Project Coordinator -Economic Inclusion (Kenyan Nationals Only)

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    negotiable / YEAR
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    2 months ago
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    Economics, Project Management, Social and Inclusive Development
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The purpose of the Project Coordinator position is to coordinate and provide technical guidance to partners to manage and implement the Economic Inclusion as a Pathway to Self-reliance project, funded by IKEA Foundation in accordance with the project proposal documents, NRC requirements and donor guidelines. The role is critical link to coordinating both partners implementation, but also coordinating the technical support from NRC Country Office (CO) specialists (LFS and ICLA).

Generic responsibilities

Coordinate and manage the local implementing partners to achieve the project results.

Provide technical guidance to the implementing partners, while also coordinating and asking for the support needed from the CO Specialists, M&E and other support functions.

Manage portfolio of EI projects (activities, budget, and project documentation) as guided by the Global Economic Inclusion Project Manager and Program Manager in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality delivery of program by the partners.

Contribute to Country office livelihoods and food security strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps.

Provide regular progress reports and analysis to the EI Project Manager, Program Manager and Country team (LFS Specialist, ICLA specialist, M&E Coordinator and, Head of Program)

Ensure that partner target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.

Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the program.

Ensure capacity building of partner based on identified needs.

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures

Specific responsibilities 

Provide guidance and manage partners to implement Economic Inclusion project in accordance with the donor requirements and standards.

Responsible for internal/external coordination, with partners for planning, monitoring; of the project either consult or request for adequate technical support, capacity building,

Support partners to understand and use the NRC’s Economic Inclusion Framework in the project implementation.

Gather and analyze livelihoods and food security-related data from targeted target populations, as part of integrated or joint assessments, and use this in to improve livelihoods program response.

Report and consolidate the data and information for donor reporting, or other type of reporting.

Document the processes and steps with the implementing partners to ensure that there will be documented learning.

Coordinate and implement the learning agenda in consultation with the partners through progress reviews and learning workshops to aid scalability of the project.

Represent the organization in livelihoods and food security coordination meetings in Dadaab and Garissa

Coordinate and document best practices and success stories for the project together with the implementing partners

Conduct regular monitoring of project activities and participants engagement to inform better response of the program to participants.

Participate and support organizing the Annual Learning event for the project.

Minimum 5 years’ experience in Management and Implementing Livelihoods and food security programs and/or economic development/inclusion type of programming.

Experience in Economic Inclusion and skills training, projects management and implementation, are a distinctive advantage.

Experience in working with local partners.

Bachelor’s degree in: Developmental Studies, Business Management or/ Economics or Social sciences or any other related fields.

Experience in external and internal coordination

Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile,

Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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