Project Coordinator - ASEAN DRM Project
Cufa is an International Development Agency with a focus on improving economic livelihoods, financial inclusion and financial literacy. Cufa has been developing community access to affordable financial services in the Asia Pacific region for 50 years, working cooperatively at grass-roots through to government levels to create sustainable livelihoods, improve lives, and relieve poverty. Cufa is an experienced project implementing agency for a wide variety of bilateral and multilateral funding partners.
Cufa is seeking an ASEAN-based Project Coordinator to work on a multi-country project to support increased cooperation and enhance capacity in disaster risk management through social protection. The project will work towards establishing a nexus between social protection and disaster risk management, through supporting civil society adoption and mainstreaming of the ASEAN Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection to Increase Resilience. The project team will work with civil society organisations throughout the ASEAN region to build awareness of social protection options, advocate for social protection programs which are disaster responsive, and implement community-level programs and activities to build resilience to disasters.
- Leverage, establish and manage a network of local NGOs and civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout ASEAN countries to participate in the project.
- Work closely and constructively with the ASEAN Secretariat and the donor on selecting and training local NGOs and CSOs.
- Work collaboratively with the Team Leader, project team and Cufa’s technical and project management teams to coordinate project activities, deliverable and deliver high quality outputs.
- Contribute to capacity needs assessment of local CSOs to establish training needs in implementing community-level initiatives to advocate for and implement disaster-responsive social protection options.
- Engage and lead coordination with national and subnational government stakeholders to work with local CSOs, establish relationships and lines of advocacy, and participate in training initiatives.
- Coordinate peer-to-peer learning networks between NGOs and CSOs in different countries across ASEAN to share knowledge on disaster responsive social protection.
- Support each organization to develop a strategy to advance disaster responsive social protection and community-based disaster risk management.
- Coordinate the delivery of training workshops and programs in multiple countries across the ASEAN region.
- Facilitate MEL and project reporting through training assessments and surveys and other qualitative instruments.
- We are seeking a national consultant (a citizen in or someone who currently holds permission to live and work) from any of the following countries: Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia.
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience field coordination and managing networks, preferably in the context of regional cooperation.
- A University degree (Masters is preferred) in international development, international relations, social sciences, politics, economics, or related discipline.
- Proven experience building, coordinating, and leveraging networks in the ASEAN region to achieve project outputs; experience working with multi-country networks is preferred.
- Proven experience working with local CSOs and NGOs on community-based interventions in the ASEAN region; experience with women-led organisations as an advantage.
- Experience promoting and facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge sharing methodologies.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English – compulsory requirement.
How to apply:
If you can demonstrate that you can fulfil Project Coordinator responsibilities and selection criteria indicated, please forward an email to email@example.com with your current CV and the subject line “Project Coordinator – ASEAN DRM Project.” We will require applicants to fill in a CV template highlighting their specific relevant experience and capacity to fulfil the assignment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position may be filled before the closing date: Closing date: 7 April 2022.
Cufa takes the protection of children very seriously and as an organization we expect all staff members to comply with our child protection policy. The successful candidate will need to sign a child protection declaration and undergo referee checks.