

Start date: ASAP

Closing Date: 18th July 2019

Anticipated 1st round interview dates: 31st July & 1st August

If you have diffuclty applying via the Plan International website, Linkedin or ReliefWeb then please email your CV and Cover letter to

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation 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 will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

About the Organization

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 this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

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.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

More information

Final_Adolescent_Program_Manager_JD_May 2019.doc

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