European Union (EU) NGO Jobs – Project Manager – EC at Plan International

Organization: Plan
Project Name: Empowering
Youth for Sustainable Livelihoods
Funding Source: European
Union (EU)
Duty Station: Lira,
About Plan:
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.
About EU Project:
Plan International implements
the EU funded “Empowering Youth for Sustainable Livelihoods project” to support
employment of young women and men in Lira and Alebtong districts through
improving their technical, vocational and life skills, access to work
experience, financial services, and psychosocial support as well as improving
young people ability to engage with public and private sectors to represent
their interests.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will steer efforts of the
project and ensure it achieves its objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the planning function of the project ensuring effective work planning, and
    implementation to meet project targets and milestones on time.
  • Developing
    effective ways to implement and monitor project periodic budgets
  • Ensure
    efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to
    implementing partner
  • Responsible
    for financial reporting and accountability to all key project
  • Manage
    project quality and ensure the project monitoring and evaluation function
    is effectively executed and all learning are captured and documented.
  • Effectively
    coordinate with all project partners and stakeholders ensuring regular
    planning and refection events and effective communication
  • Manage
    the project risks and effectively report on them to minimize their effects
    on the project deliverables and outcomes.
  • Ensure
    the project is well integrated with ongoing project initiatives that
    enrich its outputs and that it benefits plan sponsored families.
  • Oversee
    the project reporting function, compile and disseminate project reports to
    the project stakeholders and ensure that the project documents are well
  • Actively
    coordinate with project partners, local government and other key
    stakeholder and community on project activities implementation
  • Mentor,
    supervise, discuss expectations, set objectives and appraise the
    performance of the project M and E Officer
  • Manage
    project resources efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan
    Uganda policies and guidelines; and in compliance with EU grant conditions
    and standards
  • Actively
    participate in relevant coordination meetings to present project
    activities, ensure coordination with other projects to build synergies
  • Adhere
    to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Plan International Project Manager should hold a bachelor’s Degree in
    Agriculture, Education, Rural Economy, Economics, Business administration,
    Development studies, Social studies, and Entrepreneurship
  • Five
    or more years’ managerial experience in the implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of youth employment and livelihood projects
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in implementing technical, vocational
    and life skills interventions for young people preferably with an
    international Non-Government Organization.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of gender-aware and gender transformative
  • Possess
    the ability to work with people, lead and motivate them to work in teams
  • Excellent
    project management skills, including partnership management and
  • Project
    monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated
    skills and experience in report writing and
  • Skills
    in budget management
  • Proven
    computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word
    processing, Power Point presentation, Excel spread sheets, and e-mail.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal/communication skills and ability to work with
    people from diverse cultures.
  • Open
    to feedback and willing to try new approaches to programming
  • Honest,
    fair and truthful.
  • Demonstrates
    willingness to spend extra time to achieve results
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs,
contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact
details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources
Plan Uganda
NB: 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: 12th March, 2015
Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th May, 2015
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