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Various Jobs in Plan International Uganda- Career Opportunities

Founded over 70 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations. The organisation is an equal opportunity employer currently seeking to recruit experienced and committed professionals to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER)
Manager -1 position based in Kampala
This position will lead Monitoring, Evaluation & Research (MER) initiatives for Plan Uganda’s programmes and manage the MER team. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and implementation of all MER activities, including development of systems, processes and promoting an organisational culture that delivers evidence-based programmes.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Establishes and continuously improves systems and processes that ensures quality documentation, monitoring and evaluation of programme effectiveness to inform evidencebased programming and organisational learning
2. Maintains Plan Corporate Project Planning System, ensure the system is effectively used as per Plan’s policies and liaises with the region and International Headquarter on system maintenance and development
3. Leads planning, budgeting and implementation of all Monitoring, Evaluation & Research initiatives in line with the MER Framework in the Country Strategic Plan
4. Designs and conducts research initiatives to inform programmes and advocacy for children’s rights working closely with Programme Specialists and partners including developing a research agenda
5. Leads the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Team based in the country office and in the field including supervision and performance management
6. Provides technical assistance to programme specialists in programme and project design in relation to M&E, including, objective and indicator development, monitoring systems and evaluation design
7. Facilitates Training and Development activities, on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research for programme staff and partners
8. Facilitates internal and external learning and increased accountability by establishing effective working relationships with development partners and government agencies on aid effectiveness issues.
9. Liaises with other offices in Plan – National Organisations, International Headquarter and other countries on Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
10. Represents Plan at national level on matters relating to Monitoring, Evaluation & Research and aid effectiveness.

Essential Competencies
Master’s degree (preferred) in Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent
Significant training /background and professional training in MER
At least 8 years managerial and/or advisory experience in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research in the development sector
Knowledge of environment and current effective practices in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research in the development sector, internationally and in Uganda.
Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting research initiatives, case studies and professional documentation
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budgeting and management
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Design of Monitoring, Evaluation systems and processes for rights-based programmes
Documentation and organisational learning
Statistics and database management
Right-based programming

Personal Attributes:
Seen as a source of expertise in his/her field
Promotes high performance among programme staff and provides vision and direction
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
Coaches programme staff and leads others
Communicates effectively orally and in writing
Willingness to undertake extensive travel and missions throughout Uganda (at least 30% of time)

2. Project Manager - NORAD Child Protection Project – 1 position based in Kampala
This is a 5 year project which aims to strengthen the national child protection system in Uganda so as to effectively respond to and prevent violence against children, particularly marginalized children including children with disabilities and girls. It will focus on creating a protective environment for children and particularly strengthening community based child protection mechanisms to protect vulnerable groups of children that are at high risk of abuse and violence due to discrimination and or exclusion, marginalization and stigmatization.
The Project Manager position is both technical and managerial and reports to the Programme Support Manager. The incumbent will have overall responsibility to provide leadership in the management and overall delivery of the NORAD-funded Child Protection Project. She/he will lead the project team in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting of the
project; timely delivery of the project and with highest technical
quality according to the objectives and approach in the project
document and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders.
Main 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
donor requirements
3. Report on project progress as per donor requirements
4. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
5. Organize regular performance review meetings with key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
6. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders in a timely manner
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Organise training and coaching for project staff and partners on children & youth participation
10. Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation
11. Proper maintenance and wide dissemination of all project documentation for proper accountability and learning purposes
12. Participate in operational research related to the project

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree in Social work, Law, Human Rights or its equivalent, and training /background in child protection
A Master’s degree in any of the above areas is desirable
Experience in working on issues of children with disability is an advantage
At least 6 years experience in managing and implementing child protection projects with strong technical expertise in child protection programming and human rights in Uganda
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice and policy on child protection
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel extensively (50%) within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Excellent project management skills, including partnership management and team leadership
Experience in advocacy and children participation
Strong strategic and analytical thinking
Coaching skills
Understands Plan’s needs and behaves strategically Monitoring and evaluation of child protection programmes • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams

