Project Coordinator Pink Revolution NGO Career Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Youth
Economic Empowerment National Programme 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Define/review the project governance structure;
    launch of the project and define key communication mechanisms with the
    different stakeholders.
    Develop a comprehensive and detailed implementation plan and review on regular
    basis to reflect the changing context of the project.
  • Lead and manage the application of the project
    implementation plan; leading and managing the project team, dealing with issues and creatively integrating the
    different elements of the project plan, including gender transformatory
    outcomes.
  • Manage the partners implementing the project
    activities; support their capacity building process and manage
    relationship building.
  • Responsible
    for managing project budget and all the assets from the project, monitor
    budget performance and review financial reports to ensure consistency with
    narrative reports.
  • Measure the project progress and identify
    appropriate corrective action in situations where the project’s performance deviates significantly
    from the plan. Report to donors following the donor compliance guidelines.
  • Implement all the transition activities to
    ensure proper closure of the project (lessons learned, financial and contractual closure activities, etc.)
  • Representing Plan International at district and
    national level to implement the advocacy activities as stated in the
    project.
  • Develop a comprehensive and detailed
    implementation plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully
    complete the project.
  • Determine the resources (time, money,
    equipment, etc) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that
    effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Review the project schedule with senior
    management and all other staff that will be affected by the project
    activities; revise the schedule as required.
  • Define/review the project governance structure.
  • Launch of the project and define key
    communication mechanisms
    with the different stakeholders.
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon
    which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Execute the project according to the project
    plan.
  • Manage the partners implementing the project
    activities following the
    Partnership Framework and Guidelines.
  • Ensure proper capacity assessment of all
    partners.
  • Ensure all legal documentation is in place
    before bringing partners on board.
  • Support their capacity building process and
    manage relationship building.
  • Ensure that the partners follow all the
    requirements stipulated by the donor.
  • Measure the project progress and identify
    appropriate corrective action in situation where the project’s performance
    deviates significantly from the plan.
  • Write high quality reports to donors following the donor compliance guidelines.
  • Follow the communication protocols with donors
    and the Resource Mobilization team and provide
  • Support with technical documentation of
    evidences from the project and write stories of change when required.
  • Ensure close technical and operational
    collaboration and coordination with Government Agencies including the
    Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) at the
    national and lower levels and private sector actors.
  • Ensures
    that the project is fully aligned with the Advocacy Strategy and the SDG
    influencing plan.
  • Implement all the transition activities to
    ensure proper closure of the project (lessons learned, financial and
    contractual closure activities, etc.)
  • Promote full integration of the project with other initiatives
    implemented in the same location in close coordination with the Programme
    Unit Manager.
  • Participate and provide valuable input into the
    technical network meetings.
  • Support the Resource Mobilization Unit and the National Programme
    Manager in developing proposals that may facilitate the continuity of the
    project.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Plan International Project Coordinator Pink Revolution job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Development,
    Economics, agriculture, environmental
    sciences/engineering, natural resources management or closely related
    fields or other relevant field.
  • Five years of professional experience and in
    planning and managing projects on agricultural interventions, Drought Risk
    Reduction/, sustainable
    agriculture, waste management, etc. experience with youth is desired
  • Excellent project management and team
    leadership skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report
    writing, donor compliance and budget management.
  • Knowledge of environment and current effective practices of key
    issues related to the Pink Revolution in Northern Uganda, Gender
    transformative contract farming for gender equality and household
    resilience project.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices
    and lessons learned directly
    linked to grant implementation, promote knowledge management, document
    best practices and lessons learned from project implementation, and
    facilitate dissemination in appropriate format to relevant stakeholders.
  • Extended experience in implementing project through partners, with skills
    in capacity building and civil society strengthening.
  • Influencing and skills in working with advocacy
    networks at national and district level.
  • Knowledge and dynamic in working with
    vulnerable young girls and boys.
  • Promotes high performance among project staff
    and provides vision and direction.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with
    external organizations.
  • Coaches project staff and leads others.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
    and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse
    cultures
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of
    Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation,
    Excel spreadsheets, e-mail
    and web based research.
  • Experience of gender mainstreaming, gender
    equality and inclusion in the youth economic empowerment thematic area.
  • Ability to network, negotiate and influence
    others.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of
    the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Positively influence others to achieve results
    that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes,
    gather and process relevant
    information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or
    resolve the problem.
  • Good understanding and ability to use
    participatory approaches for involvement of stakeholders and creating
    program ownership.
  • Excellent skills of working with children, facilitating
    child participation and gender equality
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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