Title: BMZ Project Coordinator- National Only
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The project coordinator will coordinate all activities of the project including protection, skill training, youth voices and capacity building of the different institutions.
The position holder will be based in Garowe as an operational area. EASY BMZ project coordinator respectively will to work with Program Managers of Child poverty, Education and Child protection at Puntland level, He/she will also collaborate with other sectors in Puntland such WASH, Health, Nutrition to improve the integration of the programs.
Contract Duration: 12 Months
JOB TITLE: EASY BMZ – Project Coordinator
POST TYPE: National
Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Save the Children is seeking a qualified project coordinator to deliver and implement Economic and Social Empowerment of Youth in Somalia Project (EASY) project. The project coordinator will coordinate all activities of the project including protection, skill training, youth voices and capacity building of the different institutions.
The position holder will be based in Garowe as an operational area. EASY BMZ project coordinator respectively will to work with Program Managers of Child poverty, Education and Child protection at Puntland level, He/she will also collaborate with other sectors in Puntland such WASH, Health, Nutrition to improve the integration of the programs. and FSL, health, nutrition, The post holder will maintain close co-ordination with other Save the Children programme sectors to ensure effective and appropriate linkages ensuring efficient delivery of all programme activities. He/she will also ensure a participatory and effective approach to the development, implementation and monitoring of specific project activities
He/she will also ensure effective implementation of the project. The Project Coordinator will represent the projects to other key stakeholders in each location in Puntland in consultation with program managers, ensuring participation in key technical working groups and sectors (TVET working groups and Child protections)
Through this intervention, save the children will respond to boost the skills of the youth in Puntland, link with private institutions, build their capacity in the long run and link with protection cluster to reduce the violence that effects the youth.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: TBC
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Child Poverty and Resilience programme manager- PL
Child Protection and CRG Programme Manager-PL
TVET Advisor (Somalia – Technical support
Child Protection/Child right Governance-Specialist
Head of Area Programmes- Puntland – Direct Supervisor
Area Representative, Puntland
Field Manager, Garowe,
SC M&E / Reporting focal points
SC Emergency Response team
Sectoral PMs ( Education, FSL, Health, WASH, CP)
Staff reporting to this post: Project Officers, Assistants
Budget responsibility: All EASY BMZ Project Budget
Other key working contacts: Field Managers, Logistics Manager, Finance and Grants Managers, HR manager and Reporting Coordinator, other sector Programme Managers and Technical Advisors
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Planning and Implementation
Working closely with the (Child poverty and resilience program manager and Child protection and child right governance program manager as well as local partner staff to:
Administer the development and successful implementation of work plans
Play a technical support role in assessing the child protection situations, market, labour, VQF, curriculum needs for youth in Puntland and Somalia generally.
Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers children’s roles, needs and vulnerabilities within the community.
Ensure that EASY BMZ programme design is informed by and integrated with Save the Children’s other priority sectors of child poverty, child protection, TVET and youth specifically
Coordinate area project activities, creation of reports and other deliverables to programme managers and MEAL officers/managers in a timely and accurate manner.
Oversee and support implementation, including the supervision of proper targeting, identification, registration, and monitoring of beneficiary lists to prevent overlap with other humanitarian and development programs in the intervention areas.
Coordinate closely with other development actors and UN agencies carrying out program activities for geographic mapping and to ensure program activities are in line with national and humanitarian technical priorities.
Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including financial and grant management, project monitoring and evaluation, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with EASY BMZ regulations.
Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team (MEAL Advisor, MEAL Coordinators, and MEAL Officers) to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and to capture learning opportunities.
Ensure partner implementation of program activities is timely, appropriate, and compliant with program design and donor regulations.
Project coordinator will be secondary budget holder of the EASY BMZ project and plan in consultation with respective program managers.
Prepare monthly budget expenditure plans and ensure that all forecasted project budget are utilised as per the project implementation plan.
