Education Programme Coordinator – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: National
Programme Manager – Education
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 Education Programme Coordinator will
provide technical, administrative and management support to the general
Education and Early Childhood Development programs at national and project
levels working in collaboration with the National Program Manager – Education.
The Education Program Coordinator (EPC) will be responsible for supporting the
planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of assigned programme/project(s),
with a focus on Education and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD). The
EPC will support the delivery of Education & ECCD program/ project results
in the context of time, budget, quality, scope, risk and in accordance with
Plan International’s values and behaviours, including gender transformative
outcomes and Safeguarding of Children and Young People.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide information to support the Resource Mobilization Unit and
    the National Programme Manager in developing proposals to facilitate the
    scale up of Education interventions
  • With the support of the Resource Mobilisation team and the National
    Programme Manager, ensure that all education projects comply to donor
  • Provide monthly technical support and capacity building of Education
    project teams on financial management.
  • Support representation and visibility of Plan International’s
    Education and ECCD work in consultation with the National Programme
    Manager – Education, including support the NPM at other district and
    national level meetings as necessary.
  • Support the National Programme Manager in contributing to Plan
    International’s ECCD Global Network by sharing lessons from implementing
    the ECCD work in Uganda and ensure other global lessons are passed on to
    Uganda project teams
  • Work closely with Country Manager for Advocacy and National
    Programme Manager Education to ensure alignment with Plan International’s
    Advocacy strategy including engaging youth in advocacy.
  • Support the NPM – Education to provide technical backstopping to
    education and ECCD sponsorship projects
  • Collating the Quarterly Education thematic reporting including
    narrative and financial reports from all the project teams, case studies
    and newsletter articles with support of the National Programme Manager.
  • Support coordination of Education and ECCD project teams with the
    Human Resource and Operations, administration, procurement, logistics, and
    finance teams ensuring proper and timely Plan International Uganda
    accountability procedures.
  • Support education projects to conduct periodic review meetings and
    subsequent action plans and their follow up and implementation.
  • Support the NPM to ensure that gender transformative programming is
    embedded across all education projects. .
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Education Programme
    Coordinator job vacancy must hold an advanced university degree in one or
    more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education
    specifically Primary Education, or a Social Sciences field relevant to
    international development assistance.
  • At least five years of progressively professional work experience in
    design, implementation and evaluation of Education programmes. Experience
    working in international development organization an asset.
  • Conversant with government systems and structures especially
    Ministry of Education and Sports, district local governments, and other
    line ministries, institutions, departments, and implementing agencies.
    Should be familiar with MoES Planning and policy formulation,
    implementation, budgeting, accountability mechanisms, Monitoring and
    evaluation processes etc.
  • Excellent coordination and organization skills. Able to work in a
    matrix environment and keep track of multiple priorities and adhere to
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor
    compliance and budget management.
  • Ability to Identify and synthesis best practices and lessons learned
    to promote knowledge management and sustainability.
  • Ability to work in hard to reach hard to stay areas and familiar
    with programming for vulnerable children especially young girls and boys.
  • Promotes high performance among project staff and provides vision
    and direction.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Ability to coach and mentor project staff.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal
    skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
  • Strong 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
    development programming
  • Experience working with Education or Child protection programmes in
    a humanitarian context.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear,
    thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication
    tools and techniques. Strong verbal communication skills, including
    networking, negotiating ability and influencing others.
  • Good team building skills with calm and diplomatic personality
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve
    operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to positively influence others
    to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance,
    urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the
    best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress
    towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set
    goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather
    and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make
    recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people
    from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in
  • Good understanding and ability to use participatory approaches for
    involvement of stakeholders and creating program ownership.
  • Able to work with children, facilitating child participation and
    gender equality.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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