Plan International Gender In Education Project Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Gender In Education Project Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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 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.

    Role Purpose

  • 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.

    Dimensions of the Role

  • Supporting Education Can’t Wait Consortium partners build their gender and inclusion programming capacity by improving their understanding of the context and how to respond to the different needs of targeted beneficiaries considering varying levels of vulnerability, risk, needs and preferences using Plan’s institutional knowledge and expertise in transformative gender programming.

  • The Project Coordinator will also support the project team integrate gender Issues into project interventions for increased access of children to primary school and adolescent girls benefiting from Education Can’t Wait Project


    Plan and coordinate planned activities with Consortium members including

  • training of Consortium partners in Gender Equality in Emergencies (GEiE) using Plan International’s GEiE Guidance Tools (which provides in-depth guidance for all phases of the project cycle).

  • Support each partner to develop a Gender Action Plan which will be regularly updated and reviewed at bi-annual reflection meetings.
    Plan and Coordinate reflection meetings with all partners to share successes and challenges and integrate lessons learned into programming for the following year.

  • Support preparations for a gender audit in the form of peer assessment of all consortium partners to understand key achievements and lessons learned which will be shared with ECW and all partners to inform future programming.
    Ensure that overall planning and implementation of the project is done in a gender transformatory way.

  • Share best practices in gender programming thought-out the project.

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field.

  • Post graduate training in project planning and management an added advantage.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Gender in education programming, Development and implementation of Gender programs in a refugee or emergency setting with an INGO

  • Facilitating gender capacity building trainings for staff and key stakeholders.

  • Experience in promoting Hygiene and MHM activities in schools and community.

  • Good knowledge in education sector structures and system

    Key relationships

    High Level Contact


    The Gender Coordinator will work with

  • National Program Manager- Education for the technical components but working closely with the Project Manager, MER team at Country Office and Program Area level, and Gender Specialist at Country Office for technical guidance.


  • Plan International Canada

  • Project Implementing partner

  • Government at
    different levels – Arua, Madi Okollo and Yumbe District Local governments.
    CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong advocacy and lobbying skills

  • Hands on experience in facilitation and gender analysis skills

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development, report writing

  • Computer literate (Microsoft office)

  • Desirable Skills

  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe

  • 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 organisation for all children, girls & young people

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Willingness and capacity to work in fragile situations of West Nile.

    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 maximise 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.

    Children and Young people safeguarding Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)

  • Adhere to the children and young people safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct

  • Desist from all forms of child abuses including sexual, emotional, physical and or neglect.

  • Desist from behaviour that paces children at risk of harm, exploitation or abuse

  • Responsible for implementation of the children and young people safeguarding policy standards and Code of Conduct as they apply to area of responsibility.

  • Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the children and young people safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct.

  • Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.

  • Report all child safeguarding concerns that have come to his or her knowledge within 12 hours using the approved reporting and responding procedures.

    How to Apply

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