M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda Project Careers – Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – Safe and Inclusive Urban
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 Project:
The Safe and Inclusive Cities Programme seeks to contribute to the
development of a diverse and strong civil society in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia
and Zimbabwe which influences urban governance and development processes and
contributes to making cities safe and inclusive for young women and men (age
15-25). The programme is funded by DANIDA starting in 2018 and will be
implemented in partnership with local civil society organisations focusing on
1) reducing urban violence and conflict affecting young women and men, 2)
increasing young women and men’s access to decent work, and 3) increasing young
women and men’s influence in urban governance and planning on safety and
economic opportunities.
Job Summary: The M & E
Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda is responsible for implementation
of project M&E Frameworks. The jobholder supports work planning for project
baselines, on-going monitoring of implementation mid-term reviews and final
evaluation. He/ she will also be responsible for documentation and learning in
the project
Key Duties and
  • Together with other Programme Unit /
    project team members, coordinates and supports the planning,
    implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives for the
    Safer Cities Project and other projects being implemented in Kampala Urban
  • Coordinates and leads development of
    projects indicators, monitoring frameworks, tools and guidelines.
  • Leads development and design of all
    researches within the projects, working closely with the Project
    Coordinators, MER Manager, Programme Unit 
    Manager and technical specialists’ team.
  • Leads and supports the design and delivery
    of major evaluation and monitoring initiatives, including project
    baselines within the Programme Unit.
  • As a member of the project teams, advises
    management and programme staff on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation
    & research within the Programme Unit.
  • Facilitates training and development
    activities and provides coaching and mentoring for Plan International
    project teams and implementing partners staffs on monitoring, evaluation,
    research and learning aspects.
  • Facilitates organisational learning by
    developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external
    project information on monitoring, evaluation & research.
  • Prepares M&E quarterly progress
    reports on the projects’ monitoring, evaluation & research initiatives
    for internal and external use.
  • Supports Implementing Partner staff to
    manage project data base and other MEL aspects within their organisations.
  • Support management in all monitoring and
    documentation related project activities.
  • Support the utilisation of the corporate M
    & E system within the Programme Unit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International M
    & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda job opportunity must
    hold a  Post-Graduate Degree in
    Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, , 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.
  • Ten years’ experience in working with
    youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of youth /
    community engagement for  urban
    safety, and economic empowerment interventions, preferably with an
    International Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Experience in urban policy and advocacy
    issues with and for young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks
    is an added advantage
  • Experience in managing consortiums of
    partners and implementing projects with partners, partners’ capacity
    building and CSO strengthening.
  • Experience managing large, complex donor
    projects, at senior technical management 
  • Proven success in engaging city level
    stakeholders, especially city authorities, and 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 of youth development related
    policies and strategies
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
    communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights
    based programming 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
  • 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: 30th March 2018
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