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Project Coordiator - Education & Child Protection - Dollow

Job Description

For Somali Nationals Only;

Purpose of the position:

To coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and community and donor relations for a portfolio of grants within a World Vision Program Area of Operations (PAOO). The position holder will manage field-level teams to provide operational, programmatic, and financial support to ensure effective, accountable and safe implementation of World Vision projects. He/she will promote resilience at community level, coordinating integration of projects across sectors. He/she will provide support for the development of community driven programming through assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation and joint-planning of projects. The position will spearhead sectorial external engagement with relevant local leaders, government ministries, INGO/NGOs to promote coordination and cooperation, taking leadership roles when appropriate. The position holder will actively promote portfolio growth, assisting in assessments, developing concept notes, forming alliances with INGO/NGO and government agencies, and meeting with potential donors as required.

Major Responsibilities:

Ensure Operational Effectiveness

  • Coordinate a portfolio of protection and education grants, fostering integration to enhance resilience and promote cost effectiveness;

  • Ensure national office systems, guidelines, policies and strategic initiatives are communicated, understood and in-use by staff members;

  • Foster a culture of trust and mutual respect, actively engaging National Office, Regional Office, partners in planning, management and decision making;

  • Promote TEECAP values of teamwork, excellence, execution and accountability for effective ministry;

Coordinate Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring

  • In close collaboration with Finance and Support Service Manager prepare budgets and resource plans to ensure operational effectiveness at field office level;

  • Promote integrated programming through active involvement in program and proposal development;

  • Ensure timely submission of project and program reports to stakeholders;

  • Promote adherence to key humanitarian standards and sector standards;

  • Translate National Office Strategy to ground level realities;

Foster Internal and External Engagement

  • Lead engagement with community, government, donor and coordination mechanism;

  • Spearhead engagement with other agencies to promote better coordination, joint-action and partnership;

  • Ensure information-sharing mechanisms such as 4Ws, cluster reports, MMRs are updated and shared with relevant stakeholder;

  • Develop networks with community members, government officials, LNGO/INGOs to enable World Vision to leverage a collective voice in favour of children and their families, communities and partners;

  • Develop marketing and promotional materials to increase awareness of field level programs for fund-raising and profile enhancing purposes;

Promote Audit Compliance and Good Stewardship

  • Working closely with the Finance and Support Services, develop budgets, monitor budgets and ensure value for money;

  • Implement compliance mechanisms, ensuring audit recommendations are addressed fully and in a timely manner;

  • Spearhead risk planning through the preparation of Risk Registers and MWRAPs and the implementation of mitigation measures;

  • Identify and correct challenges which impact audit compliance and risk profile;

Staff Management and Capacity Building

  • Manage a team of project Officers & assistants;

  • Utilize performance management process and tools to promote a culture of performance (Performance Agreements, Performance Reviews and PIPs);

  • Develop staff capacity building plans and budget training needs in grants;

  • Implement performance management mechanisms, ensuring good participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence;

a culture of security awareness and risk reduction among staff;

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Development studies, Community development, Business management or other related study.

  • A minimum of 4 years working experience in project management with a strong performance record.

  • Should demonstrate experience working in community engagement and project cycle management.

  • Should demonstrate experience in budget preparation, proposal development and coordination of various assessments.

  • Must have experience and clear understanding of major donor regulations and experience working with LEAP tools.

  • Good report writing and communication skills. Candidate should have good command of spoken and written English language.

  • Should have good organizational skills and time management.