Plan UK IAQUBE Jobs – Project Coordinator

Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name: Improved
Access and completion of Quality Basic Primary Education
(IAQUBE)
Funding Source: Plan UK
Duty Station:  Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Program Unit
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 IAQUBE Project:
Plan Uganda has received funding
from Plan UK to implement a school improvement project in 4 targeted schools in
Lira District. The project aims at bridging the gaps in Education by Improving access
and quality basic education in Lira through improving a conducive teaching and
learning environment for boys and girls.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator will be implementing the project that aims at addressing gaps in
education by improving access and quality of basic education in Lira. She/he
will ensure quality of implementation by involving key stakeholders, planning,
monitoring, documenting and reporting on project outcomes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    timely implementation and delivery of the project interventions against
    the approved project plans;
  • The
    Project Coordinator will also ensure that, the project deliverables are of
    acceptable quality, and in line with the Project document;
  • Intuitively
    manage the project budget, project related costs/utilisation and its
    related Risks in order to realise the project goals and objectives;
  • Ensure
    timely and effective planning, and implementation of the specific project
    plans in line with donor requirements, standards and approved project
    documents;
  • Responsible
    for ensuring quality and timely compilation and submission of donor
    reports (narrative and financial) to Country office for review and onward
    submission to the donors;
  • Effect
    the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) plans and strategies, while
    ensuring dissemination, integration & adoption of key corrective
    measures, learnings and best practices;
  • Offer
    technical Support to the PUM in planning and reporting; development and
    operationalization of the district specific annual and quarterly plans,
    project document outlines, annual and quarterly reports and other relevant
    undertakings as and when delegated by the line manager;
  • Foster
    and grow sustainable partnership, collaboration, networking and ensure
    adequate on-going engagement with key stake holders, while representing
    Plan and its interest in the District
  • Education
    and other relevant fora, including delegated meetings, trainings and
    present timely updates and feedback to the line manager; and
  • Ensure
    Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project
    implementation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor degree, preferably in
    Education, with a strong Community Development Work experience
  • The
    candidate must have experience in education and community development,
    implementing participatory approaches in formal and non-formal settings.
  • Excellent
    track record of at least five years working experience in Community
    Development work using participatory approaches and governance structures,
    with a focus on any of these areas; working with children, school construction/
    rehabilitation, capacity building of various school based groups, gender
    or Life skills)
  • Significant
    experience in managing / handling grants
  • Local
    Knowledge and understanding of development education aims, methodologies
    and context of Lira district
  • Good
    working knowledge in computer skills of word, excel 2010,PowerPoint and
    internet
  • Fluent
    in English and Luo language
  • Strong
    documentation and reporting skills
  • Ability
    to ride a motorcycle
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should submit electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) of 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:.
Country Human Resources Manager
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 21st November, 2014
NB:
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 30th December, 2014. Only soft
copies of application will be considered.

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