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Consortium Coordinator - Venezuela


  • Organization: INTERSOS - Humanitarian Organization
  • Location: Caracas
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Consortium Coordinator

Code: 57-5518

Duty station: Caracas - Venezuela with frequent deployment to Project Location Areas

Starting date: 01/04/2023

Contract duration: 24 months

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Supervision of: 6 persons (Consortium Project Managers)

Dependents: According to the country of assignment

General context of the project

The Action seeks to increase access to safe, dignified and inclusive formal education pathways for children while strengthening prevention and response mechanisms to protection, nutrition and health risks at community level in Amazonas, Apure, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Sucre States of Venezuela. In total, 30,341 individuals (16.045 women/girls - 3,034 PWD) will benefit from this Action. Under R1, the Consortium will strengthen the capacity of the educational community to meet children's learning needs, while enabling them to identify and address children’s main risks associated with protection, nutrition and health. School facilities (including WASH) will be improved, with attention to the needs of those groups at greatest risk of exclusion (girls, children with disabilities). School-aged out of school children or at risk of dropping-out will be included in remedial classes programs and their families targeted for community outreach. Under R2, protection risks (particularly among children) will be addressed, while creating a protective environment at community/family level to enable children’s access to education opportunities. R3 will ensure improved community/schools/health personnel capacity, to detect and refer cases of malnutrition and/or at risk of malnutrition among children. Through referrals made to the mobile unit team by trained school staff/community members, under R3 and R4, the Action plans to treat and/or prevent malnutrition and health conditions associated with malnutrition among children. To this purpose, the health team will be working closely with selected health facilities. The ability to respond to primary health care needs (particularly of children) by the latter will be improved in quantity and quality (through rehabilitation of facilities, distribution of medical equipment and capacity building of health personnel). All activities will be realized in compliance with environmental requirements.

General purpose of the position

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Consortium Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the proper coordination, implementation and communication of the project across all consortium members and teams. The Consortium Coordinator will be accountable for the overall achievement of the contractual objectives (timeframe, targets/indicators, budget) of the projects and for monitoring that the activities are implemented accordingly by the Consortium Project Managers. With the support of the technical and support staff from all partners, at Caracas level and in Project location Areas, this position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an integrated vision among partners while being accountable for delivery on project objectives, targets, time, and budget. The Coordinator will serve as the key liaison with donors and other stakeholders and will facilitate the collaborative partnership between them and the consortiums partners.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Strategic planning and leadership

  • The Consortium Coordinator will be part of the Consortium Coordination Body responsible to present the Donor with key decisions, information, and recommendations on strategic, operational, and financial matters.
  • The Consortium Coordinator will work closely with the Consortium Operational team to supervise the overall project implementation across all consortium members, to ensure the technical coherence of the project, in coordination with all consortium members and the Consortium Quality Unit.
  • The Consortium Coordinator will be supervising the overall management of the project's financial resources, with the support of administrative departments.

Grant management

  • Lead the overall programmatic, logistic, and financial management of the project, including the identification of risks and obstacles, to ensure donor compliance in terms of project deliverables and eligibility criteria.
  • Lead the contractual reporting (narrative and financial) in coordination with consortium members.
  • Ensure compliance with logistics and administrative procedures, based on contractual requirements.
  • Monitor the proper financial management and forecast of budget lines across the consortium, in coordination with the finance departments.
  • Provide regular monitoring of activities, including field visits and regular consortium meetings.

Internal Coordination

  • Lead the setup and implementation of efficient coordination and communication mechanisms between consortium team members, including project kick-off meetings, regular technical review meetings and project close-up meetings.
  • Lead on the setup of systems, TORs, SOPs, and tools in place across the consortium, with the support of the Consortium Quality Unit.
  • Lead the Consortium Quality Unit and consortium program reviews to ensure the technical coordination and the quality of the project across the consortium.

External Coordination

  • Represent the consortium with the Donor and attend National and Regional Technical Working Groups, UN Agencies, and National Authorities meetings, when needed and in coordination with INTERSOS’ Coordination team.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)
  • Lead the elaboration, implementation, and revision of an effective MEAL plan and monitoring systems throughout the project, in coordination with the Consortium Quality Unit, and with the support of the MEAL Expert.
  • Lead on the relevance and quality of monitoring reports, analysis, and data trends, including recommendations produced by the Consortium Quality Unit.

Required profile and experience


  • Advanced University Degree in an appropriate field of study (related to the position).
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5-6 years of proven experience in managing projects or programs (preferably with Education in Emergency component projects);
  • Experience in successfully implementing projects and programs on time, on-schedule, and within the budget frame.
  • Previous experience in Consortium coordination will be considered an asset.

Professional Requirements

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Planning, Reporting and Writing skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Proven experience in the management of EU, UN, USAID and ECHO funds.
  • Able to work independently
  • Organization skills, delegative and empowerment approach of the supervised team
  • Ability to administer funds, logistics and human resources​


Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English required.

Personal Requirements

  • Proactiveness and strong problem-solving approach
  • Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic context and to the volume of work
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work and adapt in different environments
  • High reactivity to unexpected demands
  • Capacity to work under stress and meets the deadlines
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password and citizenship), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least three references: two line managers and one HR referent. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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