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Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

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.

Job Summary: The Behaviour Change Coordinator will support the Ending Child Marriage project to achieve its stated outcome II: Families, Communities, Cultural and Religious leaders adopt positive attitudes and practices to reduce child marriage and create a conducive environment for girls’ empowerment. The role will build capacities of the project team and partners to support the creation of a conducive environment that supports girls realise their ASRH/GBV rights, and address the culturally rooted causes of marginalisation and discrimination. The role will also engage different stakeholders to make sure girls and boys are safe and that Child Protection structures are strong and able to play their role at different levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         The Behavioural Change Coordinator will:
·         Prepare, manage and support implementation of regular plans related to the relevant components and report as required.
·         Manage the project budget that support implementation of the relevant outcome, ensuring effective budget monitoring and value for money.
·         Prepare and send monthly progress reports against work plan to the Project Manager
·         Provide support in the development of gender sensitive tools that will support the project team and partners implement the project using a gender transformative approach.
·         Work with the Gender Equality Specialist to develop capacities of the team and partners in gender transformative Programming to ensure that planning and implementation of the project is gender transformative.
·         Apply gender equality Programme criteria to identify and address gender inequality and discrimination, and to support the design and localization of gender sensitive packages and delivery systems at the community level.
·         Support in the development of gender sensitive indicators for the project and ensure the reporting is based on identified gender outcomes.
·         Engage communities, traditional and religious institutions to change cultural norms and practices that negatively impact girls’ realisation of their SRH rights and to prevent GBV.
·         Strengthen Child Protection structures and coordinate their functions to ensure safety of girls and boys and support reduction of GBV, working closely with the National Programmeme Manager – Child Protection
·         Develop and maintain networks of CSOs at different levels to embrace gender transformative Programmeing and support advocacy at different levels on issues that affect girls’ and women’s realisation of their rights
·         Carry out regular project review and planning meetings with partners; during the meeting, resolve observed obstacles, develop work plans and cash projections, and compile progress report for the month under review.
·         Conduct quarterly meetings with implementing CSOs (30 CBOs) to review progress against set targets, provide performance feedback and provide technical guidance implantation and collaboration.
·         Foster the spirit of cohesion, teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect within with other team members, partners and CBOs implementing this project. Ensure coordination with local stakeholders and other organizations, including but not limited to local government, local financial institutions, and other non-governmental organizations.
·         Document and share best practices in behaviour change, gender and child protection Programming throughout the project.
·         Coordinate and closely work with Plan International Uganda’s gender taskforce

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Plan International Behaviour Change Coordinator- Ending Child Marriage job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree  in social sciences, Gender or Development Studies
·         Two years’ experience working in gender and development, including the direct implementation of gender Programmes
·         Experience in the implementation of gender Programmes using a sensitive and transformative approach.
·         Previous experience, training and building the capacity of a range of actors on gender
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of Child Protection principles and practice, and experience working on Child Protection Programmes
·         Extensive experience in designing and implementing communication strategies focused on behaviour and social norms changes, as well as supporting communication tools/materials, in Uganda or similar contexts.
·         Demonstrable recent experience in policy and advocacy at national levels, specifically in the areas of research, context analysis, strategy development and implementation, and external relations.
·         Practical experience in monitoring the delivery of communications campaigns and adapting the approach and materials based on outcomes.
·         Experience in working with national level stakeholders (government and development organisations) to bring about meaningful policy and legislative changes
·         Gender transformative Programming skills
·         Project planning and management skills
·         Good report writing skills
·         Child protection
·         Working with Diverse Cultures
·         Strong advocacy and lobbying skills
·         Good facilitation skills
·         Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development and report writing
·         Computer literate (Microsoft office)
·         Strong people skills

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:

Deadline: 11th December 2017

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