Technical Coordination

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Bamenda, Cameroon

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The project coordinator will be responsible for the direct supervision of an economist/ statistician, a data analyst/ registration and all consultants and service providers involved in the project.
He/she/them will be responsible for the overall technical and operational implementation of the project in close consultation with the Head of the Douala Sub-Delegation and the heads of the relevant technical sections. He/she/ them will lead the development of relevant partnerships with sectoral administrations, decentralised local authorities, research institutions, service providers, the funding partner, and maintain strong relations with UNHCR's constituents in the project area. He/she/ them will also ensure that the highest quality standards are applied in the implementation of the project.

Specifically, the Project Coordinator will: 

  • Ensure effective overall coordination of the project and ensure that the start-up phase, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project are carried out in accordance with UNHCR policies and the PESOP project strategies.
  • Establish and maintain an effective coordination platform for the profiling exercise and registration process, e.g. prepare Profiling Working Group meetings and share minutes with all profiling partners in a timely manner;
  • Identify relevant stakeholders and partners and ensure their sustained buy-in throughout the profiling exercise and registration process
  • Effectively manage the funds/budget and coordinate the human resources of the project, including recruitment, performance appraisal and capacity development of staff.
  • Manage and oversee the ongoing training of project staff. This would include advice and support on the application of the project implementation methodology, results-based management, gender and inclusion
  • Prepare periodic reports on the progress of the project and its results, focusing on the results framework agreed with the donor.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting dimensions are taken into account and integrated into project analyses and activities, particularly gender considerations, impact on the environment and adaptation to climate change, as well as conflict dynamics. 
  • Mobilize the necessary expertise to provide technical advice to project stakeholders in the various associated technical areas, including registration, socio-economic analysis, production of statistics, while taking into account the gender dimension. 
  • Identify, guide, and support the development, implementation and evaluation of all project activities. This will require the development of strong partnerships with private and public sector actors, as well as social partners. It will also require missions to the project's areas of intervention.
  • Oversee and carry out the creating, updating, and adapting the project implementation tools, periodic reports, training reports…). 
  • Oversee the implementation of the data collection phase of the profiling exercise by: 
  • Overseeing the recruitment and training of enumerators and other relevant staff (e.g. team leaders, supervisors, administrative assistants);
  • Overseeing the implementation of the data collection
  • Develop and maintain relationships and coordinate with donors and projects with similar and/or complementary mandates and objectives to create synergies with other programmes and with a view to promoting UNHCR's values, the project's objectives and approach, and to identify opportunities to expand the project's achievements.
  • Represent UNHCR at meetings, seminars and project evaluations, as required.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Relevant Job Experience
  • At least nine (9) years of relevant experience (project management, data collection, socioeconomics, social development…). Familiarity with working with councils, sectoral administrations, National Statistics Offices, development organisations and research institutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of the processes involved in drawing up development plans. Experience working with partners, including host and donor Governments, humanitarian and development partners.
  • Familiarity with displacement and development issues.
  • Experience of working with the National Statistics Offices and private sector.
  • Experience of working with synergies between the humanitarian-development nexus.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with quantitative data collection measuring welfare through socio-economic profiling.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of large datasets. Ability to work independently with limited supervision and deliver high quality products.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, and to explore, harness and translate innovative concepts into relevant practical approaches for programming, policy, and advocacy purposes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UNHCR and interagency policies, standards, programmes and operations. Professional experience in the target area would be an asset.