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Project Lead

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  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    March 17, 2023


After a break due to COVID, Mineke Foundation (MF) is resuming her Women’s Club program. Our Women’s Club focuses on the economic empowerment of women from Dabwe Town (Gardnersville) and surrounding communities. The Women’s Club was established in 2016 and has mainly focused on offering monthly educational workshops and micro loans. Our 2023 program came into being after intensive talks with our existing Women’s Club leadership, women leaders in the community, and representatives of various women’s groups.

We are looking for a Project Lead to start up and oversee the program. The Project Lead will report directly to the Team Coordinator of Mineke Foundation.

Our Women’s Club program consists of two main elements:

  1. Monthly educational workshops. Topics include women’s rights, health, SGBV, childraising, and basic entrepreneurship/business training. We usually invite expert guests to share information with our Club members.
  2. Business training & coaching, complemented by micro loans. We envision 4-6 in-depth workshops per year, for women who have already started a business. A separate business trainer/coach will be responsible for training at MF and providing business coaching at the women’s places of business. We also provide micro loans to eligible women. The Project Lead will be expected to set up and supervise the business training & coaching element depending on when funding becomes available.

Note: we are still awaiting funding for the Business training & coaching element with a decision expected by May 1st. This means that Project Lead will start with a lower compensation and move on to receive a higher compensation depending on funding availability and performance.

Key tasks:

  1. Overall responsibility for the Women’s program
  • Initiate the program based on the proposal as approved by both the Women’s Club and funders Coordinate all activities/workshops
  • Liaise with government and (potential) partners to increase both impact and awareness of the program. Liaise and work with the Women’s Club leadership to expand the Club and further develop the program Work with our Administrative & Finance Officer to prepare and manage Club budgets Work with our Administrative & Finance Officer to support decision-making regarding micro loans Supervise the Business trainer/coach and ensure this program element is carried out as intended Supervise the work of any potential volunteers
  • Work with other Mineke Foundation team members to generate maximum synergy across all our projects
  1. Reporting & communication
  • Ensure good records are kept of Club members and activities
  • Submit monthly project reports to the Team Coordinator, as well as reports for funders and donors. Candidate must have good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and email
  • Ensure timely submission of relevant information to update partners, friends, and supporters; Participate in online calls with the Board Chair and/or MF international volunteers as needed to discuss program progress, challenges and opportunities;
  • Ensure our social media volunteer is supplied with relevant information about activities; Work closely with all other team members to ensure the success of Mineke Foundation.

About Mineke Foundation

Mineke Foundation was founded in 2009 by Tonia Dabwe to continue the work of her Liberian father and Dutch mother in Liberia. Tonia’s mother went missing during the Liberian civil war.

Mineke Foundation offers kindergarten & primary school education through Damiefa School, educational & business training programs for women through our Women’s Club, and various programs to improve the labor market position of youth through our Resource Center. Our core philosophy is that people are responsible for their own lives. Our goal is to help people become economically self-reliant. Mineke Foundation is a fully accredited local Liberian NGO, with a fully accredited vocational training center and private school.

What we offer

Mineke Foundation offers a compensation package in line with the Liberian Labor Law. Working with MF means that you will become part of a dedicated and motivated team focused on making a real difference in people’s lives. You will also become part of an international team of supporting volunteers hailing from several countries. From time to time, our volunteers join our team in Liberia to provide capacity development, knowledge exchange, and additional project support.

Application procedure and deadline

If you are interested in the position, please submit an application letter and CV or certificate(s) through teamcoordinator@minekefoundation.org or submit it in person at our office at the following address: Damiefa School compound (15-minute walk from Dry Rice Market, 10 minutes from Barnesville Estate), Dabwe Town, Gardnersville.

The application deadline is March 17, 2023.

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