Country Project Manager (Climate Change Programme) – Consultant

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Title:Country Project Manager (Climate Change Programme)- Consultant
Location:Lesotho
Responsible to: Global Programmes Manager
Closing date:8 November 2020
Tenure:24 months (Approx. 35 hours per week)

About us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing. We are a volunteer-led global charitable Organisation with Member Organisations in 150 countries, but will be focused on and based within our Member Organisation, Lesotho Girl Guides Association.

Lesotho Girl Guides Association (LGGA)

LGGA was founded as the Basutoland Wayfarer in 1925. LGGA is committed to the goal of ‘advancement of girls and young women’ and ‘education for a changing world’, hence there is need to focus on health and the development of girls and young women. Members are mainly from schools although there is also community based training. Training takes place in the districts as well as monthly skills training sessions at the LGGA headquarters.

About the Climate Change programme:

Girl Led Action on Climate Change is an exciting new programme which will be designed by WAGGGS and implemented in partnership with local Guiding Associations across sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to increase awareness of climate related issues, support direct adaptation and mitigation action at community or national level and increase future capacity for women to take leadership roles in climate change response.

The programme will focus initially on three countries: Benin, Tanzania and Lesotho, reaching 45,000 girls and young women over a two-year period. Using WAGGGS non-

formal educational model, WAGGGS will respond to an urgent need to educate and engage thousands of girls and young women in climate change action.

Purpose:

This role will lead on the development and delivery of the Climate Change programme in Lesotho, ensuring the programme is adapted to the national context and the needs of LGGA. The role involves working closely with volunteers in the LGGA project team, trainers, local leaders, Girl Guides and WAGGGS programme staff.

Consultant Specifications:

  1. Scope then develop a project plan and manage the implementation of the WAGGGS climate change programme in Lesotho within agreed outcomes including, timescales, budget and quality parameters.
  2. Assess and actively manage programme risks in country, issues and dependencies using appropriate project management techniques. Use critical and creative thinking to troubleshoot and design appropriate solutions.
  3. In conjunction with the WAGGGS Global Programme Manager for the Climate Change programme, the advocacy consultant and LGGA develop and implement advocacy activity on climate change by girls in Lesotho.
  4. Support LGGA to implement community action activities of the climate change programme. This will include coordinating the micro-grants scheme and organising the delivery of the event for idea exchange for girls and young women.
  5. Undertake the day-to-day budget management of the project ensuring regular reporting and address any issues in conjunction with the WAGGGS Global Programme Manager in a timely manner.
  6. Engage directly with, and provide support to the LGGA volunteers and staff to ensure the programme is delivered with positive agreed experiences for individuals involved, LGGA and WAGGGS.
  7. Facilitate the recruitment and ongoing management of country-based volunteer co-creation groups, ensuring that they are inducted, trained and supervised. These groups will inform, support and feed into the programme development, ensuring effective girl participation takes place within an efficient, effective and quality framework.
  8. Establish and maintain relationships as programme representative between LGGA and key stakeholders (NGOs, government, decision-makers, international representatives etc.) in Lesotho, to support programme outcomes and advocacy goals.
  9. Conduct research and compile data to help inform the content and methodology of the programme (advocacy, curriculum and community action components) feeding into regular reports to WAGGGS and the AKO Foundation. This work will be supported by the global-level Monitoring & Evaluation consultant of the climate change programme.
  10. Support the development and adaption to national context and piloting of the new educational activity pack(s) and community action materials within Lesotho.
  11. Oversee the training of trainers to ensure the effective roll out of the climate change programme curriculum in Lesotho.
  12. Manage the selection process, organise and facilitate training and coaching sessions for Girl Guides to attend global events.
  13. Develop a deep understanding of WAGGGS and LGGA. Use this knowledge to adapt and target programme development and delivery to meet the needs and opportunities in the WAGGGS’ Organisational Capacity Building Framework.
  14. In partnership with the WAGGGS membership team seek to build the capacity of the LGGA in line with LGGA’s own strategic plan
  15. Undertake occasional translation and interpretation for the programme when necessary.
  16. Undertake occasional travel within country and internationally

Key skills required include a project management qualification or qualification by experience, including managing projects delivered in scope, on time and within budget. The individual should have experience of working in Lesotho and building relationships with multiple stakeholders, including working with volunteers and young people, particularly girls and young women. Other useful experience includes working with communities in action projects, working with educational programmes and working in the charitable/ not for profit sector and/or a youth organisation.

Fluent spoken and written English and Sesotho is essential. The role requires excellent written skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders through reports, support materials and correspondence, as well as excellent verbal communication skills including presentation skills. The role will also require an ability to manage varied and complex projects, resolving conflicting priorities and an ability to build and maintain relationships with third parties. Knowledge and experience in Girl Guiding & Girl Scouting and knowledge of climate change issues globally and in Lesotho is desirable.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this consultancy position, please submit your offer via our recruitment portal here: www.wagggs.org/en/jobs-opportunities/country-project-manager-climate-change-programme-consultant/

Please submit the following:

  1. Your most recently updated CV
  2. A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) with the following:
  3. Your expression of interest
  4. Capability Statement
  5. Your quote

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team ([email protected]) to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time-frame.

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