Project Coordinator Job Vacancy in Uganda at Plan Uganda

Plan Uganda’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 positions:
Project Coordinator, Women Empowerment Project based in Lira (1 position)
Background to the Menstrual Hygiene Management
Plan Uganda in partnership with AFRIpads, Plan Australia and Plan Netherlands are implementing a four year project on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Tororo and Lira districts. The project seeks to address the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) needs of Ugandan school girls and women and to develop models for working with Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) to create awareness and increase access to affordable reusable sanitary pads, while at the same time presenting income generation opportunities for women.
Major Responsibilities /Key result areas
The successful candidate will be based in Tororo and will have responsibility for:
·         Develop and periodically review a 3-year project implementation plan, annual plans, and quarterly plans for effective project implementation and budget management.
·         Lead the technical design of project interventions, development of technical guidance and tools with adequate consultation and participation of relevant stakeholders.
·         Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practice to stakeholders
·         Monitor project progress, develop and submit quality and timely reports to donors and key project stakeholders in line with respective requirements
·         Represent Plan Uganda and the project at relevant livelihood related events/fora to ensure Plan is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor
·         Coordinate and supervise partnerships to ensure timely and quality delivery of the project
·         Ensure Plans’ Child Protection Policy and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
Required Competencies
·         A Degree in agriculture or agribusiness, development studies, economics, business administration, entrepreneurship.
·         At least 5 years experience with a minimum of three years experience in implementing livelihood projects for young people preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization in post-conflict environment
·         Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of gender concerns in livelihood interventions.
·         At least three years prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
·         Knowledge of the dynamics in agriculture value chains, microfinance and psychosocial support systems, and group formation and development.
·         Experience working in a post conflict recovery situation is an added advantage
·         Promotes high performance among project staff and provides vision and direction
·         Establishes effective partnerships with external organisations
·         Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
·         Excellent project management and team leadership skills
·         Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
·         Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
·         Knowledge of Langi will be an added advantage
How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates should submit a letter of application together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of academic documents including relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references, plus salary history, to the undersigned not later than 12th August, 2012.
The People & Culture Manager,
Plan Uganda, Email:
As a child centered development organisation, we ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization 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.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 10th September, 2012 then the application was unsuccessful
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