Promoting the Voice and Leadership of Women (PVLW)
Position Description Project Coordinator
Location Amman – Jordan (with frequent travel to other governorates)
Position Status Full-time
ABOUT SOLIDARITY IS GLOBAL INSTITUTE
SIGI (SIGI Jordan) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1998. Its founders include lawyers, jurists and human rights activists working to support and promote women’s rights through education, developing skills, training, and presenting modern technology. SIGI Jordan is a leader in defending and protecting the rights of women and girls through advocacy and reform of national strategies and policies, SIGI is also a member of the coordinating committee of NGOs under Jordan National Commission for Women headed by her highness Princess Basma Bint Talal.
SIGI Jordan seeks to empower women to play a more meaningful role in the Jordanian democratic transition in the areas of human rights, democratic participation, and empowerment. Through manuals, workshops, training, and other educational publications, the SIGI Jordan works with a diverse constituency of Jordanian women to increase their political awareness, communication and advocacy skills, and overall works on women’s and human rights education through 1) Conduct research and distribute information about human rights abuses against women in Jordan. 2) Educate and inform women of their rights. 3) Empower women through education and training. 4) Expand and facilitate the participation of women’s human rights networks locally, nationally, and globally.
SIGI’s various interventions are derived from its mission to provide the space and opportunity for individuals and communities to develop new ways of learning and living and to promote change that engages people and institutions for lasting, fair reform, and its vision for inclusive, dynamic communities living sustainably, with social justice, opportunity, and dignity, especially females.
PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
Solidarity is Global Institute (SIGI), Mercy Corps and other partners are implementing a five-year activity “Promoting the Voice and Leadership of Women” (PVLW) funded by USAID. The purpose of the activity is to create transformative change to enhance the voice and influence of women by strengthening legislative frameworks, enforcement of those legislations and the enhancement of institutional capacity of stakeholders, increasing the adoption of inclusive social norms, and removing barriers to women’s participation and leadership.
Solidarity is Global Institute (SIGI) will lead the Legislative Agenda and advocacy capacity building activities in partnership with Mercy Corps and in close coordination with JNCW.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The Project Coordinator is responsible for following up on the technical and operational implementation of the project work plan developed according to the scope of work of the subaward agreement signed between SIGI and Mercy Corps.
She/he will be working with the PVLW team and partners to develop the legal agenda and to promote the work of local coalitions of civil society, academia, and other institutions to advocate for change regarding the transformation and adoption of women’s rights.
- Contribute to and participate actively in the development and composition of the work plan for PVLW with focus on strengthening legislative framework enforcement through promoting the work of local coalitions of civil society, academia, and other institutions to advocate for change regarding the transformation and adoption of women’s rights.
- Support project implementation including timely follow-up and organization of internal meetings to ensure effective project implementation.
- Responsible for providing needed support for national dialogues organized by SIGI in coordination with JNCW leading to the identification and prioritization of effective legal frameworks to promote the active engagement of women within the community and the public spheres.
- Follow up on and ensure implementation of project activities is on time, target, and budget.
- Assist in collecting and sharing learnings and best practices from PVLW.
- Contribute to regular donor and organizational reports to highlight program successes and challenges.
- Support and participate in the monitoring and evaluation system design and implementation.
- Assist with general program operations and field-based activity.
- Assist project staff in coordinating logistics and project activities.
- Assist with organizing training and learning events for project team, CBOs, and volunteers
- Assist in facilitating field visits for SIGI, Mercy Corps staff and donor agency visitors
- Participate actively in the capacity enhancement activities organized by MC Finance and subgrants teams focusing on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and subawards management.
- Ensure implementation and modeling of safeguarding policies and procedures in all interactions with team members, partners, and program participants.
- Work with the PVLW partners to integrate cross-cutting issues, including gender, youth, disabilities, institutional strengthening, local capacity strengthening, and policy reforms.
- Complete tasks as assigned in a timely, professional manner.
- Ensure activities promote gender equity, conflict sensitivity, and environmental awareness by applying Do No Harm and Mercy Corps’ Gender Equity policy.
- Participate in office coordination and planning meetings and workshops organized by Mercy Corps and partners as needed.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to SIGI and Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other assigned tasks, as necessary
Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by SIGI’s leadership.
Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO STAKEHOLDERS
● SIGI’s team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.
● Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
Reports Directly To: Project Manager
Works Directly With: M&E Officer, Communications and Media Officer, researchers, and consultants.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in law, women’s studies, gender, public policy reform, public administration, international development, institutional development, leadership, or a related discipline.
- Two years of relevant experience supporting development activities relevant to policy reform, institutional capacity building, and leadership skills building.
- Good understanding of project administration and reporting.
- Experience with relief and development work in a vulnerable context.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
- Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
- Native Arabic speaker with fluency in written and spoken English.
- Excellent computer skills (especially Microsoft office applications) and ability to use information technology as a tool and resource.
- Ability and interest in working with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
- Strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
- Ability to effectively coordinate and conduct follow ups.
Success factors for this position include:
- Deep commitment to humanitarian principles and values
- Willingness to learn new skills and methodologies
- Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills
- Political and cultural awareness
Application and dead line:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the C.V.
Send the application by email to email@example.com not later than 8 Sep 2022.