Programme Coordinator -Liberia
Africa - Monrovia
The Programme Coordinator (PC) is part of Kvinna till Kvinna Liberia, and reports to the Liberia Head of Office. The PC manages the Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia (SEAL) Gender and Advocacy Officer, and SEAL Finance officer, and works closely with the Communication Officer, the Administrator, and several Advisors based at Kvinna till Kvinna Swedish Office.
Description of Program
The Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia (SEAL) Programme is a joint venture between Kvinna till Kvinna and Mercy Corps funded by the European Union. The SEAL Programme aims to increase the effectiveness and capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in four thematic areas: Energy, Agriculture, Education, and Advocacy/Political Participation over the course of 4 years. Over 48 months, Mercy Corps and Kvinna Till Kvinna will collaborate with 11 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL), as well as 15 smaller county-level CSOs (community- based organisations - CBOs) to strengthen organisational and collective efforts to promote good governance and a vibrant civic sector in Liberia.
The Programme Coordinator shall, in accordance with Kvinna till Kvinna methods and core values, oversee the effective roll-out of the project “Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia” (SEAL), implemented in partnership with Mercy Corps and funded by the European Union.
The Programme Coordinator is responsible for creating project workplans and schedules and ensuring deadlines are met in a timely manner, monitoring the project budget, reporting, communications, and liaising with Mercy Corps and other key external stakeholders. The Programme Coordinator ensures compliance of activities with the project proposal and Mercy Corps/EU regulations and oversees the execution of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
The Programme Coordinator ensures quality control and leads the development of content and methodology of trainings, workshops and other capacity-building activities for CSOs. Kvinna till Kvinna’s role is to provide capacity-building on topics such as:
- management / leadership
- gender mainstreaming
- communication and advocacy
- cultural and conflict sensitivity
- Networking and the public policy cycle.
The Programme Coordinator will also support the Head of Office in additional fundraising activities and proposal development, and be ready to oversee the implementation of any other projects that may be approved in the future.
The Programme Coordinator makes independent decisions within the approved activity plan and budget and is the budget holder for activity costs.
- Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Rural Development, Development studies, or similar.
- At least 4 years progressive experience in project management (budget management, planning, implementation, M&E, etc).
- Proven expertise in the areas of gender mainstreaming, advocacy, and/or conflict sensitivity.
- Proven experience in provision of capacity-building for civil society actors (managing diverse partners with a varying degrees of capacity) and good understanding of civil society and advocacy in Liberia.
- Excellent writing, reporting and communication skills.
- Previous experience working in a consortium with other INGOs will be an added advantage.
- Master’s Degree in related studies will be an added advantage.
- Good understanding of the European Union donor regulations for compliance purposes.
- Strong commitment to Kvinna till Kvinna’s values.
Terms and conditions of employment
The Programme Coordinator is a full-time position with expected start date late January / early February 2020. The contract will be for 1 year with a probation period of 3 months and with possibility for extension. The post holder will be based in Monrovia and this is a Local employment position regulated under the Liberian Labour legislation.
All applications should be through the link by clicking the “Apply-button”. Applications via email or directly to Kvinna Till Kvinna’s office in Liberia will not be considered.
Last day of application is December 12th 2019; but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and application link may be closed earlier if a sufficient number of suitable candidates has been reached.