Plan International Project Officer

Deadline: 23 March, 2021

Location: Nebbi, Uganda

Plan International is seeking to fill the position of Project Officer for Strengthening Primary Education in West Nile project.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure high quality collaboration and coordination is maintained for effective and efficient implementation of project interventions by all stakeholders
  • Support district and sub-district education stakeholders in the implementation of all project interventions supported by Plan International Uganda
  • Work with the respective district education technical working committees for smooth coordination, data collection and timely documentation of all project activities
  • Support, mobilise communities and advocate enrolment and retention of out-of-school children, especially girls in project target primary and secondary schools
  • Conduct planning meetings and come up with ways of addressing any gaps that are identified, including supporting district stakeholders during supervision and monitoring of project activities
  • Support orientation of key district stakeholders on implementation of project activities
  • Support, organise and conduct project reflection and review meetings at team, district and school levels that engage different stakeholders
  • Support project stakeholders in conducting quarterly project monitoring and support supervision visits and meetings

Requirements

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Primary/Secondary Education, Child Development, Development Studies, Social Sciences, or a related field with wide demonstrated relevant experience working with international non-governmental organisations
  • Two years, minimum, of progressively professional work experience in design, implementation and evaluation of primary/secondary education programmes
  • Excellent coordination and organisation skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and keep track of multiple priorities and adhere to deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance and budget management
  • Ability to identify and synthesis best practices and lessons learnt to promote knowledge management and sustainability
  • Ability to work in hard-to-reach and hard-to-stay areas and familiarity with programming for vulnerable children especially young girls and boys
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming and gender equality and inclusion in humanitarian programming
  • Experience working with education or child protection programmes

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNICEF

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