POSITION: Project Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Project Manager
DURATION: Two years and ten months
PLACE OF WORK: Unguja Mbweni, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) is a faith-based non-profit organization established in 1989 as the first overseas aid international organization in South Korea with its vision to end spiritual and physical poverty worldwide.
KFHI Zanzibar is a country office of Korea Food for the Hungry and its Head Office is in Seoul, South Korea. KFHI Zanzibar is currently implementing Education/WASH projects in Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar, to improve the self-sufficiency and to enhance the quality of life of the most vulnerable people so that they can live a life with God’s given potential.
In Zanzibar, there are lack of infrastructure for learning environments, poor access to academics, lack of awareness of children’s rights and low access to girls’ right to education and health. Therefore, the project has a purpose to increase participation in school to promote girls’ right to education and realization of independent right to girls’ health.
The project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating comprehensively (technical-human, administrative and financial) the development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the education/WASH project ‘Creating Girls-Friendly School Environment in Zanzibar’ in the area (Unguja and Pembe), ensuring integration of all sectors and the transformational development of students, teachers, and families.
- Flexibility and Multicultural
- Field Work
- Problem solving and Decision Making
- Managing Projects
- Serves as KFHI’s representative to local government and other local entities in the region or area where this position is performed
- Manages logistics and ensures the provision of supplies to field staff
- Organizes and leads regular regional coordination team meetings. The coordinator should determine who is coming to this meeting
- Ensures the overall wellbeing of the local staff in the region, looking for development opportunities for staff, and conducts training
- Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities are carried out and appropriate corrective/preventative actions are implemented in coordination with the KFHI Zanzibar PM (project manager) and POs (project officers)
- Manages the budget allocated to the stated objectives as directed by the Project Manager and in accordance with KFHI’s financial policies
- Writes regular (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually) and business trip reports
- Maintains external relationships with project partners and stakeholders
- Travels frequently to local secondary schools in Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar
Behavior and Attitude
- Understand and fully agree with the mission, vision, and core-values of KFHI, including The Lordship of Jesus Christ, Transparency, Professionalism, Integrity, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, and Satisfaction
- Willing to follow Jesus Christ with personal relationship with HIM and to participate or lead in daily devotions
- Have honesty, trustworthiness, and responsibility for the designated duties
Qualifications and skills
- A vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- Understanding of child protection regulations desirable
- Excellent command of the English and Swahili language, both written and verbal
- Written communication skills including experience of writing project reports and other documents
- At least two years’ experience in international development projects, with proven professional experience or educational background in international development or other relevant area
- Experience of working on Korea Aid-funded projects would be an advantage
- Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point
- Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures
- Able to travel to districts on rough roads
- Able to sit behind a computer for eight hours a day doing repetitive motions
- Deep understanding of KFHI’s Vision, Mission and Values and ability to communicate this message confidently to others
- Flexible, ability to deal with stress and pressure
- Able to communicate well in front of groups of people
- Experienced in administration, able to process and execute details.
- Previous experience in cross-cultural interactions
- Excels in collaboration with others
Send your applications; cover letter (Max of a page), curriculum vitae (Max of two pages), and two recommendation letters (one from church leader and one from a career mentor) in English (PDF or Microsoft Word format) by email to: [email protected] submission date: Not later than 10 pm 10 th of January 2022. – Please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
- The interview will be held on 13 th to 15 th of January 2022 in Das Es Salaam and Unguja (Zanzibar)
- The final candidate is expected to work from 19 th of January 2022 in Unguja, Zanzibar