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

Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Program Unit Manager

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 Responsibilities:  
·         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 communication 
·         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 projects
·         Integrating Plan’s CCCD approach in the project implementation.
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 Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education,  Rural Economy, Economics,  Business administration,  Development studies, Social studies, and Entrepreneurship
·         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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