3. Project Coordinator –NORAD Children & Youth Participation
Project - 1 position based in Kampala
This is a five year project which to strengthen inclusive mechanisms and processes for children and youth to express their views to enhance the participation of children and youth in the development process. It seeks build capacity and skills of children and youth in social, media and leadership to strengthen their role in advocacy and awareness raising on their rights
The Project Coordinator position is both technical and managerial and will report to the Programme Support Manager. The incumbent and will be responsible for providing leadership in the coordination and overall delivery of the NORAD-funded Children & Youth Participation Project. She/he will lead the project team in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting of the project while ensuring timely delivery of the project and with highest technical quality according to the objectives and approach in the project document and to the satisfaction of project stakeholders.

Main 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 donor requirements
3. Report on project progress as per donor requirements
4. Supervise and appraise project staff to ensure quality delivery of the project
5. Organize regular performance review meetings with key project stakeholders and supervise the work of partner organizations
6. Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and participation at all project stages
7. Compile and disseminate reports to the project stakeholders in a timely manner
8. Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated to the project including those with implementing partners
9. Organise training and coaching for project staff and partners on children & youth participation
10. Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation
11. Proper maintenance and wide dissemination of all project documentation for proper accountability and learning purposes
12. Participate in operational research related to the project

Essential Competencies
Bachelors degree (preferred) in Social work, Law, Human Rights or its equivalent; A masters degree in a related field will be of added advantage
At least 5 years experience in coordinating children and youth participation projects with technical expertise in children & youth participation programming in Uganda
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on children and youth participation
Demonstrable abilities in planning, budget and reporting
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel extensively (50%) within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Excellent project management and team leadership skills
Knowledge of media and human rights
Experience in advocacy and civil society strengthening is preferred.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams

4. Project Facilitator – NORAD Participation Project – 5-year
project (2 positions based in Lira, Kamuli)
The Project Facilitator will report to the lead Programme Unit Manager with a dotted line to the NORAD Participation Project Coordinator. He/she will have overall responsibility of leading implementation of project activities at District and community level. He/She will also ensure that the project is implemented with highest quality and in a timely manner as per the project design, Plan’s CCCD approach and according to the procedures and guidelines for the project and the organisation in general.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Prepare budgets, work-plans, and ensure that project budgets are effectively managed as per NORAD and Plan guidelines.
2. Initiate and promote project approaches to strengthen youth and child participation and civil society strengthening.
3. Conduct regular project administrative activities e.g writing and modification of Project Outlines, updating and generation of PPM reports..
4. Proper documentation of all project activities as well as writing high quality and timely reports
5. Promote participation of all vulnerable children and youth, including girls, children out of school and children with disabilities in project activities.
6. Build community’s capacity to manage youth and child participation related interventions through awareness creation based on human rights principles
7. Facilitate and train partner staff, communities, children and youth on children’s rights and participation
8. Conduct regular assessments and participatory reviews 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 and other possible stakeholders
11. Create and coordinate community partnerships with other possible stakeholders.

Essential Competencies
Bachelors degree in Social Work, Development, Law or its equivalent,
Training /experience on children participation and governance.
At least 3 years experience in implementation of children and youth participation projects
Experience in budget monitoring is an added advantage
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on children and youth participation and governance
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures plus ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentation.
Willingness to travel within the country
Computers skills (MS Office) and social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube)

Personal Attributes:
Excellent facilitation skills including facilitation of children and youth
Skills in organisational development and strengthening civil society
Skills in budget monitoring
Mobilisation and coaching skills
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches on children and youth participation

