August 16, 2016

Project Coordinator, London based

Project Coordinator, Manono Shared Value Project

Title:                Project Coordinator

Location:         London, UK

Package:         Competitive

Job type:         Full time (possibility of part-time, 3.5 days per week), 2-year contract (with possibility of extension)

Salary:            £50,000 – £60,000/year

JOB DESCRIPTION

Keystone Accountability is a not-for-profit that works to improve the effectiveness of organisations working in the sustainable development fields through ways of planning, implementing, measuring and reporting on their work that feature the voices of those meant to benefit from their work — the primary constituents – and other stakeholders.

The Manono Shared Value Project is a long-term partnership between Keystone, the BeeBee Foundation, and Manomin, a mining company operating in Manono, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Its initial phase is four years, and is being designed with a 20-year plus horizon in mind.

Situated in Tanganyika Province, Manono is emerging from over three decades of violent conflict. A recent period of stability in the region, however, has afforded a resurgence of international investment in this mineral rich region and a corresponding inflow of international aid and development activity. The mining company and its affiliated charitable foundation have invited Keystone to join them in a three-way partnership to engage the Manono community to develop and implement long-term development programmes.

This London-based position carries twin responsibilities:

  • Secure funding and manage relationships with aid donors and other international programme partners.
  • Provide management support to field projects and their staff.

The successful candidate is likely to have a successful track record in securing and managing development funding from public European-based development funders such as UK Aid (DFID), the EU, USAID, and Sida.

This is an unusual and exciting opportunity to leverage the CSR commitment of a mining company to secure and channel international development aid and private philanthropy to support locally led development programmes. The Manono Shared Value Project partners are all committed to putting the Manono community at the centre of all programme development, implementation, and governance. This is explicitly not development as usual, but rather an explicit effort to reverse the usual donor-driven development model.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • At least five years of experience working with international aid organisations/donor organisations.
  • A proven track record in fundraising and grant and proposal writing.
  • Proven experience of establishing and maintaining relationships with large public donor organisations, including donor reporting.
  • Required languages: English and French
  • Experience in project management.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues internationally and contribute remotely to project management.
  • Minimum post-graduate degree in international development or similar field.
  • Experience in managing CSR projects (preferable)
  • Experience of having worked in Central/East Africa (preferable)

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Project development and fundraising (50 percent)

  • Assist in overall planning and contribute to long-term vision of the project
  • Transform community-led project development processes into fundable proposals
  • Recruit donors and implementation partners for these resulting project proposals
  • Design and implement systems for donor reporting
  • Leverage existing network or establish a network of potential donors/philanthropists to attract alternative streams of funding for the Manono Shared Value Project
  • Coordinate with Manomin and the BeeBee Foundation

Project administration (30 percent)

  • Provide support to Manomin-based project staff
  • Manage overall Manono Shared Value Project budget and budget planning
  • Liaise with Keystone accounting staff to maintain MSVP financial accounts

Communications and learning (20 percent)

  • Liaise with Keystone communications staff and consultants to ensure Manono Shared Value Project is contributing to and benefiting from wider Keystone learning and exchange
  • Represent Manono Shared Value Project at relevant meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to development publications

To apply please send your updated CV and a covering letter of no more than 1000 words to hr[at]keystoneaccountability.org. Your cover letter should include a brief description of your relevant work experience to date as well as a section on what makes you best suited for the role. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline for applications: 30th September 2016