Project Coordinator – Baidoa, Somalia

Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch (SCWRW)

Project Coordinator – Baidoa, Somalia




Organization: Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch (SCWRW)

Country: Somalia

Duty Station: BAIDOA (BAYDHABO) -Somalia

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Posting Period: 26-April 2021

Closing date: 30-April 2021

Duration of Initial Contract: One year with possible extension


Reports to: Project Manager


Somali Children Welfare and Rights Watch is a local humanitarian, non- political, non-profit and non-governmental independent organization, which is dedicated to Promote Somali Children. SCWRW not only advocates all important child rights that have not been obtained by the children during the over decade civil conflicts and the existence of the former regime, but also expresses its role of restoration the normal life of the children in particular the distressed and disadvantage ones in the collaboration stakeholders. Due to our long operational history, we have established positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including national government, local authorities, donors, international and local NGOs, as well as the trust and acceptance of the communities themselves.

Scope Role: reports to Project Manager

Position summary:responsibilities include working closely with our Project Manager to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes and budgets for projects. You will perform various coordinating tasks, like schedule and risk management, along with administrative duties, like maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries. To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.

General role:

The main responsibility of a project coordinator is to ensure the project is running smoothly, on time and to budget.

Duties typically include planning the project implementation, monitoring its progress, coordinating meetings and overseeing members of the project team.

Day to day activities of the project

Field visit

Close working with the IDPs and other stake-holders

Specific Responsibilities

Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information

Break projects into doable actions and set timeframes

Liaise with clients to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives

Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management

Make sure that clients’ needs are met as projects evolve

Help prepare budgets

Analyze risks and opportunities

Oversee project procurement management

Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise

Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants

Work with the Program Manager to eliminate blockers

Use tools to monitor working hours, plans and expenditures

Issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g. contracts and terms of agreement)

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports

Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests


Because SCWRW’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. SCWRW Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Education Requirement

BSc in project management, Public Administration, BA, Developmental Studies or related field.

Proven 3 years experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role.

Experience in project management, from conception to delivery.

An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.

Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.

Teamwork skills.

Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner.

Ability to foster effective collaboration on multi-sector programs.

Evidence of strong, proactive leadership in complex multi-stakeholder contexts.

Language Skills: Fluent in English Language and Somali Language especially Mai dialect

Application Submission

Interested applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the following

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SCWRW is an equal opportunity employer.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


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