Project Manager – Empowering Youth for Sustainable Livelihoods Careers – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Program Unit
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager – Empowering Youth for Sustainable Livelihood contributes to this goal
by coordinating and managing the EC funded “Empowering Youth for Sustainable
Livelihoods project” to support employment of young women and men in Lira and
Alebtong districts through improving their technical, vocational and life
skills, access to work experience, financial services, and psychosocial support
as well as improving young people’s ability to engage with public and private
sectors to represent their interests.
Key Duties and
Steer the Planning function of the project
ensuring effective work planning, and implementation to meet project targets
and milestones on time.
Develop effectively implement and monitor
project periodic budgets, Ensure efficient utilization and timely
accountability of funds allocated to implementing partner
Tasked with financial reporting and accountability
to all key project stakeholders.
Manage project quality and ensure the project
monitoring and evaluation function is effectively executed and all learning are
captured and documented.
Effectively coordinate with all project partners
and stakeholders ensuring regular planning and refection events and effective
Manage the project risks and effectively report
on them to minimize their effects on the project deliverables and outcomes.
Ensure the project is well integrated with
ongoing project initiatives that enrich its outputs and that it benefits plan
sponsored families.
Manage the project reporting function, compile
and disseminate project reports to the project stakeholders and ensure that the
project documents are well maintained.
The incumbent will coordinate with project
partners, local government and other key stakeholder and community on project
activities implementation
Supervise, discuss expectations, set objectives
and appraise the performance of the project M and E Officer
Manage project resources efficiently and
effectively in accordance with Plan Uganda policies and guidelines; and in
compliance with EU grant conditions and standards
Actively participate in relevant coordination
meetings to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects
to build synergies
Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of
Conduct and reporting any CPP issues
Dealing with Problems:
Developing the capabilities of Plan and partner
project staff
Building synergies with other on-going related
Integrating Plan’s CCCD approach in the project
Child Protection Policy Responsibilities (mandatory for all staff):
Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of
Conduct and reporting any CPP issues. 
Responsible for the implementation of the CPP
standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of
actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
Ensure that all Plan International partners,
visitors and associates in his/her area of responsibility are provided with,
are made aware off and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection
policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with
the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Agriculture Education,  Rural Economy,
Economics,  Business administration,  Development studies, Social studies, and
A minimum of five years of managerial experience
in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth employment and
livelihood projects
A minimum of three years’ experience in
implementing technical, vocational and life skills interventions for young people
preferably with an international Non-Government Organisation
Broad knowledge and understanding of
gender-aware and gender transformative programming.
Ability to work with people, lead and motivate
them to work in teams
Excellent project management skills, including
partnership management and supervision
Project monitoring and evaluation skills
Demonstrated skill and experience in report
writing and
Skills in budget management
Proven computer skills and knowledge of
Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power Point presentation,
Excel spreadsheets, and e-mail.
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and
ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Open to feedback and willing to try new
approaches to programming
Honest, fair and truthful.
Demonstrates willingness to spend extra time to
achieve results
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:
Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 6th
December, 2016
NB: Please consider your
application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 28th February 2017

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