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Project Coordinator –EC WASH Project Job Vacancy in Plan International -Uganda

Job Title: Project Coordinator –EC WASH Project (1 position) based in Kampala
The Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Support Manager and will be the team leader for this project; the position is therefore both a technical and a managerial position. The successful candidate will therefore support all project and partner related activities in Kamuli, Luwero, and Tororo districts.

Major Responsibilities /Key Result Areas
1. Develop and implement timely and quality quarterly project implementation plans
2. Ensure that all aspects of the project are in compliance with EC standards
3. Report on project progress as per EC requirements
4. Organize regular performance review meetings with the key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
5. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
6. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Ensure that the project documents are well maintained
10. Participate in operational research related to the project

Competencies and Experience
 A degree in Water Engineering, Sanitation and Health, or any other related field
 A Masters Degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage
 At least 5 years experience in Water and Sanitation Policy and strategy dialogue preferably with an International Non- Governmental Organization
 At least five years of professional experience in managing Water, Hygiene and Sanitation projects
 Experience in implementing EC grants with good knowledge donor requirements
 Proven skills & experience in report writing, team & budget management and MS office software
 Familiar with current issues in the field of development and children’s issues in particular in the context of Human Rights based programming
 Strong awareness of the importance of integration of water supply, sanitation and Hygiene in development
 Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with all other local partners
 Experience in resource mobilization both at local and international levels


Plan has secured funding from the European Union (EU) represented by the European Commission (EC) who is the Contracting Authority to implement a three year WASH project aimed at increasing access to potable water sources among the supported communities in the districts of Luwero, Lira, Tororo and Kamuli as well as implementing sanitation interventions through sanitation marketing and Community led Total Sanitation approaches.

Plan Uganda is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit competent persons to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Project Coordinator –EC WASH Project (1 position) based in Kampala
The Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Support Manager and will be the team leader for this project; the position is therefore both a technical and a managerial position. The successful candidate will therefore support all project and partner related activities in Kamuli, Luwero, and Tororo districts.

Major Responsibilities /Key Result Areas
1. Develop and implement timely and quality quarterly project implementation plans
2. Ensure that all aspects of the project are in compliance with EC standards
3. Report on project progress as per EC requirements
4. Organize regular performance review meetings with the key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
5. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
6. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Ensure that the project documents are well maintained
10. Participate in operational research related to the project

Competencies and Experience
 A degree in Water Engineering, Sanitation and Health, or any other related field
 A Masters Degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage
 At least 5 years experience in Water and Sanitation Policy and strategy dialogue preferably with an International Non- Governmental Organization
 At least five years of professional experience in managing Water, Hygiene and Sanitation projects
 Experience in implementing EC grants with good knowledge donor requirements
 Proven skills & experience in report writing, team & budget management and MS office software
 Familiar with current issues in the field of development and children’s issues in particular in the context of Human Rights based programming
 Strong awareness of the importance of integration of water supply, sanitation and Hygiene in development
 Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with all other local partners
 Experience in resource mobilization both at local and international levels

2. Project Facilitator- EC WASH Project (3 positions) based in Kamuli, Luwero and Tororo
The Project Facilitator will report to the lead Programme Unit Manager. He/she will have overall responsibility to undertake the day to day implementation of project interventions and coordination of the project activities in their respective work stations. He/She will work closely with the Project Coordinator as well as all project stakeholders and ensure that the project activities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.

Major Responsibilities /Key result areas
1. Prepare budgets, work-plans, and reports and ensure that project budgets are effectively managed
2. Take a lead in implementation of project interventions
3. Community mobilization to promote participatory project implementation approaches
4. Community sensitization and awareness on dangers related to poor WASH practices and facilities
5. Proper documentation of all project activities as well as writing high quality and timely reports as per EC guidelines
6. Promote resource mobilization initiatives that enhance the community participation and performance
7. Work with stakeholders to refine indicators for evaluating the project successes
8. Organize participatory reviews, conduct regular assessment of progress on the project activities
9. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds allocated to implementing partners
10. Effective integration of project activities with other Plan supported initiatives in the Programme Unit
11.Create and coordinate community partnerships with other possible stakeholders (government, private sector, NGOs)

Competencies and Experience
 A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or any other related field
 At least 5 years experience in implementing Water and Sanitation projects
 Experience in implementing EC grants with good knowledge donor requirements
 Familiar with issues in the fi eld of development and children’s issues in the context of Human Rights based programming
 Demonstrated knowledge and experience in report writing, budget tracking
 Proven experience & knowledge of leading sanitation approaches like CLTS, SanMark,
PHAST among others
 Ability to work effectively with donors and other partner organizations
 Proven ability and experience in community mobilization and participatory approaches
 Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office Software

3. Project Accountant – EC WASH Project (1 position) based in Kampala
The position reports to the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for day to day operations of the Project and partner activities in Kamuli, Luwero and Tororo districts on all finance related matters.

Major Responsibilities /Key result areas
1. Participate in budget preparation, management and control
2. Prepare all project financial reports and other documentation according to agreed upon EC guidelines
3. Assist the Project coordinator to manage the project budget in line with set policies and guidelines
4. Ensure proper management and maintenance of project assets i.e. furniture, fixtures and fittings,
vehicles, computers, motor cycles, etc including
those used by the partner.
5. Fleet management of project vehicle and cycles including fuel and cost controls including those used by the partners if any
6. Proper management of asset registers i.e. regular updating, insurance, disposal planning and proper utilization.
7. Proper management of project inventory/ stationary stocks and reconciliations
8. Any other task as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Competencies and Experience
 A University Degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a bias in Accounting
 At least 3 years working experience in a busy organization preferably in an NGO
 Experienced in Microsoft office applications i.e. excel, word, access and power point and accounting software packages such as SUN, Tally, Sage
 Skills and experience in Fleet , Asset and stores management preferably in an NGO

Personal Attributes:
 Team building and strategic planning skills,
 Strong problem solving ability and comfortable with multi-tasking
 Excellent interpersonal communication skills
 Strong analytical skills.
Suitably qualified candidates should submit a handwritten letter of application (indicating preferred location) together with a CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of additional relevant certificates, names and contact details (including email addresses) of three references, plus salary history, to the undersigned not later than 16th February, 2011.

People & Culture Manager, Plan Uganda
P.O. Box 12075, Kampala
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th February, 2011.

As a child centered development organization,
Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates are required to undergo an extensive child protection background check including a police check.

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