2 Fresher Project Officer – LEGO Play Matters Project NGO Jobs – Plan International

 

Job Title:        Project Officer – LEGO Play
Matters Project
(2 Jobs)

Organisation:  Plan International

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to:  Project
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.

 

Job Summary:  Plan International Uganda is looking for Two
Project Officers to manage day to day implementation of the Lego- Play Matters
project interventions in Adjumani, Arua and Yumbe districts working in
collaboration with other members of the project team and other project
stakeholders (Local government, Primary Schools, NGO partners, Communities).
He/she will ensure that the project activities are implemented in a timely and
efficient manner in a bid to contribute to improved Early Childhood Development
in the communities targeted by the project. He/she will directly implement
project supported interventions to achieve the set objectives and
targets.He/she will be a member of the Education and ECD team at national level
and member of the Program Team at Program Area level.The Project Officers will
be primarily responsible for supporting implementation of Play Matters Project
activities in Early Childhood Development Centres, Primary Schools, and
Alternative Learning Centres and in Homes following an already developed
curriculum.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
S/he
will closely work with and support project stakeholders including: ECD Care
givers/facilitators/ teachers, primary school teachers (Primary one -Six),
community centres, community leaders, non-formal centre facilitators, social
workers, facilitators of accelerated education programs and of course children
in the target age group.

·        
Support
distribution and safety of play kits containing materials to help foster play
such as manipulatives, storybooks, and supplies to create teaching and learning
tools.

·        
Support
in organising roll-out events and trainings for PlayMatters using Play Library
and kits.

·        
Support
training and orientation of Local school officials, school administrators,
supervisors, Parent-Teacher Association members, and School Management
Committee members.

·        
Support
project interventions that prepare caregivers to interact playfully and
positively with their children and to care for their own well-being,
accompanied by a Play at Home Library with activities for caregivers and
children to do together.

·        
Manage
and maintain project records especially enrolment/ attendance registers and
equipment inventories.

·        
Mobilize
and educate parents and community members to participate in project
interventions within the ECD centers, Primary Schools and at community level.

·        
Coordinate
with all the key partners in the district to enhance mutual support and
establish a strong networking framework.

·        
Support
the documentation and sharing of learning, knowledge and experience generated
from Plan Uganda’s project interventions as widely as possible.

·        
Prepare
and submit weekly and monthly reports to the project Manager.

·        
Support
consultants or Resource persons hired to provide various services.

·        
Develop
strong and sustainable relationships with local and international NGOs,
Government institutions and other stakeholders involved in project
interventions.

·        
Keep
abreast of developments within the project portfolio and share best practices
within and outside Plan Uganda.

·        
Provide
support to Plan teams and communities to identify and access resources that
will enable them to meet the needs of all children targeted by the project.

·        
Represent
Plan in ECD/Education coordination and working group meetings.

·        
Performs
additional duties as requested.

·        
Key
relationships

·        
Close
collaboration and interdependence with the Programme Area Team and other
support departments (Finance, Admin, Risk Management, Human Resource,
Sponsorship)

·        
Regular
working relationship with Program Area teams, especially Project Coordinators
/Project Officers and other focal points implementing similar projects.

·        
Communications
Department to ensure proper visibility and compliance to branding.

·        
Local,
national and international Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector actors,
Government institutions especially district local government stakeholders and
UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education/Early Childhood Care and
Development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, and Social Sciences

·        
At least
two years of professional experience implementing and/or managing community led
programs for children 0-8 years.

·        
Experience
of managing projects, including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e.
preparation of documents and reports for external dissemination).

·        
Excellent
writing, facilitation, and organizational skills.

·        
Excellent
command of the English language.

·        
Strong
drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of program outcomes

·        
Knowledge
on inclusive programming approaches.

·        
Good
working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and
MS Power Point.

·        
Strong
skills in teamwork and networking.

·        
Good
communication skills (written and oral).

·        
Excellent
negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts

·        
Familiarity
with West Nile Region.

 

How to Apply:

All Qualified
candidates please apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 18th September 2020


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