Friday, 11 November 2016

Project Coordinator at eHealth Africa (eHA)

eHealth Africa (eHA) is a data-driven, solutions-oriented innovator dedicated to improving people’s access to high-quality health systems in Africa. Our highly collaborative approach convenes public health professionals across sectors to tackle Africa’s greatest health challenges. Using data and informatics to inform solutions, eHealth Africa addresses a community’s most difficult health needs with knowledge, passion and integrity.

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Description

  • The Project Coordinator provides functional and administrative support to the department/project staff on assigned projects. 
  • Coordinates and oversees specific functions and project activities. 
  • Anticipates staff and departmental needs to ensure smooth operations. 
  • Provides timely updates to internal and external stakeholders.
Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • Communicates effectively with eHA team members and partnering organisations to establish trust and promote eHA’s core values of ethics and integrity.
  • Supports the Project Manager, Supervisor, and Team Members on major projects, including planning, administrative, and maintaining project documentation.
  • Serves as the daily point of contact from project initiation to completion, including attending meetings with relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Provides weekly and monthly progress reports/logs against monthly delivery targets and schedules.
  • Oversees and allocates equipment, including secure storage, assignments and receipt, sorting and logging in and out of the office and field.
  • Inventories supplies and ensures the staff have adequate supplies to support projects.
  • Responsible for performing any other duty as assigned by Management.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by following procedures, rules and regulations. Ensures compliance with laws and regulations.
  • May frequently travel between company worksites.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Presents a professional demeanor at all times. Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution is preferred. 
  • Two years of job-related experience, preferably field work in a project management department, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is preferred.
  • Scheduling and planning experience is an asset.
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

Certifications and Licenses

  • A Project Management (PMI) certification is preferred

Computer Skills

  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in program.

Language Ability

  • English is the spoken and written language. Fluency in Hausa is desirable.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Location: Sokoto 



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