Project Coordinator (PC)

Fixed-Term Contract

Reports to: Country Representative
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Duration: Fixed Term Contract
Deadline: Rolling basis 30 April 2024

Terre Des Hommes Italia (TDH Italy), a child rights organisation seeks to hire a competent, qualified and experienced Project Coordinator (PC) to spearhead its Child Protection Project in Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge and Chiredzi Districts.

Job purpose
The Project Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for the day to day running of the Child Protection project in line with TDH Italy’s goals, UNICEF and Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare guidelines. The Project Coordinator will help to network with, and keep all necessary stakeholders updated on all Child Protection activities. The PC is expected to spearhead the project in line with donor rules and regulations. The post holder will support in planning, organizing and leading all project activities in close collaboration with key stakeholders and local institutions and structures.

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to:
 Spearhead Project implementation and Management of staff and assets.
 Engage, collaborate, coordinate, and manage Stakeholders at national, provincial and district levels, including networking with the donor and other partners operating in the selected districts.
 Coordination and Management of Project staff
 Representing TDH and the project in Provincial and National level platforms and being able to articulate the project goals and what it seeks to achieve.
 Ensuring timely reporting of key activities being undertaken in the districts
 Ensuring timely communication and information flow from the field to national office and to the donor/s.
 Leading Project implementation of economic empowerment issues, and coordinate with national, provincial and district level Department of Social Development (DSD) staff in implementing and rolling out Economic Empowerment activities in the targeted districts.
 Facilitate and organize joint assessments with relevant stakeholders to identify economic issues leading to child marriages and share findings.
 Work closely with the Consultant in carrying out relevant research work on factors contributing to child marriages in the targeted districts.
 Ensure close collaboration between Ministry departments, DSD, MOPSE and Women Affairs in establishing relevant targeted assistance to vulnerable adolescent girls and boys.
 Support and work closely with M & E, Advocacy and Communication Officer in sharing timely updates on project implementation.

Key Skills
The person is expected to have the following key skills:
 Emotional resilience and empathy
 Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
 Excellent observational skills
 Good networking and teamwork skills.
 Good decision making, staff and time management skills.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Social Work, Education, Social Sciences or Business Administration. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
At least 5 years Project Implementation and Coordination experience, mainly in Economic
Empowerment initiatives, Child Protection, Youth skills training, Education and Child Marriage initiatives and community engagement.
Familiar and knowledgeable with Child Protection Policies/programming and community engagement processes from community to national levels.
Clear understanding of the cultural sensitivities and familiarity with the customs and norms in the districts of operation

How to apply
Interested candidates should send their application letter and curriculum vitae with three contactable referees to: [email protected], clearly indicating “Project Coordinator- Child Protection” on the subject of the email.

All applications should be shared not later than 30 April 2024.

Due to the large volumes of applicants expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please note this is an urgent post, which can be filled before deadline if a suitable candidate is found.