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NGO Jobs – Project Coordinator – Grow Smart Community Led Action for Children (ECCD) at Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Funding Source: Cooperate XXL Lutz
Funding Source: Plan Germany
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Program Unit 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 affiliations.
About CLAC Project:
Plan Uganda has been awarded a grant by
the Plan Germany National Office (supported by cooperate XXL Lutz) to implement
a project on Early Childhood Development using Plan’s model of “Community Led
Action for Children (CLAC). The project to be implemented in 15 targeted
communities in Kamuli District aims at combating the detrimental consequences
of malnutrition in the early years such as stunting, death of children (boys
and girls), illness and impaired cognition and consequentially enhance the
fulfillment of the health, education, protection and participation rights of
young children in the target communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Actively
facilitate the planning, review and feedback sessions with management
structures and other stakeholders, including caregivers, community health
worker, volunteers, etc.
·        
Organize
and participate in ECCD program /project research, assessments or evaluations
undertaken in the operation areas as may be deemed necessary.
·        
Regularly
collect and analyze data to identify, document and disseminate key learning
/best practices through photos, video clips, interviews, and most significant
change stories from parenting program and ECCD Centers
·        
The
Coordinator will share project information to contribute to quality sponsorship
communications, such as the Program Area Updates (PAU), Development Education
& Communication (DEC) among others.
·        
In
charge of ensuring that the project interventions and activities are closely
aligned and contributing to the Plan Uganda country programs, including
promoting and supporting integration with Plan’s sponsorship commitments and
Child Centered Community Development Standards, child protection, gender among
others
·        
Play
a role in identifying and establishing a supportive relationship with community
volunteers, champions or leaders from within target communities to foster the
awareness and sensitization on the importance of ECCD.
·        
Build
community capacity through empowerment Village Savings and Loan activities for
household Village Savings & Loan Association (VSLA).
·        
Proactively
encourage and facilitate the inclusion of the most marginalized households and
children within the GS CLAC project and maintain information on sponsored
families/children participating in the project
·        
Organize
and provide supportive supervision and mentorship, and on-the-job training to
trained CHWs/positive deviant volunteers and ECCD caregivers during home visits
and PD hearth sessions.
·        
Take
part in community and district level forums to ensure visibility of ECCD and
its integration into meeting agendas. Use these forums to sensitize key
community and district stakeholders on ECCD.
·        
Engage
the community in mobilizing and leveraging resources to enhance desirable ECCD
outcomes specifically through support and facilitation of community
contributions to create a conducive environment to positive ECCD outcomes.
·        
Organize
and directly facilitate trainings, on job mentoring sessions and other capacity
building initiatives for ECCD caregivers, PD volunteers and other Stakeholders
targeted in the program;
·        
Ensure
Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project
implementation
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Plan International Project Coordinator job placement
should hold a degree in Project management, Social Science, Social Work,
Education, Nutrition, Public Health or any Health-related discipline. Possession
of a Post-graduate training in Public Health or Project Management or certificate
/ diploma in ECCD is of added advantage
·        
At
least three years’ work experience with the ability to work in rural community
set up in Kamuli District—including community mobilization, demand creation for
services, and direct engagement with community members.
·        
General
technical knowledge of issues related to maternal and child health and
nutrition and ECCD is highly desired.
·        
Proven
ability to facilitate trainings and other events.
·        
Working
knowledge of Child centered pedagogy and child friendly school environment.
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of current issues in the field of development,
Education for All (EFA), Nutrition and ECCD.
·        
Detailed
knowledge and understanding of the Ministry of Health’s community health
service provision in maternal and child health and nutrition, nutritional
counseling and health talks, child immunizations, treatment of childhood
illnesses, etc.
·        
Excellent
budget management and documentation skills (e.g. photography, case studies,
reporting writing, filming maintaining data base).
·        
Use
of participatory approaches and rights based programming.
·        
Ability
to work independently with minimum supervision
·        
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with valid riding permit.
·        
Excellent
oral, written, and presentation skills in English.
·        
Ability
to travel to the field up to 60 percent of the time.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should
send their electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) including 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:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
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 16th September, 2015
Deadline: 16th July, 2015
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