Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a contract Project Coordinator to join our Eastern, Southern and Central Africa (ESCA) program team. MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA please visit www.meda.org.
The Project Coordinator will provide support to the ESCA program team, in developing new business opportunities, coordinating team communications and providing consulting and support to MEDA's various international development projects. The Project Coordinator will report to the Senior Director for the region.
Job Status: 5 month contract
Start Date: January 2020
Location: Waterloo, Ontario (Head Office) preferred
Facilitate coordination and communication among all members of the regional program team, including those in other office locations.
Provide assistance in the research, development and preparation of proposals as required.
Assist and coordinate preparation of quarterly reports and the annual planning process for the department.
Assist with prospecting and new business development with new and existing clients, institutional donors, foundations and governments.
Provide assistance to coordinate, edit, write and research donor reports that are accurate and delivered on a timely basis.
Participate in short-term consulting services as required.
Education: University degree, ideally a Masters’, in Business Administration, International Economic Development or related field.
Experience: Minimum of two year’s work experience, with at least six months overseas, in an economic development program in one of more of these areas: rural development, youth or gender programming or microfinance.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Appreciation and support of MEDA’s mission, vision and values.
Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA's approach of creating business solutions to poverty.
Willingness to undertake international travel.
Familiarity with bi and multi-lateral governmental agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies.
Highly skilled in computerized document preparation and formatting, excel, desktop publishing and internet research.
Strong team building, relational, interpersonal and communication abilities and skills.
Proficiency in a foreign language is an asset.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2019 @ 4:00pm EST.
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.