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Associate Area Coordinator – Balaka at Evidence Action

  • Full Time
  • Balaka, Malawi
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Evidence Action

Job purpose

Reporting to the Area coordinator, the Associate coordinator position is a key field management role for the Safe Water Program (SW).

An Associate Coordinator is part of the SW program management team and plays an important role in leading program management at the field level. The Associate Coordinator leads field teams to deliver the various activities and outputs of SW to communities served by the program.

Duties And Responsibilities

Associate Coordinator is the deputy to the Area Coordinator in managing the Safe Water program and field office. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct stakeholder meetings at district, county, and/or sub county levels to ensure buy-in of local stakeholders into the SW program
  • Manage a team of Lead Officers and CSAs through supervision, mentorship & coaching to deliver high quality community engagements
  • Lead the field teams in the execution of SW activities such as Safe Water Device installations, reinstallations, chlorine delivery and device maintenances among others
  • Manage field finance expenses prudently with proper accountability and transparency, in line with the finance policy
  • Develop weekly work plans, budgets and reports for field activities and ensure execution of the planned activities, in line with agreed upon targets
  • Support field teams on field data administration for various activities through smart phone technology
  • Ensure high adoption of SW in assigned locations through managing all the drivers of adoption, which include community knowledge, device functionality, promoter engagement, and non-empty rates
  • Take delegated responsibilities in logistical and field operation planning, supervision and reporting
  • Other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Area Coordinator
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International development or equivalent
  • Fluency in English and local language spoken in the operational location, both spoken and written
  • 2 years of experience in management of community-development project activities with an NGO, community based organization or social enterprise
  • Excellent communication skills and good public relations
  • High-level discipline and good character while engaging with the community and their leaders, program teams and managers
  • Community service attitude/ Passion to work in a rural community setting
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces teamwork and enjoys working in a team environment as a team champion
  • Motorcycle riding skills/experience with a valid driving license
  • Good computer skills, data entry and management skills
  • Positive attitude and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Key performance Indicators

  • Program management: Consistent growth of dispenser adoption rates and ILC device functionality rates through regular chlorine supply and hardware functionality
  • People management: Maintain effective supervision and team leadership for maximum program outcomes and contributions towards achieving the organizational vision and mission
  • Data management: Good program data management for program performance reports
  • Program cost management: Maintain/improve cost effectiveness of SW program by closely monitoring and controlling operational costs; e.g. logistical costs (motorbike maintenance, field transport costs, etc.)
  • Program Finance management: Ensure sufficient funds available for field activities and office expenses
  • Budget management: Ensure that activity implementation is maintained within the budget
  • Financial Accountability: Ensure that all funds are utilized for their intended purpose and accounted for within the times stated in the financial policy.

Requirements

Required Competencies and Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills and good public relations
  • High-level discipline and good character while engaging with the community and their leaders, program teams and managers
  • Community service attitude/ Passion to work in a rural community setting
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces teamwork and enjoys working in a team environment as a team champion
  • Motorcycle riding skills/experience with a valid driving license
  • Good computer skills, data entry and management skills
  • Positive attitude and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International development or equivalent
  • Fluency in English and local language spoken in the operational location, both spoken and written
  • 2 years of experience in management of community-development project activities with an NGO, community based organization or social enterprise

Working conditions

Associate Coordinator position is both an office and field based position. The incumbent will spend 50% of their time in office and 50% in the field.

Direct reports

The incumbent of this position will directly supervise Lead Field Officers, Field Officers and in some cases Engineering Officers.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.