We are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to join our friendly team to support the work of Fistula Project. The Fistula Surgery Training Initiative aims to methodically build the capacities of fistula surgeons – FIGO Fellows- over time by providing training placements in accredited training centres, as well as coaching visits by accredited trainers in Fellows’ home facilities, using the FIGO Competency-Based Fistula Surgery Training Manual as a standardised training tool. With newly acquired funding, the Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is at the beginning of an exciting new phase of expansion.
This is a fixed term appointment (until 2023) subject to annual performance review and continued project funding.
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO’s) vision is that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and donor bodies. FIGO currently has Member Societies in 132 countries/territories. FIGO is dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in healthcare available to women and new-borns, as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. FIGO pursues its mission through advocacy, programmatic activities, capacity strengthening of Member Associations, education and training.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
General and professional education
- Relevant undergraduate degree (social sciences, public health, development studies) or relevant work experience
- Relevant postgraduate degree (social sciences, public health, development studies)
Knowledge and experience
- Experience in supporting the management of projects in low-resource countries in Africa or Asia
- Experience of working in diverse cultural environments
- Proven competency in assisting report writing for a variety of fora and audiences including donor reports, briefs, presentations, abstracts and summaries
- Experience in project budget design, monitoring and reporting
- Experience of working both independently and as part of a team, exercising autonomy and personal authority as needed
- Experience working on women’s/maternal health projects
- Experience of interpreting data and trends to inform project decisions
- Experience of simple data analysis using excel or other tools
- Ability to speak and write French is an asset
Skills, abilities and attributes
- An experienced administrator possessing excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
- Experienced and adept in anticipating potential implementation challenges and enacting solutions
- Ability to assess, link and account for micro and macro project components and implications with perspicacity
- Proven ability to work with a diverse and cross-cultural range of stakeholders
- Flexible and creative problem solver
- Excellent excel skills
- Good Microsoft Office skills
Any other requirements applicable
- Willing to travel internationally one or two times per year for a period of 5 days at a time if required
BENEFITS (following successful completion of probation period)
•Optional life assurance & income protection available
•Pension - Up to 10% employer contribution available
•Season ticket loan available
- Optional dental and health insurance benefits
•25 days annual leave (plus Bank and Statutory holidays and any working days between Christmas Day and the first working day in January) & other days e.g. Moving Day.
•Flexible working hours
•Employee assistance programme
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please review the additional documents and then send your CV and one page cover letter outlining your experience via the Apply Now button. Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Please note that only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.
•Closing Date for applications : 11pm on Friday 3rd January 2020
•N.B. Interviews will take place on 22nd January 2020 in Waterloo, London.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE RIGHT TO RESIDE AND WORK IN THE UK. WE WILL EXPECT RELEVANT PROOF OF SUCH IF ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW (PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION).
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