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Project Officer - LEGO Playful Futures

Closing: Aug 14, 2022

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Published: Jul 21, 2022 (21 days ago)

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Technical expertise, skills and knowledge:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education/Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, and Social Sciences, Project Management and any other relevant course. 
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience implementing and/or managing community led programs for children 0-8 years.
  • Experience of managing projects, including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents and reports for external dissemination).
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Strong drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of program outcomes
  • Knowledge on inclusive programming approaches and Human cantered designs
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
  • Familiarity with Busoga Region.
  • Skills/ experience in content development
  • Proficient in local language (Lusoga it’s a must)


Responsibilities

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education/Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Development and Children’s Ministry, and Social Sciences, Project Management and any other relevant course. 
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience implementing and/or managing community led programs for children 0-8 years.
  • Experience of managing projects, including project design, monitoring and evaluation (i.e. preparation of documents and reports for external dissemination).
  • Excellent writing, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Strong drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of program outcomes
  • Knowledge on inclusive programming approaches and Human cantered designs
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
  • Familiarity with Busoga Region.
  • Skills/ experience in content development
  • Proficient in local language (Lusoga it’s a must)


The Project Officers will be primarily responsible for supporting implementation of Playful Futures Project activities in Early Childhood Development Centres, Primary Schools and Alternative Learning Centres and in Homes following an already developed curriculum.

  • S/he will closely work with and support project stakeholders including: ECD Care givers/facilitators/ teachers, primary school teachers, community centres, community leaders, non-formal centre facilitators, social workers, facilitators of accelerated education programs and of course children in the target age group.
  • Support distribution and safety of play kits containing materials to help foster play such as manipulatives, storybooks, and supplies to create teaching and learning tools.
  • Support in organising roll-out events and trainings for Playful Futures using Play Library and kits.
  • Support project interventions that prepare caregivers to interact playfully and positively with their children and to care for their own well-being, accompanied by a Play at Home Library with activities for caregivers and children to do together.
  • Manage and maintain project records especially enrolment/ attendance registers and equipment inventories.
  • Mobilize and educate parents and community members to participate in project interventions within the ECD centers, Primary Schools and at community level.
  • Coordinate with all the key partners in the district to enhance mutual support and establish a strong networking framework.
  • Support the documentation and sharing of learning, knowledge and experience generated from Plan Uganda’s project interventions as widely as possible.
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports to the project Manager.
  • Support consultants or Resource persons hired to provide various services.
  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships with local and international NGOs, Government institutions and other stakeholders involved in project interventions.
  • Keep abreast of developments within the project portfolio and share best practices within and outside Plan Uganda.
  • Provide support to Plan teams and communities to identify and access resources that will enable them to meet the needs of all children targeted by the project.
  • Represent Plan in ECD/Education coordination and working group meetings.
  • Performs additional duties as requested.

Key relationships

  • Close collaboration and interdependence with the Programme Area Team and other support departments (Finance, Admin, Risk Management, Human Resource, Sponsorship)
  • Regular working relationship with Program Area teams, especially Project Coordinators /Project Officers and other focal points implementing similar projects.
  • Communications Department to ensure proper visibility and compliance to branding.
  • Local, national and international Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector actors, Government institutions especially district local government stakeholders and UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other initiatives.


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