Project Facilitator FLNO ECCD/CLAC Project NGO Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager 
About US:
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 FLNO ECCD/CLAC Project will steer the planning, implementation and
monitoring of project activities at District and community level. She/he
ensures that the project is implemented with highest quality and timely manner
as per the project design and Plan’s CCCD approach and according to the
project’s and Plan’s procedures and guidelines.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Project Planning:
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Participate in preparing CLAC Annual Plan (s) that feed into the CSP and
provides a good fit within the principles and pillars of CCCD/ RBA and taking
corrective action as needed
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Support quarterly planning and reviews, project
reporting and documentation and ensure action learning is on-going for the
grant funded project
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Actively facilitate integration of CLAC  Project into the existing projects and
strengthen linkages that foster 
inclusion of the marginalized
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Promote and facilitate community leadership and
active participation of stakeholders in project design and planning, in
particular the participation of men, women, children, youth and other
marginalized groups
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Provide overall oversight on all Programme Unit
ECCD projects
Project Implementation:
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Prepare timely and high quality annual and
quarterly project outlines with budgets in consultation and /or coordination
with other project staff, Programme Unit Manager, communities, children and
partners.
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Implementation of planned project interventions
in timely and consistent manner according to agreed project guidelines at
community and district levels
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Generate information using participatory
approaches to develop concept notes for resource mobilization and submit to
supervisor
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Actively promote networking and integration of
groups and partners in ongoing Programmes on regular basis to strengthen
linkages both internally and externally
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Ensure programme sponsorship alignment
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Ensure budget is well managed to meet donor
expectation
Project Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting:
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Actively contribute to CLAC/ECCD MER plans
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Regularly monitor CLAC project progress reports,
PCC, SAP and GL reports for effective budget management
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Actively participate in field monitoring
regularly , documentation and follow up of activities
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Ensure quarterly partner/stakeholder meetings
take place to review project progress and coordinate plans
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Contribute to Plan Uganda’s Programme Quality
Enhancement efforts by implementing agreed actions at the P.U. level (s)
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Prepare all project related reports in a timely
manner according to reporting schedules and donor formats
·        
Document project achievements with best
practices, most significant change stories (MSC) and lessons by regular
reflections with key stakeholders for continuous learning.
Partnership management for Local government, central government and
selected CSOs:
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Coordinate well with key department heads in the
respective sub counties/ division officials
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Actively participate in the sub county/
division  budget conference meetings
·        
Proactively participate in the review and
planning meeting with community level structures and selected CSO partners
·        
Ensure joint partner project monitoring reports
are properly managed in relation to POs, filing and PPM requirements
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Build and maintain good relationship, planning
and coordination between Plan, children, their families and communities
Advocacy and Development Education:
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The incumbent will take advantage of/create opportunities
for advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the marginalized children, youth,
children with special needs and women
·        
Build the capacity of the marginalized
children/families to advocate and lobby on their own behalf
·        
Actively contribute regularly to development
education by documenting and producing relevant articles for production.
Dealing with Problems:
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Ability to rationalise, prioritize and take
quick actions in a competitive environment
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Ability to adopt to different cross –  cultural contexts or/ environment
·        
Ability to trouble shoot in programmatic issues
and able to take actions or find solutions in consultations with management
team.
·        
Ability to fix inconsistencies and take
corrective actions in a timely manner
Child Protection Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff):
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Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of
Conduct and reporting any CPP issues. 
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Responsible for the implementation of the CPP
standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of
actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
·        
Ensure that all Plan International partners,
visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with,
are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection
policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with
the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the Plan International Project
Facilitator FLNO ECCD/CLAC Project job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in social science, education, development studies, or any other related
field.
·        
Possession of post-graduate training in project
planning and management would be an added advantage
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Practical knowledge on rights based programming
and human rights
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Previous experience in working through
partnerships and working with children below 8 years old
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Broad knowledge and understanding of child
development approaches
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Working knowledge on ECCD including National
ECCD Policy and other educational 
policies/ frameworks
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Knowledge of local languages is required
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Good understanding of managing projects
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Familiarity with and appreciation of national and
district development issues plus the local context
·        
Good facilitation skills particularly in
community dialogues including facilitation of diverse community members /
groups  including adolescent girls
·        
Conflict resolution, human rights based
programming, PRA
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication (verbal and written) skills
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Ability to network with other development
agencies
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Computer skills (MS Office)
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Ability to ride a motorcycle
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Ability to work for long hours
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Ability to work in fast-paced environment
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Ability to adhere to Plan International Uganda
Values, policies and procedures
Behaviour Competencies:
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Facilitation, negotiation, motivation, team
building and management skills
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Facilitator and ability to negotiate with
marginalized children, youths, communities and other key stakeholders
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Flexible and approachable
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Good team player
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A good listener and open to feedback
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Highly analytical and logical in her approach to
development
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Result-oriented
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Transparent and accountable to management and
stakeholders
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:
Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 6th
December, 2016
NB: Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th February 2017
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