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Project Coordinator - REAL

Closing: Sep 16, 2022

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Published: Sep 5, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Knowledge / Expertise:

  • A minimum degree in Social Science, Social Work, Public Health or any Health-related discipline with experience in Gender Transformative, and ASRHR programming, knowledge in GBV and YEE will be an added advantage
  • 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 3 years’ minimum hands –on progressive experience in planning and implementation of school / community-based health Programme targeting Adolescents / Young people in and out-of-school especially on GBV and SRHR including in emergency situations where at least 2 years MUST have been at 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 GBV, SRHR and YEE programs.
  • Experience in working with respective District Local Government and Implementing Partners in GBV, SRHR, YEE and / or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with respective District Local Government, local partners and training in ASRH, with a focus on humanitarian setting is an added advantage.
  • Experience in SRHR – related capacity building for health facilities, school and community health structures is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work in a typical rural district and travel 80% of the time in field.

Skills:

  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal 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.
  • Motorcycle riding skills and permit is required.


Responsibilities

Knowledge / Expertise:

  • A minimum degree in Social Science, Social Work, Public Health or any Health-related discipline with experience in Gender Transformative, and ASRHR programming, knowledge in GBV and YEE will be an added advantage
  • 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 3 years’ minimum hands –on progressive experience in planning and implementation of school / community-based health Programme targeting Adolescents / Young people in and out-of-school especially on GBV and SRHR including in emergency situations where at least 2 years MUST have been at 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 GBV, SRHR and YEE programs.
  • Experience in working with respective District Local Government and Implementing Partners in GBV, SRHR, YEE and / or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with respective District Local Government, local partners and training in ASRH, with a focus on humanitarian setting is an added advantage.
  • Experience in SRHR – related capacity building for health facilities, school and community health structures is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work in a typical rural district and travel 80% of the time in field.

Skills:

  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal 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.
  • Motorcycle riding skills and permit is required.


Project Planning:

  • Support in the Development and periodical review of operational plan, annual / quarterly plans and budgets for effective project implementation.
  • Support 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 REAL Project Officers of Yumbe and Adjumani.
  • Ensure efficient utilisation and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions
  • Develop and submit quality Project Annual Plans based on the phased project budget, procurement plan and Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) in line with PIU and donor requirements before the set deadline.
  • Develop and share a monthly GBV, SRHR and YEE project work plan.
  • Attend and execute / follow-up on actions resulting from planning, review and reflection meetings with the donor (UNFPA) and respective Ministry Technical Working Group (TWG) / member office representative or District Health, Education / Community Development Service.
  • Develop timely and quality monthly, quarterly and annual work plans shared with the line manager.
  • Monitor GBV.  SRHR and YEE project activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both PIU and donor policies and procedures.

Project implementation Management

  • 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.
  • Ensure efficient utilisation and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions.
  • 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 at central and local government levels, project partners and wider stakeholder fraternity.
  • Maintain high standard of integrity, transparency and accountability in the course of project implementation.
  • Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
  • Ensure that project interventions are effectively documented with evidence before, during and after
  • Develop a system for capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lesson learnt and best practices to stakeholders while maintaining project records for accountability purposes.
  • Organise and hold regular performance review meetings to access progress and to agree on any change in strategy with the key project stakeholders
  • Develop concepts and proposals for possible funding as need may arise.
  • Ensure clear quarterly accountability of all project inputs/resources given out or offered to the community.
  • Identify and participate in operational research /related to the project.

Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.

Advocacy and Coordination

S/he will participate in GBV, Gender and SRHR advocacy and coordination activities and networks in close collaboration with Technical Advisor – Health, Country Advocacy & Influencing Specialist, and Gender specialist in strengthening linkages with relevant stakeholders and government agencies (Ministry of Health, Education, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development as well as other GBV, SRHR & YEE Implementing Partners), mobilizing partners and stakeholders in the establishment of Technical working groups for GBV, SRHR within respective district of jurisdiction.

 Key relationships

Internally:

  • Project Manager – REAL Project : Direct line-management and appraisal of the Project Coordinator
  • Program Area Manager (PAM): General Operations
  • Technical Advisor – Health: Technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation of project interventions in GBV, Health / YEE Thematic Area.
  • Project Officer: who directly report to the Project Coordinator will be supervised and appraised by the Coordinator.
  • Country Office Grants Team: Project Reports, budgeting and grant compliance

 

Externally: 

  • Project Stakeholders: S/he will work in close collaboration with GBV, 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 GBV, 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.


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