Plan International Project Manager - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda
Plan International Project Manager - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in UgandaThe OrganisationPlan 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.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood.
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.
The NORAD End Child Marriage Project, will work to ensure that children, adolescents girls and boys aged 10-18 years and young women and men 19 to 24 years old stay in school
He/she is responsible for overall coordination and management of all programmatic and financial aspects of the project in accordance with the proposal.
He/she is accountable for all project procurements, partnerships, human resource and administration.
He/she will propose modifications to plans as necessary, and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals
Dimensions of the Role
Project implementation planning and management in coordination with project partners
Project budget and procurement management
Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
Project risk management
Human resource management and development
Ensure Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Guidelines are adhered
The Project Manager has the following accountabilities;
Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management, ensuring an integrated vision among different components of the project delivering the project objective using gender transformative approaches.
Provide leadership in developing and implementing timely, quality quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets.
Ensure that all assistance is technically sound and appropriate and reflects the project’s strategic long-term vision, desired impact, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
Support timely strategic and proper coordination of communications with Plan International staff, partners and all other stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project
Ensure effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring of partners, including timely accountability of the funds in line with accounting policies and procedures of Plan International.
Manage project resources including procurements efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
Ensure all project documentation is organised and well maintained for accountability purposes, aiming for having a well-articulated model of the program.
Organise regular performance review meetings to assess progress, but also to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
Ensure Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
High Level Contact
The Project Manager will report to the National Program Manager - Child Protection for all guidance in the implementation, overall supervision and delivery of the project.
The project Manager work in close collaboration with:
Programme Area Manager-Nebbi for all operational, requirements
National Programme Manager - Education on strengthening and delivering the education component of the project.
National Programme Manager
Economic Empowerment on strengthening and delivering the livelihood and VSLA components of the project
Gender Equality Specialist on strengthening Gender transformative approaches for the project
Grants & Compliance Manager on donor compliance and coordination of donor communications
Country Finance Manager on budget and expenditure tracking
Country CSO Strengthening and Partnership Manager on CSO capacity building and partnership management, MOUs and annual contracts
MER Manager – for M&E support, Research, Evaluations and documentation
Government at different levels
CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
A Post-Graduate Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, Education, Development Economics, Human Rights or any other related field and first degree in a relevant field.
Additional training at Post-Graduate level in project planning and management is required.
Knowledge & Experience
At least 7 years’ experience in working with adolescents/youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of Sexual Reproductive Health, Child Protection, Education, Livelihood, Social norm change, Ending child marriage and Gender related interventions, preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization
Experience in policy and advocacy issues for young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks is an added advantage
Experience in managing consortiums of partners and implementing projects through partners with a strong component on capacity building for SRHR, Child Rights and CSO strengthening.
Experience managing large, complex donor projects, such as USAID-funded contracts, SIDA, MFA, EU,NORAD etc. at senior technical management level
Proven success collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments, community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
Excellent project management and team leadership skills
Partnership management and capacity building of partners
Knowledge on gender transformative programing
Knowledge of Gender related policies and strategies
Advocacy and Networking
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender equality
Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams
Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe
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
We are inclusive and empowering
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Field based with regular travel throughout project location and occasionally outside the country.
Level of contact with children
Frequent interaction with children
As a Child Centred 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.
Children & young people safeguarding Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff)
Adhere to the Children & young People safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CYSP issues.
Responsible for the implementation of the CYSP standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the children & Young People safeguarding policy.
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