Country Project Coordinator – Advancing Gender Equality through Civil Society (AGECS) At Aga Khan Foundation

Position Summary

AKF is seeking an experienced and dynamic Country Project Coordinator to provide leadership in coordinating the planning, provision of capacity strengthening and ensure successful implementation of the AGECS Sub-Project (s) in collaboration with women’s and gender equality organizations in Kenya. The role reports to Kenya Coast Programme Manager with a technical reporting line to the AGECS Regional Project Manager and will coordinate with the Gender Coordinator, the M&E Coordinator, and the Finance Manager to ensure that the project is compliant and achieves its intended results

Specifically, the Country Project Coordinator will:

  • Be responsible for the grant management of the AGECS Sub-Projects.
  • Be responsible and accountable for all Country AGECS Sub-Projects’ reporting and donor compliance requirements.
  • Be responsible for quality project implementation and reporting including the delivery of project activities on time and budget.
  • Preparation and submission of project work plans, activity reports, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual narrative reports.
  • Coordinate quarterly and annual review meetings with implementing partners*.*
  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with key local stakeholders during the implementation of the projects.
  • Ensure integration of gender equality considerations and social inclusion in all aspects of project design, implementation, and management.
  • Build relationships and maintain coordinated communications with AKF’s Country Program Team and the F4EE Regional Team, and other local partners.
  • Analyze field performance with monitoring and evaluation benchmarks and recommend and implement procedural changes to improve operations to meet objectives.
  • Provide technical support and coordination of the AGECS sub-projects including civil society strengthening activities during implementation in collaboration with Country Gender Equality Coordinator, Country M&E Coordinator, Country Program Manager, AGECS Regional Project Manager, Regional Civil Society Technical Advisor.
  • Distill gender equality related lessons learned from program implementation and ensure these are documented, shared, and used in subsequent adjustments to program implementation.
  • Identify, document and share learning

Coordinate with / support the Country M&E Advisor to:

  • Develop, review and finalize Sub-Projects’ M&E plans, including the selection of appropriate indicators.
  • Engage Sub-Projects’ teams to support regular data collection, analysis, interpretation & learning.
  • Ensure all data collection processes adhere to robust ethical standards, including AKF’s Safeguarding Policy and all relevant national research and ethics standards.
  • Provide technical and operational oversight of Country M&E-based consultancies, learning components, and policy engagement to elevate visibility and learnings from the program approach.

Coordinate with / support the Country Finance focal point to:

· Coordinate with the country’s financial focal point on reporting, forecasting and compliance.

· Work closely with the finance focal point to manage project expenditure and control over/under spending.

· Discuss monthly finance reports with the country’s finance focal person

· Work closely with the procurement focal point to ensure project purchases are done on time and as per donor regulations.

The ideal candidate will have:

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies

  • A bachelor’s degree in development studies preferably social sciences, especially gender studies, and/or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum five (5) years of project management experience
  • Proven experience in working through and strengthening civil society.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, convening, interpersonal, negotiation, and problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural context.
  • Expert capacity in written and verbal skills in English with the ability to write high-quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs.
  • Ability to work well in teams and particularly teams that span across multiple geographies.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking and public presentations in local community and partner meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Capacity to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities simultaneously while meeting strict reporting deadlines and keeping colleagues and senior managers well informed.
  • Ability to facilitate collaborative and participatory processes with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in local languages relevant to the country is an asset.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to remotely work, lead and motivate a diverse team of partners.
  • Strong familiarity in working using online and digital technologies including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other valuable presentation platforms.

How to apply

Application Process

Interested candidate should submit their application through below link

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