Job Title: Project Facilitator – Participatory School Governance
Organization: Plan International
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Project Facilitator – Participatory School Governance will act as a resource in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Finland National Office (MFA/FLNO)-funded Participatory School Governance Project team and lead the implementation of Social Accountability (SAC), Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER), and Information, communication and Technology (ICT) approaches in the project at district and community levels. The incumbent will work closely with the IT manager, Program Area M&E coordinator, Project Coordinator and the Project Facilitators to ensure the project is implemented with highest quality and timely manner as per the project design and Plan International’s Child Centred Community Development (CCCD) approach and documented according to the projects and Plan International’s procedures and guidelines. The incumbent will also provide information to the MER and ICT data base and responding to community and public messages that may show up on the ICT platform. S/he will represent the project in engagements with regional or district partners, allies and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Take overall responsibility for the delivery of the ICT, Social accountability and MER aspects of the PSCG project in Tororo and Kamuli.
• Organise and manage the implementation of the ICT enhanced social accountability using community scorecards and mobile phone technology initiatives with all stakeholders including children.
• Ensure the quality and accuracy of monitoring and evaluation aspects described in proposals and reports (definition and follow up of indicators and number of beneficiaries, link with achieved activities and budget, both on a quantitative and qualitative aspect), including supporting implementation of project evaluations and audits.
• Assist the project team to develop and maintain homogeneous monitoring and follow up tools and ensure the quality and the accuracy of the collected data.
• Prepare annual project detailed implementation plans (DIP) and budgets.
• Manage the project monitoring and documentation activities.
• Build and strengthen working relationships with partner organisations and other project stakeholders.
• Manage the implementation of Project Monitoring& Evaluation and procurement plans.
• Ensure adherence of Plan International and donor policies, procedures and regulation in the implementation of the project.
• Ensure that the project interventions and activities conform and are aligned to the country strategic plan, CCCD standards and other corporate standards and principles.
• Routinely mobilise target communities, families and key stakeholders at village, sub county and district level to participate in PSGC activities.
• Actively facilitate planning, review and feedback sessions with management structures; and other community structures supporting PSCG in the operational areas.
• Facilitate trainings and on job mentoring sessions and other capacity building initiatives for the community education committee members on use of community scorecards in PSGC.
• Prepare and send monthly and quarterly narrative progress reports.
• Assist in building strategic linkages and collaborations with other departments in and outside Plan, local authorities and other service providers to foster integration and ensue collated effort at PA level for PSGC
• Support establishment or strengthening of PSGC networks with government line departments and other providers at district level.
• Regularly collect and analyze data to identify, document and disseminate key learning /best practices from PSGC in the PA and share project information to contribute to quality sponsorship communications, such as the annual Area Updates
• Organise regular district specific performance review meetings to assess progress but also to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders
• Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate should hold a degree in education, social work or its equivalent in a related field.
• Five years’ experience with a minimum of one year’s experience implementing ICT enhanced integrated social accountability programs, working with children and parents preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organisation.
• A minimum of three years’ prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing donor projects
• Proven exposure and experience and knowledge in MER.
• Working knowledge and application of research approaches
• Working knowledge of key donor requirements.
• Detailed knowledge of the dynamics in children and community programming.
• Background and keen interest of gender concerns in children participation.
• Proven ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with teams and partners.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in data analysis and writing of quality project reports
• Prior exposure and experience in advocacy and facilitating child participation.
• Strong strategic and analytical thinking.
• Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
• High performance, results oriented and able to work with less supervision.
• Open to feedback and willing to try innovative approaches.
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
• Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS office and Internet.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources Manager,
Email to: [email protected]
NB: As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a Child Protection Policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 4th September, 2015