Fresher Behaviour Change Coordinator- Ending Child Marriage Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and 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 Behaviour
Change Coordinator will support the Ending Child Marriage project to achieve
its stated outcome II: Families, Communities, Cultural and Religious leaders
adopt positive attitudes and practices to reduce child marriage and create a
conducive environment for girls’ empowerment. The role will build capacities of
the project team and partners to support the creation of a conducive
environment that supports girls realise their ASRH/GBV rights, and address the
culturally rooted causes of marginalisation and discrimination. The role will
also engage different stakeholders to make sure girls and boys are safe and
that Child Protection structures are strong and able to play their role at
different levels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Behavioural Change Coordinator will:
Prepare, manage and support implementation of
regular plans related to the relevant components and report as required.
Manage the project budget that support
implementation of the relevant outcome, ensuring effective budget monitoring
and value for money.
Prepare and send monthly progress reports
against work plan to the Project Manager
Provide support in the development of gender sensitive
tools that will support the project team and partners implement the project
using a gender transformative approach.
Work with the Gender Equality Specialist to
develop capacities of the team and partners in gender transformative
Programming to ensure that planning and implementation of the project is gender
Apply gender equality Programme criteria to
identify and address gender inequality and discrimination, and to support the
design and localization of gender sensitive packages and delivery systems at
the community level.
Support in the development of gender sensitive
indicators for the project and ensure the reporting is based on identified
gender outcomes.
Engage communities, traditional and religious
institutions to change cultural norms and practices that negatively impact
girls’ realisation of their SRH rights and to prevent GBV.
Strengthen Child Protection structures and
coordinate their functions to ensure safety of girls and boys and support
reduction of GBV, working closely with the National Programmeme Manager – Child
Develop and maintain networks of CSOs at
different levels to embrace gender transformative Programmeing and support
advocacy at different levels on issues that affect girls’ and women’s
realisation of their rights
Carry out regular project review and planning
meetings with partners; during the meeting, resolve observed obstacles, develop
work plans and cash projections, and compile progress report for the month
under review.
Conduct quarterly meetings with implementing
CSOs (30 CBOs) to review progress against set targets, provide performance
feedback and provide technical guidance implantation and collaboration.
Foster the spirit of cohesion, teamwork,
professionalism and mutual respect within with other team members, partners and
CBOs implementing this project. Ensure coordination with local stakeholders and
other organizations, including but not limited to local government, local
financial institutions, and other non-governmental organizations.
Document and share best practices in behaviour
change, gender and child protection Programming throughout the project.
Coordinate and closely work with Plan
International Uganda’s gender taskforce

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Plan International
Behaviour Change Coordinator- Ending Child Marriage job vacancy must hold a
Bachelor’s degree  in social sciences, Gender or Development
years’ experience working in gender and development, including the direct
implementation of gender Programmes
in the implementation of gender Programmes using a sensitive and transformative
experience, training and building the capacity of a range of actors on
knowledge and understanding of Child Protection principles and practice, and
experience working on Child Protection Programmes
experience in designing and implementing communication strategies
focused on behaviour and social norms changes, as well as supporting
communication tools/materials, in Uganda or similar contexts.
recent experience in policy and advocacy at national levels, specifically in
the areas of research, context analysis, strategy development and
implementation, and external relations.
experience in monitoring the delivery of communications campaigns and adapting
the approach and materials based on outcomes.
in working with national level stakeholders (government and development
organisations) to bring about meaningful policy and legislative changes
transformative Programming skills
planning and management skills
report writing skills
with Diverse Cultures
advocacy and lobbying skills
facilitation skills
skills and experience in proposal development and report writing
literate (Microsoft office)
people skills
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 and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 11th December 2017
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