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Yumbe, Uganda



January 2, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Plan International is a renowned global development and humanitarian organization dedicated to advancing children's rights and equality for girls. Founded in 1937, Plan International operates in more than 75 countries, working with communities, governments, and other partners to address the root causes of poverty and inequality and to create lasting change.

The organization's work focuses on a wide range of areas including education, health, child protection, economic security, and disaster response. Plan International is committed to ensuring that all children, especially girls, have access to quality education. They implement programs that improve school infrastructure, provide learning materials, and train teachers to create safe and inclusive learning environments. The organization also advocates for policies that promote education for all children.

In the area of health, Plan International works to improve maternal and child health, nutrition, and access to clean water and sanitation. Their health programs include initiatives to prevent and treat malnutrition, provide immunizations, and ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services. By focusing on preventative care and health education, Plan International aims to reduce mortality rates and improve overall health outcomes for children and their families.

Child protection is another critical area of focus for Plan International. The organization implements programs to prevent violence, abuse, and exploitation of children. They work to strengthen child protection systems, support children who have experienced trauma, and promote laws and policies that safeguard children's rights. Plan International also addresses harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation, advocating for the rights of girls to live free from violence and discrimination.

Economic security programs by Plan International aim to empower communities and families to become self-sufficient. The organization provides vocational training, supports small businesses, and promotes savings and loans groups to help families generate income and improve their livelihoods. By enhancing economic opportunities, Plan International helps to break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life for children and their communities.

In times of disaster and conflict, Plan International responds with emergency relief efforts, providing essential supplies, medical care, and psychosocial support to affected populations. Their disaster risk reduction programs also help communities build resilience and prepare for future emergencies.

Plan International places a strong emphasis on advocacy and campaigning to influence policy changes and mobilize support for children's rights and gender equality. The organization's "Because I am a Girl" campaign is a notable example, raising awareness and driving action to address the unique challenges faced by girls around the world.

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Job Title

Project Manager job at Plan International

Job Description

The Project Manager is directly responsible for the project implementation and is accountable for project results delivered in line with project proposal.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Project Manager is directly responsible for the project implementation and is accountable for project results delivered in line with project proposal, PIU West Nile emergency response strategy and Direction générale de la Coopération au Développement – DGD requirements.

  • The Manager is responsible for overall coordination and management of all programmatic and financial aspects of the project in accordance with the proposal.

  • He/she is accountable for all project deliverables in relation to key principal project objectives, specific objectives and the four (4) result areas of this project.

  • The Incumbent is responsible for effective budget utilisation and project performance, will propose modifications to plans as necessary but seek necessary approval for implementation, may contribute to development of additional donor proposals and provides PIU's DGD project with the high-level technical expertise in project management; overseeing project design to implementation, partnership management, donor management and reporting ensuring impact of the project with excellent influence in the Programme Area.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as international development, project management, social sciences or education.

  • At least five years of experience in managing complex and large-scale projects in developing countries, preferably with a focus on child rights, gender equality, education or health.

  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in project cycle management, results-based management, monitoring and evaluation, risk management and budget management.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, facilitation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders, including donors, partners, staff and beneficiaries.

  • Fluency in English and at least one other language relevant to the region where the projects are implemented.

  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to project sites and other locations as required.

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