Project Coordinator

an international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation implementing a project called “Increasing productivity and supporting development of mango, cassava and organic fertilizer value chains in Western Province, Zambia” is looking for a
PROJECT COORDINATOR
The Project Coordinator is responsible for securing implementation and overall management of the project team.
Responsibilities:
Manages and coordinates the project implementation of the project in Western Province;
Ensures that technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to CCR and donor standards (outputs, outcomes delivered according to CCR and donor requirements and project document);
Bears responsibility for achieving targeted project outputs and indicators;
Participates in the facilitation of Value Chain Development related trainings;
Participates in the capacity building of farmers in business skills and business plan development;
Participates in the value chain and market analysis, data collection and processing and report production;
Prepares regular progress reports for internal and donor purposes;
Maintains project financials, works with and supports the Finance Manager to ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place and being followed;
Produces brochures, success stories, and other materials to promote the program’s successes within CCR and the broader development community;
Manages and evaluates local project staff;
Actively seeks and establishes partnership and linkages with institutions and private companies relevant to project implementation
Maintains excellent relations with partner institutions and relevant governmental authorities;
Formally represents the Caritas Czech Republic on project sites;
Cooperates on formulation and preparation of the national strategy and mission development in the country.
Requirements
Tertiary (university) education in agribusiness, agriculture, value addition/value chain development, agriculture marketing;
At least 3 years of experience in Agribusiness, Value chains, Value addition, Agriculture Marketing;
Proven experience in value chain development, especially of mango and cassava value chains is an advantage;
Proven experience in project formulation, implementation, project cycle, project identification for at least 3 years;
Good networking skills
Excellent English language skills
Working experience in the non-profit or in an international organization an asset
Excellent communication skills, flexibility, time-management, ability to work under stress and in difficult conditions
Basic knowledge of financial management
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Willingness to work in accordance with the Caritas Code of Ethics
Duty station: Mongu Field Office, Mongu District, Zambia Working Time: 5 Days a week
Starting date: March 2021 Position: National
Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity and treatment employer and provides all the employees a work environment free from any form of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, nationality, age, religion and creed, disability. Furthermore, Caritas Czech Republic provide employees with a safe environment with zero tolerance of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other unethical behaviour in the workplace
To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of detailed CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) by the, 26th February 2021 17:00 to the following email address: jobs.zambia@caritas.cz. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please use the following subject in your email/post: Project Coordinator – Mongu.
For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:
Surname, Name, Project Coordinator – curriculum vitae
Surname, Name, Project Coordinator – cover letter
Caritas Czech Republic reserves the right to cancel the process at any stage.

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