Project Coordinator - Apply by: 11-Sep-2020

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Reports to: Project Manager (Better Hygiene Outcomes)

Project Name: Institutional modules for better hygiene outcomes across Uttarakhand

Location: Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

Level Of Contact With Children: 2 (Sporadic or occasional contact with children)
The position holder shall be responsible to adhere & work within the ambit of Plan India’s Child Protection & Gender Equality Policies.

PROJECT SUMMARY

About Plan India:
Plan India, a member of Plan International Federation, is a nationally
registered independent child development organization committed to
creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded
children, their families and communities. For over 35 years, Plan India
and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children by
providing them access to protection, basic education, proper healthcare, a
healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in
decisions which affect their lives. Plan India has a long term presence in
ten states. During July 2015- June 2020, Plan India aims to reach two
million children and youth through grassroots programmes and five million
children and youth through evidence based advocacy initiatives.

Hygiene Programme: A clean institutions (health centres, Anganwadis and schools) has huge
potential to create a cycle of opportunities, moreover, early years of a
child’s life are very crucial as they lay the foundation to future
learning and development and healthy hygiene routines last throughout
their lives. Young children are fast learners, they adapt new behaviour
more easily than adults, once capacitated they can challenge existing
practices around them and can also lead to the adaption of new behaviour.
Plan India believes in the potential of young children, have been
promoting children as change agents on various health and hygiene related
programmes and have successfully harvested the ripple effect of child led
interventions.

Plan International-India Chapter, acknowledge the importance of realizing
the human rights to food, water and sanitation to end poverty, eliminate
inequalities and reach the SDGs. And children are the key to reach the
objective hence, the proposed project will embed best practices of
sanitation and hygiene into a habit among children, parents and community
for improved improve health and nutritional outcomes for children,
pregnant and lactating women.

The project Goal is to strengthen the school hygiene programme to ensure
better health and hygiene outcomes for mother and child. The project
objective is institutional strengthening and building information,
education and communication of children, young women and other key
stakeholders to ensure better health and hygiene outcomes for mother and
child.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Project Coordinator would be responsible for supporting the project
manager to implement the project. S/he will also have to work in close
coordination with the line manager (as mentioned above) as well as the
hygiene promoters and Schools.

Program Planning and Implementation

  • Develop detailed timeline with the project manager for various
    activities

  • Ensure effective implementation of activities in adherence to the
    larger project design

  • Orientation of children parliaments along with the hygiene
    promoters and other stakeholders on the project

  • Organize the Project activities as per the project and under the
    project deliverables

  • Ensure pre and post coverage of the event under the project in
    consultation with local unit

  • Preparatory work for carrying out activities of the project

  • Organise quality in workshop and event organized under the
    project

  • Mobilize stakeholders for active participation in block and
    district level interventions

  • Identify gaps in programming areas through field visits and
    monitoring data and propose workable solutions.

 Liaison and Networking

  • Liaison with officials and stakeholders at School, Anganwadi and
    Health center level.

Program Monitoring and Support

  • Track output of the intervention as per guideline of the
    program

  • Provide timely feedback for necessary action for effective
    implementation of the project

  • Maintain a database of people with whom the coordinators have
    mobilized support locally (both government and private)

Reporting and Documentation

  • Preparation of fortnightly report about the progress of the
    project

  • Documenting project experiences / learning / achievement /
    activities

  • Respond to project manager for information related to result
    framework.

  • Responsible for preparing document for district level
    interventions.

Administrative and Financial Functions

  • All reports to be sent to the Project Manager based at Udham Singh
    Nagar.

  • Ensure transparency and accountability of project funds in project
    delivery

  • Undertake audits as required

  • Follow up of the effective implementation of proposed
    interventions.

  • Build and manage local partnership to ensure synergies with other
    actors and see that they are maximized and local resource are
    effectively leveraged.

  • Supervise internal Admin and finance.

  • Documentation of progress and developing donor reports

Other functions

 Any other specific task assigned by the Project Manager to achieve the
project objectives

 

Deliverables

  • Fortnightly report in specified electronic format submitted to the
    Reporting Manager

  • Monthly progress report will cover the activities performed, and
    the outcomes against planned activities and indicators, key
    accomplishments, problems identified and solutions worked/
    proposed.

  • Preparation of relevant document of activities specific for
    effective intervention including all the information with coverage
    and snaps

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Applicant must have Master’s in Business Administration/
Rural Development / Management or equivalent from a reputed and
recognized institute in India or globally accredited equivalent.

  • He/ She must have 4- 5 years of experience of managing large and
    complex projects, especially on health and WASH with national or
    international development agencies, preferably health and hygiene
    programmes.

  • Prior experience in working on CSR projects of corporates
    desired

  • S/He should be familiar with techniques of monitoring and
    evaluation of large programs.

  • S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in
    English, preferably conversant with local language (Hindi).

  • Ability to plan conceptualize and deliver effective projects;

  • Willingness to travel extensively in including rural and tribal
    areas.

COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women candidates are
encouraged to apply. Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to
child rights and child protection.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send us your updated resume along with suitability note (single
Word document only) for the position of
“Project Coordinator” at planindiacareers@planindia.org. Please mention “Project Coordinator – Udham Singh Nagar” in the subject line. Last date for sending applications is
11th
September 2020. Considering the volume of the application, o
nly shortlisted candidates will be contacted.