Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest child centered development organizations 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.
- The job holder will bear the overall responsibility for the establishment of the Youth Advisory Panels (YAP) Project within Plan Uganda;
- Prepare annual detailed project implementation plans and budgets;
- Manage and build relationships with partner organisations and other project stakeholders;
- Develop and oversee implementation of Project Monitoring& Evaluation and procurement plans;
Ensure implementation of policies, principles and operational standards of the Child Centred Community Development (CCCD) approach, and the citizenship and governance in the project
- Coordinating annual recruitment of new YAP members, with the aim of establishing regional representation throughout Plan Uganda Program areas;
- Networking with key Plan Uganda programme areas youth organizations and other key external partners, including relevant government departments in support of youth advocacy;
- Offer technical support in the generation of accessible, youth-friendly versions of Plan documents and other resources targeting wider youth networks;
- Develop tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning of Plan Uganda youth engagement initiatives, including YAP activities, with support from Project Coordinator- Children and
- Youth Participation;
- Train and mentor relevant departments in Plan Uganda on effective youth engagement and ensure staff are regularly updated on activities undertaken by YAP;
- Support inclusion and participation of marginalised youth especially youth with disabilities;
- Provide day-to-day support to the Global Youth Steering Committee Member; and
- Participate in the global youth engagement technical network
- Perform any other job duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- The applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Work or its equivalent in a related field.
- A minimum of two years’ experience working with youth groups/organizations
- Working knowledge and experience of key donor requirements.
- Prior experience of supporting the successful growth of a youth group, organization or network
- Significant experience in strategy development
- Hands-on experience in working with marginalized youth population and on Human Rights/Youth Rights issues
- Practical experience in participatory development and advocacy approaches
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English language, and the ability to adapt styles to meet needs of different audiences
- Excellent networking and partnership skills
- Computer proficiency i.e. skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
Deadline: 31st January, 2014.