job at MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: SPIU Coordinator(Deadline 14/Mar/2018)
The Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) Coordinator will work directly under the supervision of the Permanent Secretary, MINEDUC in close collaboration with the Management and Staff of the Ministry in terms of project/ program needs identification, planning, implementation oversight, Measuring & Evaluation and reporting on progress of interventions by MINEDUC that are supported through the SPIU. This position will also work closely with the concerned Division/ Unit especially on fiduciary operations to ensure that there is compliance with national and donor financial and legal requirements. Success in this senior management role, requires an expert in project management with a track record of managing donor funded projects; coupled with the ability to multi
– task and meet deadlines while exercising due diligence and being meticulous given that compliance to national or donor standards are required.
As a leader the role holder serves as a coach to Role the SPIU team. The incumbent needs to have a passion for developing and mentoring people, have a strong work ethic, demonstrate integrity, while managing projects with multiple stakeholders in government and the development partners.
Technical Key Responsibility Areas
1.Fiduciary Management of day
– day SPIU operations
•Verify and sign on payments under SPIU
•Supervise provision of all required information on the programs/ projects to facilitate internal and external audits of the programs/ projects
•Supervise management and preservation of all records of the program and project in line with the program/ project requirements.
•Supervise work with the Procurement/ Finance Unit to ensure proper storage of procurement & financial records in line with the program/ project requirements
2.Project Design, Development and Management
•Consult with the Departments/ Units at MINEDUC to identify key priorities for funding by the programs/ projects
•Takes lead in the preparation of draft programs/ project proposals under SPIU for review by MINECOFIN and the concerned development partner
•Supervises preparation of quarterly/annual plans and related budgets for programs/ projects to be reviewed and approved by program/ project steering committees
3.Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting
•Supervises compliance of implemented activities with the Program/ Project requirements
•Supervises preparation of reports (activity and financial) based on guidelines and requirements of MINECOFIN and concerned development partner. Co
– manages mid
– term reviews and end of project reviews conducted by the development partners
•Attends all stipulated meetings articulated in the concerned credit/ grant agreements of development partners
•Hosts all the concerned appraisal/ supervision missions of the development partners
•Builds and strengthen partnerships with stakeholders in government and development partners as well as service providers
•At least a Masters Degree or with Post Graduate Certification in either Education, Project Management, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Administrative Sciences, Accounting, Finance or Management with at least ten (10) years relevant working experience OR with a Bachelors Degree in any of the aforementioned domains with at least twelve (12) years relevant working experience.
•A globally recognized professional certificate in Project Management
– (e.g. PMP, PRINCE 2,…)
•Demonstrated experience in development and management of government or development partner funded programs/projects
•Demonstrable working knowledge of fiduciary operations in program/ project management (Financial Management; and Procurement)
•Staff supervisory experience and demonstrated organizational skills