Project Manager Job Careers – Plan International

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organisation:  Plan International
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:  National Programme Manager – Child Protection
About US:
International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit
organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe
in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by
poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most
affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and
partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the
challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building
powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active
in more than 70 countries.
Job Summary:  The
Project Manager is directly responsible for the management of The NORAD-End
Child Marriage Project, and accountable for project results delivered using
gender transformative approaches in line with the project proposal, Country
Strategy Plan and donor requirements. He/she is responsible for overall
coordination and management of all programmatic 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
Dimensions of the Role
·       Project implementation
planning and management in coordination with project partners
·       Project budget and
procurement management
·       Project monitoring,
evaluation, learning and documentation
·       Project partnership
Management, networking and advocacy
·       Project risk management
·       Human resource
management and development
·       Ensure Plan’s
Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in
project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Project Manager 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 budgets.
·       Prepare, submit and
disseminate 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.
·       Ensure that all
assistance is technically sound and appropriate and reflects the project’s
strategic long-term vision, desired impact, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
·       Support timely strategic
and proper coordination of communications with Plan International staff,
partners and all other stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project
·       Ensure 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
·       Supervise technical
thematic 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 consultation with National
Program Manager Child Protection and Head of program.
·       Ensure 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
·       Ensure all project
documentation is organised and well maintained for accountability purposes,
aiming for having a well-articulated model of the program.
·       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 Plan
International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and guidelines
are adhered to in project implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       A Post-Graduate Degree
in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, Education,
Development Economics, 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 is required.
·       At least 7 years’
experience in working with adolescents/youths with a minimum of three years’
experience in management of Sexual Reproductive Health, Child Protection,
Education, Livelihood, Social norm change, Ending child marriage and Gender
related interventions, preferably with an International Non-Governmental
·       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, Child Rights and CSO
·       Experience managing
large, complex donor projects, such as USAID-funded contracts, SIDA, MFA,
EU,NORAD etc. at senior technical management 
·       Proven success
collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments, community
leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
·       Demonstrated leadership,
versatility, and integrity
·       Excellent communication,
presentation, and writing skills in English
·       Excellent project
management and team leadership skills
·       Partnership management
and capacity building of partners
·       Knowledge on gender
transformative programing
·       Knowledge of Gender
related policies and strategies
·       Advocacy and Networking
·       Excellent interpersonal,
analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
·       Knowledge in
implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender
·       Demonstrated skills and
experience in report writing and budget management
·       Demonstrated problem
solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
·       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
·       Ability to develop
synergies and integration of different project.
·       Cultural sensitivity and
working with diverse teams
·       Proven computer skills
and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation,
Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.
·       Excellent 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 timeframe
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates please apply online at the link below.

Please submit
letters of application together with their Curriculum Vitae and a copy of their
recent pay slip. This should not exceed (2MB).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

International Uganda is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity; however, only shortlisted
candidates will he contacted. As a child centered development organization,
Plan international Uganda is committed to prioritizing the safety, protection
and wellbeing of children and young people. Therefore all successful applicants
will be required to sign our safeguarding/CP policy, code of conduct &
complete a police check with Interpol. Plan international Uganda does not ask
for money at airy stages of recruitment process.
Deadline: 7th
February 2020
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