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Project Officer-Lego Playful Futures

Plan International

This is a Full-time position in Alebtong posted March 4, 2022.

Plan International Carreer opportunities in Alebtong Project Officer-Lego Playful Futures Jobs opportunities in Alebtong at Plan International

# Job Description

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 support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we
enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We
drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels
using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years,
and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PROFILE
Project Name: LEGO – Playful Futures Project
Title: Project Officer
Functional Area: Programmes
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Location: Alebtong
Travel required: Yes
Contract duration: 3.6 years
Effective Date: March 2022
Grade

Role PURPOSE
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for
profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Plan International is committed to reach 100 million girls to Lead, Learn,
Decide and Thrive in Uganda. We support children’s rights from birth until
they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to
crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local,
national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have
been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are
now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International Uganda is looking for One Project Officer to manage day to
day implementation of the Lego- Playful Futures project interventions in
Alebtong district working in collaboration with other members of the project
team and other project stakeholders Local government, Primary Schools, NGO
partners, Communities. He/she will ensure that the project activities are
implemented in a timely and efficient manner in a bid to contribute to
improved Early Childhood Development in the communities targeted by the
project. He/she will directly implement project supported interventions to
achieve the set objectives and targets. He/she will be a member of the
Education and ECD team at national level and member of the Program Team at
Program Area level.

Dimensions of the Role
The Project Officers will be primarily responsible for supporting
implementation of Playful Futures Project activities in Early Childhood
Development Centres, Primary Schools and Alternative Learning Centres and in
Homes following an already developed curriculum.
• S/he will closely work with and support project stakeholders including: ECD
Care givers/facilitators/ teachers, primary school teachers, community
centres, community leaders, non-formal centre facilitators, social workers,
facilitators of accelerated education programs and of course children in the
target age group.
Support distribution and safety of play kits containing materials to help
foster play such as manipulatives, storybooks, and supplies to create teaching
and learning tools.
• Support in organising roll-out events and trainings for Playful Futures
using Play Library and kits.
• Support project interventions that prepare caregivers to interact playfully
and positively with their children and to care for their own well-being,
accompanied by a Play at Home Library with activities for caregivers and
children to do together.
• Manage and maintain project records especially enrolment/ attendance
registers and equipment inventories.
• Mobilize and educate parents and community members to participate in project
interventions within the ECD centers, Primary Schools and at community level.
• Coordinate with all the key partners in the district to enhance mutual
support and establish a strong networking framework.
• Support the documentation and sharing of learning, knowledge and experience
generated from Plan Uganda’s project interventions as widely as possible.
Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports to the project Manager.
• Support consultants or Resource persons hired to provide various services.
• Develop strong and sustainable relationships with local and international
NGOs, Government institutions and other stakeholders involved in project
interventions.
• Keep abreast of developments within the project portfolio and share best
practices within and outside Plan Uganda.
• Provide support to Plan teams and communities to identify and access
resources that will enable them to meet the needs of all children targeted by
the project.
• Represent Plan in ECD/Education coordination and working group meetings.
• Performs additional duties as requested.

Key relationships
• Close collaboration and interdependence with the Programme Area Team and
other support departments Finance, Admin, Risk Management, Human Resource,
Sponsorship
• Regular working relationship with Program Area teams, especially Project
Coordinators /Project Officers and other focal points implementing similar
projects.
Communications Department to ensure proper visibility and compliance to
branding.
• Local, national and international Civil Society Organizations, Private
Sector actors, Government institutions especially district local government
stakeholders and UN agencies to ensure Plan’s work is well linked to other
initiatives.

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education/Early Childhood Care and Development, Child
Development and Children’s Ministry, and Social Sciences, Project Management
and any other relevant course.
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience implementing and/or managing
community led programs for children 0-8 years.
• Experience of managing projects, including project design, monitoring and
evaluation i.e. preparation of documents and reports for external
dissemination.
• Excellent writing, facilitation, and organizational skills.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• Strong drive for results and ensuring timely delivery of program outcomes

Knowledge on inclusive programming approaches.
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS
Word and MS Power Point.
• Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
• Good communication skills written and oral.
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills in multi-cultural contexts
• Familiarity with West Nile Region.
• Proficient in local language Langi

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
We strive for lasting impact
• Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
• Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new
ideas.
• Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive
to changed priorities or crises.
• Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when
appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our
shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and
communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a
better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
• We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
• We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our
programs and our workplace
• We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and
to change their own lives.

Physical Environment
Typical Office environment with frequent travel to the field.
Level of contact with children
High- Regular direct interaction with children

Safe guarding Children and Young People Policy mandatory for all staff
Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP
issues.
Responsible for the implementation of the CPP standards as they apply to the
area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified
gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
Ensure that all Plan International partners, visitors, and associates in
his/her area of responsibility are provided with, are made aware of and have
signed and returned a copy of the child protection policy. Inform the
partners, visitors, and associates that they must comply with the policy in
all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection CPP
and Gender Equality and Inclusion GEI 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.

Location: Alebtong
Type of Role: 1 year fixed term
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Grade: C1
Closing Date: 17th March 2022
Candidates who have received atleast one Covid 19 shot are at an added
advantage

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URL:: Link to Apply

[ **Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here**
]https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Alebtong-PROJECT-OFFICER-LEGO-
PLAYFUL-FUTURES/780239201/

**Closing Date** : 17th March. 2022

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