Project Coordinator NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:        Project Coordinator
Organisation: Plan International
Project Name: Empowerment of
Vulnerable Girls and Young women in the Slums of Kampala [April 2018 –  October 2020]
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – Safe and Inclusive Urban
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
Coordinator is responsible for the direct implementation of Plan International
Uganda Intervention Output 1.3 Increased access to quality Early Childhood Care
and Development services for 200-300 children aged 0-5 years of girls and young
women engaged in CSW. The project Coordinator will have the overall
responsibility of coordinating with the implementing partnership and will be
accountable for the overall project results in line with the project proposal.
He/she is responsible for field activities coordination, implementation,
reporting and ensuring that all programmatic and financial aspects of the
project are up to date in accordance with Plan International systems and
procedures. S/he is responsible for all project procurements and coordination
of implementing partner’s requests. He/she will be responsible for system
modifications to plans as necessary, and may contribute to development of
additional donor proposals.
Key Duties and
  • Support establishment or strengthening of
    networks with KCCA, government line departments / ministries and other
    stakeholders at City and national levels.
  • Facilitate strategic linkages and
    collaborations with other departments in and outside Plan International
    Uganda, local authorities, coalitions, and service providers to foster
    integration and ensure collaborated efforts for empowerment of vulnerable
    girls and young women and their Children in line with the project goal.
  • S/he will lead in the implementation of
    Plan International Uganda Intervention: Output 1.3 Increased access to
    quality Early Childhood Care and Development services for 200-300 children
    aged 0 -5 years of girls and young women engaged in CSW, in close
    coordination with the project implementing partner.
  • S/he will ensure high quality
    collaboration and coordination is maintained for effective and efficient
    implementation of project interventions by the partners and all
    stakeholders at Division, City and national level.
  • He/she will work with and support the
    implementing partners in the development of work plans, budgets and
    monitoring tools for tracking project interventions.
  • He /she will work with and coordinate with
    the M&E responsible person at Plan International Uganda and the one at
    implementing partner organisations to produce timely and quality reports,
    data and timely documentation of all project activities in line with the
    donor requirements.
  • Carryout capacity building of the project
    implementing partners based on identified capacity gaps and strategies in
    collaboration with Plan International Uganda line departments.
  • Organise and conduct regular project
    reflection / review meetings that bring on board project implementing
    partners and different stakeholders to assess the project progress.
  • S/he will lead the preparations and
    conducting project quarterly joint monitoring missions involving Plan
    International Uganda, the Implementing partners and KCCA to project sites.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global
    policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion
    (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and
    requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and
    Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes,
    but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and
    understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan
    International’s Code of Conduct, their relevance to their area of work,
    and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the
    appropriate procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Project
    Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in
    Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Education,
    Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide demonstrated relevant
    experience in implementing Community led and managed ECCD programme and
    working through local government structures and partners.
  • Five years of professional experience
    working with development organisations, local government departments
    implementing Youth and ECCD development interventions.
  • Proven skills, experience, and knowledge
    of ECCD, local and national level sector working groups, with particular
    attention to gender responsive learning for young children and capacity
    building for vulnerable girls and young women.
  • Experience of managing projects, including
    project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents
    and reports for external dissemination).
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to
    effectively network with a diverse range of organisations and relevant
    government departments at the City and national level with the ability to
    influence and advocate for sensitive issues such as rights for minority
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and
    organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated empathy and positive attitude
    towards children, youth, caregivers, and other stakeholders;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with
    qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent communication skills and command
    of the English language including ability to facilitate groups meetings.
  • Strong drive for results and ensuring
    timely delivery of quality products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    multi-cultural City environment and establish harmonious and effective
    working relationship
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment
    to development work in the urban setting and development context,
    especially in urban slum settings targeting minority groups.
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: 30th March 2018
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