Plan International Project Manager Jobs in Uganda
Plan International Project Manager Jobs in Uganda
Organization Review & Role Purpose
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that PIU’s “Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy through SRHR” (PROAP)Project is implemented in one or multiple programme areas with the highest standards 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 the project on time, scope and budget as per project management standards.Role Dimensions
The Name of the project is “To contribute to the reduction in teenage pregnancy rates in Uganda. The Project will be implemented in Buyende and Luuka districts and will target children adolescent and youth (Boys and girls).
The Project Manager provides Project with the high-level technical expertise in project managementJob Holder Must Have accountability for the full implementation of the project
Hold project team accountable to tasks
Have strong communication and negotiation skills
This position is responsible for managing a project budget of around USD 278,000 annually.
Level of Contact With Children
Key Result Areas
KRA 1: Project Planning & Initiation
Lead the transition from project design to project implementation
Ensure a good understanding of other projects
Liaise with members of the Programme Development & Quality team to understand &/or further develop the frameworks for monitoring, evaluation and quality control of the project:
Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are in place and fully understood
Ensure the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework is in place
Ensure that an effective knowledge management / record-keeping structure is in place
Develop a detailed implementation schedule
Define/review the project governance structure as well as the donor reporting requirement
KRA 2: Partnership Management
Ensure that the partner on-boarding process is well coordinated and implemented in a timely manner
Translate strategies/standards for Partner selection into concrete plans and timelines for partner on-boarding; support any partner selection processes that are still ongoing
Develop joint project concepts in line with PIU mission / Project goals
Organise and coordinate colleagues in carrying out partner due diligence and capacity assessments
Once project proposals have been approved, develop partner MOUs and liaise with the Partnership Manager for review and formal signing by both PIU and the partner
Organise partner induction coaching and training, liaising with PIU colleagues
Role & Responsibilities
The MEL framework & data collection tools and responsibilities
All risk management & accountability requirements
Ensure ongoing monitoring and management of partners
KRA 3: Communicating for Influence
Actively participate in the development and implementation of an innovative influencing & communication plan for the name project;
Implement an influencing & communications plan that will support the achievement of PIU’s outcome and impact targets and raise PIU’s profile with important stakeholders
Contribute to the implementation of the Influencing Strategy in target programme areas:
Build strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions and alliances relevant to the project and link with national level strategic engagements
Spearhead, coordinate and promote project-specific advocacy, lobbying and influencing initiatives
Work collaboratively with Programme Area Managers (PAM) and other colleagues to develop and implement a cost-effective and impactful community engagement strategy, ensure an accurate representation of the project benefits is communicated, and carefully manage expectations
Ensure that regular community awareness meetings about Plan programs and approaches are done across all Communities
KRA 4: Ensuring Impactful Implementation
Manage and coordinate the implementation of PROAP Project, so that results are achieved and quality outputs are delivered
Execute the project
Collaborate closely with the PD&Q and MERL team to ensure collection of data, analysis of results and identification of opportunities for improvement in a blame-free spirit of academic enquiry:
If desired results have been achieved, initiate strategies for widespread awareness-raising
If desired results have not been achieved, support the partner / implementation team to adapt their approach
Ensure gender considerations are mainstreamed into project
Implement all the transition activities to ensure proper closure of the project
KRA 5: Risk, Compliance & Accountability
Ensure that all project activities comply with global, country and statutory policies and guidelines
Ensure that all risks and compliance-requirements relevant to the project are comprehensively mapped; ensure that the project risk management matrices is developed and rigorously implemented
Ensure that staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC)
Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures, ensuring value for money and strong accountability
Ensure compliance to donor requirements,
Support the Resource Mobilization Unit and the Technical Advisor in developing proposals that may facilitate the continuity of the project.
KRA 6: Leadership & Staff Management
Lead the Project Team in a manner that empowers them to contribute effectively towards achievement of PIU’s strategy:
Ensure that the project is resourced with the expertise necessary for success
Develop and encourage
Foster an inclusive environment
Ensure that staff are managed in accordance with good HR management practice and provided with a safe and conducive working environment;
KRA 7: Safeguarding, Gender Equality & Inclusion
Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.
A Degree in Social Worker and social Administration, Social sciences, Development studies or other related fields with professional training in Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health.
A post graduate training in Project Planning and Management and Public health is an added advantage
Experience in policy and advocacy issues for the young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks on gender/SRH is also an added advantage
At least 5 years’ post-graduation experience, with a minimum of three years’ experience in implementing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization and/or private sector.
At least three years prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
Myself as a Leader
Leads through influence rather than position,
Open & Accountable
Work Well Together
Builds positive relationships outside their own work area
Inclusive & Empowering
Skills & Knowledge
Creates a safe environment for others to challenge self or raise concerns result of what has been learned.
Critical Business Management Competencies
Broad and deep understanding of the political, social, financial and cultural drivers of inequality
Demonstrated expertise in designing and leading the impactful implementation of significant projects
Good grasp of financial management
Strong ability to analyse and interpret an appropriate range of data and evidence
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Critical Technical Competencies
Experience of leading others with a track record of delegating work effectively,
Demonstrated budget management experience
Project specific know-how – (Conversant with government systems and structures
Knowledge of Gender and SRH related Policies and strategies
Ability to develop synergies and integration with other project.
Proven computer skills .
Project specific know-how – Appreciation of gender issues in Adolescent Sexual Health programming
Experience in networking with poor children and their families, local and international NGOs, local government partners, and local community-based organizations
Type of Role: 1 Year
Reports to: Programme Area Manager
Grade: Level 15
Closing Date: 10/11/2022
How to Apply
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