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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Project Coordinator - Plan International Uganda

Job Title: Project Coordinator – PRAAC
Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Project Title: Promoting Rights and Accountabilities in African Communities (PRAAC)
Reports to: Program Support Manager

About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest child centered development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

About PRAAC Project:
Plan Uganda with funding from USAID is implementing a “Promoting Rights and Accountabilities in African Communities” (PRAAC) project in three districts of Kampala, Kamuli and Lira and also policy influence work at national level. PRAAC as a project aims at ensuring improved social and economic outcomes for marginalized people (especially women, young people and people living with disabilities), as well as stronger and more inclusive communities with an enabling legal and institutional environment. PRAAC is a five year project and currently in the third year of implementation.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will offer guidance and leadership in the management and overall delivery of the USAID-funded PRAAC project at national and district levels. Specifically, the role shall include strategic planning, program quality delivery and improvement, ensuring adherence to the M&E framework, managing partnerships and stakeholders, documentation, development of best practices, and implementation of the policy influence interventions.

Steer the PRAAC team in quality project planning and implementation for the remaining project life span in compliance with Plan and Donor guidelines;
Develop annual and quarterly implementation plans and budgets;
Take lead, guide and manage performance of Project Facilitators and other staff on the project;
Prepare and share quality project reports (annual, bi-annual, quarterly and other reports) as per Plan and donor requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan;
Make certain all project documentation is done, filed and organised for accountability purposes;
Guarantee that all project learnings and achievements are documented and disseminated widely;
Build and effectively monitor partnerships with implementing organisations, including efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to other implementing partners;
Manage project resources efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan Uganda policies and guidelines;
Represent Plan Uganda and the project at different levels (national and international) as shall be appropriately assigned;
Organise capacity building sessions for project staff and partners to ensure quality output delivery; and
Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation
Perform any other job duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in Social work, Law, Human Rights or its equivalent
Additional post graduate Training in human rights or a Master’s degree in any of the above areas is desirable;
A minimum of six years’ experience in managing projects on human rights with strong technical expertise in law, gender, advocacy and community development;
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the environment and current effective practice and policy on legal laws and gender;

Skills & Experience:
Prior experience in human rights programming and participatory development and advocacy approaches;
Excellent project management skills, including partnership management, M&E and team leadership;
Excellent analytical and writing skills;
Good working knowledge in use of Microsoft Office packages including word, Excel, Access, Power point and internet use;
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in facilitation and face-to-face presentations;
Possess a willingness to undertake extensive travel throughout Uganda (50%).

All suitably qualified candidates should send  their letters of application, together with detailed and updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history to: The Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda.
Email: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

NB: Only soft copies of application will be considered and please indicate the position in the Subject line. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.

Deadline: 31st January, 2014.

NB: Please consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 28th February, 2014