Non-profit Jobs – Project Coordinator – Improving Access to Quality Water Project at Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Plan
International is an international non-profit and the largest child centered
development organizations in the world. It was founded 75 years ago and working
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 International is independent, with no
religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will provide both technical
and managerial support to the Improving Access to quality Water project.
Specifically, the incumbent will provide leadership in the management and
overall delivery of the project. The incumbent will also 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. Since the project will be located in a new
Plan area, the Project Coordinator will have some specific responsibilities in
ensuring a strategic entry for Plan International Uganda in Buyende district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Develop annual and quarterly implementation/
procurement plan and budget.
·        
The incumbent will also oversee the project budget
effectively making sure it is periodically reviewed and updated and that there
is value for money on all project expenditures. WASH strategy, including a
capacity development component for water and sanitation use among the communities
in the Project Area.
·        
Implement the WASH sensitization and advocacy
campaigns.
·        
Make sure that there is adequate community and local
government consultation and participation at all stages of the project
implementation.
·        
Identify new project ideas that can be implemented
in Buyende with a vision of long term establishment for Plan in this new
location.
·        
Ensure integration with other Plan WASH projects in
district to leverage on supply chains developed to ease access to spare parts.
·        
Build and strengthen appropriate working
relationships with government service providers for sustainability.
·        
Prepare and share quality and timely project reports
as per donor requirements and the project monitoring and evaluation plan
·        
Ensure all project documentation is well filed and
organised for accountability purposes.
·        
Ensure project learning’s and achievements are documented
and disseminated widely.
·        
Plan for and effectively manage the project risks
making sure they are constantly assessed and reported on.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree
in Civil Engineering, Water engineering, or any related field. Possession of Post-graduate
training in Project Management or certificate is of added advantage
·        
A minimum of four years’ experience in rural water
supply and sanitation delivery preferably with International organizations.
·        
Previous experience in resource mobilization both at
local and international level
·        
Practical experience in managing of Water source
construction, particularly borehole technology
·        
Strong technical expertise in WASH programming and
water engineering
·        
Working knowledge of reconnaissance, geographical
information systems and borehole drilling and supervision.
·        
Broad working knowledge of sanitation promotion
approaches Including Community Led Total Sanitation.
·        
Knowledge of WASH governance issues on Operation and
Maintenance of Water facilities for sustainability.
·        
Working knowledge of Ugandan WASH sector
guidelines/standards on rural water supply development and the Operation and
Maintenance Framework.
·        
Broad understanding and awareness of the importance
of integration of water supply, sanitation and hygiene in development.
·        
Proven abilities in planning, budgeting and
reporting.
·        
Good partnership management and relationship
building.
·        
Excellent project management skills, including
partnership management and team leadership
·        
Skills in monitoring and evaluation of WASH
programmes.
·        
Excellent strategic and analytical thinking.
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication (verbal and written) skills.
·        
Communication skills, appropriate to the audience.
·        
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures,
ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
·        
Computers literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use
of MS Office and Internet
·        
Seen as a source of expertise in his/her field.
·        
Promotes high performance among project staff and
provides vision and direction.
·        
Establishes effective partnership with external
organizations
·        
Effectively communicates effectively, orally and in
writing.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their electronic copies
(of not more than 2MB) of letters of application, together with a CV. Contact
telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details
of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to: The
Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda via Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org, indicating the job position in the
subject line.
Deadline: 3rd December,
2015
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 26th February,
2016.

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