SIDA Project NGO Jobs – Learning and Knowledge Management Coordinator at Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Funding Source: SIDA
Project Name: Ni-Yetu Youth Programme
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
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
About Ni-Yetu Youth Programme:
Ni-Yetu Youth Program is a program which integrates promotion of Youth
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and prevention of Gender Based Violence
among young people which is going to be implemented in five districts of
Tororo, Kamuli, Lira, Alebtong and Kampala for three and half years. Plan
International Uganda with funding from SIDA will engage national and local CSOs
to implement this program. Ni-Yetu is a Swahili word which literally stands for
‘it is ours’ and has been carefully selected by the youth representatives to
demonstrate youth identification and ownership for the program. The program
seeks to empower young people to demand for and fulfil their rights in a
participatory and inclusive manner that also recognizes and actively engages
with CSOs, key public sector agencies at various levels as well as relevant
community-level actors.
Job Summary: The Learning and Knowledge Management Coordinator
will manage the research, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and learning
components of the project. He/she will build capacity of Plan and partner staff
in documenting replicable models that enhance learning. She/he will lead the
development of the project M&E tools, checklists including supporting the
project manager/project coordinator to produce quality reports. He will take
lead in documentation of project progress and change realized through
conduction of routine monitoring, collection of most significant change stories
on project implementation following established guidelines, as well as
conducting of audits and verification of project data. The incumbent will also
be tasked with identification of learning models in the Ni-Yetu Project that
can be replicated
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Technically support consistent and quality
    monitoring and documentation of the project
  • Support project staff including partners
    in all monitoring and documentation related activities including utilization
    of the corporate M & E system in the partner organisations
  • Carry out basic training and coaching for
    staff and partners on participatory monitoring and documentation.
  • Develop indicators and monitoring formats
    and tools for Plan’s projects in the district and support programme staff
    to develop M&E section of project outlines (POs)
  • Works closely with and build the capacity
    of implementing partners and local CBO staff at local level on monitoring
    and documentation.
  • Actively coordinate research, project
    evaluations, organisational learning and documentation initiatives within
    the project and amongst partners
  • Write and edit documentation of reports on
    best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflection of the
  • Actively facilitate and document the
    quarterly project progress reviews as per agreed project reporting
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy,
    research protocols, knowledge management and MER standards and Guidelines
    are adhered to in project implementation.
  • Works closely with the MER Manager to
    ensure adherence to Plan global and Uganda MER Frameworks
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a degree
    in statistics, Social Science, Social Work, or any other related field.
    Additional training at post-graduate level in M&E is an added
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    monitoring and documentation of projects preferably with International
    Non-Governmental Organization requirements in project implementation.
  • Assurance of efficient and effective
    delivery of the project
  • Skills in Monitoring and evaluation of
    rights-based programmes
  • Working knowledge of environment and
    current effective practice on monitoring & evaluation
  • Proven abilities in planning and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to work with people from diverse cultures
  • Ability to lead and motivate people to
    work in teams
  • Excellent communication skills, both in
    written English and in face-to-face presentations
  • Computers skills in MS Office, Analysis
    packages such as EPI-info, SSP, and Internet browsing.
  • Skills in design of ACCESS Database and/or
    advanced Excel
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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