New Job Opening for Project Coordinator; Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) Project at ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.In view of this, ActionAid Nigeria is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of: Job Title: Project Coordinator; Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment (SMILE) ProjectLocation: NasarawaReporting to: Project Manager Line Management: NoneGrade: 7Job Purpose The Project Coordinator will be embedded within the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD) in Nasarawa. S/he will report directly to the OVC Project Manager.Technical ResponsibilitiesCoordinate the organisational development of the SMWASD through targeting technical assistance in carrying out organisation capacity assessment of the SMWASDDevelop capacity development package to address gaps identified in the SMWASDProvide technical support to the SMWASD in developing LGA capacity to coordinate community level  OVC interventionsWork with the SMWASD to effectively manage all SMILE service providers in the stateEnsure effective data collection of all activities implemented at the state levelProvide timely reports to AAN on all activities of the project.S/he will be responsible for delivering ActionAid component of SMILE project at state levelProvide mentoring, coaching and hands on support  in establishing effective systems for planning, monitoring and coordination of the OVC responseWork with the SMWASD to institute an effective monitoring and evaluation system that will feed into the national level systemServe as the state representative of the SMILE projectReporting and Accountability:Submit to Project Manager timely informative reports, showing progress towards outputs and objectives of the SMILE projectSubmit success stories or case studies on lessons learnt for sharing.Identify and recommend opportunities for collaboration and other forms of engagement by AAN outside the ambit of SMILE.Develop concept note for each programme activity for approval by the line manager.Submit situational and any other non-routine reports when necessary or when asked toFacilitate the sharing of information among stakeholders.Financial Management:Participate in and contribute to the development of AAN annual plans and budgetsSubmit timely financial reports on funds released for activities in the state ensuring compliance with AAN financial reporting requirements.Support partners to develop realistic budgets, linking budgets to planned and agreed activities.Actively source for and participate in fund raising activity for AAN including developing concept notes and proposals.Representation:Represent AAN in the state – including attending meetings on behalf of AANMake presentations at professional meetings and conferences on matters related to the monitoring and evaluation of the community system strengthening components of the HSS intervention.Others:Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the Project Manager.Internal Relationships:Right to Health team, AAN team.&External Relationships:Partners, Donors, CSOs and relevant government agencies. 

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