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Maternal and Child Nutrition Enhancement Project Manager

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION/PUBLICATION TEXT

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Purpose of this Position is to lead the maternal and child nutrition enhancement project team, to manage and supervise the operations by coordinating the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

In order to successfully do so, the Project Manager must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

20

  1. Coordinate and supervise the implementation of project as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline

  • Monthly DIP developed & shared with all project staff

  • 95 % of planned budget is timely spent

15

  1. Ensure that all recruited staff are trained and oriented on project approaches and activities, reporting tools & documentation.

Provide on job mentoring and coaching for project staff for a timely implementation of project activities

  • 100 % of activities are timely implemented

  • Approaches used (FARN, MSG) under the project are correctly implemented with high quality standards

10

  1. Provide adequate coordination and support of planned studies (baseline and project evaluation surveys) and supervise the M&E staff in close collaboration with other external partners.

  • Quality studies reports timely produced

  • Project monitoring tools are developed and used by project staff and partners

10

  1. Monitor the use of business process implementation of maternal and child nutrition enhancement project to ensure that the program is aligned with WV, donor and other relevant standards;

  • 100 % of planned outputs per month are achieved according to donor requirements

  • Provincial project coordinators use developed business implementation path to coordinate project activities planned in the province.

10

  1. Participate in the institutional learning initiatives, and provide technical leadership and coordination for the establishment of efficient information systems.

  • Project evaluation and lessons learnt events are initiated and conducted, and final project reports shared with partners.

  • Project best practices are documented and disseminated

10

  1. Establish strategic networks/partnerships at local, national and regional levels with public and private institutions, research institutions, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders, to promote synergy and complementarily in the project implementation

  • MoUs are signed with relevant government technical departments (BPS, BDS, and DPAE), local administration, relevant research institutes, etc.

  • Project stakeholders and partners are identified and actively participate in the implementation of project activities

10

  1. Organize and facilitate quarterly project coordination meetings at province level and participate in the national coordination and project learning forums

  • Quarterly coordination meetings are held with the participation of key project stakeholders

  • National project coordination and learning forums are held

10

  1. Consolidate quarterly, annual and final project reports

  • 100% of quarterly management reports timely submitted according to WVB quality standards and donor requirements

5

  1. Represent WVB in provincial, national and international meetings, workshops and nutrition forums.

  • Project manager to participate in key meetings, workshops and forums; minutes to be produced and shared

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master Degree in Public Health or Public Health Nutrition, Degree in Nutrition or MD with a relevant field experience in public health, nutrition and community development

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations in health and nutrition project/program management

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in managing a project funded by World Bank, USAID and or WFP (minimum 2 years).

  • Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle

  • Excellent understanding of best practices in nutrition and community development

  • Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.

  • Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.

  • Experience in managing a Multi –sectoral project ( 1 year)

Work Environment:

  • Domestic Travel: Regular internal travel to project areas is required.

  • International Travel: Periodic international travel will be required

  • On call: As required.

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is November 11, 2016; no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  1. World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  2. As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  3. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.