About Organization of Human Welfare (OHW):
The Organization of Human Welfare (OHW) is a non-governmental organization and is a non-political, not-for-profit, and impartial organization with no bias towards a particular religion, ethnicity, or political belief. It has its own independent legal status and entity. OHW is operating since 2007 in the country with active membership with the national clusters and international donor agencies in Afghanistan including SWABAC, ACBAR, AICS, BAAG, AWN and most of the national and international Clusters operates based in Afghanistan.
ROLE PURPOSE: The Project Coordinator is responsible for the high-quality management of the integrated Education in Emergency (EiE) interventions in Kandahar 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 mechanizes; 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 addition, the post holder will support the capacity building of project staff in Kandahar province.
Programme Implementation and Support
Support the project field staff in the 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.
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 Program Coordinator and Child Protection team to implement the project objectives within the budget.
Ensure all training and related materials are prepared and the staff orientated on time in Kandahar province.
Fully responsible for the project implementation in Kandahar and in preparation and to participate in meetings with key stakeholders meetings.
Carry out field-based needs assessments and gap analyses, and communicated through proper channel.
Ensure project management approaches following OHW standards and ethical principle.
Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided to Education Program Manager.
Reporting and Documentation
Prepare and edit project reports –– monthly, quarterly, and final.
Collate incoming data from field activities.
Coordination and Representation
Represent OHW 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 OHW 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.
Promotion of the organisation’s positive image through collaboration and networking,
Ensure that the programme collaborates and networks with other stakeholders such Government ministries and departments, donor agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations,
In coordination with the Program Manager, represent OHW in the regional (east) levels; to donors, local and national government authorities, other NGOs, and any other parties as required;
Any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager from time to time.
Carry out these accountabilities within the operating and process frameworks that apply to the whole OHW employees in south region.
Work together with all your key stakeholders: ensure organisational objectives, mission and vision are met.
Exemplify the Organization of Human Welfare (OHW) Standards of Integrity, Purpose & Values.
Be able to travel within Afghanistan when required.
Project Manager, Project Coordinators & other project staff based on the requirements.
OHW Programme and administrative staff
External stakeholders, government departments, banks, donors.
Knowledge and Experience:
Good interpersonal and communication skills. A methodical, thorough approach with attention to detail.
Highly experienced in project implementation strategy.
Experience of working in a multi-organizational context, with partners, stakeholders and clients.
Experience of facilitation and providing capacity support for stakeholder groups.
Experience of organizing workshops or events. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people.
Ability to work as part of a team, often without direct supervision.
Attention to detail and a commitment to the quality of outputs
Good knowledge of OHW’s ethos, philosophy of work and core values.
To demonstrate high-level performance management and leadership skills, with substantial experience of managing large teams.
At least Bachelor degree in business development and agribusiness marketing and Rural Development Programs.
At least 7 years of similar position on Market Business/ food security and livelihood Program development and implementation
Good conceptual thinking skills and an ability to develop diverse and innovative solutions to problems.
Good understanding of project planning and management cycles and experience of developing quality project report and other documents.
Good team building and communication skills.
Experienced in staff development and capacity building.
Experienced in partnership management.
Experienced in working in fragile contexts.
A very good team leader as well as team player and contribute to positive working team environment for effective project delivery
Very good self-management competencies.
Ability to communicate appropriately via English, Pashto and Dari.
Experience working in I/NGOs
Excellent community skills, including community based planning, monitoring and evaluation
Knowledge of planning budgeting and development research.
Demonstrable understanding of the contemporary information for development environment.
Excellent leading skills of project implementation and good planning and implementation.
High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct.
Strong computer skills especially with Ms Word and Excel and other related packages
Having enough skills of coordination and communication with the support of Program manager.
Attention to detail and the ability to produce timely and accurate reports
Ability to work as part of team across different cultures
Ability to work with minimum supervision and take initiative
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter with updated CVs to OHW’s HR department – Vacancies@ohw.org.af , Supplementary documents - degrees, certificates, etc. - should not be sent at this stage.
Applications should be received by OHW’s HR department on 15/Sep/2019 before 4:00 PM. And clearly, indicate the vacancy number and job title (Project Coordinator/ 271) in their email subject line. Otherwise, their applications will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.