Plan International Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Head of Programmes Jobs in Uganda

The Organisation

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organisation.

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.

The Role

As Head of Programmes you will primarily be responsible for strategic program planning, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation in line with the Programme Quality Procedures.

You will also be responsible for leading, managing, and supporting all Programmes, Sponsorship, Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure the delivery of quality and integrated programming in line with the country strategy, as well as organizational standards, frameworks, and procedure.

You will directly supervise and provide support to the National Programme Managers (5), Sponsorship Manager, M&E Manager, Communications and Advocacy Manager.

Do you have what it takes?

  • In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require demonstrable knowledge of managing development programs with preference towards disaster response and large and complex budgets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge on key issues in development regarding Global Goals, UNCRC and CEDAW particularly around child rights.
  • Excellent knowledge of strategic planning process.
  • Knowledge of effective participatory MER systems and processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and public speaking

    Location: Based in the country office located in Kampala with extensive and regular local travel as well as some international travel

    Type of Role: 5 year Fixed term Contract

    Reports to: Country Director

    Salary: circa $60,000 USD per annum plus benefits

    Closing Date: Sunday 2nd April 2017

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

    Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

    range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

    As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 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.

    Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

    How to Apply:

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

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