Vacancy title:Project Manager – Resilient Empowered Adolescent Lead Project
Deadline of this Job:10 May 2021
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation 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 it’s 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 support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Project Name Resilient Empowered Adolescent Led (REAL) Project
Title Project Manager
Functional Area Program
Reports to PRORAM AREA MANAGER – West Nile North PA
Location Nebbi Travel Required Frequent across the Project areas of operation
Contract Duration 34 months May 2021 – February 2024
Effective Date May 2021 Grade
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Through the RESILIENT EMPOWERED ADOLESCENT LED (REAL) Project, Plan International will partner with UNFPA and the Government of Uganda to advance Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRH&R) and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) for out of School Youth in the 15 ANSWER Program Districts of Agago, Amuru and Lamwo (Acholi Sub-Region), Adjumani, Moyo, Terego, Koboko, Yumbe, Arua, Madi Oklol, Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Obongi and Maracha (West Nile Region).
Further to this, the project will collaborate with the Office of the Prime-minister (OPM) – Refugee Department, United Nations Human Rights Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the District Local Governments working closely with United Nations (UN) Agencies and other Implementing Partners supplementing governmental efforts. In addition, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development shall provide technical guidance and support in Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE) respectively.
This position of Project Manager reports to the Program Area Manager – West Nile (based in Nebbi) and is a member of the Health Thematic Area, providing both technical and managerial support to the project. S/he will provide leadership to ensure effective coordination of partnerships and collaborations, timely and effective work-planning, budget management and reporting according to the grant agreement / donor requirements and Plan’s policies. .
Dimensions of the Role
- Provides overall project leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities to achieve the set project objectives and targets.
- Manage partnerships and coordinate collaborations for the project
- Member of Health Program Thematic area reporting to the Program Area Manager – West Nile and supported by the National Program Manager – Health based at Country Office.
Key Areas of Accountability:
- Develop and periodically review the 4 year project operational plan, annual / quarterly plans and budgets for effective project implementation.
- Lead the technical design of the project interventions, development of technical tools with adequate consultation and participation of staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of project implementation.
- Coordinate, supervise and appraise the Project Coordinators to ensure timely and quality delivery of the project at all stages of implementation.
- Ensure efficient utilisation and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions.
- Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lessons learnt and best practices to stakeholders while maintaining project records for accountability purposes.
- Prepare and submit quality and timely project reports to project stakeholders as per donor requirements and the project monitoring & evaluation plan.
- Initiate, develop and nurture cordial relations with relevant government agencies both central and local government levels, project partners, and the wider stakeholder fraternity.
- Represent Plan International Uganda at relevant technical working Groups (TWGs) and events / forums to ensure Plan International is acknowledged as a legitimate partner / actor.
- Organize and hold regular performance review meetings to assess progress and to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders.
- Identify and participate in operational research related to the project.
- Program Area Manager :- Direct line-management and appraisal of the Project Coordinator
- Project Coordinators:- who directly report to the Project Manager and will therefore be supervised and appraised by the incumbent
- Project Officers:- who directly report to the Project Coordinator
- Head of Programme Implementation; provides overall oversight of implementation of projects
- National Program Manager (NPM) – Health: Technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation of project interventions in Health / YEE Thematic Area.
- Country Office Grants Team : Project Reports, budgeting and grant compliance
- Project Stakeholders: Work in close collaboration with SRHR and YEE stakeholders at national, district and sub-district levels, community levels including refugee settlements and host communities where applicable.
- District and health facility teams: Technical support in planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of project supported SRHR / YEE interventions.
- Technical Working Group Meetings: Effectively represent Plan International Uganda at relevant TWGs, events and forums to ensure Pl is acknowledged as a legitimate partner / actor.
- At least 3 years’ experience in implementing programs in emergency situations at a Project Manager level.
- Excellent budget management skills
- Excellent Problem solving and analytical skills
- Strong skills in teamwork and networking
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated experience in networking with other development partners in the field.
- Excellent skills in documentation and report writing
- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
- Behaves consistently in approach to work and decision-making
- Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible together with the team
- Sets a strong learning culture in their part of the organization
- Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
- Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behavior accordingly
- Committed to meeting deadlines
Knowledge / Expertise:
- A minimum degree in Social Science, Social Work, Public Health or any Health-related discipline with experience in ASRHR programming,
- Post graduate training in either Public health, Project Planning & Management, Health Systems Strengthening, Community Health, Reproductive Health and Gender etc. will be of added advantage.
- At least 5 years’ hands-on progressive experience in planning and implementation of school / community-based health programmes targeting Adolescents / Young people out-of-school especially on ASRH including in emergency situations; including at least 3 years at a project / budget management level.
- Knowledge of the guidelines and international conventions governing hosting of refugees is an added advantage.
- Hands-on experience of working in rural settings and refugee settlements.
- Practical knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring of community-based SRHR and YEE programs for Out-of-School Youth.
- Practical experience in working with District Local Government, community health systems and Implementing Partners in SRHR, YEE and / or Child Protection is an added advantage.
- Experience in SRHR – related capacity building for health facilities and community health structures
- Sound understanding of current policy developments in SRHR, eMTCT, Reproductive Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and YEE
- Willingness to work in a typical rural district and travel 70% of the time in field.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 60
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
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