Deadline: 18 December 2019
Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Coordinator in Ifakara, Tanzania. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project implementation including quality assurance, reporting, oversight of M&E activities and communications in line with the project proposal and donor agreement.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will perform the following functions-
- Provide leadership and guidance to the project team on project activities.
- Facilitate communication between the local partners.
- Coordinate project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- Effectively manages project resources including the timely utilization of the project funds.
- Effectively collaborates with the relevant stakeholders for learning and information sharing on Maternal and child health.
- Facilitate capacity building of local partners with focus on project management, advocacy and influencing activities.
- Facilitate joint reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements.
- Represent Plan at district, Regional and national level stakeholder forums, consultative sessions, or conferences related to Maternal and child health interventions.
- Ensure key stakeholders are kept informed of project activities as appropriate (example: NOs, donors, government authorities etc.).
- Facilitate the documentation of lessons learnt and good practices in the course of implementation of the project.
- Coordinate effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders in programming activities.
Applicants must have:
- University degree in Social work / community development/social science/ development studies, project management, public health.
- Training – key exposure to courses on: Project management, Child protection, Gender equality, Monitoring and evaluation, partnership management; Human Rights Conventions, public health.
- At least 5 years practical experience in project and budget management in Donor funded projects.
- Experience in designing and implementing of public health and community programs.
- Extensive knowledge of health programming at district level.
- Working knowledge of donor policies as well as national health policies and strategies, i.e. immunization strategies.
- Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working with large, complex programs.
- Experience in undertaking policy dialogue with different stakeholders at district level including community leadership.
- Knowledge of health systems, decentralization of services and related issues.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of gender issues, youth and reproductive health.
- Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful technical implementation of programs.
- Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility with other and recipients of assistance.
- Expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to travel to implementation districts a minimum of 70%.
- Ability to work in teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other development agencies at district level.
- Strong project management skills.
- Knowledge of Gender and Child rights issues.
- Excellent networking and partnership building skills.
- Strong team-building and motivational skills.
- Knowledge in the area of Advocacy and Influencing is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit Plan International.