Project Coordinator – REMAC – NiE Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Project Name: Reaching Every
Mother and Child in Emergency (REMAC-NiE) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Manager – Health
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and 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 REMAC-NiE Project:
Plan International will collaborate with the Office of the
Prime-minister (OPM) – Refugee Department, United Nations Human Rights
Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the District Local Governments working closely
with United Nations (UN), other United Nations (UN) Agencies (FAO, IOM, UNDP,
UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WFP, and WHO) and NGO partners supplementing
governmental efforts to implement the Reaching Every Mother and Child in
Emergency (REMAC-NiE) Project. In addition, Ministry of Health will provide
technical guidance and support in relation to life-saving nutrition
interventions focusing on Maternal, New-born & Child Health (MNCH). 
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator – REMAC will provide technical leadership in the coordination and
delivery of the emergency nutrition response project in Adjumani district in
collaboration with key partners. S/he will provide leadership to ensure
effective coordination of partnerships and collaborations, timely and effective
work-planning, budget management and reporting according to the grant agreement
/ donor requirements and Plan International’s policies. 
Key Duties and
  • Develops and periodically reviews the
    Project operational plan, annual and quarterly plans and budgets for
    effective project implementation
  • Steers the technical design of project
    interventions, development of technical tools with adequate consultation
    and participation of staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of
    project implementation 
  • Efficiently utilizes and accounts for
    funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions
  • Develops a system for capturing,
    documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson
    learnt and best practice to stakeholders while maintaining project records
    for accountability purposes.
  • The jobholder prepares and submits quality
    and timely project reports to project stakeholders as per donor
    requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan
  • Initiates, develops and nurtures cordial
    relations with relevant government agencies both at central and local
    government levels, project partners, and the wider stakeholder fraternity.
  • Represents Plan International Uganda at
    relevant technical working groups and events/forums to ensure the
    organisation is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor.
  • Organises and holds regular performance
    review meetings to assess progress and to agree on and communicate any
    changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
  • Identifies and participates in operational
    research related to the project.
CPP Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to the Child Protection Policy
    (CPP), Code of Conduct and reporting any child protection issues.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the
    CPP standards as they apply to area of responsibility, development of actions
    to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Plan International
    Project Coordinator – REMAC – NiE job placement should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social
    sciences or Public Health or any health-related discipline.
  • Possession of a Post-graduate training in
    Public Health or Project Management is of added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of hands-on
    experience implementing community-based maternal health, nutrition and
    WASH component in Emergency situations. Experience in project/budget
    management level is desired
  • MUST have in-service training in the areas
    of nutrition, HIV/AIDS/EMTCT; HIV Testing services (HTS) Protocols from a
    reputable training institution.
  • Knowledge of the guidelines and
    international conventions governing the hosting of refugees is an added
  • Hands-on experience of working in rural
    settings and refugee settlements.
  • Practical knowledge and skills in
    designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of facility and
    community-based nutrition programmes.
  • Practical experience in working with
    district and community health systems, including Village Health Teams
    (VHT), Peer Educators and Nutrition Scouts.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    MCH-related capacity building for health facility and community health
    delivery teams.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    current policy developments HIV/AIDS and EMTCT, maternal and child health.
  • Willingness to work in a typical rural
    district and travel 60% of the time in field.
  • Prior NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent budget management skills is a
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. working
    knowledge of Microsoft office programs, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS
    Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral).
  • Excellent skills in documentation and
    report writing
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing
    skills in multi-cultural contexts
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 and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2017.
Deadline: 25th August

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