Children in Distress Network (CINDI)
(Ref. No. SPC001)
Children in Distress Network (CINDI) is a network of organisations and individuals working for the interests of children orphaned and made more vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. CINDI is seeking a senior Project Coordinator to be based in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal Province to support the Programme Manager in coordinating all partners and stakeholders in implementing the Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programmes.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for setting up and updating a consolidated project plan on Microsoft Project. Every activity, and the resources allocated to that activity, will be captured for each partner and regularly updated. The Project Coordinator will assist in providing technical assistance and system strengthening to implementing partners and government departments.
Required skills and experience
- At least 5 years’ experience in supervising or managing programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth - particularly at risk adolescent youth
- Familiarity with USAID donor requirements. Ensuring that activities are in line with organisational and donor requirements
- Provide input into existing management systems. This includes setting up and updating a consolidated project plan on Microsoft Project
- Developing and delivering training focused on raising the capacity of project partners’ managers and supervisors
- Coaching and mentoring project partners’ managers and supervisors
- Producing project reports and learnings to be submitted to the Programme Manager and Joint Management Team in a timely manner
- Experience in working with NGOs
- Proven ability to work effectively and build rapport among internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent oral and written presentation skills in English Language required
- Fluency in a second South African language (preferably isiZulu) will be an added advantage
- Appropriate qualification or equivalent experience in one of the following areas: Development Studies, Social Science, Public Health or Project Management or similar areas
- At least 5 years’ experience in Project Management of OVCY programs
- Familiarity with PEPFAR programming and USAID reporting requirements
- Computer literacy with emphasis on Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint. MS Project skills can be acquired on the job.
- A valid driver’s licence
- Good communication skills (verbal and written)
- Good organisational, planning and interpersonal skills
Interested candidates should forward their applications (CV max 2 pages and letter of motivation) to Shannon Elliot at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9th of October 2015 with Ref. No. SPC001