5. Project Facilitator – NORAD Child protection Project – 5-year
project (5 positions based in Kampala, Lira, Luwero, Tororo,
Kamuli)
The Project Facilitator will report to the Lead Programme Unit Manager with a dotted line to the NORAD Child Protection Project Manager. His/her major responsibility will be to lead implementation of project activities at District and community level. She/he ensures that the project is implemented with highest quality and in a timely manner as per the project design and Plan’s CCCD approach and according to the procedures and guidelines for the project and the organisation in general.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Prepare budgets, work-plans and ensure that project budgets are effectively managed as per NORAD and Plan guidelines
2. Promote participation of vulnerable children and youth, including girls, children out of school and children with disabilities in project activities
3. Conduct regular project administrative activities e.g writing and modification of Project Outlines, updating and generation of PPM reports and updates, requests.
4. Take a lead role in the promotion of project approaches to school and community-based child protection
5. Proper documentation of all project activities as well as writing high quality and timely reports as per NORAD and Plan guidelines
6. Conduct training and facilitation for partner staff, communities, children and youth on children’s rights and child protection
7. Promote networking of groups and integration of programs to strengthen linkage both internally and externally
8. Conduct regular assessments and participatory reviews of progress on the project activities
9. Strengthen community capacity to manage child protection related interventions through awareness creation based on human rights principles while encouraging participation of vulnerable groups
10. Create and coordinate community partnerships with other possible stakeholders

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree in Social Work, Development, Law or its equivalent, training /background on child protection.
At least 3 years in implementation and delivery of child protection projects
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on child protection
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures plus ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentation.
Willingness to travel within the country

Personal Attributes:
Excellent facilitation skills including facilitation of children and youth
Skills in supporting and counselling vulnerable children
Coaching and mobilisation skills
Open to feedback and willing to try new approaches on child protection
Computers skills (MS Office) and social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube)

6. Monitoring & Documentation Coordinator – 1 position
based in Kampala
This position is based in Kampala and will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Manager. The incumbent will act as a resource in the NORAD Project Team in planning, data collection, monitoring, documentation & and reporting of the NORAD child protection and participation projects. She/he will ensure the projects implements the project M&E framework successfully and provide technical leadership to project team on
M&E, including training, development of monitoring tools, and planning and reporting.

Main Responsibilities/key result areas
1. Implement the project M&E framework and coordinate tasks and processes for monitoring project progress.
2. Develop indicators and monitoring formats and tools for the projects
3. Establish and manage a filing system for all project data.
4. Train and coach NORAD project staff and partner staff on the M&E framework, data collection and use of monitoring tools.
5. Provide technical assistance to project staff on participatory monitoring methodologies with children and communities
6. Conduct project baseline, mid-term reviews and final evaluations of the highest quality and as per M&E framework.
7. Record and analyse project monitoring data from working districts monthly and report to project manager.
8. Prepare draft project progress reports under supervision of the project manager based on district progress reports.
9. Write and edit documentation and reports on best practices, case studies, lessons learnt and reflection from the projects.
10. Compile and disseminate M&E information needed for periodic project planning.
11. Support work and budget planning under the supervision of the project manager.
12. Support the utilization of the corporate M & E system (PALS) within the projects and support preparations and modifications of Project Outlines.
13. Ensure M&E systems and practices are aligned and integrated with PALS and PPM

Essential Competencies
Bachelor degree (preferred) in Development, Social Sciences or its equivalent, training /background and professional training on monitoring and evaluation.
At least 3 years in monitoring and documentation of projects
Knowledge of environment and current effective practice on monitoring & evaluation
Demonstrable abilities in planning and coordination
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills, both in written English and in face-to-face presentations
Willingness to travel within the country
Computers skills in MS Office and Internet

Personal Attributes:
Strong strategic and analytical thinking
Monitoring and evaluation of rights-based programmes on child protection and participation
Suitably qualified candidates should submit a 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 18th April, 2011.
People & Culture Manager, Plan Uganda, P. O. Box 12075,
Kampala

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 15th May, 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

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for the daily updates.
but this particular advert was sent late/seen today morning. Had interest..but am late.
probably will have to wait and try next time. thank you

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