Trickle Up Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator - New York, USA

Title: Project Coordinator
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full-time; one year from grant funds, with renewal contingent on grant renewal
Reports to: Director of Technical and Strategic Alliances

About Trickle Up:
Founded in 1979, Trickle Up helps the poorest people graduate out of extreme poverty. We help women and vulnerable populations start sustainable livelihood activities and join savings groups that give them a safe place to save money, access credit, gain hope and confidence, and become decision-makers in their households and communities. Trickle Up works in partnership with local organizations, global institutions, and governments, focusing on how to scale what works. We measure and analyze impact guided by data that quantifies our results, helps us learn, and shows that what we do works.

Our goal is to reach more of the world’s poorest than ever in the next 3-5 years by partnering with others to scale our approach. Trickle Up is headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in India, Guatemala and Burkina Faso.

Reaching Refugees:
Since 2013, Trickle Up has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a UN agency mandated with ensuring the international protection of tens of millions of refugees around the globe. Trickle Up advises UNHCR on how to reach the poorest and most vulnerable people and how to integrate the Graduation Approach, TU’s methodology, into UNHCR’s livelihoods programming. Our goal is to help refugees become self-sufficient, respecting their dignity and increasing their resiliency. We have reached more than 6,500 refugees in six countries working with UNCHR, with plans to expand to 22 countries in the next three years.

Trickle Up is continuing to grow this partnership with the support of a major grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and other major donors. Central to executing this project will be the coordination of the day-to-day operations of a project that involves efforts from most departments in the organization and staff in several regional offices and coordination of donor proposals and reports. Further, a key component of the project is the recruitment of approximately 12 Livelihood Specialists who will be seconded to UNHCR to provide technical support.

Position Overview:
We seek a motivated, detail-oriented individual with international development experience to fill a new position on our three-person Technical Assistance team. The ideal candidate will have excelled in multi-stakeholder project management with large international institutions, experience hiring and placing staff in different countries and writing compelling project reports for international institutional audiences.This position is grant-funded for one year, with renewal contingent upon funding.

The Project Coordinator will report to the Director of Technical and Strategic Alliances and manage the day-to-day functioning of the initiative, donor reporting, planning, and managing logistics. S/he will also be responsible for coordinating the recruitment, training deployment, and support of technical specialists to the UN’s refugee agency.

Principal Functions:

The Project Coordinator will: 
  • Work with the technical assistance, finance, and human resources teams to coordinate the recruitment, training, and deployment of technical specialists to be seconded to UNHCR and provide the necessary support during secondment;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Graduation and Refugees project, supporting operations in various localities;
  • Coordinate the donor reporting, relationship management, and communications for the Technical Assistance team;
  • Support organizational strategic partnership relationships;
  • Support logistics for the team. 

Education requirements:

Master’s Degree in social science, international development, nonprofit management or related field.

Experience requirements: 
  • 3-4 years of relevant professional experience in an international nonprofit or other international organization;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience with volunteer/staff hiring and coordination in international settings;
  • Experience with the UN preferred. 
Knowledge and skills: 
  • Proficiency in excel required;
  • Full professional proficiency in French or Spanish. Candidates with both languages are the first preference, and French the second preference;
  • Experience in human resource management preferred;
  • Self-motivated and able to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Well organized and strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience with cross-cultural communication;
  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. 
Behavioral competencies: 
  • Thrives in a small, highly collaborative, fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • High emotional intelligence and diplomatic demeanor;
  • A naturally optimistic, enthusiastic personality;
  • Proposes and implements solutions;
  • A sincere commitment to international development and/or poverty alleviation causes. 
Salary and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits for this full-time position. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, passionate, multicultural team deeply committed to the alleviation of extreme poverty. Trickle Up promotes a collegial, high-performing organizational culture in which staff communicate clearly and openly, and are reflective, innovative, and mutually accountable.

To Apply:
To be considered, click the “Apply for this Position” button at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until October 14, 2016. We are sorry we are unable to entertain phone calls related to this posting.

Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.