New job Project Coordinator in Uttar Pradesh
Company : Save the Children
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Uttar Pradesh
Level 3: The post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the high-quality management of GPE project interventions in Kunar province. The post-holder will be responsible for the quality and effective implementation of the project interventions by means of weekly and monthly budget and indicator tracking; collation of incoming data from field activities; coordination with provincial government stakeholders and existing coordination mechanises; regulating and monitoring the progress of the field staff; writing and editing project reports (monthly, quarterly, and final); and preparing routine email correspondence for this project.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Provincial Senior Manager
Staff reporting to this post: GPE Project Staff
Indirect : Yes
Budget Responsibilities: Yes
Role Dimensions: Coordination with stakhoder, and all support, MEAL, and Program staff
Programme Implementation and Support:
Support the project field staff in preparation, review, and periodic revision of their detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and management.
Monitor the implementation progress of the project by means of provincial field visits (security permitting) and periodic meetings with local stakeholders.
Strongly ensure that internal controls in the fields of Finance, community-based staff recruitment, selection of beneficiaries and schools are satisfactory and that fraud, corruption, nepotism and diversion is minimized.
Work with the provincial based project team for the implementation of monthly targets; weekly work plans; database management; regular reviews of target indicators; and the processing of status updates from field staff.
Carry out weekly and monthly budget tracking, monitoring DIP and MEAL plan identify potential variances of expenses vs. the budget allocation; and work on appropriate adjustments.
Prepare and monitor the detailed procurement plan, so that project material is purchased on time and within budget.
Work closely with Senior Program Manager and Child Protection team to implement the project objectives within the budget.
Make sure that targeted trainings, workshops, awareness raising campaigns, and meeting are held within time frame and budget.
Insure that children are provided with catch up classes base on test assessment in targeted schools.
Insure that formal schools have been provided with safe water station and hygiene standard in line with MoE and MoPH policy on COVID-19 prevention.
Strengthening teamwork and synergies between programs to insure maximum utilization of program resources.
Establish meaningful working relationship with project key stakeholders such as Govt. dept., UN agencies, IPs, district level authorities and community members.
Carry out field-based needs assessments and gap analyses, and communicated through proper channel.
Ensure project management approaches following SCI standards and ethical principle.
Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided to Education Program Senior Manager.
Coordination and Representation:
Represent SCI in the sectoral meetings such as EiE working group meetings.
Meet regularly with the field staff and community leaders for maximum coordination, information sharing, and problem solving.
Liaise with the MEAL Department for outcome-level analyses (quantitative and qualitative) of the project’s progress, beneficiary impact, and challenges from the field.
Cooperate with the Child Protection Advisor for effective engagement of government and representation in Child Protection mechanisms.
Coordinate with the Media and Communications Department for the production of high-quality case studies of project success, for use at external advocacy meetings, ministerial liaison workshops, and at selected media events.
Capacity Building of Project Staff:
Support the capacity building of project staff during the life of the grant specifically in the area of EiE (education in emergency) and child safeguarding.
Monitoring the project interventions on regular basis and find out the gaps, sharing the gaps with the staff and make a proper action plan.
Ensure that project is on track in sense of indicators and immediate outcomes.
Share the findings in the forms of monitoring reports.
Support the project staff so that they comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures regarding child protection and child safeguarding, for the maximum protection of children.
Implement the project interventions and apply the knowledge in a way to Do Not Harm children.
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 to deliver on their responsibilities - 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.
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
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Bachelor in the social sciences or humanities, with a specialization in social work or EiE (education in emergency).
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
At least four years’ experience in humanitarian response within the education and protection sectors
Bachelor degree in Education or related field or an equivalent education
Formal training in cluster co-ordination
Strong understanding of General Education System of Ministry of Education and Child Protection Action Network (CPAN) structure
Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
Fluency both verbal and written in Dari and Pashtu
Be able to annualize information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, and strategic manner.
Substantial experience of line management, effective team building' and capacity development.
Proven record of successful team leadership, management of implementing teams and delivering
Programme objectives in complex, fragile and challenging environments, in particular with regards to staff safety and security management.
Experience of working in Humanitarian Response and Preparedness programmes'
Excellent interpersonal, communication' and presentation skills.
Commitment to, and understanding of, Save the Children's Principles and values' including child rights and child protection
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.