SIDA Funded Plan International Jobs – Project Manager

Job Title:   Project Manager
Organization: Plan
Funding Source: SIDA
Project Name: Ni-Yetu Youth
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 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 Project Manager takes overall leadership
and delivery of the Ni-YETU SIDA funded Youth project, managing the consortium
of partners. The incumbent will manage the planning, implementation, learning,
monitoring and evaluation of the project. She/he should ensure mutual learning,
effective coordination amongst partners and project stakeholders and will aim
to document the Ni-Yetu model. He /s she will also  ensure overall partnership capacity
enhancement of the project partners and local Civil Society Organisations. The
incumbent will also ensure proper budget control and management of the project
Key Duties and
  • In charge of strategic project management
    which includes effective planning, implementation documentation,
    monitoring, evaluation and progress reporting
  • Responsible for the Integration of Ni-Yetu
    with other program initiatives
  • Steer the consortium of partners and
    ensure that all components are managed in an integrated manner with
    regular meetings and learning forums
  • Overall leadership in ensuring timely
    quality quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets.
  • Ensure timely and proper communication and
    coordination amongst the partners and stakeholders to ensure smooth
    running of the project
  • Prepare and disseminate quality project
    reports to management as per donor requirements and project monitoring and
    evaluation plan
  • Ensure timely and adequate response to
    donor queries regarding the project.
  • Ensure effective project budget management
    and monitoring which includes timely accountability of the funds in line
    with accounting policies and procedures of plan
  • Manage project resources efficiently and
    effectively in accordance with Plan Uganda policies and guidelines and in
    accordance with grant conditions.
  • Provide leadership to the project team
    including mentorship and coaching to enhance staff and partner capacity
    for effective implementation of the project
  • Represent and link Plan Uganda and the
    project externally with partners, government and other agencies/alliances
    at district and national level on GBV/SRH policy and advocacy related
  • Create and sustain positive working
    relationship with the respective line ministries and departments,
    strategic partners both at national and district level
  • Ensure all project documentation is
    organised and well maintained for accountability purposes, aiming for
    having a well-articulated model of the program.
  • Organise regular performance review
    meetings to assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any
    changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
  • Make sure the Plan’s child protection
    policy and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the SIDA Project
    vacancy should hold a degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development
    or any other related field
  • Additional training at post-graduate level
    in project planning and management.
  • Five or more years’ experience in working
    with adolescents/youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in
    management Gender/SRH related interventions preferably with an
    International Non-Governmental Organization
  • Past experience in policy and advocacy
    issues for the young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks on
    gender/SRH is an added advantage
  • Prior experience in managing consortiums
    of partners and implementing projects through partners with a strong
    component on capacity building.
  • Excellent project management and team
    leadership skills
  • Partnership management and capacity
    building of partners
  • Working knowledge of Gender and SRH
    related Policies and strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
    communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights
    based programming including principles of gender equality
  • Proven skills and experience in report
    writing and budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and
    work cooperatively with partners
  • Ability to work with people from diverse
    cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Ability to develop synergies and
    integration of different project.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of
    Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation,
    Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
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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