Plan International Head of Programme Implementation Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Head of Programme Implementation Jobs in Uganda

Role Purpose

  • The Head of Programme Implementation (HoPI) is responsible to ensure the programmes and project are implemented with the highest of standard and quality for impact on the lives of children as defined in the Plan International Uganda (PIU) country strategy. The incumbent will be accountable for delivery of our projects on time, scope and budget as per project management standards.

  • The position reports to the Country Director and works closely with the Head of Programme Strategy, while line managing the Project Managers for big projects (PMs, Program Area Managers (PAMs) and Grants and compliance Manager for quality implementation of all projects. Quality implementation is defined as implementation on time, scope and budget.

    Dimensions of the Role

  • Ensures all project implementation is aligned with Country Strategy and that projects are implemented according to donor compliance standards and objectives as well as those of Plan International.

  • Ensures that all projects are implemented on time, scope and budget.

  • Ensures that grant reporting is of high quality and accurate.

  • Responsible for ensuring knowledge management and learning is shared and taken into consideration in new projects and programmes.

  • Effectively translating programme design into implementation, delivery and direction through to final report submission.

  • Continually monitor and evaluate programme implementation to determine necessary adaptations to meet programme goals and objectives.

  • Responsible for effective use of tools for project monitoring by programme teams, and review and development of tools where necessary.

  • Review programme related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and procedures, identifying gaps and setting benchmarks to ensure effective programme implementation, communication, monitoring and reporting

  • Travel regularly ( spends at least 2 weeks per month outside of Kampala office) to programme sites to ensure project objectives are being met and Country Office technical staff are closely connected to field operations.

  • A member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and Country Leadership Team (CLT)


  • Leads and coaches Project Managers, Program Area Manager, Grants team and other relevant staff/departments to achieve the targets of the annual plans and effectively use available tools for monitoring of budgets and work plans.

  • Ensures all project expenditures are as per plan and meet the monthly/quarterly KPIs with timely budget re-adjustments where needed.

  • Develops and supports effective mechanisms for collaboration between Country Office based Programme leadership and Programme Area Managers to ensure all teams are working well together in line
    with approved annual plans.

  • Contributes to the development and management of the Programme Department budget.

  • Ensures that different sectoral projects are implemented in a coordinated and integrated programmatic manner and that Sponsorship funded programme activities are contributing to achievement of the Country Strategy

    Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge


  • Proven track records of excellent program cycle management within a complex organizational structure.

  • Knowledge / experience in humanitarian response or development work

  • Team leadership and development experience with diverse national and international staff.

  • Uses management information systems and tools for analysis to identify and make recommendations on improvements to ways of working, processes, procedures and/or resources that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in programme delivery.

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with an advocacy and influencing focus

  • Experience of capacity building and prior experience in the design, delivery, or management of programmes in education, youth economic empowerment, water and sanitation, humanitarian response in Uganda/East Africa or in a country with similar context.

  • Conceptional and analytical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues will be essential as will strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field

  • Minimum five years of professional experience in direct programme management or overseeing the program implementation


  • Knowledge and experience of gender transformative programing

  • Knowledge of child rights-based approach to programming


  • Ability to follow on details and hold his team responsible for results.

  • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others

  • Proactively organises and manages performance

  • Responsibility for own decisions

  • Cooperates and work with team members

  • Demonstrate high degree of professionalism and integrity

  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities

  • Behaves consistently in approach to work and decision making

  • Strongly drives performance in the area of responsibility with the team

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Head of Programme Implementation Jobs in Uganda

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