NGO Jobs – Smart up Factory Mentor at Plan International

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International
is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the
world. We work in 50 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 realize their full potential in
societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with
no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About Smart up Project:
The Smart up Development project emerged
from the founding idea that since the poor and marginalized youth experience
challenges in their community and society first hand they are in a crucial
position to identify those challenges and come up with innovative solutions to
them. However, as the marginalized youth don’t have the same opportunities to
pursue their ideas as their better educated and resourced peers, this potential
is mostly left untapped and unleashed. Vast majority of marginalized youth
don’t have access to innovation and incubation trainings & mentoring. Most
development projects address only one aspect of their lives e.g. employment, health,
security, entrepreneurship or life skills etc., but rarely have a holistic
approach offering multiple routes to achieving success in their personal lives,
in their communities and in the society. To address this gap and tap into the
vast potential of majority of the youth, The Smart Up development project aims
to create an enabling environment where marginalized young men and women aged
17-26 are empowered through personal development to incubate innovations for
positive social transformation.
Job Summary: The Smart up Factory Mentor will be
primary focal person in charge of the Factory, guiding and coaching the youth
champions so that they are highly motivated to create and come up with innovate
ideas. The Mentor will be responsible for the day to day running of the
Factory, including developing schedules for the activities, being the contact
person; ensure control, monitoring, and utilization of equipment and other
related items. She/he will be regularly engaged with Plan to ensure proper
integration of the Factory in other projects and with other partnerships.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Creates
an atmosphere of inspiration, can-do mentality and safe and supportive
environment.
·        
Effectively
build and manage functional relationships with youth champions.
·        
Provide
overall leadership at the Smart up Factory.
·        
In
charge of linking Smart up development to other Plan projects, partners and
organisation aligned to youth development.
·        
In
charge of identifying capacity gaps and their addressing  through capacity building of the youth
champions.
·        
Ensure
the safety and control of the Factory premises and equipment.
·        
In
charge of tracking youth participation in the Factory and level of satisfaction
with the services provided, including Management Information System.
·        
Produce
a detailed annual plan and quarterly update plan.
·        
Responsible
for the Management of Project Outline.
·        
In
charge of documentation of the activities, lessons learned and areas for
improvement, including case studies on quarterly basis.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Plan International career opportunity should preferably hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Adult and community Education,
Information Technology, Social Work, Communication or any other related field.
·        
Additional
training or expertise in related fields is an added value.
·        
At
least two years’ experience working with projects that includes some innovative
approaches.
·        
Excellent
children and youth participation skills
·        
Excellent
skills in using Management information systems with ability to adapt to new
applications
·        
Proven
computer skills and track record in using social media (such as FB, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube) and producing digital content (such as photos, videos,
text)
·        
Ideally,
the candidate should be familiar with running an innovation HUB, and shared
working space
·        
Excellent
interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
·        
Working
knowledge in implementation of rights based programming.
·        
Proven
skills and experience in report writing and budget management
·        
Proven
ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with divergent partners
·        
Ability
to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people
to work in teams.
·        
Ability
to develop synergies and integration of different project.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should
send their electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) including application
letters together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned; The Country
Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda.
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB:
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 16th September, 2015
Deadline: 16th July, 2015

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