National Project Coordinator (NPC)
- Post Date:March 15, 2022
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- Career Level CoordinatorQualification DegreeExperience 10-15 Years
- Industry Non Governmental
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR (NPC) that has arisen within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), funded from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to implement the GEF-7 five-year project. The position is a full-time contract that is renewable every two years.
Station: Harare, with extensive travel to the project sites
Under the guidance of the Director, EMA, FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, and the DSL IP Regional Coordinator, the NPC will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and for the overall planning, coordination of project activities and monitoring of project results.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads the implementation of all project outputs and activities and ensures technical soundness of project implementation;
- Coordinates the project with relevant baseline initiatives;
- Coordinates the project with FAO’s Technical Support Structure for the DSL IP (i.e liaises with the DSL IP regional service providers to ensure that regional Technical Assistance is supported by national implementing partners).
- Ensures a high level of collaboration among participating institutions and organizations at the national and local levels;
- Ensures compliance with all OPAs provisions during the implementation, including on timely reporting and financial management;
- Coordinates and monitors closely the implementation of project activities, and provides close supervision to the Field Assistants;
- Tracks the project’s progress and ensures timely delivery of inputs and outputs;
- Provides technical support and assesses the outputs of the project national consultants hired with GEF funds. as well as the products generated in the implementation of the project;
- Approves and manages requests for provision of financial resources using provided format in OPA annexes,
- Monitors financial resources and accounts for them to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
- Ensures timely preparation and submission of requests for funds, financial and progress reports to FAO as per OPA reporting requirements;
- Maintains documentation and evidence that describes the proper and prudent use of project resources as per OPA provisions, including making available this supporting documentation to FAO and designated auditors when requested;
- Implements and manages the project’s monitoring and communications plans;
- Organizes project workshops and meetings to monitor progress and prepares the Annual Budget and Work Plan,
- Submits the six-monthly Project Progress Reports (PPRs) with the AWPYB to the PSC and FAO;
- Prepares the first draft of the Project Implementation Review (PIR);
- Supports the organization of the mid-term and final evaluations in close coordination with the FAO Budget Holder and the FAO Independent Office of Evaluation (OED);
- Submits the Operation Pariners (OP) six-monthly technical and financial reports to FAO and facilitates the information exchange between the OP and FAO, if needed;
- Informs the PSC and FAO of any delays and difficulties as they arise during the implementation to ensure timely corrective measure and support.
- Liaises regularly with the DSL IP regional coordinator on project progress and supports the regional coordinator in bidirectional flow of information from national project to the Southern Africa REM cluster.
Qualification, Experience and Competences:
- Advanced degree in Natural Resource Management such as Forestry, Environment, Natural Resource Management or other relevant field.
- Proven experience in the management of UN agencies’ environment/ Natural Resource management or similar projects.
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience, including practical experience in the implementation of interventions for the sustainable management of natural resources such as forests, institutional networking and decision-making advice.
- Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Office.
- Fluent in English (including writing and communication skills).
Interested candidates should submit applications with detailed CVs and certified copies of certificates not later than 18 March, 2022 to:
The Human Resources Manager
Environmental Management Agency
685/6 Corner Lorraine/Faber Drive,
Please note that communication will be made to shortlisted candidates only.
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