Deadline: 18 April, 2022

LocationKamuli, Uganda

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager.

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

Responsibilities

  • Understand the project management cycle and use tools (including detailed implementation plans) effectively to implement and achieve project results, and comply with donor requirements, government, and partnership agreements
  • Achieve project results and monitor appropriate benchmarks, targets and performance indicators
  • Coordinates technical programme inputs to support a high quality of implementation, ensuring that programmatic strategies are of high quality, based on best practices and in line with programme quality standards
  • Articulate any changes in project activities, and produce clear documents justifying changes, analysis of change impact, and budget impact
  • Systematically review risks and challenges to quality implementation and compliance and develop clear and timely mitigation strategies including resources required
  • Develop and implement a clear plan to strengthen programme quality and compliance in the project delivery
  • Produce well-documented, accurate, and quality narrative/financial reports in line with reporting requirements
  • Support efficient knowledge management that helps learning, sharing, scaling, and innovation
  • Support the business development department and the technical advisors in developing proposals that build on the initial achievements of the project and innovative approaches
  • Promote full integration of the project with other initiatives implemented in the same locations in close coordination with programme area managers and other project managers
  • Ensure a gender marker for the project is developed and reviewed on a quarterly basis
  • Manage project risks, ensuring they are effectively tracked and reported
  • Manage audit process and follow up audit action list
  • Supervise two staff (project officers) based in Northern and West Nile PAs
  • Ensure effective collaboration with community development facilitators and programme area coordinators in the implementation areas
  • In consultation with the technical advisors, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organisation
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organisation and the project
  • Initiate and manage the process of contracting qualified consultants to work on the project, as appropriate
  • Represent Plan International at district and national level to implement the advocacy activities as stated in the project
  • Support with technical documentation of evidence from the project and write stories of change when required
  • Ensure close technical and operational collaboration and coordination with government, CSOs, private sector, etc
  • Ensure that the project is fully aligned with the advocacy strategy
  • Build and sustain smooth working relationships with project partners and other key stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance to donor requirements and ensure quality and timely project outputs and communications
  • Flag challenges with senior management and propose next steps, solutions, and document lessons learnt
  • Design and support implementation of programmes that are aligned with the sponsorship commitments, ensuring that the interventions benefit sponsored children

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or equivalent, with professional training in adolescent sexual health programming
  • Five years, minimum, of managerial or technical advisory experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of SRHR programmes, including donor compliance
  • Three years, minimum, of experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
  • Knowledge of key donor requirements
  • Knowledge of the environment and current effective practices of SRHR, GBV, MHM and civil society strengthening in Uganda
  • Knowledge and experience of working with private public partnerships (PPP)
  • 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 apply best practices and lessons learnt to promote knowledge management and sustainability
  • Knowledge and application of research methodologies
  • Appreciation of gender issues in adolescent sexual health programming
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
  • Ability to work in hard-to-reach, 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 Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, e-mail and web-based research
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, mentoring and coaching staff members

To apply and for more information, click here.

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