FPARS Project Manager UK Non-profit Jobs – RETRAK

Job Title:        Project Manager
Organisation: RETRAK
Project Name: Family
Reintegration and Prevention of Separation (FRAPS) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring,
Evaluation & Research (MER) Advisor
About US:
Retrak is an international non-profit UK charity working with street
connected children in Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Retrak
works to transform highly vulnerable children’s lives; preserve families;
empower communities and give each of them a voice. Retrak’s vision is of a
world where no child is forced to live on the streets.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will oversee the Family Reintegration and Prevention of Separation
(FRAPS) project implementation, learning and grant management through:
·        
Working with implementing partners Tigers Club
and Child Restoration Outreach (CRO) to review project progress and compile
regular grant reports for the donor, Comic Relief
·        
Managing learning and advocacy activities within
the FRAPS project in order to improve practice in reintegration and prevention
of separation programmes in Wakiso and Mbale districts
·        
Building local relationships with governmental
and non-governmental agencies to facilitate the planning, implementation and
review of enumerations and their findings.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination of FRAPS project monitoring and grant reporting:
·        
Work closely with Tigers Club and CRO M&E
Managers to ensure monthly reporting, analysis and presentation of FRAPS
project results to aid decision-making by project management committee (Retrak
programmes, MEL and grant directors/managers, partner CDs and senior staff).
·        
Coordinate and compile narrative, results and
financial reports from Tigers Club and CRO as required by Comic Relief,
providing feedback and support to partner staff as needed.
·        
The incumbent will work closely with partner
Country Directors, facilitate quarterly project update meetings including
developing, disseminating and following up action plans.
·        
Coordinate and compile annual project reports outlining
key activities, outputs and outcomes.
2. Management of a FRAPS learning activities:
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With partner Country Directors, facilitate
annual project learning meetings to aid staff reflection on outcome results,
especially qualitative, in order to document learning, good practice and
recommendations for action.
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With partner Project Leads, facilitate annual
community learning meetings, attended by children, community and district
representatives, to aid reflection on outcome results, especially qualitative,
in order to document learning, good practice and recommendations for action.
·        
With partner Project Leads and M&E Managers,
coordinate and compile annual (Y1,3) learning reports outlining key learning
activities and outcomes, especially in relation to project learning questions.
·        
With Retrak MER Advisor, coordinate internal
mid-term review (Y2) data collection activities and report writing and review,
in support of partner M&E Managers.
·        
With Retrak MER Advisor, coordinate external
final evaluation (Y4).
3. Coordination of FRAPS advocacy activities:
·        
Alongside partner Country Directors and senior
staff, build relationships with key ministry and district officials (Wakiso and
Mbale) in order to ensure local officials engage with the learning from the
project around reintegration and prevention of family-child separation.
·        
Alongside partner Country Directors and senior
project staff, build relationships with other agencies operating in Wakiso and
Mbale districts who have a focus on reintegration and prevention of family-child
separation.
·        
Actively facilitate district level learning
events, attended by ministry and district officials and staff from other
agencies, as well as local leaders, to promote sharing, discussion and
documentation of learning related to reintegration and prevention of
family-child separation.
·        
Work alongside partner senior staff and district
officials to agree a common approach to supporting highly vulnerable children,
families and communities dealing with reintegration and prevention of family-child
separation across each district.
4. Coordination of enumeration activities:
·        
Build and manage working relationships with key
ministry, district and civil society actors who are interested in and could
benefit from an enumeration of children on the streets in Kampala and Mbale.
·        
In each location, lead discussions with local
actors on methodology and definitions, in order to come to an agreement which
can operationalised.
·        
Work closely with local actors to mobilise
sufficient enumerators who have experience of street work and engagement with
vulnerable children.
·        
Work in liaison with the enumeration research
team, led by the MER Advisor, facilitate enumeration process including the
co-ordination of field work.
·        
Present draft findings to local stakeholders in order
to generate interpretations, explanations and queries.
·        
Organise the launch of the enumeration report in
collaboration with key stakeholders.
·        
Follow-up with key stakeholder 6 months and 1
year after launch of results to find out how the results have encouraged
learning and been used to inform policy and practice.
5. General:
·        
Uphold and work within Retrak’s policies and
procedures, including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child &
Vulnerable Adult Protection policies.
·        
Undertake all activities in line with Retrak’s
core values of boldness, innovation, excellence and respect, including
promoting and advocating these to others.
·        
Travel to Retrak field operations as and when
required.
·        
Undertake any other duties, as appropriate to
the post, as delegated by MER Advisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a degree in a relevant field, preferably
social work, or in behavioural or social sciences
·        
Previous
experience of managing projects related to child protection
·        
Prior
experience of managing grants within an NGO environment
·        
Previous
experience of leading learning activities to ensure information is
utilised to improve service delivery
·        
Prior
experience of working alongside government officials and other NGOs to achieve
mutual goals
·        
Previous exposure and experience of managing project related to reintegration and prevention
of family-child separation is desired
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of child protection programmes
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of how to make the most use of information to
inform decision-making and learning
·        
Ability
to think critically about results, both quantitative and qualitative
·        
Working
knowledge of and a commitment to child-friendly, community-based and participatory
facilitation
·        
Knowledge
of grant management processes, including donor relations and report writing
·        
Broad
understanding of Uganda government systems related to child protection at
national, district and community levels
·        
Ability
to facilitate discussions and encourage learning amongst children,
community members, government officials and staff.
·        
High
level capacity in using both word-processing and spreadsheet computer software,
as well as database and statistical packages
·        
Capacity
to write clear and relevant reports with a high level of English
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and relational skills
·        
Able
to work and be empathetic with children, families and communities from all
backgrounds,
·        
Ability
to manage, motivate, develop and inspire people to perform to their best
ability.
·        
Ability
to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
·        
Broad understanding
of reintegration and prevention of family-child separation is desired
·        
Knowledge
of qualitative data analysis is an added advantage
·        
Have
an active and vibrant Christian faith and be able to promote this when
called upon.
·        
Well
organised, self-directed, flexible and committed to achieving high standards.
·        
Willingness
to contribute to staff meetings, staff away days/retreats as they arise.
·        
Results-oriented
with the ability to be creative and innovative.
·        
Demonstrable
commitment to and the ability to uphold and promote Retrak’s core values of
boldness, innovation, excellence and respect in all activities.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals should send a cover letter
stating how you meet the person specification and why you feel you are suitable
for the post, together with an updated CV to: mailbox@retrak.org
Deadline: 12th September,
2016
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