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Project Coordinator - Gender And Women ' S Economic Empowerment

Closing: Jan 10, 2023

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Published: Jan 5, 2023 (2 months ago)

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The Project Coordinator- Gender and Women's Economic Empowerment will ensure successful initiation, planning, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of the project interventions and budget. The incumbent will be responsible of direct management of the implementation Project Officers and ensure effective establishment of key relationships with key stakeholders in the county and the project locations within the county. With support from the project manager, he/she ensure liaison with other project teams for synergy and integration of project interventions. He/She will be the technical resource for the project Gender and women economic empowerment in the broader scope of the COSME project.


LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

•    Setting and communicating ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International's purpose.

•    Setting high standards for self and others' behaviour, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.

•    Holding self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.

•    Creating a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.

•    Collaborating with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.

•    Motivating and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.

•    Positive about change and supporting others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.





BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

•    Understands Plan International in Context, including its purpose, values, and global strategy, and can communicate these to varied audiences, including how Plan International will deliver on its objectives through the theory of change.

•    Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with Plan International’s core risk-related standards (Child and Youth safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud Safety and Security.

•    Managing activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, and programme and project management, including MERL principles and procedures for cost allocation and cost recovery.

•    Managing people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills.

•    Programme and project management: -Aware of the programmes that Plan International delivers directly and through partner organisations. -Aware of the programme and project management procedures relevant to their role.; -Complies with financial procedures and controls relevant to their role; -Seeks opportunities to reflect on and learn from all work.

•    Digital working: Identifies ways to use digital to improve the effectiveness of work activities. Understands how digital enablers can contribute to achieving Plan International’s purpose. Utilizes the digital tools available in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines.

•    Evidence-based management: Understands the importance of high-quality data and the implications of poor data.  Understands what data Plan International needs to inform decision making. Interprets a range of sources to inform evidence-based decisions relevant to their role.




TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications/ experience essential:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry or Climate Change from a recognized University.

•    Minimum of 4 years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management programs; sustainable utilization and management of coastal and marine ecosystems and climate change adaptation in Kenya integrating sustainable livelihoods with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting and reporting

•    Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, DRM and other Livelihoods, Gender issues and Youth inclusion.

•    Experience in Rights based Approaches.

•    The holder of this position must be a result orientated person.

•    Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;

•    Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.





Experience desired:

•    Applying a “three pronged” approach to gender and inclusion: policy dialogue; gender and inclusion mainstreaming; and targeted programming for girls and women.

•    Working with women and youth in livelihood programmes

•    Working with local partnerships in projects

•    Application of Social Action Research and evidence-based policy advocacy.


Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator- Gender and Women's Economic Empowerment will ensure successful initiation, planning, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of the project interventions and budget. The incumbent will be responsible of direct management of the implementation Project Officers and ensure effective establishment of key relationships with key stakeholders in the county and the project locations within the county. With support from the project manager, he/she ensure liaison with other project teams for synergy and integration of project interventions. He/She will be the technical resource for the project Gender and women economic empowerment in the broader scope of the COSME project.


LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

•    Setting and communicating ambitious but realistic work goals and priorities, explaining how these contribute to Plan International's purpose.

•    Setting high standards for self and others' behaviour, inside and outside work. Championing our values and commitment to rights, gender equality and safeguarding. Supporting the health, well-being and both physical and psychological safety of our staff, including their safety to speak out.

•    Holding self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively.

•    Creating a positive team spirit, helping people work well together, to reflect and continuously improve the efficiency and quality of what we do.

•    Collaborating with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input.

•    Motivating and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback and praise, ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential.

•    Positive about change and supporting others in adjusting to it, helping them understand.





BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

•    Understands Plan International in Context, including its purpose, values, and global strategy, and can communicate these to varied audiences, including how Plan International will deliver on its objectives through the theory of change.

•    Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with Plan International’s core risk-related standards (Child and Youth safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud Safety and Security.

•    Managing activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, and programme and project management, including MERL principles and procedures for cost allocation and cost recovery.

•    Managing people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills.

•    Programme and project management: -Aware of the programmes that Plan International delivers directly and through partner organisations. -Aware of the programme and project management procedures relevant to their role.; -Complies with financial procedures and controls relevant to their role; -Seeks opportunities to reflect on and learn from all work.

•    Digital working: Identifies ways to use digital to improve the effectiveness of work activities. Understands how digital enablers can contribute to achieving Plan International’s purpose. Utilizes the digital tools available in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines.

