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Senior Assessment Coordinator

Kampala, Uganda

Closing: Jan 31, 2022

12 days remaining

Published: Jan 18, 2022 (1 day ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

7 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality and social norm change. Our organisation is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work.

The Technical Advisor –Education  is responsible for Ensuring Programme Quality and Gender Transformative outcomes for programming and influencing in the areas of Education, in both development and humanitarian contexts and in line with Country Strategy and Global priorities. The Advisor will lead on new programme design, actively support business development and ensure technical soundness of all programme design and program implementation for Education. The Advisor will actively represent Plan International Uganda in relevant technical working groups and other fora at National, Regional and International levels. They will also work closely with Plan International’s global network of National Organisations, its Global and Regional Hubs, and the relevant technical network, to ensure Plan Uganda is well represented and is up to date with evolving policies and trends.

Knowledge, Experience & Education:

 

  • Master's degree (preferred) in Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent, with professional training on child rights programming and gender
  • At least 7 years’ experience in design and implementation of Education programming in a reputable organization and in both development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Demonstrated understanding of environment and current effective practices of Education in Uganda, including existing networks, CSOs and government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender transformative programming and relevant approaches 
  • Experience of managing compliance with safeguarding and child protection policies at a senior level 
  • Substantial experience in successful proposal development and report writing.

 


Responsibilities

Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalised and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality and social norm change. Our organisation is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work.

The Technical Advisor –Education  is responsible for Ensuring Programme Quality and Gender Transformative outcomes for programming and influencing in the areas of Education, in both development and humanitarian contexts and in line with Country Strategy and Global priorities. The Advisor will lead on new programme design, actively support business development and ensure technical soundness of all programme design and program implementation for Education. The Advisor will actively represent Plan International Uganda in relevant technical working groups and other fora at National, Regional and International levels. They will also work closely with Plan International’s global network of National Organisations, its Global and Regional Hubs, and the relevant technical network, to ensure Plan Uganda is well represented and is up to date with evolving policies and trends.

Knowledge, Experience & Education:

 

  • Master's degree (preferred) in Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent, with professional training on child rights programming and gender
  • At least 7 years’ experience in design and implementation of Education programming in a reputable organization and in both development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Demonstrated understanding of environment and current effective practices of Education in Uganda, including existing networks, CSOs and government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender transformative programming and relevant approaches 
  • Experience of managing compliance with safeguarding and child protection policies at a senior level 
  • Substantial experience in successful proposal development and report writing.

 


Dimensions of the Role

  • Programme Quality– leads the technical areas of Education by advising the Country Programme Team (CPT), Project Managers and Programme Area Managers to ensure quality implementation of all Education related projects and components, in line with Plan International’s Programme and Influence approach, and the global AOGD frameworks for Inclusive Quality Education. This includes substantial work in humanitarian contexts and with refugee populations. The role works closely with the Monitoring Evaluation and Research team to oversee quality baselines, evaluations and research, to track progress against outcomes, indicators, milestones and targets of the Country Strategy and consolidate progress for Quarterly, Annual and other relevant reports.
  • Programme Design – leads new programme design for Education work, actively supporting business development to develop new proposals and liaise with donors. Also supports integration of Education work into other proposals under other technical areas (e.g. Early Childhood Development Youth Economic Empowerment, Health, Protection)
  • Representation and Partnership – leads Plan International Uganda’s representation with relevant Government Ministries, technical networks and working groups, and with other NGOs and CSOs working in the areas of Education. Also responsible for mapping and meeting potential partners, collaborators and networks; and fostering collaboration on influencing and advocacy initiatives with partners and coalitions.
  • Capacity Building – actively supports technical teams, project teams and partners to access regular capacity building on Education, through direct training support, identifying learning and training opportunities, and working as a mentor and role model to other staff and partners.
  • Documentation – Produce high quality documentation on Protection interventions to promote country profile, business development, replication and scaling up of successful models.
  • Liaison with other offices in Plan International – including National Organisations, Global Hub and Regional Hub, and other Country Offices for sharing, learning and collaboration on Education work.

Key relationships

  • Reports to the Head of Programme Strategy
  • Works closely with:

    • Country Programme Team – comprising other Technical Programme Advisors to ensure effective integration of Protection activities across all projects, and Gender Specialist, Advocacy and Influencing Manager, Communications Manager and Partnerships Manager.
    • Head of Programme Implementation, Programme Area Managers and Project Managers and Coordinators to ensure Programme Quality and to provide technical support and oversight of relevant programme activities
    • Business Development Manager to develop high quality proposals for gender transformative programming in the area of Education.
    • Monitoring Evaluation and Research Manager for development M&E frameworks, conduct research and to support monitoring and evaluation of programme impact and documentation of success stories
    • Technical advisors and teams in Plan International outside Uganda, including those based in


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