Project Coordinator – Plan International

Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s 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. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit competent persons to fill the following vacant position:
Project Coordinator, GNO Enhancing Access to quality primary education project – 1 position based in Kamuli.
Qne year project with possibility of extension based on results
The project aims to improve reading and learning outcomes for primary school going pupils in Kamuli District. The project will employ Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) tools to assess the current literacy levels and design interventions to address the identified literacy gaps to improve early grade reading

Main responsibilities:
The successful candidate will report to the Program Unit Manager, Kamuli and his/her main responsibility will be to provide leadership in the coordination and overall delivery of the Enhancing Access to Quality Primary Education Project. In addition the incumbent will lead the project in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting of the project. She/ he will be responsible for the timely delivery of the project; and with highest technical quality according to the objectives and approach in the project consignment and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders.
Essential Competencies:
  • Minimum of a bachelor degree in Education or any other related field
  • At least 3 years experience in implementing education projects in Uganda Expertise in literacy education, in teacher training, early grade reading instruction and assessment, and reading material development Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on reading assessment, instruction, and training within Uganda UPE system Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations Willingness to undertake travel throughout Uganda (at least 25% time on average per month).
  • Assurance of efficient and effective delivery of the project
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and to lead and motivate people to work in teams
  • Experience in coordinating education projects with strong technical expertise in education programming
  • Excellent project management skills and experience
  • Experience in managing education projects, especially literacy related education programming
  • Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates should submit letters of application, together with a CV. Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned not later than Friday 25th May 2012.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by Ist June, 2012.

The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email: Uganda.recruitment@plan-intemational.org  

We are a child centered development organization, that 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 or in any child abuse crimes.

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