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Project Coordinator – Nurturing Futures At Plan International – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience4 years
  • LocationTurkana
  • Job FieldProject Management 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role of the Project Coordinator, Nurturing Futures (NF) is to ensure successful initiation, planning, day-to-day implementation, coordination and collaboration as well as financial management and reporting of the project. With support from the line manager, the incumbent will liaise with other project members and teams, specifically but not limited to, the CP WASH Services Project, for synergy and integration of project interventions across the project locations. The incumbent will support in partnership oversight and stakeholder engagement

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Effective Technical Project Design, Planning and Implementation (40%)

  •  Responsible for coordinating the day to day management of the Nurturing Futures project outcomes to ensure high quality programming.
  •  Facilitate effective mobilization of program participants to effectively engage in the different components of the project
  •  Defines, updates and shares clear project work plans, tracks progress and articulates changes in project activities clearly and in timely manner. 
  •  Understands the project management cycle and utilizes tools (including detailed implementation plans) effectively to implement and achieve project results. 
  •  Achieves project results, and monitors appropriate benchmarks, targets and performance indicators in collaboration with the MERL Officer. 
  •  Coordinates technical inputs on gender, food security, nutrition, parenting, and early learning, including from partners. 
  •  Produce well-documented, accurate, and quality narrative/financial reports, with a focus on quality visual materials, including pictures, videos and change stories for the donor. 
  •  Work with parents, (specifically, pregnant women and lactating mothers) and communities to address food insecurity and nutrition challenges in the community and to implement a parenting program 
  •  Support the generation, documentation and dissemination of evidence on the benefits and lessons learned through the project’s M&E Framework 
  •  Ensure the delivery of the project to meet the standards of Gender, Equality and Inclusion, that addresses the integral connection between gender and climate change. while applying the project gender marker at all stages of the project.

Partnership and Networking (20%)

  •  Liaise and ensure good relations with Project Partner (Sapcone), county government departments including Nutrition, Public Health, Education (ECD) and Department of Health Services, County Government, National Government line Ministries, Private sector, Community Based organizations, and other relevant partners
  •  Effectively network with other partners implementing similar programs in project locations to stay up to date and inform project members of relevant developments and possible synergies. 
  •  Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process to influence women participation to the push for access to gender- responsive public services and Climate Change Adaptation.
  •  Participate in technical working groups and forums on Nutrition, Education- ECD at the county level and County Steering Group meetings.

Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation (20%)

  •  In liaison with the project team, work with the partners to effectively support the project to carry out all assessments including baseline, ongoing monitoring, evaluations, dissemination of promising practices etc.in accordance with established GE&I standards, policies and procedures.
  •  Support the Senior Project Manager and the MEAL team in setting project targets and monitoring/tracking milestones on project progress.
  •  Mobilize community partners and support joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted counties.
  •  Contribute to regular project narrative reports and communication materials in a timely manner, ensuring that implementation of programming is clearly articulated and supported with high quality data (incl. pictures and videos), results and lessons.
  •  Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per donor standards and guidelines.

Financial Management (5%)

  •  Set up of budget in the systems in collaboration with Finance team 
  •  Manage, track, update and coordinate the implementation plans and budgets.
  •  Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget 

Risk Management (5%) 

  • Identify, develop and manage project risks related to the Nurturing Futures project outcomes.  
  • Promote compliance with Plan Kenya and donor requirements and regulations in project implementation

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)

  •  Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  •  Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  •  Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team; 
  •  Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.  

Other duties (5%)

  •  As assigned by the Line Manager

Qualifications/ experience essential:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health; Early Childhood Development, Social Studies, Program Management or any other related fields 
  •  Minimum of 4 years’ experience in managing and implementing Nutrition and Early Childhood Development related programmes/projects
  •  Technical knowledge on Nutrition, Food Security and Early Childhood Development 
  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;
  •  Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.

Languages required

  •  Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili 
  •  Ability to communicate in the local languages for Northern Kenya will be an added advantage 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Plan International on jobs.plan-international.org to apply

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