NGO Vacancies – Manager Rights Social Protection and Accountability at Platform for Labour Action (PLA)

Organisation: Platform for Labour Action (PLA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About PLA:
Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national human rights civil
society organization that was founded in 2000. PLA focuses on human rights and
seeks to promote and protect the rights of the vulnerable and marginalised
workers through empowerment of communities and the individual. Our target
population include children in exploitative forms of work, children at risk of
exploitation, informal sector workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, women
and youth and workers earning below Ushs. 300,000/= per month
Job Summary: The Manager Rights Social Protection and
Accountability will design, review and implement all aspects of Rights, Social
Protection and Accountability issues at PLA. This will include planning,
coordination and implementation of activities in relation to national laws and
policies, international labour standards and other human rights instruments
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively contribute
    to the progressive design and review of the PLA social accountability
    component including rights education programme.
  • Supervise implementation of the PLA rights abuse
    complaint mechanism including processing and following-up on complaints
    and adjudicating on appeals cases.
  • Strengthening capacities of PLA program staff and
    partners in rights, social protection and accountability programming. (
    Rights based and livelihood programming)
  • In charge of developing and managing the implementation
    of work plans and budgets
  • Proactive engagement with existing rights-oriented
    civil society organisations and networks to ensure maximum ‘reach’ at
    community level
  • Provide input into PLA communications and advocacy
    strategy including engagement of alternative communications strategy.
  • Oversee the implementation of the PLA Social Protection
  • Ensure that there is an updated status of all programme
    matters particularly complaints received, resolved and status of all
    unresolved cases.
  • Maintain professional credibility by keeping in touch
    with new developments in PLA’s areas of specialty and in own field, the
    national laws and policies, international labour standards and other human
    Rights instruments.
  • Supervision of Program staff, providing them with
    consultation, direction and job review on a regular basis.
  • Compile and submit periodic  reports including
    monthly, quarterly and annual reports and progressive program reports to
    the Executive Director on organizations activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The candidate
    should hold a Master’ degree in social sciences, law, development studies
    or community development or human rights.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in NGO
    implementing human rights, labour and employment areas.
  • Possess the ability to understand social exclusion,
    vulnerability and rights-issues.
  • Past experience in operational management including
    management of field staff.
  • Experience in capacity building and working with civil
    society organisations.
  • Working knowledge of relevant rights-oriented civil
    society networks.
  • Exhibit commitment to rights education and the
    empowerment of vulnerable workers.
  • Demonstrated analytical, creativity and innovation
  • Strong community mobilisation, facilitation and mediation
  • Strong analytical, public relations, advocacy, team
    building and leadership skills
  • Strong skills in planning, organizing and problem
    solving and a results-driven attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    candidate must be highly proficient in English.
  • Excellent computer skills especially PowerPoint, M/S
    word and publishing soft wares
  • Ability to  work independently with minimal
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adopt to PLA’s values of Professionalism,
    Commitment to work, Transparency and Accountability, Team work, Respect
    for Human Rights and Zero Tolerance of Corruption.
How to Apply:  
Please send your application in writing, including a motivation
letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to;
The handwritten applications can be delivered to Plot 68 Kanjokya
Street, Kamwokya P.O Box 9714 Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 6th February 2015
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