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Project Coordinator

Posted on July 13, 2021
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Salary: Dependent on experience.
Category: Program management
Contract duration: 12-month renewable
Working hours: 8 hours per day
Application Deadline: July 20, 2021

Job Summary:

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is seeking a full-time Yemeni national Project Coordinator. The selected candidate will work closely with the Project Manager and all project staff.

We are a dynamic, highly mobile, multi-lingual team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Yemen, while the majority of our team works remotely from locations across Yemen, around the Middle East and in western capitals. Among our core strengths are our versatility, initiative, access, networks, and audacity. We seek new team members who would complement this dynamic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management and oversight of field activities, ensuring that all program outputs are met to the highest standards.
  • Act as a point of liaison between the field activities and the program management team, promptly communicating any delays to activities or challenges encountered and proactively seeking solutions
  • Work with the PM teams to design work plans to fulfill program outputs. Delegate tasks and outline responsibilities for staff and maintain an overview of output and progress to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met.
  • Maintain daily communication with teams and produce monthly situation reports for the entire network.
  • Maintain close oversight of program activities, security and work plans, reporting regularly to the program manager through written weekly status updates and more regular ad-hoc correspondence as required.
  • Act as the first point of contact on program team for safety and security matters, communicating regularly with the SC’s access and liaison officer. Work with the A&L officer in responding to incident reports and in the development of security management plans and SOPs.
  • Coordinate the recruitment process and induction for new staff, working closely with HR and reporting to the program and senior management team. Lead in the drafting of ToRs for staff, working closely with the program manager and HR.
  • Maintain the field activity aspects of the program’s M&E framework and proactively develop this framework with new metrics. Work closely with the project manager to design and develop the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework to feed into the internal processes of the Sana’a Center and to fulfill donor reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with the program manager and program senior management to determine the strategic direction of the field offices and activities.
  • Attend meetings with the program partners as required for the project.
  • Act as a point of contact between the project staff and managers of other Sana’a Center projects/programs to support the center’s research requirements.
  • Work with the program managers at the Sana’a Center and partner organizations to develop training curricula for the project staff, facilitating these sessions when required and assisting in preparing training materials.
  • Coordinate and carry out staff performance evaluations for the field teams
  • Oversee the process for providing supporting documentation to the SC’s financial department to meet the program’s financial reporting requirements.
  • Assist in budget planning based on understanding of field activity requirements and projections for future needs.
  • Assist in coordination with the field team researchers relating to the project’s publication deliverables as required.
  • Attend meetings with relevant stakeholders as required.

Qualification and Skills:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, international development or any related fields.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a project management or coordinator role in a relevant sector, involving oversight of activities at multiple locations.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Yemen.
  • Excellent organization, use of initiative, time management, presentation and communication skills are a must.

Position Details:

  • Reports to: Project Manager
  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Duration: 12-month renewable based on funding availability
  • Starting salary: To be determined based on experience
  • Location: Remote
  • Joining date: As soon as possible

How to apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending CV and a cover letter

To the email: [email protected], please mention the job title in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: July 20th, 2021

Only complete applications written in English will be considered, and short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age.

More about the Sana’a Center:

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing armed conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique positioning and ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.

The Sana’a Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policy makers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.