M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda Project Careers – Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager – Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and 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.
About Project:
The Safe and Inclusive Cities Programme seeks to contribute to the development of a diverse and strong civil society in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe which influences urban governance and development processes and contributes to making cities safe and inclusive for young women and men (age 15-25). The programme is funded by DANIDA starting in 2018 and will be implemented in partnership with local civil society organisations focusing on 1) reducing urban violence and conflict affecting young women and men, 2) increasing young women and men’s access to decent work, and 3) increasing young women and men’s influence in urban governance and planning on safety and economic opportunities.
Job Summary: The M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda is responsible for implementation of project M&E Frameworks. The jobholder supports work planning for project baselines, on-going monitoring of implementation mid-term reviews and final evaluation. He/ she will also be responsible for documentation and learning in the project
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Together with other Programme Unit / project team members, coordinates and supports the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives for the Safer Cities Project and other projects being implemented in Kampala Urban programme.
  • Coordinates and leads development of projects indicators, monitoring frameworks, tools and guidelines.
  • Leads development and design of all researches within the projects, working closely with the Project Coordinators, MER Manager, Programme Unit  Manager and technical specialists’ team.
  • Leads and supports the design and delivery of major evaluation and monitoring initiatives, including project baselines within the Programme Unit.
  • As a member of the project teams, advises management and programme staff on all aspects of monitoring, evaluation & research within the Programme Unit.
  • Facilitates training and development activities and provides coaching and mentoring for Plan International project teams and implementing partners staffs on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning aspects.
  • Facilitates organisational learning by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant internal and external project information on monitoring, evaluation & research.
  • Prepares M&E quarterly progress reports on the projects’ monitoring, evaluation & research initiatives for internal and external use.
  • Supports Implementing Partner staff to manage project data base and other MEL aspects within their organisations.
  • Support management in all monitoring and documentation related project activities.
  • Support the utilisation of the corporate M & E system within the Programme Unit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International M & E Coordinator– Safe and Inclusive Urban Uganda job opportunity must hold a  Post-Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies, , Human Rights  or any other related field and  first degree in a relevant field
  • Additional training at Post-Graduate level in project planning and management.
  • Ten years’ experience in working with youths with a minimum of three years’ experience in management of youth / community engagement for  urban safety, and economic empowerment interventions, preferably with an International Non-Governmental Organisation
  • Experience in urban policy and advocacy issues with and for young people and knowledge of coalitions and networks is an added advantage
  • Experience in managing consortiums of partners and implementing projects with partners, partners’ capacity building and CSO strengthening.
  • Experience managing large, complex donor projects, at senior technical management  level
  • Proven success in engaging city level stakeholders, especially city authorities, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders including local governments, community leaders, donor officials, NGOs, and UN agencies
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills in English
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
  • Partnership management and capacity building of partners
  • Knowledge of youth development related policies and strategies
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming including principles of gender equality
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing and budget management
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, and evaluative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
  • Cultural sensitivity and working with diverse teams
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spread sheets, e-mail and web based research.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe 
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 and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018

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