Contract Period: 6 months with possible extension depending on funding availability
FOST is a local NGO registered in 1997 as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 3/97) with the aim to build capacity of communities to respond to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe with particular attention to those in farming communities. FOST has ZERO tolerance to abuse and exploitation of children.
- The Project Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for the overall implementation of the FOST Humanitarian assistance project.
- The PC should be experienced, enthusiastic and committed to the welfare of children.
- The Project Coordinator will be based in Harare but must be prepared to travel extensively, initially in Manicaland, Masvingo, Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central but with the possibility of extension to other provinces.
- The PC must have a clean class 4 drivers’ licence.
Roles and responsibilities
Responsibilities will include:
- Delivery of all aspects of the project – Coordination of the PSS trainings, establishment of Kids Clubs and Self-Help groups for women,
- Supporting staff, volunteers and communities to implement the project in line with FOST and Ministry requirements,
- Coordination of the registration of children benefiting from the programmes in the district,
- Keeping of records of these and of orphaned children supported,
- Organisation of psycho-social support (PSS) training with Child Care Workers and Child Protection Committees,
- Development of systems of community support and liaison and of monitoring the delivery of the project in the districts,
- Ensuring appropriate follow-up of emergency situations and emergency cases
- Monitoring and evaluation of the project.
- Liaison with the Director, and Knowledge Management Department in the implementation of project activities in their areas;
- Organisation, supervision, evaluation and training of Social workers and other support staff in the delivery of project activities;
- Maintenance of channels of communication with all partners in the project and representation of FOST on relevant forums linked to the project;
- Ensuring that coordination and synergy exists between the FOST programmes;
- Ensuring the safety and proper use of all FOST equipment under the officers’ responsibility;
- Documentation of all activities in the project including workshop reports, monthly, quarterly and summative reports.
- Complying with all funder documentation requirements;
- Liaison with the funders and the FOST National office in all aspects of the FOST project ;
- Any other duties reasonably assigned by the Director in conjunction with the project.
The Project Coordinator should have:
- A degree level qualification, or equivalent, in a related field such as Education or Social / Development Work and at least three years’ experience of work in the NGO sector;
- Ideally, s/he will have experience in the supervision of staff and a good understanding of social issues affecting orphaned and vulnerable children particularly on Psychosocial Support and prevention of GBV.
To apply send application letter outlining expected salary & benefits, indicating 2 districts of preference, and CV, with three traceable referees to email@example.com or drop your application at our
Number 1 Adylinn Road
Deadline: 27 November 2020