My Forest Child is a planned carbon offsetting service that channels funds towards resourcing reforestation activities, strengthening vulnerable communities, and supporting child/youth-led climate and environmental campaigning.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for day to day management and coordination of the My Forest Child project during its pilot phase, ensuring effective planning and successful implementation of relevant activities in participating countries (initially Nepal and Pakstan) and relevant regional and country teams.
Under the supervision and strategic direction of the Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Director - Asia, the Project Coordinator's responsibilities include working closely with relevant project focal points and other key Save the Children staff to prepare and implement project plans, including monitoring and when necessary updating timeframes and budgets for projects. The Project Coordinator will also liaise with Save the Children staff in member or global offices as well as external consultants and organisations as necessary.
The postholder will perform various coordinating tasks, such as time and risk management, along with administrative duties, including maintaining project documentation and handling financial and administrative queries. To succeed in this role, the postholder should have excellent time management, collaboration and communication skills.
Ultimately, the Project Coordinator will ensure that all activities are completed on time, within budget and meet high quality standards.
- In agreement with the Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Director, provides leadership, guidance and support to project staff as well as relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure the project is implemented effectively according to agreed plans and deadlines.
- Leads preparation, review, and periodic revision of the overall project management and implementation plan and supports the review, and periodic revision of equivalent plans in participating countries.
- Holds regular coordination meetings with the My Forest Child project team and provides updates to the overall lproject lead (the Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Director).
Ensures project monitoring and evaluation in line with organisational and donor requirements, as well as SC policies and procedures
Responsible for overall coordination of programme implementation. Ensures that all activities progress in accordance with agreed plans, are completed on time and within budget
Ensures preparation of timely and high quality reports to the project lead as necessary.
Supports project staff to engage project participants/beneficiaries in effective advocacy and communication to ensure wide knowledge of project goals and objectives
Ensures measures to promote accountability to beneficiaries and other stakeholders, meaningful child/youth participation, and mechanisms for systems for complaints handling and feedback channels are integrated into the project at the national level
Collaborates with MEAL colleagues to ensure quality project benchmarks and a learning agenda are established and developed appropriately.
Compiles and communicates programme learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic directions and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (e.g. donors) if necessary
Other significant duties:
- Ensures that project staff and partners are providing all beneficiaries of the project with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children's Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. Ensure project implementation in line with SCI safe programming principles
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 realise 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.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
Closing Date for Application: 23 June 2021
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.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.