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Project Coordinator


Job Description

The Project Coordinator will form part of a diverse team made up of Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) staff, external contractors/service providers and consultants implementing a donor funded project in the

Gonarezhou National Park. The role of the Project Coordinator will be to coordinate the implementation and reporting of the project,strictly in line with donor requirements and GCT policies in the Gonarezhou National Park. The coordinator role will be a challenging role requiring a highly organised individual, with experience in accounting and grant/financial management, along with practical experience in coordinating complex projects with tight deadlines and demanding logistical requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • With the GCT team, plan and coordinate the roll-out of all activities under the project.
  • Support the process of the recruitment of the consulting team advising on the project.
  • In collaboration with the GCT procurement team, the donor and the consulting team, prepare, oversee and execute the procurement process for assets and key elements of the project.
  • Develop and coordinate the reporting framework for the project, ensuring reports to the donor are accurate and on-time.
  • With key team members, develop and report on the progress of the overall project and the key elements based on the log frame and expected timelines.
  • Support the finance team in the correct allocation of expenses against the planned budget as well as coordinating timely financial reports and draw-downs.
  • Manage the implementation of and compile reports on key Environmental and Social Safeguard
  • systems for the project.
  • Ensure strict compliance to donor rules and regulations relating to the project.
  • With the GCT finance team, prepare and support the annual external auditing of the project.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Internationally recognised qualification in the field of Accounting, Finance and/or Project.
  • Management – a combination of Financial and Project Management experience preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ of donor funded, practical project or financial management experience.
  • Experience working with a diverse team including external contractors and consultants.
  • Experience with donor relations and grant reporting.
  • Full and clean driver’s license.
  • Highly organised and conscientious.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably one other local language.
  • A natural problem solver.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining how their experience will assist them to excel in this position as well as copies of academic certificates, professional qualification(s) and driver’s license together with detailed CVs (along with at least 2 contactable referees). Applications must indicate job applied for on the envelope or email subject and addressed to the GCT

Recruitment Office and can be made on email to: Hardcopy applications can be dropped at Malilangwe-Bravo 1, using any manned Gonarezhou National Park Entrance Gate or Offices at Mabalauta, Chipinda Pools and Makonde.

Deadline: 27 March 2023

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Gonarezhou Trust

Gonarezhou Trust

The Gonarezhou Trust is an innovative new model for protected area management drawn up between the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA), and the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS). Built on the back of a strong relationship developed over 9 years of support by FZS for Gonarezhou, the Trust is directly responsible for management of the Park for a period of 20 years, and became fully operational on 1st March 2017

Address: Gonarezhou National Park, Private Bag 7003


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