Position Title: FSL Project Coordinator
Activation Date: 08 June, 2021 Announced Date: 07 June, 2021 Expire Date: 19 June, 2021
About Save the Children:
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
SCI - Afghanistan
Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.
We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers
The FSL Project Coordinator with support from Provincial Manager and FSL Programme Senior Manager will lead implementation of Save the Children’s BHA grant in designated (Faryab) province. The post holder will lead a team of 12 staff, therefore, another key area of accountabilities for the post holder will be performance management and team capacity building.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
The FSL Project Coordinator will manage implementation of Save the Children’s BHA grant in designated province achieving full targets and demonstrating methodologies that are committed in the project proposal. The incumbent is responsible for project planning & implementation (livelihood and child protection), monitoring of field activities, and strengthening liaison and coordination with government and communities.
Manage the implementation of BHA -funded livelihood and child protection project in designated province based on project logical framework, detailed implementation plan, and project cycle management.
Have the ability of villages selection and community mapping to set up village committee/empower the village committee.
Have the ability and knowledge on cash-based programing and intervention for food security and livelihood.
Coordinate with GoA for area and beneficiary selection according to the set criteria. Ensure full participation by all partners and stakeholders in project planning, implementation and MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning) related activities.
Provide technical and managerial supports to implementation of baseline survey, market assessment and beneficiary assessment and registration.
Through coordination with the DAIL and local stakeholder, the incumbent will select project implementation areas which are hit by drought.
Support the supply chain to procure certified & drought resist wheat seed and manage wheat seed distribution to the target beneficiaries as per distribution plan.
This potholder will motivate the target farmers to promote agriculture farming and reflect on chemical harms, side effects on local environment, human and animal health.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with targeted communities, including local leaders, community-based committees, local extension workers and farmer groups ensuring that they are informed and participate in project activities through implementation of community engagement approach.
Ensure protection mainstreaming in implementation of Cash and Livelihood activities. Also, start and manage cash for animal manure align with SCI Cash Transfer Programming SOPs.
Build the capacities of project staff in livelihood and protection programming for drought effected population and cash-based programming.
Prepare a monthly cash requirement forecast for project activities calculating procurement costs as per the procurement plan and other project expenditures.
Submit regular project implementation reports (weekly, monthly, and quarterly) to supervisors based on the requirements of the project.
Back stop all administrative & logistics support matters of the project activities – including documentation, approval and actual payment, any other required paper-work, liaison with finance and procurement at provincial.
Establish meaningful working relationship with project stakeholders such as government departments, specially DAIL, FAO and other UN agencies, other international organizations working for drought affected and displaced population, district level authorities, and community members.
Report on any problems to the supervisors promptly that encountered in the field and/or in the office such as procurement problems, project participant complaints, local authority interference and security threats to staff and activities.
Participate in the Provincial Government meetings, meeting with GoA such as DAIL and relevant UN bodies specially FAO and represent FSL confidently with updated information and play diplomatically with issues where required.
Delegate authority to the reliable and trustable next level supervisee as OIC in case of absence of duty station for a day or more.
Attend Save the Children Provincial Senior staff meeting regularly.
Develop project procurement plan.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
Ensure that all projects are equipped with MEAL systems like quality benchmarks, billboards, posters to exhibit MEAL messages for activities
Ensure action plans from quality monitoring and accountability systems are generated and implemented in timely manner collaboration with MEAL team
Contribute to generation of lessons through finalizing issues for Operations Research and participating in lessons learnt workshops and provide report.
Ensure that projects are reported against the M&E Plan
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable 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 partners 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
University degree in development studies, social science, Economist
, Agriculturist, or any other relevant technical credential
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Strong expertise in livelihood programming for returnees and IDPs
Familiarity with child protectiuon programming
Maturity and confidence in dealing with the staff of government institutions, and communities.
Excellent communication (both oral and written) in English and local languages, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office);
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.
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.
Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.
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Interested applicants can go to link and apply online for this vacancy :https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210003WN&tz=GMT%2B04%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FKabul