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BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator(Re-announcement)

JOB TITLE:   BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator 

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Thailand Programme           

LOCATION: Mae Sot Field Office

CONTRACT LENGTH: One year with possible extension

Save the Children International are the world's leading independent organisation for children. Save the Children in Thailand has doubled its portfolio, built a Program Development and Quality unit and opened its field offices in Mae Sot, Phang-Nga and Pattani. The Country Office is implementing all programs with partners, and responds to multiple small and medium-scale emergencies each year, including the current Andaman Sea Crisis. Save the Children in Thailand is positioned as a leader in refugee and migrant education, is influential in protection related policies and action plans, and has launched a new road safety program, the “7% Project.”  

Save the Children is currently looking for skilled, dynamic and self-motivated persons to fill in the position of BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator

ROLE PURPOSE:

BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall implementation, coordination and management of Basic Education Support towards Transition (BEST) and Preparing for Reintegration through Education and Participative Solutions (PREPS) project located in Measot District, Tak province, Thailand.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Maesot Senior Field Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: 2

Direct: BEST Sr. Education Project officer and Education officer

Role Dimensions: BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator works with PDQ team especially Education Specialist, INGO partners, UN agencies, CCSDPT members as well as CBOs working on education in the refugee camps

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Project Management

  • Manage the implementation and development of the technical and administrative aspects of the project. This includes overall responsibility for budget and staff management;
  • Support project officers under line management in capacity building on key areas of their career development and professional skills upgrading;
  • Oversee project expenditure and hold budget management responsibility for the project, including monitoring budget vs expenditure, ensuring that costs are allocated correctly and expenditure is happening in line with the plan;
  • Lead on developing and revising the project management tools on timely basis;
  • Ensure that internal and external reporting requirements are met, including donor reports, in line with the required format and with review and input from the Education Specialist;
  • Ensure that project progress is effectively monitored through the regular collection and analysis of key indicators and ensure that processes and results are proper documented;
  • Work closely with Education Specialist to ensure quality implementation under SCI Child Safeguarding Policy and other quality benchmarks.
  • Ensure that lessons learnt and success stories from the project are effectively documented and shared;
  • Work closely with Maesot Senior Field Coordinator and operational support departments (HR, Operations, Finance) to ensure that key project inputs are understood and delivered in a timely manner;
  • Through coordination and communication with Save the Children’s in country Education Specialist contribute to Save the Children’s strategic planning in the education sector and the design of future programming strategy and direction;
  • Input into the development of future funding proposals and identify opportunities for programming that may develop locally;
  • In coordination with the Education Specialist and regional Technical Advisors facilitate meetings, workshops and evaluations initiated by Save the Children and donors in relation to the implementation of this project;
  • Work closely with the Education Specialist, Advocacy Coordinator and Communication Coordinator on policy advocacy especially on the convergence.
  • Together with MEAL team, ensure appropriate and effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability mechanisms and practices for the project.

Partnership Management and Support

  • Support, build the capacity of and coordinate closely with partners implementing key components of this project;
  • Plan and organize regular meetings with the partners to draw lessons, share experiences and monitor progress of the project; support partners to collate good practices and evidence for showcasing at regional and global forum;
  • Provide technical support to partners on the sub-award agreement and compliances. Make sure that the projects’ partners are followed through with SCI standard in logistics, management and finance. Timely funding transfer to partners is to be ensured, unless circumstances ceased.

Representation and coordination (internal and external)

  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners -NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, UN agencies and government counterparts;
  • Participate in coordination and technical meetings at provincial and national level;
  • Participate in regular Project Coordinators meetings and Maesot Office meeting providing input into area decisions and ensuring that issues affecting the implementation of the projects are resolved;

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

·      Bachelor’s degree preferably in relevant qualification in Education.

·      Five years professional working experience, development sector preferred

·      Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, including good level of written and spoken English.

·      Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

·      Ability and willingness to travel frequently domestically (including to remote areas), and internationally as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·      Demonstrated skills, experience (at least three years), and knowledge in project management development sector, specific experience in education strongly preferred 

·      Demonstrated experience in managing a small team to deliver project outcomes

·      Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control.

·      Knowledge of education technical issues such as teacher training, curriculum development, assessment preferred.

·      Ability to analyse information, and to document and report.

·      Ability to, and experience of, delivering training in education related issues

·      An in-depth understanding of context of the migration and refugees with experience working along the Myanmar border preferred.

·         Significant experience working and building relationships with government officials and local partners.

Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

 SCI offer competitive National package; transportation allowance, communication allowance, 13th month salary & annual leave 20 days, etc.

Closing date for submissions:  24 September 2017

Interested candidates should submit a motivational letter and comprehensive CV and details of at least 3 referees to: hr.thailand@savethechildren.org

Please indicate in the subject as “Apply BEST/PREPS Project Coordinator_(Name of candidate)”

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

 

Contact : hr.thailand@savethechildren.org

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