Plan International Project Coordinator - Youth Economic Livelihoods - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Project Coordinator - Youth Economic Livelihoods - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda



The Organisation

  • Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

  • 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.

  • This position is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the Youth Economic Livelihoods components of the NORAD End Child Marriage Project.

  • S/he will work in close coordination with the Project Manager and project coordinators Education, Child Protection as well as Project MER Coordinator to facilitate implementation Youth Economic Livelihood component of this project.

    Dimensions of the Role

    Providing technical support to

  • Annual project planning, implementation and reporting

  • Budget development, scheduling, implementation and tracking

  • Partner Capacity Building

  • Participate in project coordination activities

  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation

  • Project Risk management

  • Representation were assigned at district and national level to implement the advocacy activities as stated in the project.

  • compliance with child Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation

    Accountabilities

  • Working in Close consultation and with supervision from the project manager, the project coordinator Youth Economic Livelihood performs the following roles to implement the Youth Economic Livelihood component of this project:

  • Provide specialised professional technical support for implementation the youth economic livelihood activities under this project.
    Support in developing and implementing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project work plans and budgets.

  • Prepare and submit to project manager, high quality activity, weekly, quarterly and annual narrative reports for all completed activities.
    Support effective coordination and management of partnerships as well as building relations with all other actors involved in the implementation of this project to achieve desired results

  • Coordinate effectively with other thematic project coordinators and other staffs supporting the implementation of this project and leverage efforts, , build synergy, team work and deliver high quality project results
    Support tracking, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting of project outputs, outcomes, impact or results and changes in close collaboration with MER Coordinator.

  • Support timely accountability for funds used to implement project in line with Plan international accounting policies and procedures and donor requirements.

  • Assist in effective management of project resources including procurements in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.

  • Support with representation in meetings with partners, government line ministries and other stakeholders at district and national level project related activities in close consultation with the Project manager.

  • Assist with project risk management in the implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible effects on the project in line with Plan International Risk Management policy and project risk mitigation measures

  • Ensure compliance with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and guidelines in all project activities
    Key relationships

    High Level Contact

    Internally

  • This position reports to the project manager, NORAD End Child Marriage project

  • The position works in close consultation and coordination with the Project Manager, Project Coordinator Education, Project Coordinator Protection, MER and Plan staff members to implement the project.

    Externally

  • Other agencies and groups responding and implementing similar projects, local government departments in close consultation with the Project Manager and National Programme Manager –Youth Economic Empowerment.

    Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge

  • A Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Commerce, Business administration, Finance, development studies, entrepreneurship or Micro Finance.

  • At least five years of progressively professional work experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of education programmes.

  • Experience working in international non- governmental organization or private sector and business enterprise is an asset.

  • Knowledge of the dynamics in microfinance, entrepreneurship and employability.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with private public partnerships (PPP)

  • Experience in implementing of employability interventions for young people preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization and/or private sector.

  • Excellent coordination and organization skills. Able to work in a matrix environment and keep track of multiple priorities and adhere to deadlines.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance, and budget management.

  • Ability to identify and synthesise best practices and lessons learned to promote knowledge management and sustainability.

  • Youth Economic Empowerment framework and policies in Uganda.

  • Ability to work in hard to reach hard areas and to stay familiar with programming for vulnerable children especially young girls and boys

  • Establishes effective partnerships with external stakeholders

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
    Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail, and web-based research

  • Experience with gender transformative programming (GTP) and mainstreaming gender equality and inclusion in in the education context

  • 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

  • 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.

    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 with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    Physical Environment

  • Office based with regular travel to the places where the project operates
    Level of contact with children

    High level

  • Frequent interaction with childre

  • As a Child Centrned Development organisation, Plan International Uganda strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate.

  • The organisation further has a Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy that every staff is required to sign.

  • As a result, this position comes with additional responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people:

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Children & young people safeguarding Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)

  • Adhere to the Children & Young People Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CYPS issues.

  • Responsible for the implementation of the CYPS standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.

  • Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the CYPS policy in all contacts and communications with children

    Closing Date

  • 07/02/2020

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