Plan International Project Manager - NORAD End Child Marriage Jobs in Uganda

Plan International Project Manager - 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.

  • We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood.

    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.

  • 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

    Accountabilities

    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.
    Key relationships

    High Level Contact

  • Internal

  • 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

    External

  • Project partners

  • Government at different levels

  • CSO and Networks that support achievement of project outcomes

  • Children

  • Community members

    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

    Essential

    Education

  • 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

    Skills

  • 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

    Desirable

  • 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.

    Physical Environment

  • Field based with regular travel throughout project location and occasionally outside the country.

  • Level of contact with children

    High level

  • 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.

    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 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.

    Closing Date

  • 07/02/2020

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