NGO Jobs – Project Facilitator – Participatory School Governance at Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
About Plan:
Founded 75
years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) 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 – Participatory School Governance will act as a resource in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Finland National Office (MFA/FLNO)-funded
Participatory School Governance Project team and lead the implementation of
Social Accountability (SAC), Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER), and
Information, communication and Technology (ICT) approaches in the project at
district and community levels. The incumbent will work closely with the IT
manager, Program Area M&E coordinator, Project Coordinator and the Project
Facilitators to ensure the project is implemented with highest quality and
timely manner as per the project design and Plan International’s Child Centred
Community Development (CCCD) approach and documented according to the projects
and Plan International’s procedures and guidelines. The incumbent will also provide
information to the MER and ICT data base and responding to community and public
messages that may show up on the ICT platform. S/he will represent the project
in engagements with regional or district partners, allies and other stakeholders. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Take overall responsibility for the delivery of the
ICT, Social accountability and MER aspects of the PSCG project in Tororo and
Kamuli.
·        
Organise and manage the implementation of the ICT
enhanced social accountability using community scorecards and mobile phone
technology initiatives with all stakeholders including children.
·        
Ensure the quality and accuracy of monitoring and
evaluation aspects described in proposals and reports (definition and follow up
of indicators and number of beneficiaries, link with achieved activities and
budget, both on a quantitative and qualitative aspect), including supporting
implementation of project evaluations and audits.
·        
Assist the project team to develop and maintain
homogeneous monitoring and follow up tools and ensure the quality and the
accuracy of the collected data.
·        
Prepare annual project detailed implementation plans
(DIP) and budgets.
·        
Manage the project monitoring and documentation
activities.
·        
Build and strengthen working relationships with
partner organisations and other project stakeholders.
·        
Manage the implementation of Project Monitoring&
Evaluation and procurement plans.
·        
Ensure adherence of Plan International and donor
policies, procedures and regulation in the implementation of the project.
·        
Ensure that the project interventions and activities
conform and are aligned to the country strategic plan, CCCD standards and other
corporate standards and principles.
·        
Routinely mobilise target communities, families and
key stakeholders at village, sub county and district level to participate in
PSGC activities.
·        
Actively facilitate planning, review and feedback
sessions with management structures; and other community structures supporting
PSCG in the operational areas.
·        
Facilitate trainings and on job mentoring sessions
and other capacity building initiatives for the community education committee
members on use of community scorecards in PSGC.
·        
Prepare and send monthly and quarterly narrative
progress reports.
·        
Assist in building strategic linkages and collaborations
with other departments in and outside Plan, local authorities and other service
providers to foster integration and ensue collated effort at PA level for PSGC
·        
Support establishment or strengthening of PSGC
networks with government line departments and other providers at district
level.
·        
Regularly collect and analyze data to identify,
document and disseminate key learning /best practices from PSGC in the PA and
share project information to contribute to quality sponsorship communications,
such as the annual Area Updates
·        
Organise regular district specific performance
review meetings to assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any
changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
·        
Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines
are adhered to in project implementation.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a degree in
education, social work or its equivalent in a related field.
·        
Five years’ experience with a minimum of one year’s experience implementing ICT enhanced integrated social accountability programs,
working with children and parents preferably with an International
Non-Governmental Organisation.
·        
A minimum of three years’ prior experience of
managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
·        
Proven exposure and experience and knowledge in MER.
·        
Working knowledge and application of research
approaches
·        
Working knowledge of key donor requirements.
·        
Detailed knowledge of the dynamics in children and
community programming.
·        
Background and keen interest of gender concerns in
children participation.
·        
Proven ability to meet deadlines and work
cooperatively with teams and partners.
·        
Demonstrated skills and experience in data analysis
and writing of quality project reports
·        
Prior exposure and experience in advocacy and
facilitating child participation.
·        
Strong strategic and analytical thinking.
·        
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures,
ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
·        
High performance, results oriented and able to work
with less supervision.
·        
Open to feedback and willing to try innovative
approaches.
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication (verbal and written) skills.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS
office and Internet.
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 Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
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: 11th September, 2015
Please consider
your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 11th
November, 2015
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