•    Evidence-based management: Understands the importance of high-quality data and the implications of poor data.  Understands what data Plan International needs to inform decision making. Interprets a range of sources to inform evidence-based decisions relevant to their role.




TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications/ experience essential:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry or Climate Change from a recognized University.

•    Minimum of 4 years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management programs; sustainable utilization and management of coastal and marine ecosystems and climate change adaptation in Kenya integrating sustainable livelihoods with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting and reporting

•    Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, DRM and other Livelihoods, Gender issues and Youth inclusion.

•    Experience in Rights based Approaches.

•    The holder of this position must be a result orientated person.

•    Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;

•    Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player.





Experience desired:

•    Applying a “three pronged” approach to gender and inclusion: policy dialogue; gender and inclusion mainstreaming; and targeted programming for girls and women.

•    Working with women and youth in livelihood programmes

•    Working with local partnerships in projects

•    Application of Social Action Research and evidence-based policy advocacy.


Effective Technical Project Design, Planning and Implementation (35%)

•    Responsible for county level implementation of nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation interventions in the selected eco-locations which include mangrove restoration and conservation, restorative aquaculture and locally-led forest management and conservation.

•    Coordinate adoption of small-scale conservation agriculture practices to build the resilience of women in selected communities.

•    Mobilize and provide training for the partners, selected groups and other stakeholders on the various recommended focal nature-based solutions (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, NRM including Mangrove and Forest Restoration, Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture; Sustainable Utilization and Conservation of Marine Resources, Soil and Water conservation, etc) using the requisite project models.

•    Provide skills, knowledge, and inputs necessary to enable local communities, especially women gain climate and risk-informed economic opportunities, restore and conserve the natural environment to reduce future climate risk and increase biodiversity for sustained ecosystem service.

•    Ensure all project initiatives integrate gender equality and inclusion (GE&I) in project structures including mangrove conservation groups/Community Forest Associations/Seaweed farmers and other value chains operate on principles of equality and address stereotypes, power relationships and intersectional forms of exclusion.

•    Facilitate effective mobilization of community members, especially women, to create awareness and develop their capacity to analyse their vulnerabilities and act on climate risks including improving awareness of policies.

•    Support exchange visits within, and outside for women to learn about alternative livelihoods- (including Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture.

•    Support development and advocacy for adoption of the women led community climate risk preparedness plans.

•    Facilitate communities led by women to advocate for development and implementation of climate change and NRM policies by the county government.

•    Support communities led by women to engage government duty bearers for increased resource allocations and implementation of the community identified climate change adaptation models/ alternatives through the annual planning and planning processes ensuring their demands are included in the annual development plans.

•    Work with partners on developing community sensitization and information material, protocols and approaches for NRM interventions in their project contexts

•    Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions.

•    Ensure gender- transformative approaches are employed in the project to challenge power and gender inequalities that undermine responsive, locally-led climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation.


Partnership and Networking (20%)

•    Ensure collaborative roles and partnerships with key county partners, County Government, National Government line Ministries, KEMRI, KFS, KEFRI, Private sector, Community Based organizations, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities.

•    Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers.

•    Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process to influence environment, climate and NRM policy and planning for ecosystem restoration.

•    Participate in Sector Technical Working groups and forums at county levels as will be appropriate.

•    Ensure that programme stakeholders and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to NRM and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets that may affect implementation of the programme.

•    Coordinate reflection and learning forums for community and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.


Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation (20%)

•    Support program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices.

•    Support the Project Manager and the MEAL team in setting project targets and monitoring/tracking milestones.

•    Mobilize community partners and support joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted counties.

•    Develop monitoring plan for the project with partners and other stakeholders agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the MEAL Coordinator.

•    Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on approved programme M&E system.

•    Coordinate with the Project Manager and partners to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements, baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

•    Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per donor standards and guidelines.


Financial Management (10%)

•    Develop and regularly update annual and quarterly project implementation plans and budgets.

•    Monitor expenditures to promote prudent budget management and adherence to approved budget.

•    Promote compliance with relevant donor policies, contracts and agreements.


Risk Management (5%)

●    Identify and manage project risks.

●    Promote compliance with Plan Kenya and donor requirements and regulations in project implementation.


Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)

•    Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

•    Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;

•    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team;

•    Ensures that Plan Kenya contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted. 


Other duties (5%)

•    As assigned by the Line Manager


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