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Employee Contract Type:
Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term (12 months), full-time
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The job purpose of the Project Coordinator is to provide overall management and coordination of the entire project, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, planning, staffing, implementation and quality assurance, as well as reporting.
Project Coordinator is responsible to ensure integrated vision among different components and actors during project implementation phase. Project Coordinator will be expected to identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate project adjustments under the supervision of Response Manager.
The position requires professional expertise in project management and significant technical knowledge in the field of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), child psychosocial services and psychological first aid. S/he will be responsible to provide guidelines in developing special modules on MHPSS, Self-help (WHO SH+) and Child Friendly Spaces, as well as implementing those in all project sites at the set same quality level. Special indicators will be developed for measuring project implementation progress again set targets. S/he should possess extensive coordination skills, broad general and technical knowledge, experience in developing projects and skills to ensure coherence and consistency in spite of urgent deadlines. The incumbent will manage the project staff in all the locations of project implementation, will be engaged with stakeholders and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all planned activities.
Location of the project in Armenia are Lori, Shirak, Ararat, Syunik, Gegharkunik and Yerevan marzes.
"Assistance to the Displaced People from Nagorno Karabakh" project is focusing on provision of targeted support to forcibly displaced population form Nagorno-Karabakh, including mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), case management, referrals and accompaniment, Psychological First Aid, Child focused psychosocial services, such as Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), Social cohesion and community integration, provision of information to individuals/families, provision of essential information and counselling. The project will also provide capacity building to the local professionals introducing new tools tailored to the context.
The situation for children and families in Nagorno-Karabakh has deteriorated rapidly, due to the military operation, launched on 19 September 2023, and it continues to cause immense negative impact on the Child Well-Being (CWB) and the overall psychological well-being of the affected population, especially those forcible displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh and residing in bordering villages. The displacement, violence, and trauma experienced by children in times of conflict can have severe and long-lasting consequences on their development and future prospects.
Within the project implementation framework, the strong partnership will be maintained with various governmental institutions, international and local actors, to achieve long-lasting impact in terms of knowledge sharing, proper resource allocation/mobilization and coordination. This partnership and link-up will benefit the partners and the government actions to harmonize the response and avoid effort duplications at all levels, which will have important advantages to the target populations, meeting their actual needs. Duration of the project is 12 months.
- Provide operational leadership and direction, define and implement activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives,
- Coordinate with assigned social workers implementation of MHPSS in all geographical areas of the project,
- Review and localize the MHPSS, WHO SH+ modules based on project requirements,
- Ensure project staff training on MHPSS and CFS modules,
- Ensure WV Safeguarding policy requirements during the project implementation,
- Coordinate organization of psychological first aid and child focused psychological services,
- Work with the group of social workers on developing unified modules on child focused psychological services, such as child friendly spaces, social cohesion and community integration,
- Establish and maintain the targeted group database on individuals/ families supported during the project implementation,
- Identify and mitigate the risks during project implementation,
- Develop, review and monitor yearly work and performance plans in coordination with key project staff, in order to ensure that long-term and short-term priorities are on track,
- Support project staff by creating and maintaining work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility,
- Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions,
- Represent the project and the organization, ensuring the distribution of information about project achievements and lessons learned,
- Maintain working knowledge of project financials, working with and supporting the financial officer to ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place and being followed,
- Under the supervision of Response Manager manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely submission of financial reports to donors. Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits,
- Liaise with National and local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate. Facilitate learning of best practices on projects technical areas and other donor organizations,
- Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems,
- Report to donor organization when requested through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports,
- Establish clear and frequent communication regarding project progress and oversight management with the donor,
- Perform other relevant tasks, as assigned by the Response Manager.
- Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management,
- 5+ years of extensive international development experience in project coordination,
- Awareness on disciplines related to MHPSS (mental health and psychosocial support), SH+ and CFS modules, Psychological First Aid, Child focused psychosocial services,
- Work experience in response projects,
- Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams,
- Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, their policies and regulations,
- Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Armenia,
- Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals,
- Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country,
- Strong presentation and report writing skills,
- Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook,
- Ability to work with databases and documents,
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure,
- Good interpersonal skills and team building and team motivation skills,
- Analytical and critical thinking.
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only