Plan International Project Manager Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Project Manager Jobs in Uganda


  • On 23 March 2021, Enabel received from the Minister of Development Cooperation
    the instruction letter to develop a strategy for a
    Thematic Portfolio on Social Protection in Central Africa (2022-2026) for a total budget of 50 million €. The instruction letter orients the thematic portfolio towards the labour component of social protection and decent work, with a focus on (a) the creation of decent work and productive employment, (b) social protection for workers and (c) making steps towards formalising informal work.

    The 4 pillars of Decent Work of ILO are the reference framework to structure our

  • Strategic axis 1 – Decent employment is created and accessible for youth and women in
    selected sectors to increase their revenue and contributive capacity for social protection
    schemes. (Pillar 1 decent work)

  • Strategic axis 2 – The fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in the formal
    and informal economy are better respected, protected and fulfilled in selected sectors prone to violations of these principles and rights (pillar 2 decent work)

  • Strategic axis 3 – Increased access for workers and their families to improved social
    protection mechanisms, particularly in the informal economy, with a focus on health
    insurance and guaranteed income especially during maternity leave. (Pillar 3 decent work)

  • Strategic axis 4 - All workers are represented in social dialogue or other forms of structured dialogue at all levels. Their rights are defended, extended and acquired, with a focus on women and youth. (Pillar 4 decent work)

    In addition, the portfolio will focus on the following transversal themes and principles:

  • Social dialogue has a key role in all components of the strategy as it is both a goal and means for creating more decent jobs, enforcing labour rights and building social protection.

  • Likewise, vulnerable groups and partner countries take a central position in this portfolio so that no one is left behind.

  • Finally, new technologies and the use of ICT are identified as indispensable tools in the
    creation of decent and innovative jobs.

    Intervention Uganda

  • A large number of new laws and regulations have been recently adopted in the field of
    Social Protection and Decent Work. However, there is a general lack of awareness and application of these laws. This Portfolio will contribute to two strategic objectives of the NDP III aiming at “Increasing Household Incomes and Improving Quality of Life of Ugandans”, namely (i) to strengthen the private sector to create jobs and (ii) to enhance productivity and social wellbeing of the population.

    Duties form

  • The Duties form aims to highlight the specific expected results in order to fine-tune the profile to be looked for.

  • It complements the job architecture, which is generic and provides a job description and standard results areas and which clarifies what the job holder will be held accountable for.

  • The Duties form focuses on the objectives and expected results for the function in this particular context.


  • The objective of the function is to manage the intervention in order to realise the specific objective of the intervention by covering all management domains.

    The Intervention Manager Function covers 5 main results areas:

  • Result area 1: As Intervention Manager
    Ensure that all management domains of the intervention are covered (content/scope, planning, budget, quality, etc.) in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention.

    The intervention manager main tasks are:

    • Implement and close the intervention with attention for proper planning and decision making
    and good representation of stakeholders.

    • Elaborate the multi-year planning, in consultation with portfolio coordination and with the partner as per agreements.

    • Develop the operational and annual planning.

    • Manage the main risks and opportunities and take preventive and corrective measures

    • Mainstream the transversal and priority themes in the intervention

    • Be the primary contact person for the stakeholders of the intervention, including the portfolio coordination

    • Promote a results-oriented culture and ensure that management for results becomes a common
    responsibility for decision making, learning and rendering accounts.

    Result area 2: As Expert - Change Management in Decent Work, Social Protection and Management practices

  • Provide expert input, in the areas of change management for teaching and education institutions
    management practices, in order to ensure the intervention objectives are achieved

    Main tasks:

    • Facilitate the change

    • Provide all necessary technical inputs in one’s thematic area of expertise

    • Ensure that external expertise is mobilised on time when and where needed

    • Keep oneself updated of latest developments in one’s area of expertise via scientific articles,
    networking, etc.

    • Contribute to partner entity capacity development (for management and teaching practices)

    Result area 3: As Knowledge Manager

  • Coordinate the monitoring and learning process of how the intervention contributes to the development of the sector in order to ensure that the knowledge and/or results generated through this process are disseminated

    Main tasks:

    • Assure the learning questions linked to the Theory of Change are well-defined in a
    capitalisation plan

    • Assure the follow up of the Action-Research performed by the Intervention

    • Contribute to the collection and analysis of (qualitative/quantitative) data

    • Document the experiences in an evidence-based way

    • Ensure knowledge sharing with the stakeholders at the level of the intervention (& portfolio),
    the (sub)sector as well as the Belgian and international cooperation

    Results area 4: As People Manager

  • Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.

    Main tasks:

    • Put in place an appropriate organisation in terms of roles and responsibilities at the
    intervention's level

    • Ensure that the rules and procedures which the head office has determined are respected

    • Promote a positive internal atmosphere and manage conflicts within the team

    The profile(COMPLEMENTING the Job architecture)i

  • This part must not be filled in if the profile looked for is identical to the generic profile of the Job architecture. The years of experience may not be changed.

  • Any specialism in the diploma:

  • Masters in Social Sciences, Law, Sociology, Social Protection and Labour Rights, Economics or other related Humanities;

  • An additional Post Graduate Diploma specialized to Decent work/ Social protection and having experience in capacity building for public actors is of an added advantage.

    Specific competences and experience required:

    • At least 10 years’ experience in Social Protection and Decent Work

    • At least 5 years’ work experience in the informal sector, NGOs relating to Social Protection and Decent work

    • Knowledge in Job creation, private sector development and skilling.

    • Excellent knowledge of the Social Protection situation and Policies in Uganda, institutional set-up of Uganda Social Protection institutions and the relevant stakeholders. Knowledge of other Social Protection’s system is an added value.

    • Excellent knowledge of Social Protection provision systems at National and Operational level

    • Proven ability to manage teams including personnel management and remote capacity project
    management proved (project planning and management of financial and monitoring procedures).

    • Ability to establish and maintain relationships and negotiate with government officials,
    representative(s) of civil society, representatives of workers 'and employers' organizations and academics.

    • Ability to lead work teams to the achievement of objectives and results.

    • Excellent ability to time management and good organizational skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to incorporate gender analysis in the implementation of the project.

    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    • Ability to write reports on the organization's strategy in the field of social protection and employment generated by employment-intensive investment or for the implementation of the project

    • Good knowledge of methods of monitoring and evaluation.

    • Good knowledge of policies related to social protection and decent work as well as of the
    related institutional set up;

    Specific competences or knowledge considered an asset:

    • Previous experience (work or consultancy) with PSF, government institutions or trade unions,
    the ILO and other organizations active in decent work and/or social protection an asset.

    • Knowledge of the ILO regulations and procedures would be an asset.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages, including local dialects, desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Project Manager Jobs in Uganda

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