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Monday, September 21, 2015

Senior Program Coordinator, Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres, Managua, Nicaragua

Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) leads the Green Alliance for Gender Action (GAGA) that is jointly implemented with Mama Cash and Both ENDS in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA). The GAGA is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) consisting of the directors of the three member organizations and supported by a Program Committee (PC) and a Finance Committee (FC).
The overall objective of this 5-year program (2016-2020) is to catalyze the collective power of the women’s rights and environmental justice movements towards realizing a world in which women can and do exercise their rights to water, food security and a clean, healthy, and safe environment.
For the coordination of the GAGA program we are looking for a passionate person, committed to women’s rights and environmental justice:
Senior Program Coordinator (40 hours)
Job responsibilities
● Ensure that planning processes facilitate and generate value added between Alliance members and key partners (regional women’s and environmental funds, NGOs and grassroots organizations);
● Monitor that the program is on track in delivering alliance-level results, and provide SC and PC with timely and accurate information to steer the program where necessary;
● Ensure that reports and any other information requested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is delivered on time and reflects quality standards;
● Support the relationship between GAGA and its strategic partner, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Main activities
● Design a tailor-made Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) system, in close cooperation with the Program Coordinators of each of the Alliance members and reflecting the demands of the funder (the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
● Develop common formats for monitoring and reporting at organizational and Alliance levels;
● Support Program Coordinators to assure sufficient capacity to monitor and deliver Alliance-level results on a timely basis;
● Take the lead over the strategic and annual PME processes of the Alliance and its partners, including internal evaluations;
● Organize regional and international meetings with key stakeholders;
● Liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on PME-related issues, in close cooperation and coordination with PC and SC;
● Coordinate regular information flows, communications and meetings among Alliance members, and communication between the Alliance and third parties;
● Represent the Alliance in events, conferences and relevant fora, when required.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
● Must have a strong working knowledge of international development, women’s human rights and environmental justice;
● Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills (verbal and written), with the ability to interact with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures;
● Proven ability and experience in designing and implementing multi-actor PME processes and systems;
● Proven process facilitation ability and experience
● Excellent writing, research and analytical skills;
● Strict attention to detail;
● Project management skills;
● A strong ability to work independently and as a member of a project team;
● An ability to take initiative, contribute actively to quick decision making, and to organize work efficiently and effectively;
● Interest and ability to travel frequently.
Education and experience:
● A minimum of five years of senior work experience in the area of project management;
● A minimum of 5 years professional experience with and increasing responsibility for project planning, monitoring and evaluation;
● Demonstrated experience coordinating complex programmes involving multiple partners.
Other information:
● Reports to the Steering Committee;
● Leads PME process as part of the Program Committee
● Works at FCAM, in Managua, Nicaragua;
● Languages: Written and oral fluency in Spanish and English. Dutch also advantageous. 
How to apply:
Candidates should send their Resumes in English and Spanish to Please indicate the subject you are applying: Senior Program Coordinator. 
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