Project Coordinator – Partnerships & Capacity Building
Job Summary & Purpose: Reporting to the Climate Change Specialist, the Project Coordinator – Partnerships and Capacity Building is responsible for leading in analyzing local policies and programmes to identify opportunities and barriers for community-based adaptation.
Tasks and ResponsibilitiesR1: Leadership role in developing and implementing advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy (30%)
- T1: Take a lead role in analyzing local policies and programmes to identify opportunities and barriers for community-based adaptation
- T2: Take a lead role in participatory development and implementation of an advocacy strategy for local-level advocacy, based on key issues identified through vulnerability analysis
- T3: Contribute to formulation and implementation of national-level advocacy strategy in collaboration with the Project Manager
- T4: Work with Information & Knowledge Management Officer to set up appropriate monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management systems for advocacy
- T5: In collaboration with Project Manager, organize annual stakeholder meetings at local level, sub national, national and regional levels
- T1: Contribute to institutional mapping exercise to identify local actors on adaptation and advocacy
- T2: Participate in partner selection to engage local implementing partner organizations to work on local advocacy
- T3: Support partners to develop work plans and strategies to achieve project results
- T4: Monitor activities of local partner organizations
- T5: Facilitate regular coordination meetings among partners working on County level and sub national level advocacy.
- T1: Evaluate capacity of local, sub national and national level government partners and of partner organizations working on advocacy
- T2: Develop capacity building strategy for government partners and of partner organizations working on advocacy
- T3: Provide training, mentoring and ongoing technical advice to partners
- T4: Facilitate external training opportunities for partners at the local, national and regional levels
- T5: In collaboration with the capacity building work stream, evaluate and develop capacity of partners at the national and regional levels.
- T1: Contribute to development of project information and knowledge management system
- T2: Facilitate monitoring of processes and results by partners working on local advocacy
- T3: Support partners in reporting on processes and results
- T4: Monitor, evaluate and report on changes in capacity of local government partners
- T5: Facilitate reflection and learning exercises among partners to identify key lessons learned
- T6: Compiling partner reports for submission to Climate Change Specialist
- T1: Participation in regular meetings of Country Project Team
- T2: Participation in learning and reflection exercises including the capacity building and gender work streams
- T3: Close collaboration with project team to link local governance and advocacy activities to household/individual activities as well national level processes
- T1: Overall oversight of work plans and operations at the field level
- T2: Regular update of the budget tracking tool at the field level and provide monthly cash projections for the field level work
- T3: ALP asset management at the field level field level
- T4: Represent the project at the weekly Embu level Senior Management Team meetings
- T5: Direct supervision of the project assistant and two field officers.
- Minimum qualification of a University Degree, in a relevant discipline such as rural development, community development or agriculture and livelihoods,
- Practical experience in local governance and advocacy and of working with diverse teams.
- At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years working on local governance and capacity building
- Strong experience and knowledge of local advocacy approaches
- Strong practical experience in working with local government and civil society organizations
- Positive experiences in relationship-building
- Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity
- S/he must be an experienced and mature officer; capable of working largely independently. He /she will be supervised by the Climate Change Specialist.
- S/he is expected to interact closely with other members of the Country Project Team, as well as the Programme Technical Team.
- People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
- Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Computer Skills: Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; and, advanced internet searching skills.
- Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles.
- Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances. Willing to be in the field up to 40% of time.
1. Spending Authority: N/A
2. Supervision: Direct supervision of the project assistant and two field officers
Decision Making: The position holder can make decision at the field level based on the field conditions but in consultation with the Climate Change Specialist.
Contacts/Key Relationships (Internal & External):
Project/ CARE Team
- Climate Change Specialist supervisor
- DRR and Livelihoods Officer
- ALP field officers
- Project staff in the WASH and Agriculture sub sectors
- M&E coordinator – Livelihoods sector
- Regional programme Coordination Team (PCT)
- Local County Government
- Departmental Heads
- Relevant CBOs/ NGOs/CSOs
- Local private sector and research institutions