Deadline: 18 August, 2021

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Lego PlayMatters Project).

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

Responsibilities

  • Ensure inclusion of ECD/PlayMatters initiatives into existing government-led coordination mechanisms and relevant education sector departments
  • Ensure inclusion of Plan International Uganda’s Early Childhood Development and PlayMatters initiatives into existing government-led coordination mechanisms and relevant education sector departments
  • Identify entry points and support Plan International Uganda’s engagement with PlayMatters consortium partners and the respective subsectors in the Ministry of Education and Sports and district local governments
  • Ensure representation of the mandate of the ERP/PlayMatters in key strategic platforms to ensure accurate information dissemination and learning exchange
  • Ensure representation of the mandate of Plan International Uganda and PlayMatters in key strategic platforms, ensuring accurate information dissemination and learning exchange
  • Support advocacy for early childhood development and learning
  • Develop a clear ECCE strategy for ECCE in the ERP II, maintaining the guidance provided in the ESSP and ECCE strategy
  • Support mobilisation of resources for ECCE in the ERP and track utilisation of resources invested, documenting key outcomes and gaps
  • Develop a clear ECCE advocacy strategy in the implementation of ERP II, maintaining the guidance provided in the ESSP and ECCE strategy
  • Actively represent Plan International Uganda in relevant technical working groups and other forums at national, regional and international levels
  • Support the development of policy briefs, advocacy papers for ECCE and learning through Play in Refugee and host communities and ensure their dissemination in strategic forums and processes
  • Attend meetings and dialogues on behalf of Plan International Uganda and PlayMatters consortium and ensure follow up on key emerging issues
  • Support the gender advisor, accountability advisor, and communications team to document Plan International Uganda and PlayMatters outcomes
  • Participate in the review and development of Plan International Uganda and PlayMatters advocacy plan
  • Facilitate policy dialogues regarding key issues relating to ECCE and learning through play in pre-primary and primary school education
  • Participate in all engagement and lobbying meetings aimed at influencing decisions of ECCE and learning through play
  • Participate in all planned meetings and dialogues intended to profile Plan International Uganda and PlayMatters initiatives and learning through play approach

Requirements

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in policy and advocacy work for education programmes in a reputable organisation in both development and humanitarian contexts
  • Experience of managing compliance with safeguarding and child protection policies
  • Understanding of environment and current effective practices of education especially early childhood development in Uganda, including existing networks, CSOs and government stakeholders
  • Understanding of gender transformative programming and relevant approaches
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including networking, negotiation and influencing others
  • Capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

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