Project Coordinator

at SoCha LLC
Published April 11, 2022
Location Mapou, Mauritius
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Company profile:

 

SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We are a US-registered, veteran-owned small business and staff support offices in Nairobi, Bangkok and Mauritius. SoCha currently supports multiple foreign assistance interventions across Asia and Africa.

 

Background:

 

SoCha is looking for qualified individuals to fill the role of Project Coordinator to support business development activities and active MEL projects.

 

Scope of Work

Business Development:

 

Assist in identifying and collecting relevant information as part of preparing and writing portions of business development proposals.

Undertake Country and partner research in preparation for proposal writing.

Assist in field research/costing preparation through the collection of quotes (pricing research, logistics and staffing).

Contribute to business development, assisting new project preparation, strategy development and internal reporting.

MEL Project Coordination:

 

As part of the Corporate Project Team, serve as SoCha Head Quarters’ primary point of contact with SoCha’s field administrative officers.

Provide accurate budget tracking and pipeline analysis for the program in conjunction with finance and administrative staff.

Coordinate corporate contractual oversight and compliance, flagging issues for senior review when needed.

Ensure that branding guidelines from SoCha and client are followed in all written deliverables.

Prepare consultant contracts and Scope of Work, for review by HR Manager and project leadership.

Support Quality Assurance (QA) processes in line with Donor requirements.

Corporate Support:

 

Serve as a corporate backstop so that all MEL project activities comply with applicable client contract provisions and relevant government regulations.

Demonstrate diplomacy and leadership to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, productivity, innovation, and support for diversity in working with contract team members.

Work closely with the HR manager to coordinate the recruitment, hiring, and manage the terms of agreements with international consultants working on program task orders.

Coordinate international travel, lodging, pick-up for consultants working on program task orders.

Copyedit written deliverables and ensure that all program staff have access to appropriate templates and branding guidelines.

Assist in preparation and delivery of events, e.g. conferences, workshops, negotiations, etc.

Other duties as required to support the work of SoCha’s portfolio of work.

Minimum qualifications and experience

Required:

 

Bachelor’s in international development, Project Management or similar field.

5+ years of experience working abroad.

Experience supporting complex projects, preferably in an international development setting.

Experience in coordinating logistics and administrative tasks.

English language proficiency both written and spoken; French language proficiency highly desirable.

Intermediate or advanced level proficiency in the use of standard desktop applications, including the ability to produce documents and presentations of all kinds using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software tools.

Understanding of basic budgeting principles.

Ability to think outside of the box and make quick decisions in line with contractual requirements.

Ability to communicate clearly and professionally at all levels, including with partners, peers and consultants.

Preferred/beneficial:

 

Studied abroad.

Understanding of MEL principles and practices.

Experience using Monday.com or similar project management software.

Experience in Project Coordination on USAID / donor funded projects.

Experience in Event Management and Coordination.

Location:

Mapou, Mauritius.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who reside in Mauritius. SoCha will assist with obtaining a relevant occupational permit including work rights if needed.

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs

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