Project Manager – Girls’ Advocacy Alliance Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name:
Girls’ Advocacy Alliance
Duty Station:  Kampala, 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 will be directly responsible to manage the Dutch Framework
project “The Girls Advocacy Alliance”. He/she will ensure the quality and
timely planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project while
ensuring adequate support is provided to the implementing partners. The
incumbent is responsible for a five year detailed implementation plan and budget,
including M&E, procurement,
risk management, communications and capacity building plan for partners. The
jobholder provides strong leadership and management of the consortium of partners
delivering an innovative
approach to programming. The incumbent will be responsible for a GAA model documentation and
it’s scaling up. Leads national advocacy efforts and platforms related to girl issues in the framework of the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG) Influencing Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Strategic project management which includes
effective planning, implementation documentation, monitoring, evaluation and progress reporting.
·        
Integration of GAA with other programme initiatives
and especially, with the SDG Influencing plan.
·        
Lead the consortium of partners and ensure that all
components are managed in an integrated manner with regular meetings and learning forums.
·        
Overall leadership in ensuring timely quality
quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets.
·        
Ensure timely and proper communication and coordination
amongst the partners and
stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project, identifying capacity gaps
and supporting their capacity development plans.
·        
Prepare and disseminate quality and timely project
reports to management as per donor requirements and project monitoring and evaluation plan.
·        
Ensure effective project budget management and monitoring which includes timely
accountability of the funds in line with accounting policies and procedures of
Plan International Uganda.
·        
Manage project resources efficiently and effectively
in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
·        
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 GBV/YEE policy and advocacy related issues.
·        
Build and sustain positive working relationship with
the respective line ministries
and departments, strategic partners both at national and district level.
·        
Ensure all project documentation is organised and
well maintained for accountability purposes, aiming for having a well-articulated model of the programme.
·        
Organise regular performance review meetings to assess progress but also to agree on and
communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
·        
Ensure the organisation’s child protection policy
and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
·        
Work in close coordination with the Resource Mobilization Manager, manages communication
with Plan Netherlands National Office and with the Dutch Embassy when required.
·        
Support the development of new proposals targeting
girls’ advocacy issues to ensure continuity and expansion of the GAA project.
Dealing with
Problems:
·        
Partnership building and management, as well as
capacity development of partners.
·        
Seen as a source of expertise in leadership in
girls’ advocacy issues and SDG influencing.
·        
Promotes high performance among project staff and partners and
provides vision and direction.
·        
Establishes effective partnerships with external
organisations.
·        
Coaches and mentors project staff and partners.
·        
Communicates effectively, orally and in writing.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
applicant for the Plan International Project Manager – Girls’ Advocacy
Alliance job opportunity must hold a Post-Graduate Degree in Social Sciences,
Social Work, Development Studies or any other related field.
·        
Additional training at Post-Graduate level in project planning and management.
·        
Five years’ experience in working with
adolescents/youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of Gender/YEE
related interventions preferably with an International Non-Governmental
Organization.
·        
Previous experience in policy and advocacy issues
for the young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks on gender/YEE is an added advantage.
·        
Experience in managing consortiums of partners and
implementing projects through partners with a strong component on capacity building.
·        
Excellent project management and team leadership
skills
·        
Partnership management and capacity building of
partners
·        
Knowledge of Gender related Policies and strategies
·        
Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written)
skills.
·        
Knowledge in implementation of rights based
programming including principles of gender equality
·        
Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing
and budget management
·        
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
·        
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures,
ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
·        
Ability to develop synergies and integration of
different project.
·        
Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word
processing,
·        
Power
point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
·        
Understanding of partnership management and building
relations based on trust
·        
Timely, high and consistent quality in overall delivery of the project.
·        
Effective coordination and team leadership of the
project staff, partners and stakeholders.
·        
Comprehensive and high quality documentation of the
project
·        
Quality absorption of the project budget in a timely
manner
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: 1st June 2018

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