National Programme Manager – Education NGO Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
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 National
Programme Manager – Education is responsible for guiding Plan International
Uganda in designing and implementing quality programmes to ensure that
children, including those with disabilities, access and complete quality
inclusive pre and primary education.
Key Duties and
  • Develops minimum standards and technical
    frameworks on education that can guide Plan International Uganda into
    project design.
  • Designs high quality concept notes and
    proposals for resource mobilisation calls in education programme issues
    and ensures that education interventions are informed by and integrated
    with other strategic technical areas of health, child protection, youth
    empowerment and WASH.
  • Supervises Project Manager/Coordinators
    implementing education projects and monitors programme quality by
    technically guiding field implementation, overseeing budget expenditure,
    reviewing quarterly reports and coordinate education interventions country
    wide. The supervision of Project Managers/Project Coordinators is
    coordinated with Programme Unit Managers.
  • Implements the Programme Quality Policy
    and Procedures at all times.
  • Manages donor compliance during project
    implementation by education programme staff and partners, including
    producing high quality and timely reports.
  • Leads the development of the Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Research Framework for the thematic area; develops quality
    TORs for evaluations, baselines and research.
  • Work in close collaboration with MER team,
    keeps track on the outcomes, indicators, milestones and targets of
    Education in the Country Strategic and consolidates the progress for the
    Quarterly and Annual Report.
  • Identifies learning and training
    opportunities for staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
  • Manages and oversees national advocacy
    efforts in the area of education in collaboration with other National
    Programme Managers. Support with technical documentation of evidences from
    the projects, develop position papers and write stories of change when
    required. Makes sure that all projects on education have advocacy tasks
    that are aligned to the Advocacy Strategy and the SDG influencing plan.
  • Coordinates Plan International Uganda’s
    work with efforts of other agencies and government and represents Plan
    International Uganda at national, regional and international level on
    matters relating to education programming and networks within and outside
    of Plan International.
  • Builds and manages strategic partnerships
    with local organisations and government institutions. Works with the
    Partnership Manager to develop capacity building plans to partners and
    monitors and review partnership performance.
  • Prepares the budget at national level,
    advise Programme Units on budget allocation for education programmes and
    monitors timely implementation of budgets.
  • Produces high quality documentation on
    education interventions aiming at programme modelling, replication and
    scaling up. Facilitates organisational learning in the country by
    developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external
    programme information on education.
  • Influences and guides Plan International
    Uganda Country Leadership Team to ensure full education safety of staff.
  • Liaises with other offices in Plan
    National Organisations, International Headquarter and other countries on
    education programmes.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Plan
    International National Programme Manager – Education job placement should
    hold a Master’s degree (preferred) in Education, Social Work or its
    equivalent, and Post Graduate Diploma in Management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of managerial or
    technical advisory experience in the design, implementation and evaluation
    of education programmes, including donor compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge of the development
    sector and demonstrable knowledge of education programming, especially on
    Primary Education, Early Childhood Care, Early Grade Learning
    interventions, Community Based Rehabilitation to promote inclusion of
    children with disabilities, teacher’s training and participatory school
  • Broad knowledge of using ICT4D methodologies
    into education programming
  • Strengthening systems approach.
  • Knowledge of environment and current
    effective practices of education in Uganda, including existing networks, Civil
    Society Organisations and government stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of programming education
    integrated interventions, including with health, child protection, Youth
    Economic Empowerment and Water and Sanitation.
  • Demonstrable leadership within a networked
  • Proven experience in programme design,
    developing strategy and being responsible for technical implementation of
    the programme, including budget management, monitoring and evaluating
    education programmes in development contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the main
    gaps in education in the given context to inform a holistic response for
  • Experience working with and or managing
    variety of donor funded programmes as well as compliance with donor
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    gender in education and tackling exclusion.
  • Ability to assess the risk.
  • Excellent proposal development and report
    writing skills. Knowledge of institutional donors.
  • Strong verbal communication skills,
    including networking, negotiating ability and influencing others.
  • A good understanding of effective
    monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Project management and supervision,
    including budget management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and
    motivate people to work in teams
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
    within education programmes.
  • Partnership building and management,
    working through partners.
  • Experience in capacity building and in
    strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to
    education programmes. Good facilitations skills.
  • Programming on Children’s Rights.
  • Skilled in the use of computer software.
  • Good understanding and ability to use
    participatory approaches for involvement of stakeholders and creating
    program ownership.
  • Excellent skills of working with children
    and facilitating child participation.
  • Shows commitment and understanding to
    always act in the best interest of the child and respect to human rights.
  • Holds self-accountable for making
    decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling
    Plan International values, striving for lasting impact.
  • Honest, encourages openness and
    transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity, capacity to
    include and empower others.
  • Comfortable working with others, as part
    of a team or as a team leader. Builds and maintains effective
    relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    and supporters; approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of
    competitive strength.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative
  • Thinks strategically, reflects about
    achievements and recognises people’s contribution.
  • Promotes a culture of learning and
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:
Deadline: 13th March, 2017
NB: Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 31st July 2017
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