Project Coordinator - Development
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Working under the direct supervision of the Education and Protection Portfolio Manager, oversee and ensure achievements of targets towards donors’ requirements through overall management of the protection programming (through the use of indicators performance trackers). Coordinate the implementation of project activities and management of the development facilitators to ensure project deliverables are met as per the design.
Responsible for all aspects of the project’s daily management, including logistics, administration, security, community and beneficiaries liaison.
Develop and roll-out project management tools for the follow up on the child protection programme (including but not limited to child protection committees, life skills, awareness raising etc..)
Monitor the implementation and progress of the project(s) according to approved stated objectives, plan of action, budget and record progress by working closely with the Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DME) unit and the Portfolio Manager (PM).
Interact regularly with Portfolio Manager and Main office sector specialists (mainly protection and education), to seek technical guidance.
Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of a plan for building understanding on Sponsorship in communities during each step of the program process in close co-operation with Sponsorship Officer (SpO).
Ensure close coordination with the SpO in order to meet Sponsorship process through programming.
Coordinate with the Advocacy Manager to support the implementation of the World Vision Lebanon Advocacy strategy at the area and community level.
Assist in designing and launching advocacy projects, initiatives and campaigns at the community level.
Assist in identifying and responding to existing and potential child protection threats at the community level in close coordination with WVL Child Protection Specialist.
Develop and maintain relations with key stakeholders and ensure representation and participation in related advocacy coalitions and networks at the area level.
Build and maintain strong relationships with local stakeholders to ensure effective project implementation.
Gather intelligence for individual sector opportunities
Support the portfolio Manager in engaging and pre-position WV with NGOs and local partners to develop consortia whenever possible
Facilitate project visits by donors and other visitors
Identify, facilitate, coordinate partners' capacity and when necessary deliver targeted training to meet project objectives
Support and build the capacity of the Development Facilitators(DFs) in understanding the sensitivity of child development and child vulnerability factors among community members and partners
Supervise direct reports and assist them in understanding their role and in identifying appropriate solutions to problems, concerns, and issues that are faced in their area.
Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building.
Ensure that staff understand and follow the WV child protection policy and report any child protection incidents that occurs within the program area.
Ensure WV core values and principles are upheld at the project site by all staff.
Responsible for the security of project staff, ensuring that staff abide by WVL security procedures and policies. Report any security breaches as necessary.
Participate in personal safety training as required
Undertake any other duties as shall be delegated by the supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
University degree or higher education relevant to Social Studies, Education, Protection, Development Studies human rights, law or other relevant fields
At least 5 years of proven experience in implementation of Education/Child Protection/Protection programming; human rights and/or advocacy work
Strong understanding of community-led development standards and work
Development facilitation skills , including catalyzing, connecting, and building the capacity of community groups
Proven experience in community mobilization
Preferred knowledge in Project Management for Development (PMD), Project Management for Professional (PMPs) and International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Strong understanding of protection standards and main project models through understanding of best practices and strategies in protection and Education programming (protection monitoring, GBV, Child protection, ECCD);
Significant knowledge of International Humanitarian principals, Human Rights and Refugee Law;
Strong program/technical and budget management skills including project Management cycle and tools
Experience in implementing projects through local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations;
Above average computer literacy in Microsoft Office package (incl. Excel), and holder of a valid driver’s license.
Good Communication and interpersonal skills with ability to network and negotiate with partners and government bodies.
Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
Good analytical and organizational skills
Strong communication skills in English and Arabic