Project Coordinator - Shinyanga
(This position is subject to successful grant contract sign off)
Purpose of the position:
Project Coordinator will provide overall leadership and coordination to ENRICH Program implementation in the region. She/he will ensure timely planning, implementation, communication, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities within the region while maintaining linkages with key stakeholders including the district multisectoral nutrition steering committees, TFNC, RHMT and other implementing partners.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Strategic engagement and coordination:
Facilitate coordination to all project partners at regional and district levels including district multisectoral steering committees, District council, regional secretariat and other relevant stakeholders.
Facilitate a technical assistant to the regions and districts to design and implement appropriate strategies for achieving maximal impact in the districts of implementation.
Work with DNuOs and RNuOs to initiate interventions that will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions.
Work closely with Cluster managers and program development coordinators to integrate ENRICH interventions into ongoing Health, nutrition and livelihood interventions to enhance scale up and sustainability.
Work with other ENRICH implementing partners to ensure locally appropriate bio-fortified crops are identified and production scaled up in the regions.
Work with other ENRICH implementing partners to ensure micro-nutrient powders are procured and distributed to PLW and CU2.
Ensure social behavior change communication strategies and interventions are developed and implemented to address barriers to adoption of improved nutrition practices among parents, care givers and lactating women.
Team Performance and project management:
Ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity to enhance program officer’s smooth relations and accountability.
Provide supervision and support to program officers, and give technical assistance to government staff and consultants working within the program.
Build capacity to program officer, government staff and partners in nutrition through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Work together with M&E specialist in gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation in a region.
Support all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems are produced according to DFATD and WV Canada guidelines.
Ensure timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation.
Ensure timely communication with the program officers, district and regional partners and other relevant partners to the project thereby maintaining strong relationships.
Networking, visibility and donor recognition:
Ensures ENRICH program interventions and donor are recognized by the government, partners and communities
Develop and support effective linkages and collaborate with Key structures to include CHMT, Community Based Organizations, other implementing partners (MI, Harvest plus and PRAXIS) and NGOs.
Represent WVT and Participate in networking meetings/workshops/conferences with GoT and other stakeholders at the district, regional and national level
Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, good practices and lessons learnt among partners.
Financial and non Financial resource management
Manage program assets, materials and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the project.
Provide spiritual support to staff of the project and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Minimum Qualification required:
Bachelor of Science in Home economics and human nutrition, Public Health or Community development, with experience in project planning and management.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years working experience in Health, and/or Nutrition projects at community level.
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili
Significant experience of working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups and communities.
Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences. Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions.
Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc)
Familiar with current Advocacy issues around nutrition.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Willing to work in rural areas and be based at the Shinyanga regions with frequent visits to the field ( Singida and Shinyanga).
On call: During working hours unless there is an emergency.