Project Officer – Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda NGO Jobs – 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 Project
Officer – Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda is responsible for the direct
implementation of Plan International Uganda Intervention 2 [Safe Urban mobility
for the urban poor] of the Safe and inclusive Urban Kampala project, and
accountable for project results that in line with the intervention as per the
project proposal across the project area of operation. He/she is responsible
for field activities coordination, implementation, reporting and ensuring that
all programmatic and financial aspects of the project are up to date in
accordance with Plan International systems and procedures. S/he is responsible
for all project procurements and coordination of implementing partner’s
requests. He/she will be responsible for system modifications to plans as
necessary, and may contribute to development of additional donor proposals
Key Duties and
  • S/he will lead in the implementation of
    Plan International Uganda allocated intervention across all the 3 target
    divisions of the city in close coordination with the project Implementing
  • S/he will ensure high quality
    collaboration and coordination is maintained for effective and efficient
    implementation of project interventions by all stakeholders at City level.
  • He/she will work with and support
    implementing partners in the development of work plans, budgets and
    monitoring tools for project interventions.
  • He /she will work with and coordinate with
    the M&E responsible person at Plan International Uganda and those at
    implementing partner organisations to produce quality reports, data and
    timely documentation of all project activities in line with the donor requirements.
  • Supports target divisions to conduct youth
    groups mapping exercise, data collection in respect to youth support and
    work with the implementing partners to create / strengthen youth informal
    sector plat forms and coalitions.
  • Carryout capacity building of  project implementing partners based on
    identified capacity gaps and strategies
  • Organises and conducts regular project
    reflection / review meetings that bring on board project implementing
    partners and different stakeholders to assess the project progress.
  • S/he will lead the preparations and
    conducting project quarterly joint monitoring missions involving Plan
    International Uganda, Implementing partners and KCCA to project sites.
  • 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.
Key Result Areas:
  • Supports establishment or strengthening of
    networks with KCCA, government line departments / ministries and other
    stakeholders at City level.
  • Facilitates strategic linkages and
    collaborations with other departments in and outside Plan, local
    authorities and other service providers to foster integration and ensue
    collated effort for Youth engagement and development in line with the
    project goal.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Project
    Officer – Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    or Master’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Development
    Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide demonstrated
    relevant experience working with Communities, Local government structures
    and partners.
  • At least five years of professional
    experience working with development organisations, local government
    departments implementing youth development interventions.
  • Experience of Youth in informal sector
    development and experience in community development with INGO.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and
    knowledge of informal sector working, with   particular attention to gender
    responsive learning and capacity building for young adults.
  • Experience of managing projects, including
    project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents
    and reports for external dissemination).
  • Experience of and demonstrated ability to
    effectively network with a diverse range of organisations and relevant
    government departments at the City level
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and
    organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated empathy and positive attitude
    towards children, youth their caregivers, and other stakeholders;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with
    qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent communication skills and command
    of the English language including ability to facilitate groups meetings.
  • Strong drive for results and ensuring
    timely delivery of quality products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    multi-cultural City environment and establish harmonious and effective
    working relationship
  • Conceptual understanding of and commitment
    to development work in the urban setting and development context,
    especially in urban slum settings.
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: 30th March 2018
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