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Job Title: Project Coordinator
                                              
Date: 8 January 2021
Apply by: 17 January 2021 (EXTENDED)
                                                                     

JOB SUMMARY

Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job type: Full-time

Reports to: Operational Manager Programmes

The Project Coordinator will have overall responsibility for project implementation at strategic level and promoting effective collaboration between the partner organizations.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Develop and implement an effective project implementation strategy in collaboration with YPPD’s Project Manager and other stakeholders.

  • Initiate and maintain mechanisms for ongoing cooperation, communication, joint planning, and problem-shooting across the partnership.

  • Ensure all project-based needs and requirements are shared with project personnel in a timely way, and resources effectively planned and allocated, for optimal value-for-money implementation.

  • Ensure achievement of consistently excellent standards in the management of human, financial, and technical resources of the project, including inspiring and maintaining high standards of work for project staff.

  • Lead project quality control and contractual compliance and monitor overall financial integrity of the project.

  • Regularly update project context analysis and risk log

  • Operationalize and further develop / adapt, where needed, the national advocacy strategy, taking into consideration context analysis.

  • Advise the core project team on meaningful engagement with key actors and institutions.

  • Oversee implementation of risk mitigation and lead crisis response actions as needed.

  • Devise and implement a strategic external communications plan (including crisis communications) and represent the project externally.

  • Establish and maintain close relations with key Sierra Leone government and international stakeholders, participating in relevant networks, working groups, and other coordination bodies at national level.

  • Produce reports to the management board and respond to periodic management board requests for information.

  • Ensure effective reporting to the donor that builds trust and transparency.

  • Implement overall monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework.

  • Consolidate tracking of project indicators against targets

 

​QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 10+ years of professional experience successfully managing projects in Sierra Leone or similar contexts, preferably in the fields of conflict prevention and peacebuilding, security and justice, and / or youth mobilization and advocacy.

  • Outstanding diplomatic and consensus-building skills, able to build and sustain effective working relationships with partners, key stakeholders, senior officials, etc.

  • Superior communication skills in English, fluency or facility in other Sierra Leonean languages preferred.

  • Academic qualification in a relevant discipline (anthropology, development studies, economics, political science), ideally at graduate level

  • Proven sharp analytical skills.

  • Proactive, entrepreneurial, and effective in a fast-paced cross-cultural work environment

  • Strong written and verbal skills for communicating with a diverse audience, including internally and external high-level stakeholders.

  • Experience working within the Caritas network an asset

 

​FULL ADVERT

 

TO APPLY

Send your Cover Letter and CV by email to the Human Resource & Operations Manager at: jobs_sl@cordaid.org

 

Please address the Subject of your email as: Project Coordinator – Incusive Conflict Prevention and Peace

Only successful applicants will receive a response

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17th, 2021 @ 5PM

 

WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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