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State CoordinatorHelen Keller

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job description - State Coordinator

  • he State Coordinator will oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition programs within the assigned state.
  • The successful candidate will work closely with local government officials, community leaders, and partner organizations to ensure effective program delivery.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of nutrition programs within the assigned state.
  • Manage project personnel in the state, providing guidance, support, and performance evaluations.
  • Provides clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep project senior management informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Take responsibility for management of the state project budget and all other resources under the direction of the Program Advisor.
  • Ensure that project partners execute the project according to their respective project plans.
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project information is appropriately secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and adjust as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully completed.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of state project activities
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures and ensure that all financial records for the projects are up to date.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of international standards as set by donor.
  • Internally and when requested, support project research activities as required.
  • Disseminate findings from research to support organizational learning and contribute to policy processing or development.
  • Liaise and network with relevant partners and collaborators in the state to improve project visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with both government and key project stakeholders at all levels to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Represent the project at the state level.
  • Effectively manage project resources and processes
  • Cost effectiveness (Judicious use of available resources in the State)
  • Responsiveness (Timeliness in delivering on internal processes such as reporting, request for information, promptness for meetings etc.).

Required Qualifications / Competencies

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management or a relevant field, with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with the local context and dynamics within the assigned state is desirable.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities with a demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships.
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded programs or organizations strongly preferred.
  • Comfortable working in a matrixed, integrated work environment.
  • Proven experience in project coordination and stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and coordinate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to program effectiveness and impact
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.
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