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Project Coordinator, Economic Empowerment

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Last update: Nov 20, 2023 Last update: Nov 20, 2023


Deadline: Dec 1, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Mozambique Mozambique
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: <1 year
Date posted:Nov 20, 2023


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Sightsavers is looking for a Project Coordinator, Economic Empowerment to manage activities and relationships with key stakeholders

Title: Project Coordinator, Economic Empowerment

Location: Nampula, Mozambique

Contract:18-month fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions Apply

Sightsavers is growing its new programmatic area in economic empowerment which supports businesses to become successful employers of people with disabilities, and supports people with disabilities to develop skills, confidence and experience to successfully gain work. The programme portfolio is growing at a rapid pace with projects being designed and implemented in countries across Africa and parts of Asia.

The Project Coordinator will support the Economic Empowerment project to manage activities and relationships with key stakeholders. The post holder will ensure that the project is planned, implemented, coordinated, monitored, evaluated, and adapted to the highest possible quality standards.

The role will include:

Project Delivery (40% of time)
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (25% of time)
Working with Partners (20% of time)
Financial & Resource Management (5% of time)
Information & Communication Management (10% of time)

Key duties will include:

Working with the country project management team and other funding /resources partners to coordinate implementation of activities and sharing of lessons
Managing all aspects of the project cycle with the partners including effective planning, start-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting, documentation and closeout
Ensuring high quality and ethical MEL approaches are embedded in all interventions in the context of a project that is fast paced and innovative with continuous cycles of monitoring, evaluating and adaptation.
Identifying partner organizations with whom Sightsavers can work to achieve the project and organization’s strategic objective of ensuring that people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities through both service delivery and advocacy
Providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the project to support preparation of fundraising materials and advocacy material
Supporting project partners in the preparation of budgets and forecasts

This is an involved role. Please read the full job description and refer to it when answering the role-specific questions.

This is an ideal opportunity to build on your existing project management/ project coordination experience and ability to initiate, innovate and translate ideas into effective action plans. To succeed in this role, you will need:

Demonstrable experience with labour market issues, including labour market assessments, skills training/development, internships, employer engagement, disability inclusion, job placements and job fairs.
A tertiary qualification (Bachelors or above) in social sciences, education, development studies or public health or equivalent, < /span>relevant and transferable experience
Familiarity with national legislation and policies in the field of disability, human rights and employment.
Significant experience implementing projects, including experience of the disability sector and gender mainstreaming.
Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and learning
Experience of designing, managing and carrying out advocacy work for social inclusion/disability projects.
Experience providing technical assistance to other organizations.
Knowledge of current issues and best practices in disability, UNCRPD, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and employment is desirable.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that there will be an expectation that you can visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW) at least once per month.

We anticipate that the evaluation process will include a role-typical task and that interviews will be held in early December. Sightsavers is an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is an employer that does not tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and controls.

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