Monitor expenditure against approved field budgets, ensuring that expenditures are documented properly and that documentation and receipts are authentic representations of expenditures.
Participate BVA meetings and share concerns related to budget usage
Monitoring and evaluation
Where security permits, the Project Coordinator will make regular visits to field sites, to monitor and oversee project implementation and offer advice.
Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Research unit to develop tools and ideas to ensure that the program is monitored against measurable and appropriate indicators and maintain monthly updated IPTT and share it with MEAL
Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
Contribute to situation/response analysis and any corresponding revision of program strategy documents and sector response plans ensuring integration with other sectors.
Coordinate and provide leadership to project officers reporting to her/him in accordance with the terms and conditions of SCI.
Apply performance management system in line with SC guidelines and minimum standards with project officers under his/her supervision.
Identify program staff performance gaps and plan appropriate actions in consultation with line Manager.
Work closely with child poverty and resilience, child protection and Education team members on a regular basis.
Ensure that all component under this grant is implemented in close coordination with SC’s and other actors’ child protection, education and youth.
Establish good working relationship with respective partner Ministries and other public or private actors at various in planning, managing and monitoring of project activities
Attend and play proactive in national child protection, education and TVET forums and other working groups as required by the project.
Engaging in advocacy & representation with other actors concerning youth employment activities and other related issues at regional and community levels.
Maintain close technical collaboration with like-minded (strategic) and other stakeholders engaged in education sector in Puntland and ensure that up to date information is maintained as to their activities and plans that could help identify areas of collaboration/coordination and planning of our future actions.
Ensure that child protection, and technical Education intervention operational convergence with other thematic sectors based on 6 by 6-integration matrix by closely mapping sites and target population based in the need assessments, coordinating and aligning planning to ensure cross fertilization and synergies of programs
Ensure proper operational and population convergence nourishing the youngest common and resourcing family for better protection in common approaches to improve the protection status of young children by working closely with program managers.
Report Preparation and Submission
Ensure timely project monitoring reports are produced and submitted to Manager for action
Together with the EASY BMZ officers and finance/grant staff verify completeness/ appropriateness of partners’ financial report
Provide technical support to local partners and government offices in order for them to prepare and submit required reports
Assist the Program manager in preparing timely and high quality project progress and completion reports that meet donor requirements
Assist Program manager in preparing timely and high quality project plans and progress reports to pertinent government ministries.
General statements of responsibility
Perform other related tasks as requested by his/her immediate supervisor.
Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, Health and safety, fraud, whistle blowing, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
Account for SC’s assets and interests and safeguard from loss arising from fraud, waste, weak administration and poor value for money
Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance the Child Protection Policy.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities at their respective area – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.
Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential, and to build the organization’s capability for the future.
Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.
Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in ever-changing and uncertain global and working environments.
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence.
Displays consistent excellent judgement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
First degree in Education, social science, gender, Economics or relevant fields
At least 3 years of experience in managing project to employers and supporting setting up of small and viable businesses.
Sound knowledge on child protection, education, skill training Business Development, Vocational qualification Framework, Economic Development, Labor market and employment opportunities.
Good networking and coordination skills, excellence in communication skills,
Ability to work under pressure and adverse situations and readiness to travel to field areas are essential requirements for the position.
Flexibility and the ability to effectively adjust expectations to on-the ground realities, while adhering to humanitarian minimum standards.
Strength in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work people from different backgrounds
Willingness to travel to remote locations
Exceptional ability to work within the context of a challenging/fragile context such as Puntland
Experience in promoting children’s and youth’s participation in programme design, implementation and evaluation.
Understanding of child protection issues and of the impact of violence and displacement upon children and communities.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Declaration of commitment:
I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract
Signature: ……………….. Date: ………………
Date of issue: Sept. 2020 Author: SCI
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Qualifications & Experience
The Application will close on 8th October,2020
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
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