Deadline: 19 July 2015
The Mama Cash is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Program Coordinator-Count Me In (CMI)! Consortium. The position will be based in Amsterdam.
Mama Cash leads CMI! Consortium, an alliance of women’s rights funds and organisations including the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), CREA, Just Associates (JASS), and the three Urgent Actions Funds (Urgent Action Fund, Urgent Action Fund-Africa, and Urgent Action Fund-Latin America), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA).
Key Job Responsibilities
The Program Coordinator will perform the following functions-
- Ensure that planning processes facilitate and generate value added between Consortium members, including facilitating coordination amongst Consortium members
- Monitor that the programme is on track in delivering Consortium-level results, provide the SC and PC with timely and accurate information to steer the programme where necessary, and document the process for internal reference
- Ensure that reports and any other information requested by the MFA is delivered on time and reflects quality standards
- Support the relationship between CMI! and its strategic partner, the MFA
- Design a tailor-made planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) system, in close cooperation with the Programme Directors of each of the Consortium members and reflecting the demands of the strategic partner, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Lead the PME process as part of the PC
- Develop common formats for monitoring and reporting at organisational and Consortium levels
- Produce reports for internal monitoring and for external communications
- Support Consortium members to ensure capacity to deliver organisational-level results on a timely basis by identifying hurdles, advising on reporting requirements and how to build skills to meet them, and creating systems to support capacity
- Coordinate the strategic and annual planning processes of the Consortium, including internal evaluations
- Organise regular Consortium meetings for planning and monitoring, both virtual and in-person
- Liaise with the MFA on PME-related issues, in close cooperation and coordination with the PC and SC
- Coordinate regular information flows, communication and meetings amongst Consortium members, and communication between the Consortium and third parties, such as the MFA, Partos and consultants working for the Consortium
- Applicants must have-
- MA/MS in the social sciences with expertise preferred in gender studies and/or social sciences (anthropology, sociology)
- A minimum of five years of work experience in the area of project management
- A minimum of 5 years professional experience with and increasing responsibility for project planning, monitoring and evaluation
- A strong working knowledge of international women’s rights
- Demonstrated experience coordinating complex programmes involving multiple partners
- Other skills-
- Strong commitment to women’s rights and social justice
- Strong working knowledge of international development, women’s human rights and social justice
- Superior communications, negotiation and interpersonal skills (verbal and written), with the ability to interact with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures
- Strong project management skills
- Proven ability and experience in designing and implementing multi-actor PME processes and systems
- Proven process facilitation ability and experience
- Excellent writing, research and analytical skills
- Strict attention to detail
- Strong ability to work both independently and as a member of a project team
- Ability to take initiative, contribute actively to quick decision making, problem solve, manage competing priorities, and to organise complex work streams efficiently and effectively
- Interest and ability to travel occasionally
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their CV and motivation letter via email.
For more information, please visit Mama Cash.
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