Project Coordinator – Senegal
(31 October 2023)
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Seefar Foundation is seeking a Project Coordinator in Senegal for a project that will deliver changes in knowledge, intentions and behaviours among people preparing to migrate irregularly.

A Project Coordinator has the responsibility of leading a Senegal-based team to deliver the project’s Senegalese activities in order to reach the wider project’s objectives. The main activities in Senegal include: 

  • Face to face and remote counselling support to target beneficiaries
  • Community events aimed at raising awareness about migration issues
  • Social media campaign to promote campaign messages
  • Supporting a local service provider with capacity-building activities

A Project Coordinator must be empathetic, confident and influential. You must have at least 5 years of professional experience coordinating teams and implementing projects. You will have demonstrable experience working with various stakeholders and will have an interest in working with vulnerable communities. You must be a strong leader who is intrinsically motivated, well organised, and an effective communicator. 

Fluency in English and French is compulsory. You must be based in Dakar.

Position terms

This is a part time 10 month position. Although most of the job can be carried out remotely, certain elements of the job will be carried out in person. Ad hoc travel will be required. 

Start date: 6 November

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are able to receive EUR payments from overseas prior to applying for this role. 

Selection Criteria

We are looking for someone with:

  • At least five years experience coordinating teams;
  • Strong ties with the local community and institutions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to create partnerships with various stakeholders ranging from grassroots to government; 
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills; 
  • Computer literacy and access to a stable Internet connection; 
  • Strong knowledge of migration and trafficking issues;
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups, and a thorough understanding of confidentiality. 

Job Description

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role.

Deliver: Project and Mission Implementation

  • Support the recruitment, training, supervising and developing of field teams in all project locations. This includes monitoring their performance and providing regular reports on their progress. 
  • Lead the field team to deliver on all project targets and objectives, meeting and exceeding expectations where possible. 
  • Liaise with local partners to deliver project activities. This will include:
    • Coordinating and participating in community events if necessary to reach targets.
    • Creation and maintenance of a referral database and the facilitation of referrals to relevant services 
  • Coordinate all field activities and events, ensuring that all logistical elements are in place. 
  • Responsible for all management and administration elements of field expenses for the project, in line with internal project systems, financial and budgeting tools and processes.
  • Support Project Manager with project development and reporting.
  • Provide thematic inputs to the project team relating to migration, modern slavery and livelihoods, as advised.
  • Cooperate with other areas of Seefar, including to communicate substantive and administrative information that supports corporate management overall. 
  • Liaise with the team to ensure that project security processes are fit for purpose and followed. 

Direct: Global Management

  • Represent and demonstrate the Enterprise’s values.

Working with Seefar Foundation

Our mission is to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit http://seefar.org/about-us 

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

To Apply for this Role

Apply on or before 31 October 2023 by clicking the Apply button below. Before you start, you should do the following:

Confirm you meet these minimum requirements:

  • Based in Dakar;
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in project coordination;
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills; 
  • Computer literacy and access to a stable Internet connection; 
  • Strong knowledge of migration and trafficking issues;
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups, and a thorough understanding of confidentiality. 

Prepare a CV and introductory letter in PDF format. 

  • Your introductory letter should contain: summary of your experience and why you would like to coordinate this Seefar project. 

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