Project Coordinator Smart Up job at Plan International

Plan International

Project Coordinator Smart Up job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Hiring Organization: Plan International

Job Details:

The Project Coordinator – Innovation and Digital Technology will contribute to the attainment of Plan International Uganda Country Programme objectives through ensuring the initiation and integration of digital innovations in MBMF program; Support the development, expansion and implementation of PIU digital interventions through innovative digital solutions, with a focus on Youth Economic Empowerment interventions/livelihoods. Add value to beneficiaries and partners through digital technology and participate in Resource mobilization functions during the proposal development.

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities
• Drive innovation and use of modern technologies such as mobile phones to improve research, foster learning/best practices including sharing and improving impact
• Actively engage local partners to follow market trends and seek opportunities for improvement through own staff. This should happen with a special focus on livelihoods interventions.
• Assist in project and proposal development as well as preparation and implementation of reviews and evaluations of projects.
• Take lead in the management of innovation hubs and building capacity of partners and beneficiaries in innovation and digital technology
• Ensure high quality collaboration and coordination is maintained for effective and efficient implementation of Project interventions by all stakeholders.
• Support conduct planning meetings for the innovation initiatives and come up with ways of addressing any gaps that are identified including supporting district stakeholders during supervision and monitoring of Project activities.
• Support Orientation of key district stakeholders on implementation of Project activities
• Support organize and conduct Project reflection and review meetings at team, district and school levels that bring on board different stakeholders.
• Child Protection and Gender Equality & Inclusion
• Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding of Young people; Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures
• The Project Coordinator – Innovation and Digital technology will ensure that PII Safeguarding of Young People and Gender and Inclusion policies are implemented in all project activities while working with young people, partner, parents, district officials and other stakeholders.
• Leadership and Business Management Competencies
• Leadership Competencies
• Set and communicate ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International's purpose.
• Set high standards for self and others' behavior, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.
• Hold self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.
• Create a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.
• Collaborate with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.
• Motivate and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them utilize their potential.
• Accept change and support others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.
• Business Management Competencies
• Understand relevant sectorial context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy
• Manage legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security
• Manage activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management
• Manage people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Technology, Social Innovation and Technology, Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship; or Business Management.
• At least three years of progressively professional work experience in design, implementation and evaluation of digital Innovation/ transformation and IT programmes.
• Excellent coordination and organization skills with demonstrated experience working in INGO as an added advantage.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing, donor compliance and budget management.
• Ability to Identify and synthesis best practices and lessons learned to promote knowledge management and sustainability.
• Skills in working with talented youth.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research.
• Ability to integrate SRHR in digital innovation

Application procedure

To apply follow this link 

Date Posted: 2021-12-18