NGO Careers – Project Coordinator – Schools Community Approaches for Transforming Gender Relations in Uganda at Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station:  Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Operations Manager
About US:
International is an international non-profit and the largest child centered
development organizations in the world. It was founded 75 years ago and working
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 International is independent, with no
religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator will support the four year schools Schools Community Approaches for
Transforming Gender Relations in Uganda project in Kamuli to ensure effective leadership
in the coordination and overall delivery. The incumbent will also steer the
project in planning, implementation, partnership management and reporting. The job
holder will be responsible for the timely implementation of project activities,
and reporting with the highest technical quality in accordance with the
objectives and approach in the project document and to the satisfaction of the
project stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
In charge of preparing detailed and comprehensive
annual and quarterly implementation plans and budgets.
Developing clear project monitoring and evaluation
frame work.
Provide technical leadership and quality assurance
in the design and delivery of technical assistance and capacity building for
partner CBO.
Attend various meetings and trainings (e.g.
national, regional, school administrative) for the purpose of advancing the
integration of the program.
Work closely with all partners regarding
implementation of and coordination of services (e.g District staff, students,
parents, community organisations and participants) for the purpose of meeting
project goals and objectives.
Prepare and submit quality project reports as per
donor requirements and the project monitoring and evaluation plan.
Ensure all project documentation is filed and
organized for accountability purposes.
Ensure project achievements and lessons are documented
and disseminated widely.
Coordinate and monitor partnerships with partner
organisations to ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of
funds allocated.
Manage project resources efficiently and effectively
in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines.
The incumbent will manage the project budget for the
purpose of ensuring compliance with financial project goals and objectives and
donor grant requirements.
Organize regular performance review meetings to
assess progress and agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the
key project stakeholders.
Ensure adequate stakeholder consultation and
participation at all stages of the project cycle.
Ensure Plan Internationals child protection policy
and guidelines are adhered to in the project implementation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The applicant should hold a good Bachelor’s degree
(preferred) in Education, gender studies, Social Work, Law, Human Rights or its
A minimum of five years’ experience in coordinating
schools based / education projects with technical expertise in gender in
Prior experience working collaboratively with
Community Organisations, schools and community agencies.
Past exposure and experience in advocacy and civil
society strengthening is preferred.
Excellent Project Management and team leadership
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records
using pertinent software applications.
Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
Ability to communicate in a way that is appropriate
to different audiences.
Computer literacy skills in MS Office and internet.
Data collection, analysis and electronic data
management skills
Working knowledge of child protection issues, girls
rights and gender equality programming.
Proven abilities in effective planning, budgeting and
Working knowledge of community and school score
cards would be an advantage.
Seen as a source of expertise in his or her field.
Establishes effective partnerships with external
Coaches project partner staff.
Understands and appreciates Plan International
Uganda’s vision and behaves strategically.
Excellent communication skills both in written
English and verbally.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their electronic copies
(of not more than 2MB) of letters of application, together with a CV. Contact
telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details
of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to: The
Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda via Email to:,
indicating the job position in the subject line.
Deadline: 29th October, 2015
NB: 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
29th December, 2015.

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