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Project Coordinator- JOFA at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Ntchisi
  • Salary: 00

Save the Children

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

Save the Children International is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Project Coordinator. The major responsibility of the role is to oversee the overall project management, implementation and reporting; oversees the project lifecycle (planning, execution and closeout); manages the project schedule and budget; representing the project to relevant government agencies and key stakeholders and coordination of the consortium. The role holder will also be responsible for creating opportunities for effective partnership, collaboration and joint planning of program activities. Further to this, the post holder will work in close collaboration with the relevant government ministries/departments like Ministries of Agriculture, Gender Community Development & Social Welfare, Ministry of labour, Home Affairs, Health, and as well as relevant private sector institutions.

Working in close coordination with the Senior Area Operations Manager (AOM), relevant Senior Technical Advisors and Consortium partners, will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the implementation of an Ending Child labour project whose main objective is to “Contribute to the reduction of child labour targeting its worst forms” in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mali, and Malawi in line with the Sustainable Development Goals by 2025.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program planning, implementation and management

  • Ensure that all program activities are based on and are in line with the approved project annual plan, phased budget, DIP, procurement plan.
  • Oversee the implementation of all project activities, ensuring they are completed with quality and to time and budget.
  • Establish and maintain collaboration with consortium partners, government at both National and district level, NGOs and other relevant organizations and community structures level to ensure maximum coordination of efforts, sustainability of activities that are being implemented and avoid unnecessary duplication.
  • Organize and facilitate trainings and other activities for relevant government partners, community-based groups/structures as per the work plan.
  • Timely prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual program reports.
  • Initiate dissemination of data findings/program reports to community stakeholders, for advocacy in collaboration with other Save the Children staff, government, consortium partners and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in design and implementation of project studies/assessments and other learning exercises.
  • Participate in timely reviews and adjustments for the program operational and implementation plans and budgets as may be required from time to time.
  • Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of project implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting objectives and compliance with Save the Children policies.

 

Budgeting and Financial Management

  • Demonstrate evidence of being well acquainted with budgeting, budget monitoring and BVA analysis (Budget vs Actual) to avoid over and under spends while implementing activities.
  • Actively participate in the monthly BVA (Budget Variance Analysis) reviews in collaboration with the AOM, Awards Coordinator and Budget and Reporting Coordinator.
  • Ensure that all financial policies and regulations relating to expenditure controls, advances management as put in place for the management and control of funds are, followed when implementing project activities.
  • Monitor and alert management to any financial mismanagement that may arise in the course of programme implementation.

 

Project Reporting and Documentation

  • Conduct close monitoring of the project and operations activities and data management in collaboration with MEAL team, consortium partners as well as government relevant officials.
  • Work closely with the MEAL Officer and consortium partners to ensure project achievements, case studies, lessons learned and success stories are well documented and shared at national, district and community levels.

 

Advocacy, Networking and Representation.

  • Lead in national (in collaboration with consortium members), district and community level advocacy and community mobilization efforts.
  • Work closely with all relevant structures at district and community level, networks and other non-governmental organisations to ensure synergy between the project and other partners.
  • In collaboration with AOM, MEAL team document lessons and learning’s from programming and advocacy engagements.

 

General:

  • The Project Coordinator will need to comply with SCI policies and practice with respect to child protection, child safeguarding, fraud and whistleblowing, gender policies code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the security, health and wellbeing of oneself and other staff while reflecting the SCI’s principles, policies and procedures

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, or any related discipline.
  • Certificate or any additional qualification in program management is an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years related experience working for in coordinating development programmes or at senior level.
  • Strong agriculture, social work background with demonstrable skills in conducting key processes e.g. CP and GBV/SEA case management, Child re-integration case management, Psychological First Aid, CP risk and vulnerability assessments, system strengthening
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in child labour elimination and livelihood related interventions including in humanitarian emergency responses.
  • Experience working in consortium set-up, strategic level coordination and advocacy and other behaviour and social change communication approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in program/project planning and coordination, including managing work-plans and budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience managing others, including volunteers.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrable experience of having worked in a multi-faceted program.
  • Thorough understanding of SCI working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc. – would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy, excellent communication and documentation skills are a must

Location: Ntchisi

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

 

ABOUT US

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: 

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
· Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Method Of Application

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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