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Job Title: Project Coordinator
                                              
Date: 23 September 2020
Apply by: 30 September 2020
Location: Freetown
Salary: Attractive and competitive

ABOUT CRAVING FOR DEVELOPMENT

 

Craving 4 Development, an International non-governmental organization working at empowering the African youth with the requisite developmental skills to be independent, pro-active, self-reliant and assertive in order to be a difference and make an impact in society. We aim at facilitating access to affordable finance and networking opportunities for the entrepreneurial driven African youth via the partners, associates and sponsors.  

                   

JOB SUMMARY

Craving 4 Development are looking to work with someone who has experience in managing projects from inception to execution and has a background experience in finance and book keeping.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

  • Being responsible for all aspects of a project from the design stage through to completion and handover to the client.

  • Writing up all project documentation.

  • Submitting progress reports to stakeholders and senior managers.

  • Taking responsibility of projects through their entire lifecycle.

  • Properly scoping a project.

  • Managing project budgets.

  • Managing project resources.

  • Communicating with stakeholders to clarify the desired outcome of a project.

  • Ensuring that all relevant processes are followed on projects.

  • Regularly review and analyse the project scope.

  • Managing client expectations.

  • Identifying project risks.

  • Liaising with implementing partners across Africa on specific projects

  • Responsible for the financial transactions, management of the petty cash, collection and storage of all receipts and the provision of a monthly financial report for all transactions that are done during the activities of the project.

  • Ensure that the transactions engaged by the organization are aligned with its Finance Manual.

  • Collect and file all receipts, and the provision of a financial report for the activities undertaken per month

  • Reconcile monthly expenses with bank statements and make sure that all expenses follow the Standard operating Procedures of the organization

KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Great educational background, preferably in the fields of project and budget management

  • Proven working experience as a project administrator 

  • Knowledge and awareness of Project Management principles, documents and plans.

  • Good facilitation and analytical skills.

  • Ability to deliver results on time, on budget, and to high standards.

  • Ability to quickly gain the technical, behavioural and contextual elements of a project.

  • Running large- and small-scale projects.

  • Project reporting.

  • Stakeholder management.

  • Book keeping and Finance experience

  • Financial background, with understanding or hands-on experience in book keeping accounting

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

 

The personal skills that are required for the job:

  • Strong drive and resilience.

  • Action and result oriented.

  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels.

  • A willingness to see things through to the end.

  • A team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.

  • Ability to influence people at all levels.

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Being an inspirational leader who is able to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion.

  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Deadline for submission of application is 30 September 2020.  All applicants should send in a cover letter with updated CVs including at least 2 Referees with the most recent/current Supervisor, and relevant certificates by email to job@jobsearchsl.com. Please include "Project Coordinator C4D" in the subject field.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Women are highly encouraged to apply.