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Project Manager - INSPIRE

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Position: Project Manager - INSPIRE

Report to: Child Protection & Peace Building Manager

Location: Mityana District

Purpose of the position:

To oversee the effective planning, implementation, and coordination of multi-sectoral Project interventions and capacity building contributing to the strengthening of national and local capacities in prevention and response to Violence Against Children (VAC) using the INSPIRE Technical Package.

The Project Manager will be responsible for overall project leadership in implementation, budget management, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, building collaborations and networks with District leaders, other development partners including ensuring project synergy and integration with DREAMS Projects/IPs in the district; staff nurturing and capacity building and ensuring adequate financial, monitoring and administrative systems are in place.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Lead in Project Planning & Implementation in line with approved grant proposal and agreement

Work closely with the Project Coordinator, and Child Protection Technical lead to understand the project goal and implement multi-sectorial prevention and response interventions guided by the INSPIRE technical package.

  • Ensure work plans for implementation are made and expectations met.

  • Liaise with the local government and DREAMS implementing partners in regard to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging resources against WV’s to improve sustainability

  • Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, map points of services for survivors of violence and vulnerable individuals, and to identify and link them to support structures in liaise with TPO

  • Analyze trends and develop/align program strategies to meet needs

  • Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the grant with DREAMS interventions

Effective Project Implementation and monitoring: through timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation and adopting a community owned and centered approach for sustainability;

  • Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities

  • Develop community champions to drive systemic behavioral change amongst communities and service providers

  • Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies

  • Strengthen case management and referral mechanisms working with leaders, youth and service providers

  • Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers/volunteers, as needed and appropriate

  • Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems

  • Compile periodic monthly, quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data

  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

Capacity building: Effectively supervise and build capacity of project personnel (staff, volunteers and others) to effectively implement project interventions for INSPIRE, CBIM, CBT aligned to expected standards and with fidelity.

  • Identify the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors required for personnel and stakeholders to implement project interventions;

  • Train staff and partners to become leaders of prevention and response.

  • Promote and builds capacity of Child Protection guiding principles within teams, including compliance with child safeguarding protocols;

  • Facilitates trainings to build staff and partner capacity as required;

  • Mentors team members through on-the-job training, guidance and support;

Advocacy and Community Mobilization action for prevention and response and in support of survivors of violence against children.

  • Undertake initiatives that offer unprecedented opportunities for advancing child protection interventions through advocacy

  • Lead teams to effectively engage communities to prevent and respond to violence against children using thoughtful approaches that promote inclusive participation, non-discrimination and underrepresentation in community and family decision-making.

  • Ensure children and youth participate in advocacy and action

  • As needed for difficult or complex cases, provide direct advocacy and assistance.

Networking and Coordination: Facilitate a collaborative environment to promote effective coordination with a range of actors to ensure access to multi-sectorial services and mainstreaming of risk mitigation and prevention efforts.

  • Coordinate with the Local Government, Implementing Partners, Development Partners and other local actors to ensure holistic action and support to survivors of violence against children, including participation in strengthening referral pathways

  • Actively participate in child protection working groups/DOVCCC and contribute to interagency initiatives

  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and ensure maximum visibility

  • Assist in writing grant proposals and meeting with donors on project-related engagements/visits

  • Fosters effective communication internally and externally.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting on project indicators and results;

  • Lead on conducting regular monitoring and review of the project progress towards impact

  • Ensure bottom-up development approach, project beneficiaries are part of the M&E process using a community based monitoring and evaluation approach

  • Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual monitoring in-line with the project M&E framework/plan and disseminate findings and recommendations

  • Document and disseminate project learning and best practices

  • Conduct end of project evaluation to assess impact and share learnings with beneficiaries and partners including the donor.

  • Submit timely and accurate monthly, quarterly semi/annual reports and other reports as needed or requested.

  • Lead joint monitoring missions in collaboration with other key project stakeholders

  • Work with the Child Protect Team and Communications team to develop and publish stories of most significant change and case studies for wider dissemination.

  • Coordinate regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the district level

  • Support the M&E function to harmonize indicators, periodic data collection, analysis and reporting. This will include planning and execution of mid-term reviews and impact assessments as may be required.

  • Facilitate documentation, publication, launch and dissemination of products from reviews and impact assessments.

People Management:

  • Assist in the selection, training and support of program/project staff

  • Ensure annual appraisal of line managed staff against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted appropriately.

  • Promote principles of self-care for staff and provide opportunities for teams to seek support;

  • Comply with security protocols, consider security implications of all project activities and fosters a safe environment for staff to report security concerns.

Financial/Budget Management: To take overall responsibility for financial management and monitoring of the project, ensuring that adequate financial and administrative systems are in place.

  • Maintain staff & stakeholder awareness of budget and expenditures in order to manage project within

  • Develop work plans and expenditure targets in line with project budget

  • Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within project budgets and expected timeframes

  • Effective management of the project budget within acceptable minimum variance and in compliance with donor regulations/requirements

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Public Health, Child Development or other relevant field of study. A master’s degree is an added advantage

  • Post graduate training in Project Planning and Management sound knowledge of Financial Management

  • Certificate or diploma in child protection

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Project Management/Community Development and Child Protection programming,

  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects

  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming and coordination as well as guidance on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written