Project Coordinator – Participatory School Governance (PSG) NGO Careers – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager, I Decide Project
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate Project partners and project staff
  • Tasked with the development of annual and
    quarterly implementation plans and budgets.
  • Lead the technical design of project PSGC interventions and development of
    technical guidance and tools for field staff
  • Collaborates with partners regarding
    implementation and coordination of services
  • Prepare and share quality project reports as
    per donor requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan
  • Ensure all project documentation is filed and
    organised for accountability purposes
  • Ensure project learning’s and achievements are
    documented and disseminated widely
  • Coordinate and monitor partnerships with
    implementing organisations,
    including to ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of
    funds allocated to implementing partners
  • Manage project resources efficiently and
    effectively in accordance with Plan Uganda policies and guidelines
  • Manages the project budget for the purpose of
    ensuring compliance with financial project goals and objectives and
    donor/grant requirements
  • The incumbent will also organise performance
    review meetings to assess project progress and communicate any changes in
    strategy with the key
    project stakeholders
  • Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and
    participation at all stages of the project implementation
  • Organise training and coaching for project
    staff and partners on children & youth participation
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered
    to in project implementation
  • Maintain a framework of standards,
    documentation, technical process and other organisational collateral to
    provide structure to the team and other key areas of interface.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Plan International Project Coordinator – Participatory
    School Governance (PSG): Decide, End Child Marriage job opportunity must
    hold a Bachelor’s in Education, post graduate diploma in Education will be
    added advantage; Project Planning and Management.
  • Five years’ experience in coordinating school
    based/ education projects
    with technical expertise in the school governance processes
  • Proven abilities in planning, budget and
    reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written
    English and in face-to-face presentations
  • Willingness to undertake extensive travel throughout Uganda (at least 50% time
    on average per month)
  • Excellent project management and team
    leadership skills
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining
    accurate records using pertinent software applications working collaboratively with others
    within and outside of the
    District, which includes being experienced with community collaboration
    and youth development, a positive working relationship with area school
    systems and community agencies
  • Experience in advocacy and civil society
    strengthening is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical
  • Ability to work with people from diverse
    cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
  • Computers skills in MS Office and Internet
  • Skilled at data collection and electronic data
    management; and competent
    in basic grant writing and program reporting.
  • Seen as a source of expertise in the field
  • Acts as a positive role model in all
    interactions with program participants (e.g. students, parents,
  • Understands Plan’s needs and behaves
    strategically
  • Communicates effectively, orally and in writing
  • At least three years prior experience of
    managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
  • Knowledge of key donor requirements.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics in children and community
    programming.
  • Appreciation of gender concerns in children
    participation.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work
    cooperatively with partners
  • Proven skills & experience in report
    writing, computer, team management & budget management. Excellent
  • Project management skills, including
    partnership management and team leadership.
  • Experience in advocacy and child participation.
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking.
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: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 9th February 2018

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