EIDHR Project Coordinator

at CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


EIDHR Project Coordinator – National Position
Organisation: CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus

Closing date: 10 Dec 2019
In the frame of an EU-EIDHR funded project, CESVI is the lead agency of a consortium with local partners, including Legal Resource Foundation (LRF) and Special Education Professionals (SEP). The action, Increasing the capacity of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho, will support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and HRD organizations at grassroots level, improving Alternative Care services for children in contact and in conflict with the law, with a special focus on children with special needs in the Juvenile Justice System(JJS). The long-term change envisions a strengthened Alternative Care system and awareness grounded in the best interests and rights of children separated from their families, resulting in courses of action in conformity with the principles of non-discrimination, protection, survival and participation.

Job purpose:

Under the supervision of the Regional Head of Programme (HoP) and the Regional Head of Mission (HoM), the incumbent will be charge of coordination and management of the project titled “Increasing the capacity of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho.”. This includes being responsible for the effective, efficient and timely implementation of project activities and the overall coordination of the project consortium.

(S)he is responsible for the overall supervision of the project’s administrative and financial management, including partners’ accountancy and financial reporting, as well as of project staff (human resources), project security matters and quality control.

Job Responsibilities

Manage the EU funded project across 3 counties (Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho)
Ensure that the project is implemented according to the contract signed with the donor (the European Union), its rules and regulations (including, but not limited to, reporting, visibility, project documentation, monitoring and evaluation), CESVI’s internal policies and procedures, and the consortium partner’s MoUs;
Consortium management, predisposition of work plans, M&E plans, financial forecast plan, procurement plan, recruitment and coordination of project staff, supervision and coordination of the implementation of the activities, narrative and financial reporting;
Ensures sound technical support and guidance in the field of Human Rights and juvenile justice to all the consortium members;
Responsible for the effective and efficient management and maintenance of CESVI’s assets/properties related to the project;
Support the HoP and the HoM in the identification and development of new project proposals in the area/region, in the field of human rights/child protection/juvenile justice;
Duties and Responsibilities:

Management of the entire local staff under the project, ensuring adherence to Cesvi policies and security regulations, in coordination with the Cesvi Co-ordination Office in Nairobi.
Provision of high-level liaison and coordination with the other consortium members and other relevant stakeholders, such as government authorities and agencies, and representation of CESVI in key meetings related to the project’s thematic area;
Daily project implementation and follow-up on activities at the field level;
Management of the project budget and the fund requests to Nairobi Coordination Office, administrative and financial management of the project and collection of the necessary documentation for the financial report from all the consortium members;
Formulation/update of the projects work plans, monitoring tools and regular reporting according to requirements of the donor and CESVI internal policies;
Draft/revision and submission of periodical project reports required by the donor, and
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