Non-profit Careers – Project Facilitator – BMZ Project at Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Lira,
Reports to: Project
Coordinator BMZ MCH project
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.
Job Summary:  The Project Facilitator for the Plan
International BMZ Maternal and Early Childhood Survival Project acts as a
resource in the Maternal and Child health (MCH) project by facilitating in the
planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities at district and
community level. The incumbent ensures that the project is implemented with
highest quality and timely manner as per the project design and Plan’s Child
Centred Community Development approach and according to the projects and Plan’s
procedures and guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Planning:
  • Ensure
    timely effective participation in preparing BMZ- MCH Annual Plan (s) that
    feed into the PU Annual Plan (s) and provides a good fit within the
    principles and pillars of CCCD/ RBA and taking corrective action as needed
  • Technically
    support quarterly planning and reviews processes, project reporting and
    documentation and ensure action learning is on-going for the grant funded
  • Actively
    facilitate integration of BMZ- MCH Project into the existing Plan projects
    and strengthen linkages that foster inclusion of the marginalized
  • Promote
    and facilitate community leadership and active participation of
    stakeholders in project design and planning, in particular the
    participation of mothers, men,, children, youth and other marginalized
  • Actively
    participate in budget formation and management in line with Plan and donor
  • Ensure
    all plans are gender sensitive and tackling exclusion.
2. Project Implementation:
  • Develop
    timely and high quality annual and quarterly project outlines with budgets
    in consultation and /or coordination with other project staff, project
    coordinator, Country Office Health Specialist, Program Unit Manager,
    communities, children and partners.
  • In
    charge of developing the detailed implementation and procurement plans.
  • Responsible
    for the implementation of planned project interventions in timely and
    consistent manner according to agreed project guidelines at community and
    district levels
  • Prepare
    all project related reports in a timely manner according to reporting
    schedules and donor formats
  • Document
    project achievements with best practices and lessons by conducting regular
    reflections with key stakeholders to promote continuous learning.
  • Generate
    information using participatory approaches to develop concept notes for
    resource mobilization and submit to supervisor
  • Ensure
    timely and quality implementation of project activities in line with
    approved implementation plans
  • Ensure
    program/project alignment with sponsorship funded projects
  • Ensure
    adherence to Child Protection Policy (CPP) during implementation of
    planned activities
  • Carry
    out at least 4 home visits to Plan sponsored children and their family
3. Project Monitoring,
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Actively
    contribute to BMZ- MCH MER plans
  • Actively
    monitor BMZ MCH project progress reports, SAP progress logs and financial
    reports for effective budget management
  • Participate
    in regular and timely field monitoring, documentation and follow up of
  • Organize
    quarterly partner/stakeholder meetings to review project progress and
    coordinate plans
  • Contribute
    to Plan Uganda’s Program Quality Enhancement efforts by implementing
    agreed actions at the P.U. level (s)
  • Ensure
    timely preparation of all required project reports as per reporting /
    donor requirements
4. Partnership management for
Local government, central government and selected CSOs
  • Coordinate
    well with key department heads in the respective division offices.
  • Actively
    participate in the sub county/ division budget conference meetings
  • Proactively
    participate in the review and planning meeting with community level
    structures and selected CSO partners
  • Actively
    participate in joint partner project monitoring and ensure reports are
    properly managed in relation to POs, filing and SAP requirements
  • Build
    and maintain good working relationship, planning and coordination between
    Plan, partners children, their families and communities
  • Actively
    promote networking and integration of groups and partners in ongoing
    programs on regular basis to strengthen linkages both internally and
5. Advocacy and Development
  • Take
    advantage of/create opportunities for advocacy and lobbying on behalf of
    the marginalized children, youth, children under special needs and women
  • Build
    the capacity of the marginalized children/families to advocate and lobby
    for their rights
  • Significantly
    contribute regularly to development education by documenting and producing
    relevant articles for production.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the BMZ Project Facilitator vacancy should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in social science, public health, or development studies
    or any other related field. Possession of a Post graduate training in
    project planning and management, HIV Counseling would be an added
  • Practical
    knowledge on rights based programming and human rights
  • Past
    experience in working through partnerships and working with children below
    5 years old
  • Working
    knowledge in child protection and gender equality
  • Working
    knowledge of Global, Regional, National Health Strategies and Policies and
    other Health related frameworks
  • Knowledge
    on community health programming in Uganda as well as top expertise in
    community development and public health programming
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of the Global and National Maternal and Child
    Health programing issues.
  • Knowledge
    of local languages is required
  • Good
    understanding and appreciation of national and district development issues
    plus the local context.
  • Excellent
    facilitation skills particularly in community dialogues including
    facilitation of diverse community members / groups including clients
  • Skills
    in counselling and psychosocial support
  • Conflict
    resolution, human rights based programming, PRA
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability
    to network with other development agencies in the district and divisions
  • Computer
    skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent
    facilitation, negotiation, motivation, team building, innovative
    approaches and management skills
  • A
    good facilitator with ability to negotiate with marginalized children,
    youths, communities and other key stake holders
  • Highly
    flexible and approachable
  • Team
  • Good
    listener and open to feed back
  • Analytical
    and logical in her/his approach to development
  • Result
  • Transparent
    and accountable to management and stakeholders
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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