Project Coordinator via DevNetJobsIndia

Society For Action In Community Health (Sach)

North Tripura, Tripura, India 🇮🇳

Unakoti, Tripura, India 🇮🇳

Dhalai, Tripura, India 🇮🇳

Job Description:

The project coordinator oversees all the activities under the Swaach Vidyalaya Programme. This project aims to scale up the Government’s commitment towards School Sanitation by covering all the government rural schools with proper sanitation facilities, promoting health and hygiene activities, and increasing girl students’ attendance in these schools. 75 government schools under three districts of Tripura- Dhalai, Unakoti and North Tripura are to be covered under the project. The area still has schools that have reported poor condition of sanitation units, and a need for improved awareness of WASH practices. This position requires supervisory and managerial skills, including direct project management experience preferably a WASH project.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and work with State and District School Authorities for the identification and finalisation of Government Schools for implementing Swachh Vidyalaya Project
• Implement the construction of pre-designed Sanitation facilities in consultation with the School authorities, Parents’ Teachers’ Association
• Start, implement, and monitor WASH project activities appropriate to specific sectors of the school, e.g. children, teachers and community members.
• Facilitation of the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach through which WASH activities can be implemented (Mobilisation of the school and community representatives for participation in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of WASH facilities and services).
• Identification of key hygiene practices (gender sensitive) to be addressed and sectors of the population including community representatives and government stakeholders with whom to engage and define an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices.
• Creation of channels for dialogue (water user committees, Parents and teachers Associations, school administration, district water departments and state ministry of natural resources and environment) to ensure appropriate technical and social interventions in order to secure outcome, impact and sustainability.
• Design and plan activities to reduce these risks with reference to physical, behavioural, cultural, economic, social and gender aspects.
• Contribute towards the development of programme implementation approaches, strategies and the overall State Programme Strategy
• Ensure the technical and programmatic quality of the project

Information management
• Manage assessments and baseline studies in coordination with the district coordinators on different verticals (i.e. WASH, Health) and other relevant actors in the area
• Design and manage systematic studies to measure the progress and impact of the project intervention (KAP).
• Participate in coordination meetings and share information with external stakeholders as appropriate.
• Design and manage a plan to monitor activities, outputs and impact and recommend adaptations to the programme as needed.
• Provide regular and reliable narrative and financial reports reflecting lessons learned.
• Work with the team members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated and form part of a coherent public health response.
• Ensure transparency and inclusiveness in information management with all stakeholders as appropriate.

Resource management
• Manage the project team and ensure that activities are completed within the specified timeframe and to an acceptable level of technical and program quality
• Develop appropriate technical and social training packages and modules for Hygiene and Sanitation including Environmental sanitation to enhance the capacity of School staff and Communities.

Programme approach
• Ensure that all activities are in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles and best practices
• Use participatory approaches as far as possible throughout the program cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials
• Ensure that the CLTS approach is understood and applied.
• Ensure that all activities and resources are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
• Ensure that gender, environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns are taken into account in programme design, implementation, and reporting; ensure that project activities reflect the needs of schools and associated individuals e.g., children, people with disabilities, staff, etc.

Coordination
• Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by other NGOs or organisations.
• Liaise with other organisations/entities engaged in similar activities in Tripura, including the government authorities, the WASH and other relevant departments, UN agencies and NGOs
• Liaise closely with the Director-Programs, Director-Finance and other project coordinators to ensure good integration of activities and identify opportunities for synergies.

Reporting
• Contribute to related donor reports and proposals and information sharing as appropriate.
• Compile Monthly Reports and contribute to Activity Database
• Contribute to the development of indicators and M&E tools

Education, skills and experience
• Based out in Tripura, willingness to travel to different districts.
• Minimum of Master’s Degree in Social Work, Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Community Health, Water and Sanitation Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering or related fields
• Minimum 5 years experience in initiation, planning and implementation of WASH projects according to internal and national guidelines, agreements and international standards
• Knowledge and experience in working with State and District Government Authorities
• Assessment, analytical, and planning skills; Ability to collect and analyse technical data including appropriate public health indicators and water quality assessments to direct programme implementation priorities
• Strong administrative and management skills with a willingness to follow relevant policies and procedures
• Proven ability to use MS Office; knowledge of data management and analysis is desirable
• Good communication skills, including the ability to simply present complex technical information
• Ability to understand and integrate gender issues within a conservative environment and a post-conflict setting
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; knowledge in Bengali and other applicable local languages is desirable.
• Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs
• Monitoring and documenting skills

Job Email id: jyothis.sach(at)gmail.com


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development