Position Title: Program Coordinator
Activation Date: 09 June, 2021 Announced Date: 09 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
Programme Implementation and Support:
Support the project staff in preparation, review, and periodic revision of detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and management.
Support the partners in preparation, review and periodic plan workplan and spending plan.
Monitor the implementation progress of the project by means of provincial field visits (security permitting) and periodic meetings with local stakeholders including partners.
Strongly ensure that internal controls in the fields of Finance, staff recruitment, selection of beneficiaries and schools are satisfactory and that fraud, corruption, nepotism and diversion is minimized.
Work with the provincial based project team for the achievements 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 Senior Program Manager and Safeguarding team to implement the project objectives within the scope.
Make sure that targeted trainings, workshops, awareness raising campaigns, and meeting are held within time frame, quality and budget.
Lead the preparation and finalization of action plans for each activity and involving staff including partners in the processes.
Insure that children are provided with catch up classes base on test assessment in targeted schools.
Insure that formal schools have been provided with safe water station and hygiene standard in line with MoE and MoPH policy on COVID-19 prevention.
Strengthening teamwork and synergies between programs to insure maximum utilization of program resources.
Establish meaningful working relationship with project key stakeholders such as Govt. dept., UN agencies, IPs, district level authorities and community members.
Carry out field-based needs assessments and gap analyses, and communicated through proper channel.
Ensure project management approaches following SCI standards and ethical principle.
Ensure timely and accurate reports are provided to Education Program Senior Manager.
Assist Education Program Senior Manager in project reporting.
Coordination and Representation:
Represent SCI 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 Save the Children 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.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team 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 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
Bachelor in the social sciences or humanities, with a specialization in social work or EiE (education in emergency).
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
At least four years’ experience in humanitarian response within the education and protection sectors
Bachelor degree in Education or related field or an equivalent education
Formal training in cluster co-ordination
Strong understanding of General Education System of Ministry of Education and Child Protection Action Network (CPAN) structure
Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
Fluency both verbal and written in Dari and Pashtu
Be able to annualize information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, and strategic manner.
Substantial experience of line management, effective team building' and capacity development.
Proven record of successful team leadership, management of implementing teams and delivering
Programme objectives in complex, fragile and challenging environments, in particular with regards to staff safety and security management.
Experience of working in Humanitarian Response and Preparedness programmes'
Excellent interpersonal, communication' and presentation skills.
Commitment to, and understanding of, Save the Children's Principles and values' including child rights and child protection
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.
Female candidates are highly encourage to apply.
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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