Thematic Field Coordinator Job at International Solidarity Foundation

Thematic Field Coordinator Job at International Solidarity Foundation… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Solidarity Foundation.


The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF)?is a Finnish non-governmental organization founded in 1970 with its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Currently, ISF supports development projects in three countries: Somaliland, Kenya and Nicaragua.?ISF focuses on fighting against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) particularly Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) and promoting economic empowerment and livelihood opportunities for women.


  • Support partners in project planning, budgeting and implementation, including preparation of project documents, problem solving, testing of new ideas, capacity development and networking.
  • Monitor project implementation, including analysis of project reports, activities and results.

Main Duties/Programme management


  • Support project planning at the country level, including preparation of project agreements, project plans, and annual and quarterly country/project plans and budgets
  • Support ISF programme planning at the country level, including preparation of country programme documents and participation in selecting local implementing partners

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Do regular follow-up with partners and field visits to monitor and analyze project activities and project results, and report to Country Director any problems in the project performance
  • Support partners in using monitoring data in learning and development
  • Support financial monitoring
  • Support project and programme internal and external evaluations


  • Support reporting at the country level, including the preparation of country and donor reports.
  • Prepare monthly reports about the general achievement and challenge in the areas of intervention; these will include changes and challenges.
  • Review and analyze quarterly project reports and ensure that narrative and finance reports are coherent. Provide feedback to partners and ISF staff.
  • Support reporting to Government

Main Duties/Programme development

  • Support testing of new ideas in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned locally.
  • Support ISF partners’ networking with relevant actors in their respective projects
  • Support capacity development of partners, including facilitation of the assessment of capacity development needs, contacts to trainers and in organizing trainings
  • Participate in the due diligence assessment to the potential partners and play a vital role in identifying the potential risk that might face on the project implementation
  • Collect and conduct initial review of partner narrative and financial reports

Other Duties

  • Support ISF HQ Communications and fundraising initiatives, including organizing media visits, arranging interviews and photo/video opportunities, and identifying interesting stories.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Required Skills and Experience


  • Appropriate Master’s Degree in the fields of gender, development, social sciences etc.

Professional experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in prevention of harmful practices and violence against women and girls, preferably from NGOs
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management including planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting
  • Experience in community mobilization and working with communities
  • Knowledge of relevant national and local policies, actors and networks in the country of employment
  • Ability to facilitate discussion, learning, and innovation
  • Ability to work independently and work well in a team
  • Good planning and organizational skills


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