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Project Coordinator at Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Salary: 00

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD)

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) is a member of Act Alliance working in the field of Humanitarian Response, Advocacy and Long-term Development. CARD works in 9 Districts in Malawi namely; Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Machinga, Balaka, Phalombe, Lilongwe, Dowa and Mchinji. The Head Office of CARD is in Blantyre.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant positions of Project Coordinator tenable at CARD Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

The Project Coordinator will be reporting to the Program Manager and will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Livelihood Program at CARD Dzaleka Refugee Camp Office in Dowa District. The Project Coordinator will also work in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders at Dzaleka Camp and Dowa District Council.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will be based at CARD Dzaleka Refugee Camp Office in Dowa and will be involved in the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership to staff on the operations of CARD and its partners at Dzaleka Camp;
    • Facilitate and monitor implementation of planned projects in collaboration with other projects’ staff;
    • Provide technical support, training and guidance on best practices to the project staff, people of concern and host communities including persons with disabilities;
    • Provide technical support and guidance for implementation of project activities, ensuring high-quality programming that incorporates relevant best practices;
    • Continuously assess project’s context, assumptions and changes in the working environment to ensure that the program focus, strategies and activities remain relevant and propose adjustments when needed;
    • Consolidate monthly/quarterly/final program progress reports, in line with CARD & donor requirements;
    • As a budget holder manage budgets in line with authority levels, CARD’s financial policies and procedures and donor requirements, including monthly reviews of expense reports;
    • Supporting the project beneficiaries in the establishment of, or strengthening of livelihood and enterprise development opportunities, that provide support and opportunities to them; and
    • Facilitate a market-based livelihood development approach, including analyzing value chains and linking potential buyers to targeted livelihood groups at Dzaleka Refugee Camp and surrounding communities.

The applicant should have the following attributes and qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Agri-business, Agriculture and/or other relevant disciplines.
    • At least 3-4 years’ experience in managing projects such as Livelihoods & Resilience Building, Humanitarian Response, advocacy and development programs.
    • Knowledge of UNHCR policies, regulations and guidelines will be an added advantage
    • Proven track record of successful project management.
    • Experience in the implementation of the Ultra-poor Graduation Approach/Model
    • Experience in working with diverse communities will be an added advantage.
    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team.
    • Motivate others to achieve intended objectives of the interventions planned.
    • Good Communication skills.

Method Of Application
Interested persons with suitable qualifications should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three traceable referees, one of whom should be a clergy, to:

The Executive Director
P O Box 2733

Closing date for receiving applications is 24th January 2023. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged. CARD is an equal opportunity employer and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be prepared to start work immediately.

CARD adheres to the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standards, implemented alongside other related policies; such as the Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Policy, Antifraud Policy, Disability Policy and the Child Protection Policy. These have been developed to ensure protection of vulnerable persons from any exploitation.

The policies clarify the roles and responsibilities of CARD staff, volunteers, interns, visitors, consultants, partner organizations and other stakeholders in their dealings with CARD and rights holders. Any candidate offered a job with CARD will be expected to sign the Code of Conduct and related policies. By signing the policies, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of the policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of those policies.

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