Plan International NGO Jobs – Project Coordinator

Job Title:   Project Coordinator
Organization: Plan
Funding Source: SIDA
Project Name: Red Ribbon
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Unit
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 Red Ribbon Project:
Red Ribbon is an HIV prevention project which will be implemented in 9
sub -counties of Tororo district for 18 months starting from 1st April 2015 to
September 2016. The project is going to be directly implemented by the Tororo
local government facilitated by Plan international Uganda with funding from
Sweden. The project will be implemented using the already existing structures
in the local government like the health workers, the VHTs and the expert
clients. Tororo district was selected due to its geographical location, which
makes it to have many most at risk population who include commercial sex
workers especially in Malaba border town, long distance truck drivers, and
street children, cross border traders, factory workers and bar maids.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator provides technical leadership in the coordination and delivery of
the HIV prevention project called the Red Ribbon to partners and Plan. The
incumbent will provide leadership to ensure effective coordination of
partnerships and collaborations, timely and effective work-planning and budget
management and reporting according to the grant agreement/donor requirements
and Plan’s policies.
Key Duties and
  • Steer the implementation of project
    interventions with partners, development of technical tools with adequate
    consultation and participation of staff and other key stakeholders at all
    stages of project implementation
  • Builds and maintains a relationship with
    the partners based on trust and mutual learning.
  • Develop and periodically review a 18 –
    Month (1 year and 6 Months) project operational plan, annual and quarterly
    plans and budgets for effective project implementation
  • Make sure that there is efficient
    utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources
    allocated in accordance with grant conditions
  • Develop a system for capturing,
    documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson
    learnt and best practice to stakeholders while maintaining project records
    for accountability purposes.
  • Prepare and submit quality and timely
    project reports to project stakeholders as per donor requirements and the
    project monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Initiate, develop and nurture cordial
    relations with relevant government agencies both at central and local
    government levels, project partners, and the wider stakeholder fraternity.
  • Update and maintain close collaboration
    and planning with the NI-Yetu project team.
  • Represent Plan Uganda at relevant
    technical working groups and events/forums to ensure Plan is acknowledged
    as a legitimate partner/actor.
  • Organise and hold regular performance
    review meetings to assess progress and to agree on and communicate any
    changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
  • Identify and participate in operational
    research related to the project.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should primarily hold
    a degree in Social Sciences, Social Work or Public Health or any
    Health-related discipline. Possession of a Post-graduate training in
    Public Health or Project Management is of added advantage.
  • Past in-service training in the areas of
    HIV/AIDS/EMTCT; and HIV counselling and Testing Protocols from a reputable
    training institution, youth work.
  • A minimum of four or more years of
    hands-on experience implementing Community-based HIV, two years of which
    MUST have been at project/budget management level.
  • Working knowledge of Adolescent
    Reproductive Health and Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health is an added
  • Hands-on experience of working in rural
  • Past Partnership management experience.
  • Practical knowledge and skills in
    designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of facility and
    community-based HIV and child health programs.
  • Practical experience in working with
    district and community health systems including Village Health Teams (VHT)
    and ASRH Peer Educators.
  • Past experience in MCH-related capacity
    building for health facility and community health delivery teams.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of
    current policy developments HIV/AIDS and EMTCT, maternal and child health.
  • Willingness to work in a typical rural
    district and travel 60% of the time in field.
  • Past youth work experience
  • Partnership management skills
  • Excellent budget management skills is a
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Good working
    knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS
    Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Good communication skills (written and
  • Excellent skills in documentation and
    report writing
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
    in multi-cultural contexts
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should send their application
letters, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned;
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
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 July, 2015
Deadline: 3rd May, 2015

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