Project Manager, WV Central African Republic

14228-15N32074
Bangui Capital RCA
02-Sep-19
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead the "Effective Approaches to End the Worst Forms of Violence against Children" project with the DFID and ensure an effective coordination of the consortium member’s activities to meet the project goals. Ensure proper integration of the different components of the project collaboration with partners at national.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure stewardship in project management in collaboration with WV, War Child, Thomson and Reuters, Fifty Eight, Columbia University and project leaders.

  • Ensure the proper operational management of the project and ensure efficiency in the implementation of responsibilities between consortium members, including coordinating an in-country Coordination Group, sitting on the overall Program

  • Coordination Group and coordinating in-country visits of other partners and consultants.

  • Ensure that reports are produced, documented and shared with the donor and consortium members on a timely basis and according to the established schedule and maintain ongoing contact.

  • Track and document project progress and mitigate risks to program implementation, and ensure donor’s requirements are met by all consortium members.

  • Ensure the perfect conduct by the monitoring-evaluation coordinator in collaboration with the project leaders of the consortium of preliminary studies, monitoring, preparation and execution of the final evaluation of the project. Ensure learning and accountability is happening through the implementation of effective feedback and complaints mechanisms.

  • Provide World Vision CAR Management with the necessary information in coordination with the Accountant to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and that the donor's procedures are properly applied.

  • Ensure that project material & equipment, supplies and logistics are made according to agreed rules and that acquisitions are effectively managed.

  • Ensure effective management of human resources including division of labor, training, development and evaluation.

  • Assist Operations Manager with developing key relationships and partnerships with donors, Ministries working in the domains of Violence against Children, other INGOs, local NGOs and keeping track of funding opportunities to help the response achieve its objectives.

  • Assist Operations Manager on permanent training of operations staff at national and local level in particular to ensure that all WV Staff CAR and partners are trained or oriented in the domains of Violence against Children.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master in Education Sciences or in Development Studies or Social Sciences

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience in the inception, planning and implementation of Child Protection projects according to national guidelines and in accordance with international norms and standards.

  • Additional experience in livelihoods, advocacy and working with the private sector is preferable.

  • Have a good knowledge of international and national law in Child Protection and Child Labor.

  • Have knowledge and experience in the planning and implementation of projects in the Child Protection Sector.

  • Have skills in team management, including capacity building.

  • Have experience in managing a consortium of several partners in the implementation of projects particularly in fragile context.

  • Have a good experience in the interaction with donors especially the European Union.

  • Be able to provide quality reports within the required timeframes.

  • Have good knowledge of the NGO community and rural communities.

  • Be able to manage interactions with central, local administrative authorities, associations, community-based organizations.

  • Be able to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in French and English.

  • Being able to facilitate meetings, training and advocacy.

  • Be able to create a good environment with donors, authorities, partners and populations.

  • Being able to work with different social strata, including women and people with disabilities.

  • Be able to work under pressure and in difficult conditions.

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail in the development of written documents.

  • Intercultural sensitivity, flexible, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, in psychologically stressful environments and in challenging physical conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to exhibit an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.

  • Written communication: expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively in writing using correct and appropriate grammar, structure and spelling.

  • Computer skills: Ability to master computer applications, including use of the Microsoft Office suite, Lotus Notes, Intranet, and the Internet, as well as various applications and databases commonly used in the workspace.

  • Must be able to stand above denominational diversities.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel in CAR and International level up to 40% of the time.