Project Coordinator

YWCA

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is a Christian, Membership, Non Partisan, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) dedicated to the empowerment of the community (especially women , youth and children) to contribute to the attainment of a just society through rights-based approaches and sustainable interventions. YWCA is one of the oldest women’s organizations and since its inception in Kitwe, Zambia in 1957, YWCA has continued to stand at the fore front of social change and tackling gender injustices such as gender based violence, including child marriage and sexual reproductive health rights violations.
YWCA has been in the forefront of implementing various programmes that focus on reducing Gender Based Violence. The primary targets for YWCA interventions are women, youth and children. With the support of UNFPA, the YWCA is implementing projects to contribute to ending child marriage, Safeguarding young people, with the intention of scaling up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people through a multi-sectoral approach, touching on policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, sexuality education for in- and out-of-school youth as well as youth empowerment. In addition, we are implementing Gender Adolescent Pregnancy and Social norms project (GAPs) in Southern province, whose main goal is to have adolescent girls and youth in Zambia lead empowered and healthy lives with access and opportunities to make their own sexual and reproductive healthy choices with an overall outcome of 5% reduction in adolescent pregnancy in Southern province by 2024 through addressing gender and social norms.

YWCA seeks to recruit qualified and experienced candidates for the role of Project Coordinator to be stationed in Lusaka with oversight of eleven (11) districts of implementation.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Ensure all project activities are implemented timely in line with detailed implementation plan;
  • Ensure the preparation of project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports ) as required (Narrative) in line with the organization / partner reporting guidelines
  • Coordinate and support YWCA implementation of project plans and processes to ensure achievement of objectives ;
  • Support Site Officers detailed implementation planning for project plans in line with funding partner requirements and YWCA Guidelines
  • Document YWCA and partners experience focusing, best practices, the results achieved and any other experiences to inform learning
  • Review and systematic follow-up on project officers reports (Financial and Narrative);
  • Coordinate the day to day running of the project in consultation with the finance officer
  • In liason with the programmes Manager, work with the funding partner on various assignment as when needed
  • Ensure that all funding requirements on the project are met
  • Attend meetings related to the project and represent the organization

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, education or relevant area
  • At least 4 years of relevant project management experience with adolescent sexual reproductive health rights within civil society organization
  • Strong knowledge of adolescent sexual reproductive health
  • Good analytical and report writing skills demonstrating narrative, analytical,design,narrative and graphical data analysis and financial accountability
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives
  • English language proficiency a must and use local languages wil be an added advantage
  • Strong communication (verbal and writing skills ), interpersonal and representational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast paced work environment
  • Contribute to the development of an effective system of monitoring and evaluation for the program

Expected Behaviors or Values

  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Uphold Christian Ethos

YWCA has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation, abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. The M & E Officer and will be expected to adhere to YWCA’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties.

SUBMISSIONS AND CLOSING DATE
Please submit your application letter, academic qualifications and curriculum vitae to [email protected].

Closing Date for applications is 22 June 2024

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