Project Officer – AGiC NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:  Project Officer – AGiC (Re-advertised)

Organisation: Plan International

Duty Station: Adjumani, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator- Playmatters


About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


Job Summary:   The Project Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the AGiC project for the improved access to health and protection services, economic opportunities and positive cultural norms for 7,000 adolescent girls and young mothers, and 3000 adolescent boys and young men in Ugandan refugee settlements and the surrounding host communities of Adjumani district in West Nile region. The incumbent will be accountable for the delivery of designated aspects of the project on time, scope, and budget as per project management standards.


The Project officer will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, and providing technical support to the project mentors, 2 implementing partners, Youth Saving Groups, district stakeholders, and community structures in the delivery of protection, SRHR and Economic empowerment services to Adolescents, young mothers and partners of young mothers in the selected refugee settlements.

The Project Officer plays an important role in ensuring that all trainings/sessions for adolescents, young mothers, partners of young mothers and parents/caregivers for adolescents are delivered on time and by standards

The role is not responsible for managing a departmental budget

The major challenge of the role is to achieve project goals on time and to standard, adaptively managing the project to optimize PIU’s beneficial impact on vulnerable children and youth, especially girls. This requires the job holder to:

  • Have accountability for the implementation of the project
  • Implement tasks on track in their activities, in dynamic and changing environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Have communication and interpersonal skills to deal with various stakeholders at local levels


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Communicating for Influence:

  • Work closely with colleagues to carry out communication activities as per the communication strategy
  • Support the Programme area with the preparation and dissemination of communication materials to the various stakeholders including adolescents, young mothers, partners of young mothers, parents of adolescents, community structures, and other stakeholders.
  • Mobilise communities to conduct community awareness meetings about Plan programs and projects
  • Managed the existing community feedback mechanisms established to obtain feedback from project participants and provide timely feedback to project participants on issues raised.
  • As may be requested, gather and share case studies, write up Most Significant Change stories, and profile the impact of projects

Ensuring Impactful Implementation:   

  • Prepare and submit quality Project Annual Plans based on the phased project budget, procurement plan and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) in accordance with PIU for effective project implementation
  • Work closely with the district, sub county and community structures to ensure quality delivery of Protection, SRH and YEE project interventions in compliance with donor guidelines and requirements.
  • Enhance the capacity of community structures to effectively deliver on the Protection, SRHR and YEE project interventions to standard.
  • Effectively manage the day-to-day implementation of the GBV, SRHR and YEE project operations to ensure compliance with the approved annual plan, phased budget, procurement plan, donor requirement, essential standards and policies.
  • Work in collaboration with other project team to organize community awareness and sensitization sessions about the project and Plan programs.
  • Support colleagues in logistical and administration work related to projects and collection of project data that will result in accurate budgeting and resource utilization for the project
  • Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions.
  • Initiate, develop and nurture cordial relations with relevant government agencies both at the district and sub county levels, project partners, OPM, UNHCR and wider stakeholders.

Risk, Compliance & Accountability:

  • Support the identification and management of risks, particularly those associated with procurement, finances, safeguarding, and staff health, safety and security:
  • Assist the project team in complying with the risk management framework relating to PIU’s projects
  • Participate in and cooperate with audits, including maintaining and updating the audit tracker
  • Support project stakeholders conduct quarterly project monitoring and support supervision visits and meetings.
  • Implement the policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC) to all areas of work, and concerns promptly reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures

Safeguarding, Gender Equality & Inclusion:

  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Education and humanities.
  • Certificate in project planning and management is an added advantage
  • At least three years of experience in implementing Protection, SRH and Youth Economic Empowerment programs preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organization in humanitarian context
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of adolescent/youth programming is desired with a demonstrated experience working collaboratively managing projects with skills in effective management, financial/budget management.
  • Strong understanding of disability inclusion, gender-responsive programming and meaningful child participations in programs.


How to Apply:

All Qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-03-16
Valid Through 2024-03-28
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Plan International
Job Location Adjumani, Adjumani, Adjumani, 0256, Uganda

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