Program Coordinator

Job Description


Job Title:               Program Coordinator

Working Area:                      Tharparkar, Tando Allahyar, Matiari and                                                     Mirpur Khas Districts

Reporting to:                         Chief Executive Officer

Project Title:                 Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable                                       Progress (GRASP)


Position Requirements

1. Qualification and Experience

  • Masters in Agriculture from HEC recognized university.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in development sector with at least 2 years’ working experience in project management, value chain management and small enterprises.
  • Preference will be given to women candidates who have previous experience of leading diversified teams and working in collaboration with various stakeholder at district/regional level.


2. Job Purpose

Program Coordinator will be responsible for overall project management in project area, and manage implementation of the project effectively as per approved project design given in the GRASP project activities related to support poverty reduction and sustainable, inclusive growth in rural Sindh through the development of rural micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Horticulture and Livestock sector.

3. Knowledge, Skills & Behavior

  • Good understanding about strategy/methodology for Rural Mobilization, Financial Literacy and Business planning.
  • In-depth understanding of agriculture and Livestock sector in project area.
  • Knowledge of Livestock and Agri-business/ Business Management an added value.
  • Experience working within complex organizational structures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; good resource and time management skills
  • Computer literate, knowledge of MS Word and Excel required
  • Willingness to travel frequently


4. Main Responsibilities

With guidance and support of TRDP management, the Program Coordinator will undertake following responsibilities. While undertaking the following responsibilities s/he will be closely coordinating with TRDP core team including Finance, Internal Audit, Monitoring & Documentation, Administration and Security and Human Resources sections.

  • The person will be responsible for developing implementation plan, and ensuring implementation as per given timelines with compliance of procedures and maintaining quality as per approved standards.
  • Effective coordination with the relevant stakeholders ensuring their support and inclusion in implementation process and intended outcomes.
  • Lead the team in the process of planning, motivating them to ensure all agreed activities and targets are fulfilled.
  • Provide facilitation and support to field team in a way that they can keep momentum of the project activities in Horticulture and Livestock sector.
  • Ensure effective communication, feedback and redressal mechanism are in place with reference to national and provincial youth policies, using MIS and involving LSOs, COs in the process.
  • Ensure mapping at the union council level to identify and collect data about primary producers and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Horticulture and Livestock sector in the project area.
  • Provide facilitation and support to field team in identification, shortlisting and training needs assessment (TNA) of local Business Interest Group Organization (BIOs) /CRPs/ Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), women entrepreneurs, and follow-up mentoring
  • Ensure identification and selection of eligible SMEs for matching grant in Horticulture and Livestock sector.
  • Ensure capacity building on financial literacy and business planning trainings of Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs), linkages with the markets/actors, etc
  • Ensure participation in review meetings with partner organization, relevant government departments and other relevant stakeholders as and when required.
  • Participation in the procurement, tendering, accounting, costing and billing of the project interventions as per policy and procedures.
  • Conduct field visit to monitor field activities and guide the field teams for smooth execution in order to achieve the desirable results and outcomes.
  • Keep close watch on problems, issues, constraints, delays and conditions affecting smooth implementation of planned activities
  • Quality assurance of training / capacity building portfolio as per terms of references agreed with donor.
  • Review training manuals, participant`s hand book and IEC material developed by consultants and get necessary approvals.
  • Prepare detailed work plan of capacity building and ensure its proper implementation within given timelines.
  • Any other task assigned by the Supervisor.