Project Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage Non-profit Career Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Manager Child Protection
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 Project
Manager is directly responsible for the management of Decide!- End Child
Marriage Project, and accountable for project results delivered using gender
transformative approaches in line with the project proposal, Plan International
and donor requirements. He/she is responsible for overall coordination and
management of all Programmematic and financial aspects of the project in
accordance with the proposal. He/she is accountable for all project
procurements, partnerships, human resource and administration. He/she will
propose modifications to plans as necessary, and may contribute to development
of additional donor proposals.
Key Duties and
The Project
Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage, has the following accountabilities;
Provide overall technical vision, leadership,
and project management, ensuring an integrated vision among different
components of the project delivering the project objective using gender
transformative approaches.
Provide leadership in developing and
implementing timely, quality quarterly and annual implementation plans and
Prepare, submit, disseminate timely and quality
annual, periodic reports both narrative and financial to donor as per donor
requirements and project monitoring and evaluation plan.
Provide effective coordination and management of
partnerships as well as with all other actors with a focus on achieving desired
results in line with desired project impact.
Responsible for ensuring that all assistance is
technically sound and appropriate and reflects the project’s strategic
long-term vision and desired impact.
Support timely strategic and proper coordination
of communications with Plan International staff, partners and all other
stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project
Responsible for ensuring effective project
budget utilization, management and monitoring of partners, including timely
accountability of the funds in line with accounting policies and procedures of
Plan International.
Manage project resources including procurements
efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan International Uganda
policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
Mentor and supervise three (3) technical staff
recruited for effective implementation of this project and provide leadership
to the project team including mentorship and coaching to enhance staff and
partner capacity for effective implementation of the project
Represent and link Plan International Uganda and
the project externally with partners, government and other agencies/alliances
at district and national level on policy and advocacy and other project related
issues as required.
In charge of ensuring effective risk management
in the implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible
effects on the project in line with Plan International Risk Management policy
Responsible for ensuring all project
documentation is organised and well maintained for accountability purposes,
aiming for having a well-articulated model of the Programmeme.
Organise regular performance review meetings to
assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy
with the key project stakeholders
Responsible for ensuring Plan International’s
Child Protection POLICY and Guidelines are adhered to in project
Key Result Areas:
Project implementation planning and management
in coordination with project partners
Project budget and procurement management
Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and
Project partnership Management, networking and
Project risk management
Human resource management and development
Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and
Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Plan International Project
Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage job vacancy must hold a Post-Graduate
Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies,
Education, Human Rights or any other related field and first degree in a
relevant field
Additional training at Post-Graduate level in
project planning and management.
A minimum of ten years’ experience in working with adolescents/youths with a minimum of
three years’ experience in management of Sexual Reproductive Health, Social
norm change, Ending child marriage and Gender related interventions,
preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organisation
exposure and experience in policy and advocacy issues for young people and
knowledge of coalitions and networks is an added advantage
experience in managing consortiums of partners and implementing projects
through partners with a strong component on capacity building for SRHR and CSO
experience in managing large, complex donor projects, such as USAID-funded
contracts, SIDA, MFA, EU etc at senior technical management level
success collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments,
community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
leadership, versatility, and integrity
communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
project management and team leadership skills
management and capacity building of partners
on gender transformative Programmeing
of Gender related policies and strategies
and Networking
interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
in implementation of rights based Programmeming including principles of gender
skills and experience in report writing and budget management
problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people
to work in teams.
to develop synergies and integration of different project.
sensitivity and working with diverse teams
computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word
processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based
oral and written communication skills in English
attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform
multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required
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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