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Project Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage Non-profit Career Jobs - Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Manager Child Protection

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 Project Manager is directly responsible for the management of Decide!- End Child Marriage Project, and accountable for project results delivered using gender transformative approaches in line with the project proposal, Plan International and donor requirements. He/she is responsible for overall coordination and management of all Programmematic and financial aspects of the project in accordance with the proposal. He/she is accountable for all project procurements, partnerships, human resource and administration. He/she will propose modifications to plans as necessary, and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Project Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage, has the following accountabilities;
·         Provide overall technical vision, leadership, and project management, ensuring an integrated vision among different components of the project delivering the project objective using gender transformative approaches.
·         Provide leadership in developing and implementing timely, quality quarterly and annual implementation plans and budgets.
·         Prepare, submit, disseminate timely and quality annual, periodic reports both narrative and financial to donor as per donor requirements and project monitoring and evaluation plan.
·         Provide effective coordination and management of partnerships as well as with all other actors with a focus on achieving desired results in line with desired project impact.
·         Responsible for ensuring that all assistance is technically sound and appropriate and reflects the project’s strategic long-term vision and desired impact.
·         Support timely strategic and proper coordination of communications with Plan International staff, partners and all other stakeholders to ensure smooth running of the project
·         Responsible for ensuring effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring of partners, including timely accountability of the funds in line with accounting policies and procedures of Plan International.
·         Manage project resources including procurements efficiently and effectively in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
·         Mentor and supervise three (3) technical staff recruited for effective implementation of this project and provide leadership to the project team including mentorship and coaching to enhance staff and partner capacity for effective implementation of the project
·         Represent and link Plan International Uganda and the project externally with partners, government and other agencies/alliances at district and national level on policy and advocacy and other project related issues as required.
·         In charge of ensuring effective risk management in the implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible effects on the project in line with Plan International Risk Management policy
·         Responsible for ensuring all project documentation is organised and well maintained for accountability purposes, aiming for having a well-articulated model of the Programmeme.
·         Organise regular performance review meetings to assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
·         Responsible for ensuring Plan International’s Child Protection POLICY and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.

Key Result Areas:
·         Project implementation planning and management in coordination with project partners
·         Project budget and procurement management
·         Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
·         Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
·         Project risk management
·         Human resource management and development
·         Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Plan International Project Manager – Decide, End Child Marriage job vacancy must hold a Post-Graduate Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, Education, Human Rights or any other related field and first degree in a relevant field
·         Additional training at Post-Graduate level in project planning and management.
·         A minimum of ten years’ experience in working with adolescents/youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of Sexual Reproductive Health, Social norm change, Ending child marriage and Gender related interventions, preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organisation
·         Previous exposure and experience in policy and advocacy issues for young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks is an added advantage
·         Previous experience in managing consortiums of partners and implementing projects through partners with a strong component on capacity building for SRHR and CSO strengthening.
·         Prior experience in managing large, complex donor projects, such as USAID-funded contracts, SIDA, MFA, EU etc at senior technical management level
·         Proven success collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments, community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
·         Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
·         Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
·         Excellent project management and team leadership skills
·         Partnership management and capacity building of partners
·         Knowledge on gender transformative Programmeing
·         Knowledge of Gender related policies and strategies
·         Advocacy and Networking
·         Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
·         Knowledge in implementation of rights based Programmeming including principles of gender equality
·         Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
·         Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
·         Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
·         Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
·         Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams
·         Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Keen attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe

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: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.

Deadline: 11th December 2017

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