1 Jul 2020

Project Officer ASRHR & Livelihood-GFFO at Plan International

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About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

About Project:

NOT MY CRISIS, BUT MY BODY & MY LIFE project aims to improve protection, reproductive health and knowledge and resilience of vulnerable boys and girls in South Sudanese Refugee settlements through the provision of Child Protection and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services and Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA). It is a 24 months emergency response project funded by German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) to be implemented in Adjumani Refugee settlements West Nile, covering Maaji 1-3, Boroli, Pagirinya, Ayilo 1-2, Nymanzi and four host communities where these settlements are located.

Job Summary:

The Project Officer ASRH-Livelihood is directly responsible day to day planning and implementation of the Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Livelihood component of this project. He/She is accountable to the Project Manager GFFO – NOT MY CRISIS Project, who is responsible for the delivery of the overall project results in line with project proposal, PIU West Nile emergency response strategy and GFFO requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • He/she is responsible for the delivery of the Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and Livelihood component of this project.
  • He/she supports the project manager in strengthening equitable access to and utilization of integrated quality health services for refugees and host communities across all the phases of displacement.
  • He/she support the Project Manager in providing emergency livelihood support to complement basic household needs of adolescent girls and boys affected by crisis targeted by the project
  • He/she support the Project Manager in strengthening household livelihood response strategies for household self-reliance
  • Working in Close consultation and with supervision from the Project Manager, the Project Officer performs the following roles to implement ASRH-Livelihood component of this project:
  • Provide technical guidance and specialized ASRH expertise for implementation the child protection activities under this project.
  • Support in developing and implementing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project work plans, project activities and budgets.
  • Prepare and submit to project manager, high quality activity, weekly, quarterly and annual narrative reports for all completed activities.
  • Coordinate effectively with other project Officer Child Protection and other staffs to leverage efforts, build synergy, team work and deliver high quality project results
  • Support tracking, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and reporting of project outputs, outcomes, impact or results and changes in close collaboration with Project Manager.
  • Support effective project budget utilization, management and monitoring for activities directly implemented by Plan staff and partners.
  • Support timely accountability for funds used to implement project in line with Plan international accounting policies and procedures and donor requirements.
  • Assist in effective management of project resources including procurements in accordance with Plan International Uganda policies and guidelines and in accordance with grant conditions.
  • Support with representation in SRHR and Livelihood sector working group meeting meetings with UNHCR other stakeholders at settlement and district level in close consultation with the Project manager.
  • Assist with project risk management in the implementation of the project to minimise their occurrence and possible effects on the project in line with Plan International Risk Management policy and project risk mitigation measures
  • Ensure compliance with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and guidelines in all project activities
  • Mobilize target community members, children, families and key stakeholders at settlement level and host communities, sub county and district level to participate in GFFO project activities
  • Support GFFO Project Manager and Emergency Response Manager in developing Concept papers/ proposals for funding opportunities.
  • Performs additional duties as per the request of the Project Manager and Emergency Response Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Plan International Project Officer ASRHR & Livelihood-GFFO job must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Science Social Work, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with wide demonstrated relevant experience in implementing ASRH and livelihood projects.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in promoting adolescent/youth programming
  • Experience and skills in the use of participatory approaches and rights-based programming.
  • At least 3 years professional experience in ASRH, youth economic empowerment, SRHR, life skills and adolescent programming in humanitarian context.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with other development partners in the field.
  • Good oral and written communication in English and local language where assigned
  • Good knowledge of ICT.
  • Plan International’s Values in Practice
  • We are open and accountable
  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
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Closing Date : 13th July 2020


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