Project Coordinator – DiDRR

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Project Coordinator - DiDRR

  • Post Date:November 17, 2022
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  • Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative is seeking to recruit an individual that is competent in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) to provide technical leadership and guidance for the successful implementation of project activities in accordance with project design. The incumbent will lead Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction from National to community level structures and will work closely with the Civil Protection Department and the Disability movement

Duties And Responsibilities

Project Coordination

  • Maintain regular contact that ensures a good relationship with the central government through the District Development Coordinator’s office, Chief Executive Officer and other key District Stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain an effective operational partnership with ward councillors, traditional leadership and other local stakeholders as necessary
  • Ensures smooth coordination and sharing of information with district stakeholders
  • Build effective partnerships with key stakeholders such as DPOs, PWD, communities, and local leaders
  • New Business Development
  • Contribute to organisational fund-raising efforts in line with REPSSI resource mobilisation strategy
  • Ensure a fully functional district system that delivers on Expected Objectives
  • Participate in the District Co-creation Meetings
  • Mobilization of the project targeted groups (DPOs and Persons with Disability (PWD) for DiDRR training
  • Raise awareness of DIDRR in schools and involve students and young people in DRR-related activities in the target communities
  • Raise community awareness of hazards and disaster risks through Risks identification, assessment and monitoring closely the early warning systems.
  • Promote understanding of hazards and communities’ vulnerabilities;
  • Help communities to be inclusive and enhance their capacities to address their vulnerabilities.
  • Support key government departments, other Humanitarian Responders in DiIDRR
  • Facilitate regular sensitisation in the communities on hazards
  • Designing school and community Disability Inclusive emergency plans, setting up early warning systems and implementing response, mitigation and risk reduction plans
  • Support the establishment of inclusive savings groups (VSLA) in the target wards
  • Capacity building for adaptation and improvement of agricultural production in the target communities.
  • Provide on-going monitoring of program activities and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Produce progress reports and monthly plans against activities.
  • Ensure compliance to Funding Partner and DiDRR requirements /guidelines.
  • Support Senior Management to prepare proposals in response to calls for proposals emanating from the existing funding partners and other donors.

Advocate for PSS Mainstreaming and communicate Project Activities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with district Civil Protection Structures
  • Participation in relevant district coordinating bodies such as DCPD,DRR Committees and Liaison with other NGOs working in the same districts
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts for similar or other projects
  • Support M&E and learning within the project
  • Support community led monitoring and tackle barriers to access to emergency services and Disability Inclusion
  • Participate in planned project baselines, reflection and coordination meetings
  • Facilitate project reporting and activity reviews for submission to the Programme Manager
  • Contribute to organisational learning on PSS mainstreaming in emergencies

Qualifications And Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Development Studies, Disability Inclusion, Disaster Management or any relevant qualification.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in project implementation. Have an experience in Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID)
  • Knowledge of Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction are key requirements.
  • A full understanding of the National Disaster Management structures is mandatory.
  • Training in climate adaptation and improvement of agricultural production an added advantage.
  • Training and workshop organizational skills in DiDRR
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Open to internal and external feedback
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and under severe pressure

How To Apply

Attention- Human Resources on Email: [email protected]

Applications should clearly show in the Subject line: Project Coordinator – DiDRR

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter as one document by Friday 18 November 2022. Applicants that fail to adhere to this instruction will not be shortlisted. Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

REPSSI is committed to the principles of employment equity and an employment environment free of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the due date, consider your application as unsuccessful