Posted 2 years ago

Project Coordinator

The project coordinator will work with the entrepreneurship department to help Syrian and host nation entrepreneurs improve their business skills to be able to create more jobs and be more financially sustainable.

The hybrid project will begin with 4 hackathons available to entrepreneurs in Jordan & Lebanon. Those who qualify will move to the next level, which will include an intensive 4-month incubation, pitch days, and a Demo Day where the businesses will battle it out for cash prizes.

Eligibility

  • Access to a computer or laptop and high-speed internet
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic
  • Proficiency in Google workspace, Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to work in a team and capacity to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with gender-sensitive behavior and attitudes
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information

Duties and Responsibilities

Project implementation

  • Supervise and manage project staff and external short-term consultants, lead and coach the project team in both substantial and operational issues.
  • Undertake day to day management of the project, including smooth project implementation, efficient use of resources.
  • Activity and resource planning & logistics management.
  • Controlling time management, deadlines, project required deliverables.
  • Managing timeframe and outputs of each phase of the project.
  • Monitoring overall progress and use of resources.
  • Report and work with the Entrepreneurship Program Manager to manage unexpected project issues and risks.
  • Work with the project team to define the curriculum and structure of the mentoring/coaching program.
  • Overseeing the technical assistance team members with setting up tools and systems.
  • Work with the communications team and project designer to create and share content for social media, press releases, website updates, PR agencies etc.
  • Coordination between teams and service providers.
  • Mapping of investors and facilitation of connecting participants and investors.
  • Management of Demo and Pitching days preparations, development of invite list including investors and other investment bodies to attend,and recruitment of judges.
  • Coordinate with donors, UN agencies, relevant  NGOs and other stakeholders at country and regional level in close coordination with the program manager,
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Human Resources & Finance coordination

  • Recruitment of coaches/mentors, coaching plan and milestones monitoring.
  • Recruit mentors from Jusoors database, and Jusoors extended network and coordinate contracting mentors and vetting process.
  • Matching coaches/mentors to Startups depending on subject matter expertise and onboard coaches/mentors.
  • Oversight of the scheduled coaching / mentoring sessions to ensure it works for both teams and mentors and reminders to attend.
  • Liaising on with both the mentors and the teams to prepare in advance for sessions, and follow up as needed .
  • Gain feedback from all stakeholders on the project and make improvements as needed.
  • Ensure appropriate recording and accounting documentation as required by Jusoor and donor and preparation of required financial reports.
  • Manage the project budget.
  • Record lessons learnt.

Procurement & Logistics coordination

  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Planning and managing logistics, and transportation.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work with Jusoors MEAL Manager and project M&E assistant to ensure data collection and analysis.
  • Coordination with MEAL & Fundraising departments on all MEAL needs, including baseline and endline reporting, mid-term updates and final report, managing necessary reporting and documentation to Entrepreneurship Program Manager.
  • Work with project M&E assistant in conducting & managing participants attendance and progress through the project, ensuring overall satisfaction of participants, Trainers, Coaches and Service providers.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A degree in Business Management or a related field is required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience and knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Strong mindset for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding expectations and able to demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality
  • Business driven, people focused, with exceptional influencing skills; Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, presentation and time-management skills
  • Hands-on experience with managing clients and teams.
  • Experience working in entrepreneurship projects / competitions (preferable)

Our culture and values

We place integrity, accountability, fairness, and respect at the core of our values. We:

  • Treat everyone with courtesy and respect
  • Never engage in or accept any form of harassment, bullying, discrimination, exploitation or abuse of any kind.
  • Always demonstrate collegiality and openness to different viewpoints.
  • Act honestly and professionally in all work-related matters, and uphold ethical professional practices
  • Are inclusive and provide equitable access to information, resources and opportunity

Why work with us

  • Fun and diverse team to work with and learn from
  • Exceptional paid time off and parental policies
  • Yearly stipend for books, courses, and conferences (focused on individuals’ career goals), & a variety of training opportunities across the organization.
  • Opportunities for creativity and directing your career path within the organization

How to apply

Jusoor is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter (no longer than one page) outlining their background and interest to careers@jusoor.ngo with the subject line Project Coordinator before the end of day on August 22, 2022.

Jusoor

  • Egypt
  • Project Management
  • Full-time
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