Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge
Knowledge / Expertise:
• A minimum degree in Social Science, Social Work, Public Health or any Health-related discipline with experience in ASRHR programming,
• Postgraduate 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 5 years’ hands-on progressive experience in planning and implementation of school / community-based health programmes targeting Adolescents / Young people out-of-school especially on ASRH including in emergency situations; including at least 3 years at a project/budget management level.
• Knowledge of the guidelines and international conventions governing the 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 community-based SRHR and YEE programs for Out-of-School Youth.
• Practical experience in working with District Local Government, community health systems, and Implementing Partners in SRHR, YEE, and/or Child Protection is an added advantage.
• Experience in SRHR – related capacity building for health facilities and community health structures
• Sound understanding of current policy developments in SRHR, eMTCT, Reproductive Maternal, New-born, Child & Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and YEE
• Willingness to work in a typical rural district and travel 70% of the time in the field.
• At least 3 years experience in implementing programs in emergency situations at a Project Manager level.
• Excellent budget management skills
• Excellent Problem solving and analytical skills
• Develop and periodically review the 4-year project operational plan, annual/quarterly plans, and budgets for effective project implementation.
• Lead 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 the Project Coordinators to ensure timely and quality delivery of the project at all stages of implementation.
• Ensure efficient utilization and timely accountability of funds and other resources allocated in accordance with grant conditions.
• Develop a system for capturing, documenting, and disseminating project experiences, achievements, lessons learned, and best practices to stakeholders while maintaining project records for accountability purposes.
• 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 at both central and local government levels, project partners, and the wider stakeholder fraternity.
• Represent Plan International Uganda at relevant technical working groups (TWGs) and events/forums to ensure Plan International is acknowledged as a legitimate partner/actor.
• Organise and hold regular performance review meetings to assess progress and to agree on and communicate any changes in strategy with the key project stakeholders.
• Identify and participate in operational research related to the project.