Project Manager, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
Job Summary:    The
Project Manager, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health is responsible for
effectively and efficiently planning, management and delivery of the ASRH
project components within the Impact Area in ways that meet both local and
international Save the Children and respective donor requirements and
guidelines.
Reporting to the
Regional Area Manager, the Project Manager ASRH will be the principal
representative of the project S/he will be leading and will work within Save
the Children’s field,  structure with
constant collaboration with CO Head of Health, ASHR and FSL technical
Specialists and Emergency Response and Preparedness Manager, but will have
leadership responsibility for the overall management of the award. S/he will
provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a
successful program. The Project Manager ASRH will manage and guide the project
team to ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in
implementation, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and the timely
submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring
plans, reports as required
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project
Planning: 
·       
Develop
and submit quality ASRH Project Annual Plans with the respective phased Budget
aligned with the DIP, attachments (RIPT, PIT, SIP, ATT, ITT), and a Procurement
Plan in line with SCI and donor requirements before the CO set deadline. 
·       
Develop
and share a monthly ASRH project work plan.
·       
Attend
and execute/follow through actions as results from planning, review and
reflection meetings with the STWG/member office representative or CO
organized. 
·       
Develop
timely and quality monthly, quarterly and annual work plans shared with the
line manager.
·       
Monitor
ASRH project activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both CO
and international Save the Children and donor policies and procedures.
·       
Ensure
that Sponsored children in addition to all other children are on a monthly
basis are planned for and targeted to benefit from the ASRH project
interventions.
Project
implementation Management
·       
Effectively
manage day to day implementation of the ASRH project operations to ensure
compliance with the approved ASRH annual plan, phased budget, DIP, procurement
plan, MEAL requirements, CO KPIs, essential standards and policies.
·       
Maintain
high standard of integrity, transparency and accountability in the course of
project implementation.
·       
Provision
of regular operations and implementation updates on programme progress and
challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by
management.
·       
Ensure
that project interventions are effectively documented with before, during
intervention and after intervention evidences.
·       
Develop
concepts and proposals for possible funding as need may arise.
·       
Ensure
clear quarterly accountability of all programme inputs/resources given out or
offered to the community.
·       
Risk
management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.
Financial and
Budgeting Management
Responsible for the
project financial and budgetary management. This responsibility includes;
·       
Develop
and submit timely and quality ASRH project phased budget aligned with the DIP
(repeated for emphasis).
·       
Manage
the ASRH project spending against budget to ensure acceptable monthly
performance and funds are optimally used for the intended purpose as per approved
fund summary and annual plan.
·       
Undertake
monthly budget monitoring in order to ensure accuracy of financial reports,
manage budget variances, explain variances and propose measures for managing
the variances.
·       
Ensure
that all financial policies and regulations relating to cash flow management,
expenditure controls, cash management, accounting information, and advances
management are adhered to.
·       
Financial
management – Ensure excellent financial management and accountability in line
with SCI policy guidelines.
Project Reporting.
·       
Responsible
for the preparation of timely and high quality monthly ASRH project progress
and end of fiscal year narrative and quantitative reports which are in
accordance with the Sponsorship reporting schedule and formats/guidelines.
·       
Ensure
that issues raised in the reports are comprehensively addressed in a timely
manner 
·       
Actively
contribute to line ministry (MOH, MOES) working groups related to ASRH and CSE
to ensure that the project follows and advocates for national policy
initiatives related to CSE in liaison with Head of Health, TA ASRH, and line
manager
·       
Preparation
of the ASRH project end of phase reports and manage the transfers of project
deliverables such as documents, files, equipment and materials.
·       
On a
monthly basis Identify potential risks and threats to the programme and alert
management on the same for action.
·       
Ensure
that an update progress report is shared with the district officials on need to
know basis.
·       
Conduct
regular project review meetings with the relevant partners and stakeholders to
enhance information sharing and improve efficiency and effectiveness of project
implementation and operations.
Advocacy,
Networking and influencing
·       
Participate
and support planned for national level ASRH advocacy activities, meetings and
engagements 
·       
Build
strategic networks, coalitions and alliances on ASRH advocacy agenda 
·       
Develop
strategies for collaborations within the district on ASRH in liaison with line
manager
·       
Document
and share lessons and learning’s from advocacy engagements
·       
Accelerate
ASRH within project impact area and district working with the line manager.
MEAL
·       
Effectively
manage ASRH project design and study processes which include assessments,
baseline, researches and evaluations
·       
Ensure
that the ASRH project adheres to and 100% meets quality bench marks.
·       
Collecting
and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and
Programme Officers
·       
Ensure
regular monitoring of programme results, documentation of programme, case
studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and
coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions 
·       
Ensure
an effective ASRH project monitoring and evaluation systems is in place
Child
Safeguarding 
·       
Work
with Child Safeguarding Focal persons to ensure all programme staff are trained
in CS
·       
Closely
review documents and agreements to ensure all partners, contractors, visitors,
volunteers etc. comply with CS and code of conduct standards 
·       
Ensure
compliance to child Safeguarding policy in all 
·       
Coordinate
with line manager on identified CS issues while ensuring that all issues are
reported in timely manner or as required by policy and local procedures 
·       
Support
staff and community structures in ensuring appropriate allegation and case
management structures in the IA are functional 
Occasional duties: Perform
any other duties as may be assigned from time to time. 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a health related
discipline or Social Sciences with experience in ASRHR programming, Post
graduate training in either public health, Health Systems Strengthening,
Community Health, Reproductive Health, Gender etc. will be of added advantage.
·       
At least
5 years’ progressive experience in planning and implementation of school-based
health programme targeting Adolescents especially on ASRH. 
·       
Ability
to speak the local language fluently is a strong requirement. Ability to ride a
motorcycle (Honda XL 125).
·       
Experience
of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an
added advantage.
·       
Experience
of working with the Local Government, local partners and training in ASRH, with
a focus on
·       
improving
service delivery within the schools.
·       
Strong
analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
·       
Ability
to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively
as a member of a team.
·       
Willingness
to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
conditions.
·       
Computer
literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
·       
Availability
and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
·       
Highly
developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·       
Ability
to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary. 
·       
Highly
developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching.
·       
Excellent
time management and planning capacity.
·       
Availability
and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
Skills and behaviors (our values in practice)
Accountability:
·       
Holds
self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently,
achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
·       
Holds
the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving
them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the
necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate
consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
·       
Sets
ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes
responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do
the same.
·       
Widely
shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates
others.
·       
Future
orientated, thinks strategically.
Collaboration:
·       
Builds
and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, Members and
external partners and supporters.
·       
Values
diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
·       
Approachable,
good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
·       
Develops
and encourages new and innovative solutions.
·       
Willing
to take disciplined risks.
Integrity: Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline:  16th July 2020
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