IRM Project Coordinator

at Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation
Published June 28, 2024
Location Bangui, Central African Republic
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The IRM Project Coordinator will represent the Mukwege Foundation in the consortium project in Bangui on holistic interim reparative measures for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. They will be responsible for the effective implementation of the project and applying quality survivor-centred standards. They will work under the direct supervision of MF’s Country Director/Programme Manager, liaise with other MF units and work in close collaboration with consortium partners, external stakeholders and members of survivor networks.

The Project Coordinator will supervise a team consisting of a medical advisor and an IRM financial officer, and will work closely with the M&E, logistics, and other MF program staff to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.

Responsibilities and main tasks

Project management and reporting

Ensure day-to-day management of the project and overall planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities under MF’s responsibility, while adhering to quality technical and operational standards.
Draft necessary documents concerning project design, planning and implementation, including results frameworks, work plans, budgets, Terms of Reference, activity tools, etc.
Ensure timely achievement of project objectives and results within set timelines and budgets, including activity tracking and budget management.
Monitor project expenses in collaboration with the finance and administration department, ensuring compliance with internal and donor procedures.
Provide regular narrative and financial reports as per MF and donor requirements, while maintaining timely communication with partners and the country management team on progress, achievements and challenges.
Identify necessary logistics for project implementation and contribute to procurement plans.
Team leadership and staff supervision

Lead, mentor and coach the project team in line with their roles and responsibilities.
Ensure team adherence to MF’s code of conduct and safeguarding principles.
Actively support technical staff, including the medical advisor, the IRM financial officer and the survivor networks’ focal point in the planning and implementation of activities.
Coordination and partnership-building

Implement project activities in close collaboration with AFJC, GSF, survivor networks and other strategic partners.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key partners, including local authorities, Ministries, and other key national or international actors.
Participate in regular programmatic meetings with partners and stakeholders.
Establish partnerships and represent the project externally in technical and advocacy forums, including relevant coordination platforms as requested by the supervisor.
Ensure cross-project linkages with other relevant projects and programmes for mutually reinforcing impact.
Quality and accountability

Ensure that the project respects guiding principles of survivor-centred care and ethics of the holistic care model at all stages of its implementation in collaboration with the members of the consortium.
Ensure that quality data is collected and managed in accordance with MF policies and procedures.
Oversee overall care quality standards in close collaboration with consortium partners, survivor networks, and MF colleagues.
Contribute to the establishment and operationalisation of an accountability mechanism within the project framework.
Conduct field visits to provide technical advice and monitor project activity progress.
Document and share lessons learned, incorporating them into project planning and decision-making processes.

Experience and skills

Experience and knowledge:

Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in law, international relations, political science, gender studies or related discipline.
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience working on project management, project design, monitoring and evaluation in relation to human rights, humanitarian law, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), advocacy, reparations, and/or transitional justice, preferably in CAR or in another conflict context.
Experience in working for multi-stakeholder and/or consortium programmes is an advantage.
Knowledge and experience in the field of SGBV and gender is mandatory.
Specific skills:

Strong experience in effective team leadership and management, as well as team coordination and conflict resolution.
Ability to build and sustain strong relationships and effective partnerships.
Practical experience working with survivors of CRSV, survivor associations, NGOs and/or national civil society organisations.
Strong knowledge and experience with survivor-centered approach, including best practices and guiding principles.
Understanding of the CAR conflict landscape, including contextual dynamics.
Experience in budgeting, reporting and data protection.
Proven problem-solving and organisational skills.
Excellent writing, professional and interpersonal communication skills.
Prepared to travel to the project site in Dékoa and to maintain a flexible working schedule.
Commitment to MF’s values and survivor-centered approach.
Ability to work in an intercultural environment and to work as part of a team.

Language requirements :

Perfect command of French (spoken and written).
Working knowledge of English is required.
Knowledge of Sango language will be considered an asset.

Please send your CV, cover letter and contacts of three references to Ms. Lucy Shanahan, Office Manager using the subject “IRM Project Coordinator—CAR”.

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