Senior Project Coordinator

  • Danish Refugee Council
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 06, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017
Full time International Development

Job Description

Responsibilities and Tasks
  • The Senior Project Coordinator refers to and works in close collaboration with the senior project staff of each of the implementing agencies. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Contribute to overall leadership and management, and general technical direction, for the design and implementation of project activities 
  • Responsible for day to day design, delivery, and progress against agreed targets of the project across all implementing agencies and areas 
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely and quality completion of all programme technical and financial deliverables and reports in accordance with EU guidelines 
  • Ensure a shared project vision and ‘theory of change’ amongst staff and across all implementing agencies 
  • Serve as a liaison with and build effective working relationships with the EU, government counterparts, local partners, communities and other relevant stakeholders 
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the programme at field level, ensuring compliance with DRC and EU rules and regulations 
  • Support the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, and personnel and procurement mechanisms 
  • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community at local level and coordinate with authorities at County Government levels. 
  • Participate in consortium Project Steering Committee meetings and Technical Working Group meetings, and ensure implementation of corrective measures.  
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programmes, capacity building of key project staff, and strengthening community-based organizations and mechanisms 
  • Participate in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process of PMU staff, ensuring achievement of project results by setting specific goals and providing continuous performance feedback.  
  • Relevant university degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Law or any other relevant field. 
  • Minimum of 10 years’ of professional experience relevant for the successful implementation of cross-border programmes 
  • Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple project partners 
  • Proven experience in programme design and management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting.  
  • Proven experience in Livelihoods and/or related fields in a management capacity. 
  • Demonstrated track record of strong donor relationships, specifically EU  
  • Experience living and/or working in Mandera, Dollow or Dollo Ado strongly preferred 
  • Communication Skills: Excellent writing and verbal skills in English, knowledge of the Somali language a plus.  
  • Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.  
  • Work style: Highly organized team player, pro-active and with demonstrated strong personal initiative and decision making ability. Proven solid analytical and problem solving skills.
Personal competencies 
  • Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with challenges. 
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures. 
  • Demonstrated successful experience working within a complex security environment is preferred.