Project Manager – BNO Project NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:       Project Manager – BNO Project
Organisation:  Plan International
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:  Emergency
Response Manager
About US:
Plan 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.
About Project:
The Building
Community Resilience for Protection of Refugees and Host community Children and
Adolescents in West Nile Project, aims to contribute to building protective
environments for refugees within refugee settlements and host communities to
ensure children and adolescents affected by the crisis thrive and feel safe
from all forms of violence, including SGBV, and, have access to appropriate age
and gender responsive protective services. It is a 24 month emergency response
project funded by the Ministry for Development Cooperation Belgium through Plan
International Belgium National Office (BNO). It will be implemented in West
Nile covering: Rhino Camp in Madi-Okollo and Arua and Bidibidi Refugee
settlement in Yumbe and host communities where these settlements are located.
Job Summary:   The Project Manager – BNO Project is directly
responsible for the management of BNO – BCRP Project, and accountable for
project results delivered in line with project proposal, PIU West Nile
emergency response strategy and Direction générale de la Coopération au
Développement – DGD 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
deliverables in relation to key principal project objectives, specific
objectives and the four (4) result areas of this project. He/she is responsible
for effective budget utilisation and project performance. He/she will propose
modifications to plans as necessary but seek necessary approval for
implementation and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Project
planning, implementation and management in coordination ERM, NPM Child
protection and BNO Program Manager
·       
Efficient
project budget utilisation and procurement management
·       
Project
monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
·       
Project
networking, collaboration, building synergy for effective delivery of this
project in close coordination with UNHCR, OPM and other IPs in Arua, Yumbe and
Madi Okolo.
·       
Project
risk management
·       
Project
human resource management
·       
Ensure
Plan’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Guidelines are adhered
to in project implementation.
·       
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 reporting time line.
·       
Build
synergy for effectively coordination with other ongoing projects implemented by
PIU in Arua, Yumbe and Madi Okolo.
·       
Ensure
that all project activities are well delivered, documented and reported on in a
timely manner in line with project’s strategic long-term vision, desired
impact, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
·       
Coordinate
and communicate effectively with Plan International staff, partners and all
other stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project.
·       
Ensure
effective project budget utilization, budget tracking and variance explanation
for all implemented activities in line with donor requirements.
·       
Manage
project resources including procurements efficiently and effectively in
accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in
accordance with grant conditions.
·       
Supervise
Project Coordinators project officers and other key staff recruited to ensure
that daily, weekly, monthly quarterly and annual performance targets are achieved
100%.
·       
Represent
Plan International Uganda Arua office in CPSWG, BIA and BID meeting with UNHCR
Arua, Yumbe and Madi Okolo sub office. In addition represent PIU externally
with partners, government and other agencies/alliances at district level for
project related issues as may be required, in consultation with ERM, National
Program Manager Child Protection and Head of program.
·       
Ensure
effective management of all risks including prevention of fraud in the
implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible effects
on the project
·       
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 agreed/proved changes in strategy with the key project
staff, project beneficiaries and other stakeholders
·       
Ensure
Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and
guidelines are adhered to in all stages project implementation.
·       
Ensure
Plan’s Gender Equality an Inclusion Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in
project implementation





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Plan International Project Manager – BNO Project job must
hold a Bachelor Degree in Law, International Law, Social Sciences, Development
Studies or a related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human
Rights and Humanitarian Law.
·       
Experience
with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness,
crisis/emergency relief management or other related areas. Experience in the
country of assignment is an asset.
·       
Good
knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established
international child protection standards, particularly related to case
management, alternative care, child friendly spaces, psychosocial support, and
community-based child protection mechanisms.
·       
Minimum
of seven (7) years (of which at least five (5) in the field) of progressively
responsible professional experience in child protection, humanitarian affairs,
human rights and related fields.
·       
Experience
working with communities, families, parents, youth, adolescents, and children,
including child survivors of GBV and unaccompanied and separated children in
humanitarian contexts
·       
Work
style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment
and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical
and problem-solving skills.
·       
Knowledge
of Plan International Uganda policies and procedures, Sphere Standards, Red
Cross/ NGO code of conduct, and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in
Humanitarian Action.
·       
Requires
general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication
skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
·       
Integrity:
Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan
International Uganda’s core values and humanitarian principles.
·       
Resilience/Adaptability
and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances
including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and
lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
·       
Awareness
and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender
and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse
cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make
accurate self – assessment particularly in high stress and high security
contexts.
·       
Ability
to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is
able to supervise and capacity-build local staff and also able to work with
disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
·       
Communication
skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to
communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as
a representative of Plan International Uganda. This includes effective
negotiation and representation skills.
·       
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
·       
Knowledge
on gender transformative programing
·       
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
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 teams.
·       
Ability
to develop synergies and integration of different project.
·       
Cultural
sensitivity and working with diverse teams.
·       
Knowledge
& Experience
·       
At least
7 years’ experience in managing Child protection in Emergency programs
preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization
·       
Experience
managing large, complex donor projects, such as USAID-funded contracts, ECHO,
SIDA, MFA, EU Grants, NORAD etc. at senior technical management  level
·       
Proven
success collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments,
community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies in emergencies.
·       
Demonstrated
leadership, versatility, and integrity
·       
Excellent
communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
·       
Desirable
·       
Training
in Humanitarian Accountability Program, SPHERE, Child Protection in Emergencies
and PHSEA.
·       
Familiarity
with Refugee Laws, policies and Coordination mechanism in Uganda
·       
Knowledge
of local languages used in West Nile
How to Apply:
All Qualified
candidates please apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 10th July 2020

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