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 management

Job 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

    “High contact”

    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.

    Role Requirements


  • 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

    Leadership Competencies

  • 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

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

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