Project Coordinator Job Placement – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Project Name: Switch Africa
Green project
About Plan:
Founded 75
years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) 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 Switch Africa Green Project:
The Switch
Africa green project aims to increase Livelihoods opportunities for youth
through promoting the sesame value chain using eco-friendly agriculture. The
project aims at providing relevant organisations (formal and informal farmers)
equitable access to and use of eco-markets opportunities.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will be responsible
for the overall leadership and delivery of the Switch Africa project. The
incumbent will manage the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
of the project. He / she will also ensure mutual learning, effective
coordination amongst partners and project stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Project Coordinator will manage the overall
delivery of the project making sure project plans are on course, deliverables
are on time and of good quality, well integrated with other on-going Plan International
Uganda initiatives.
In charge of carrying out the planning function of
the project, making sure there are periodic project plans that are realistic
and costed to guide project implementation and monitoring.
Manage the project partners and stakeholders,
ensuring proper implementation planning, timely communication, regular meetings
and review events for effective project delivery.
Manage the project reporting function through
delivery of good quality timely reports in line with donor requirements
The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the
project costs ensuring value for money, effective budget management and proper
accountability of project funds in line with donor requirements and Plan international
accounting standards.
Manage the project Monitoring and Evaluation
function ensuring proper documentation, timely delivery of M&E outputs,
learning and sharing.
The Project Coordinator will oversee the Plan
International Uganda project and ensure project donor visibility at different
levels within and outside the project.
Manage the project risks, through effective
Planning, documentation, monitoring and reporting.
Represent and link Plan International Uganda to the
bigger program fraternity within the Switch Africa Green Partnership,
Government entities and the Local government.
Ensure Plan International’s child protection policy
and guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the Plan International Project
Coordinator should hold a degree in Agriculture, Forestry or any other related
field. Possession of a Post-graduate training in project planning and
Additional training in organic agriculture is an
added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience in working with
NGOs in this field
Good project management skills
Proven skills and experience in report writing and
budget management
Past exposure and experience working in
Excellent communication and coordination skills
A good team player
Ability to work with diversity.
Computer literacy skills i.e. working knowledge of
Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation,
Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country
Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: 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 will be
required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been
convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 11th September, 2015
Please consider
your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 11th
November, 2015
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