Project Manager - INSPIRE
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.
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.
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