Project Manager- Sustainable Development Goals- WASH Project Employment Opportunity – Plan International

Organisation: Plan
Duty Station: Kamuli,
Reports to: National
Program Manager- WASH
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
Job Summary: The Project
Manager- Sustainable Development Goals- WASH Project  will supervise the project team, direct
project planning, monitoring and review. He is accountable for project cost
management making sure project financial resources are well managed and that we
achieve value for money. He is responsibility for coordinating project parts
building into high quality results and on time. The PM belongs to the Program
Unit Management Team and promotes coordination and integration within his/her
thematic area and other projects implemented in the same geographical location.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Staff Management
  • Work in close consultation with the National
    Programme Manager (NPM), recruit, interview and select staff and/or
    volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities.
  • Manage project staff and/or volunteers according
    to the established policies and practices of the organization.
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an
    appropriate orientation to the organisation and the project.
  • Initiate and manage the process of contracting
    qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate.
Project Implementation
  • Execute the project according to the project
  • Liaise with the MER team to develop forms and
    records to document project activities.
  • Set up files to ensure that all project
    information is appropriately
    documented and secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make
    adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the
  • Establish a communication schedule to update
    stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project,
  • Review the quality of the work completed with
    the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project
  • Ensure that the Programme Quality Policy and
    Procedures are followed in his/her project.
  • Ensure gender equality related action plans are
    planned, implemented with clear gender transformatory outcomes.
Partnership Management.
  • Manage the partners implementing the project
    activities following the Partnership Framework and Guidelines.
  • Ensure proper capacity assessment of all partners.
  • Ensure all legal documentation is in place
    before bringing partners on board.
  • Support their capacity building process and
    manage relationship building.
  • Ensure that the partners follow all the
    requirements stipulated by
    the donor.
Project Monitoring and
Evaluation and Control
  • Measure the project progress and identify
    appropriate corrective action in situation where the project’s performance
    deviates significantly from the plan.
  • Write high quality reports to donors following the donor
    compliance guidelines.
  • Follow the communication protocols with donors
    and the Resource Mobilization team and provide information as outlined in
    funding agreements.
  • Monitor all budgeted project expenditures and
    cash flow projections and
    report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular
  • Manage all project funds according to
    established accounting policies and procedures, ensuring value for money
    and strong accountability.
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to
  • With support from Finance Department, prepare
    financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in
    funding agreements. Ensure consistency between narrative and financial
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at
    the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as
    established during the planning phase.
  • Optimize the use of the SAP system to manage
    project outputs, budget, and expenditure and project closure.
  • Manage project risks, ensuring they are
    effectively tracked and reported. Manage audit process and follow up audit
    action list.
Advocacy, Influencing and
  • Represent Plan International at district and
    national level to implement the advocacy activities as stated in the
  • Support with technical documentation of
    evidences from the project and write stories of change when required.
  • Ensure close technical and operational
    collaboration and coordination with Government Agencies & WASH Net
  • Ensures that the project is fully aligned with
    the Advocacy Strategy and the SDG influencing plan.
End of Project transition and
project integration
  • Implement all the transition activities to
    ensure proper closure of the project (lessons learned, financial and
    contractual closure activities, etc.)
  • Promote full integration of the project with
    other initiatives implemented in the same location in close coordination with the
    Programme Unit Manager.
  • Participate and provide valuable input into the
    technical network meetings.
  • Support the Resource Mobilization Unit and the
    National Programme Manager in developing proposals that may facilitate the continuity of 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.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and
    Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with
    the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant
    Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of
    responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and
    associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these
    policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance
    to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in
    accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Sponsorship Commitments
  • Design and support implementation of programmes
    that are aligned with the Sponsorship Commitments, ensuring that the interventions benefit Sponsored
  • Communicates with tact, diplomacy and maintain
    professional working relationships at all times.
  • Close collaboration and interdependence with
    the Programme Team and Resource Mobilization Unit at CO level, and other support departments (Finance,
    Admin, Risk Management, HR, Sponsorship)
  • Regular working relationship with PU teams,
    especially PC/PM and other focal points implementing similar projects.
  • Communications Department to ensure proper
    visibility and compliance
    to branding.
  • Local, national and international Civil Society
    Organizations, Private Sector actors, Government institutions and UN
    agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.
  • Plan Federation: other COs, Regional Offices,
    National Offices and IH as requested by the project demands.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Plan International Project Manager- Sustainable Development
    Goals- WASH Project job vacancy must hold a Master’s degree (preferred) in
    Engineering, Social Sciences, Public Health, Environment or its
    equivalent, with professional training on WASH programming.
  • Five years of managerial or technical advisory
    experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH
    programmes, including donor compliance.
  • Knowledge of environment and current effective
    practices of WASH in Uganda,
    including existing networks, CSOs and government stakeholders
  • Excellent project management and team
    leadership skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report
    writing, donor compliance and budget management.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices
    and lessons learned directly linked to grant implementation, promote knowledge
    management, document best practices and lessons learned from project
    implementation, and facilitate dissemination in appropriate format to relevant stakeholders.
  • Extended experience in implementing project
    through partners, with skills in capacity building and civil society
  • Influencing and skills in working with advocacy
    networks at national and district level.
  • Knowledge and dynamic in working with
    vulnerable young girls and boys.
  • Promotes high performance among project staff
    and provides vision and direction.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with
    external organizations.
  • Coaches project staff and leads others.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
    and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of
    Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web
    based research.
  • Experience of gender mainstreaming gender
    equality and inclusion in WASH
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
Deadline: 26th January 2018
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