Monday, May 29, 2017

Plan International Rwanda,Project Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Project Coordinator
Dimensions of Role:
The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Emergency Response Manager. The incumbent supervises all Plan camps staff, casuals and consultants based at Mahama camp level. The incumbent is responsible for camp budget management and spending.  

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success
Objectives and scope of the work
In collaboration with the Emergency Response Manager:
  • Ensure project implementation in the camp is in conformity with SIDA and Plan’s standards and policies;
  • Oversee the overall financial management of the project in the camp in collaboration with the grant accountant and project manager
  • Coordinate implementation of activities to ensure there is adequate sharing of information between different actors of the project;
  • Develop narrative and financial project reports to make sure they are in accordance with the required reporting;
  • Maintain relationships with local government, partner NGOs as well targeted schools/institutions to promote the efficiency in project implementation;
  • Provide advice to program staff to select effective strategic options toward household food security and disposal income of youth and families;
  • Participate in the preparation of the project annual budget for efficiency purpose
  • Ensure that fixed assets are adequately maintained, inventoried and are only for the project official business to avoid mismanagement;
  • Facilitate the capacity building of partners and youth to increase best practices in household food security and strengthen micro-enterprise development;
  • Compile information and relevant data to share them within and outside the country;
  • Collect evidences and stories to make the project visible;
  • Manage community based protection systems in the camp.
  • Provide capacity building, training, support and mentoring to Protection Officers.
  • Manager child protection and SGBV referral pathways
  • Manage sensitization activities, campaigns and community mobilization initiatives.
  • Monitor all activities; provide regular reports and updates to the Project Manager and other actors/stakeholders.
  • Coordinate effectively with SIDA, stakeholders, MIDIMAR, district officials and other partners. Play a leadership role in camp level coordination processes.
  • Manage Best Interest Determination processes
Key deliverables and Indicators for success:
  • Submit a weekly and monthly progress reports (financial and technical) of the protection, GBV and legal assistance activities in the camp
  • Organize monthly meetings with Protection Officers
  • Submit quarterly updates on project progress in the camp
  • Collect, maintain and keep a solid database on the protection and GBV issues in the camp
  • Participate to monthly or quarterly coordination meeting with all the actors in the camps
  • Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learnt on a quarterly basis
  • Submit evaluation reports of staff under his/her responsibility
  • Effective camp level budget management
  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Development studies or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in protection (SGBV or Child Protection) prevention and response programming in camp and out of camps, humanitarian affairs or human rights right based approach in programming.
  • Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Working experience in a similar role and experience in working with bilateral organizations or INGOs
Specific Skills
  • Strong leadership competency and management/supervisory skills; ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good budgetary and financial planning/management skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Strong capacity building skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with GBV Information Management Systems and providing regular documentation.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda and/or Kiswahili is required.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and abilities
  • Strong training/facilitation skills strongly required
  • Previous experience directly providing services to GBV or child abuse survivors and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
Knowledge /Competencies
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of developing referral pathways, case management systems and reporting mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral approaches to child protection and SGBV prevention and response.
  • Experienced with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
Dealing with Problems and emergency situation:
The Project Coordinator manages complex relationships between different actors involved in the camp and shall be always under pressure and stress.  Mistake in judgement or poor coordination between partners may lead to the failure of the project, impacting Plan’s reputation. Therefore, the Project Coordinator should demonstrate the ability to solve problems, think strategically and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment.
Physical Environment
Note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc. and not a typical office environment Based at Mahama Camp with limited movements to CO.
Interaction with children/youth in and outside of refugee camp settings is very high.
Level of Contact with Children: HIGH
Frequent interaction with children and refugees
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to apply before 7th June, 2017 via the following link

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