Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website People in Need

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Kathmandu/Project district and frequent travel to the project working area

Line Manager: Head of Programs

Introduction

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN’s roots are in humanitarian aid, civil society empowerment and human rights. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disasters and shocks including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity, working closely with local CSOs and organizations. PIN has also supported Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and inclusive education programming. PIN-Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Background

As a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PIN-Nepal conducted an Impact Assessment to assess the secondary impacts of the crisis beyond the health sector. The results demonstrated that the pandemic has severely affected the food security and livelihood status of the surveyed populations, particularly urban households who were disproportionately affected by loss of employment opportunities. Similarly, the recent inflation caused by the war in Ukraine, and other external shocks, have had impact on the longer-term livelihoods, food security and resilience of the vulnerable urban populations. PIN therefore identifies the need to improve the food security and livelihood status of affected communities, especially in urban and peri-urban areas, where people often struggle to meet their needs. These communities often fail to receive governmental support due to a diverse set of vulnerabilities, such as those who are female-headed households, have disabilities, or those who have temporarily migrated for work and thus live out of their typical family or community safety nets, whilst working in informal labor markets without access to any governmental or legal support. PIN proposes this pilot project that could be scaled up and/or adapted in diverse environments of Nepal depending on available funding. For such, this is a pilot project implemented by PIN and in collaboration with Alliance 2015 partners (Helvetas and WHH), who will together lead the Project Management Committee.

PIN aims to support local authorities and relevant stakeholders in identifying vulnerable groups within the urban poor population, linking them with relevant social protection mechanisms, developing a livelihood and food security/nutrition component using Market System Development (MSD) approaches.

The project coordinator will be responsible for following tasks:

Implementation

  • Act as PIN’s lead within the consortium, coordinating with Alliance 2015 partners and stakeholders, executing implementation work plans, activity tracking as per instructions from the Line Manager and in collaboration with MSD Lead.
  • Lead and ensure proper implementation and quality assurance of the urban resilience pilot intervention and activities;
  • Responsible for strategic planning (logical framework, decisions), defining scope and sequencing of project activities in collaboration with the Project Management Committee;
  • Team Leadership, guide and support project partner team and stakeholders for efficient and effective project implementation;
  • Liaise with, and capacitate local governments, partner organizations and other stakeholders to accelerate the institutionalization, operationalization, and sustainability of urban resilience interventions;
  • Capacitate and support partners on activity planning and implementation of project activities, particularly focusing on urban resilience activities;
  • Provide guidance, support partners, and monitor their work ensuring timely completion and quality of works.
  • Together with MSD Lead, develop proof of concept for the intervention’s scalability, based on learning from the pilot project.

Networking and Coordination

  • Coordination with partner organizations, Alliance 2015 partners (Helvetas and WHH), relevant stakeholders (private, public, governmental) and funding organizations for effective and efficient delivery of project activities; sharing of learnings
  • Resource planning, developing schedules, time and cost estimates;
  • Risk Analysis, managing risks and issues of projects;
  • Monitoring and reporting programmatic and financial progress of project to the Line Manager and Project Management Committee;
  • Process and progress documentation of the project to support MEAL;
  • Prepare periodically activity reports and project completion report.

Others

  • Support to produce the project progress reports, semi-annual and annual reviews and planning;
  • Prepare and participate in regular staff meetings, quarterly review and planning meeting;
  • Maintain organization values, culture and ethics within team, showing good respect and behaviors to all related to project;
  • Ensure safeguarding of children, vulnerable groups (including people with disabilities), and those in fragile and conflict-affected states at all times;
  • Adhere to the PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including the Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy; and PIN’s system.

Requirements

  • At least Bachelor degree (Master Preferable) in Development studies, Business Administration, and relevant areas. At least three years’ work experience in project coordination and project cycle management;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of working with local government (LG), multiple stakeholder (public, private, corporate) and supporting LG with advocacy and inclusive policies;
  • Proven track record of work experience related to development and implementation of projects addressing the needs of disadvantaged/vulnerable groups in urban settings through systemic intervention;
  • Ability to maintain good coordination and networking with business stakeholders; previous Market System Development (MSD) experience is an asset;
  • Ability to keep organizational values and policies;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and command of written and spoken English and Nepali.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link before 8th November 2022. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.

PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Dalit, Minorities (ethnic, sexual & gender), Janajati and candidates from Madhesh Province are strongly encouraged!

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