Senior Project Coordinator
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Senior Project Coordinator


Senior Project Coordinator

Restless Development



Manage the planning, implementation and review of the Youth-led accountability on SDG5 and FP2020 commitments Project in line with the project design as outlined in the proposal.
Maintain oversight of all aspects of Youth accountability Advocates recruitment, selection, training, placement and in placement support in line with Restless Development’s programme quality standards

Foster partnerships with national and local government, private sector, civil society, and bi-lateral and multilateral agencies to ensure visibility of the project and synergy with sector plans
Manage and coordinate quality meetings of the District Youth Working groups, and National youth led advisory board by ensuring accurate programme and financial data is provided for high level progress tracking and project adaptation
Maintain oversight of the project budget and expenditure, in line with Restless Development’s policies and in accordance with the grant contract working closely with the finance team and Partnerships Manager

Prepare quarterly reports for the management committee, and for donor in line with contractual requirements with support from the finance team, Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning team and Partnerships Manager
Provide human resource management to your direct reports, and utilise distance and matrix management techniques to ensure the project team is working closely together
Oversee the implementation of programme activities and manage the professional relationship with the coalitions

Coordinate all aspects of Youth accountability advocates selection, recruitment, training, placement, and in placement support with support from the project team and regions offices
Coordinate and be in close contact with other hubs
Working with the programme quality team, coordinate the monitoring and review of the project across all locations on a monthly basis

Ensure timely planning and execution of planned activities, seeking approval for project adjustments based on evidence based learning and working within the parameters of the budget available
Ensure that our programmes across the 3 target regions (including youth advocates recruitment, selection. management, training) reflect the operational standards, strategy and practices of Restless Development

Ensure the timely compilation of programme quality data reporting including submission of the monthly reports to the programme quality team
Be an active member of the programme quality group – supporting management and direction for the programmes team and the organisation – bringing lessons, best practice, and examples of innovation
Provide regular progress updates to the management team on project quality to ensure accountability for standards is supported at the highest levels
Provide technical support and capacity building to staff on the project areas
Ensure sensitisation and engagement of communities in all aspects of the project

Conduct regular in person and phone meetings with Youth Accountability Advocates to ensure they are complying with project implementation plans, strategy and procedures
Carry out regular performance and line management of the Assistant Programme Coordinator in line with policy
Carry out field support visits to ensure your team is actively supported in delivering of their work and in turn they are effectively completing their duties with volunteers, field partners, and local stakeholders
Assess and develop annual capacity building plans for your team to enhance performance within your team
Oversee volunteer management and support standards across the project providing ongoing advice and support to volunteers, and engaging relevant line managers where required

Responsible on a day to day basis for financial management including monitoring and execution of the budget in line with the project strategy and implementation plan
Ensure that all financial policies and procedures are upheld by staff and volunteers within the project, and action is taken where standards are not met in line with Restless Development’s policies
Coordinate the annual budgeting process with support from the finance team and ensuring engagement of the project team
With the Finance team, prepare monthly budgets and requisitions, with an understanding of current budget position per item line
With the Finance team, prepare monthly expenditure reports against approved budgets, providing detailed variance analyses
Ensure that all requisitions and retirements are appropriately authorized; and that all expenditure is backed up by the required support documentation
As principle budget holder for the Project, ensure that value for money is obtained in all purchases through the team, and that all purchases are in line with our policies and procedures
Uphold all financial policies and procedures for Restless Development Tanzania, and proactively prevent risks within the project which could jeopardise our Values, Policies, Codes of Conduction and Donor Compliance Rules


With support from the Country Director, Investments and Partnerships Manager, Grant and Donor Relations Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy Manager:

Develop and manage strategic partnerships with local and national government, civil society, the private sector and others in the project
Identify and engage local media to create visibility of the project, our goals, and the role of young people in development
Coordinate the mapping of resources with partners within Project area to strengthen our project and interventions

Ensure effective sensitisation and relationship management with local stakeholders in the programmes area from community to regional level
Identify opportunities and support the ajira development of high quality proposals
Ensure systematic sharing of project information and results with the sector and young people using social media, and leading public speaking events as part of the project

With the Policy and Advocacy Manager and Grant and Donor Relations Coordinator:

Coordinate timely and accurate narrative and financial reporting to the donor
Provide regular updates on project progress to the donor and consortium
Ensure the project team is pro-actively collecting case studies and data which demonstrate the results and added value of this project to young people and to Restless Development’s agenda

Other (5%)
Other duties as required.
You may occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu will be granted Supporting roll out and communication of key management decisions
On request, participate in management committee meetings
Actively support the Policy and advocacy Manager – including acting as cover whilst peer team members are on leave
Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all and adhered to in practice


Minimum of Graduate level degree in relevant field, preferably related to political science, gender, policies, communication, advocacy and data (statistics)

Experience working with young people from vulnerable settings
Technical expertise in community development and gender approaches in civic engagement
Lead and provide guidance to volunteers
A clear understanding of contemporary development agenda such as the Sustainable Development Goals, family planning, gender equality, youth participation, decision-making, governance structures, political events and opportunities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills suitable for both youth and local government audiences

Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Good ICT skills including Word, Excel, email/internet, PowerPoint
A strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development and the role of young people in development
Previous experience as a volunteer Desirable
Graduate degree in a field related to policy, community development or youth work
Ability to manage budgets and finances
Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment



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