Job Description The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.The overall purpose of the role:The Project Coordinator is responsible for leading project activities in the relevant field location. The PC will support the Project Manager in representing the project with local authorities, beneficiary communities and other key stakeholders. The PC will ensure that project activities within their location are delivered in a timely and high-quality fashion, with respect to DRC’s commitment to accountability.Duties and Responsibilities: Programme Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Leads on operational aspects of county-level delivery, including: management of project office, organisation and coordination of project team travel and accommodation logisticsEnsures compliance with corporate policies and rules and regulationsEnsures optimum operational support to the project team in line with project guidelinesResponsible for maintaining project Asset Register, if required by DRC’s clientSupports the Project Manager in the day-to-day design, delivery, and progress of the project activities against agreed targetsTakes an active role in periodic project review and planning meetings, and external meetings as often as requiredSupports regular project reporting on field-level implementation, context and challenges.Supports project work planning, including development of field-level activity-based budgets (ABBs) and procurement plans. Grants Management Reviews and oversees progress against grant agreements, including monitoring of implementation to ensure timely results.Works closely with M&E staff to document project results and lessons learned, and ensure they are fed into the design of future grants.Ensures grantee activities comply with project policies on conflict sensitivity, Do No Harm and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)Supports the Fund Manager and Project Manager with any other grants management-related tasks, as required. Stakeholder Engagement Promotes collaboration and synergy between the project, grantees, local authorities and local communities to promote local acceptance of activitiesSupports the Project Manager and Peacebuilding Advisor to liaise with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments, from the location to divisional levels, as needed.Participate in external stakeholder meetings and maintain external relations involving government officials and other key stakeholders. About you: Experience and technical competencies: Minimum of at least five years’ experience working on development and/or humanitarian programming, especially in the thematic areas of peacebuilding, community engagement and livelihoods.Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically.Conceptual understanding of the participatory approach and sustainable developmentProven people management and communication skills leading a multidisciplinary teamDemonstrable experience in supervising managing coaching and training others, especially local, community-based organisationsMust have a ‘hands-on’, practical mentality, be self-driven and be very motivated.Must be well organised, able to take initiative and work independently.Strong written and verbal communication skills and good command of English.Experience in working in complex and hardship areas/contexts. In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Project Management, or any other related fields.
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