Project Manager for Community Level Access to Social Services Project
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice for lasting changes in the lives. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision first came to Armenia for providing emergency aid to the victims of December 1988 devastating earthquake. During the next years WV’s projects have gone beyond meeting the demands of crisis situations to changing the quality of life in entire communities and helping Armenians to restore their country.
World Vision Armenia works in 256 communities in six marzes of Armenia and in Yerevan supporting 34,126 children and their families. The Organization fulfills advocacy, health care, education, economic development, child protection and spiritual growth activities. WV Armenia operates mainly through its 10-15 years long-term Area Development Programs (ADP) that are predominantly funded through child sponsorship. ADPs are focused on promoting child well being through community participation and ownership.
2 years with possible extension
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Project Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the “Communities have Access to Social Services” (CLASS) Project and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor, partners and local government entities. PM will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the CLASS Project. The PM is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise. S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of partners, consultants, service contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the project and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes. The project will promote State institutionalization of the community-based social worker’s role and strengthening the capacity and cooperation of key social protection actors at local and regional levels in Armenia.
Direct and oversee project implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.
Manage performance of direct reports based on agreed priorities and targets.
Duly conduct performance planning and evaluation of direct reports.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.
Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors. Ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate. Facilitate learning of best practices on project’s technical areas and other donor organizations.
Establish clear and frequent communication regarding Project progress and oversight management with the donor.
Provide spiritual leadership to the project team. Attend and participate in weekly devotional
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:
A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries
5+ years of extensive international development experience in Managing projects
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, their policies and regulations
Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Armenia.
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
Strong presentation and report writing skills
Experience in leading diverse teams
Experience managing contracts under grants for complex projects
Fluency in English, Armenian.
Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional meetings as required
The deadline for submitting the applications is 17 October, 2017.