Country Programme Manager
Position Title: Country Programme Manager
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (based in Amman), oversee implementation of the Jordan component of the Madad Youth Resolve Programme
Work with partners and World Vision Staff to ensure programme objectives are delivered on time and to a high quality
Ensure that programme funding is spent in-line with donor regulations and the conditions set in the contract and partner MoUs
Identify issues with programme quality and escalate issues to the Madad Chief of Party and Jordan operations team. Implement agreed solutions
Collate programme and financial data from partner and World Vision Staff. Draft high quality programme reports for the Chief of Party
Represent the Madad Youth Resolve Consortium at relevant working groups and aid coordination fora.
Manage the operations of the assigned project
Ensure coordination with all other local and international actors.
Prepare detailed planning and reporting of project activities
Organize administrative and financial matters related to the project activities.
Monitor and evaluate ongoing activities and report on unmet needs and gaps
Perform regular monitoring site visits
Evaluate and mentor the staff
Assess staff training needs
Coordinate with the WV Jordan team;
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Ensure that all project goals and activities are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
Coordinate and supervise local partner activities.
Represent WV activities regarding the project as requested.
Coordinate and supervise all project activities in close collaboration with the Chief of Party, Operations Manager and technical advisors.
Conduct monthly coordination meetings with staff and write minutes.
Evaluate and propose new activities
Promote good practices and incorporate lessons learnt into project implementation.
Prepare and update the timetable and work plan of activities under the project
Actively participate in coordination meetings as needed
Assess procurement needs, coordinate and supervise the correctness of WV finance/admin procedures in line with the donor and in close collaboration with the Finance and Logistic/Procurement Manager
Ensure that soft and hard records are kept for all procurement contracts (services, goods, works
Supervise spending and ensure timely project payments
Monitor expenditure, budgets and expenses. Track activities for the project. Address under/over expenditure as necessary.
Coordinate the payment of regular expenses, payment schedules and installments to contractors and partners related to the project
Prepare monthly financial planning related to the project
Organize and ensure a timely, properly written weekly and monthly report
Prepare project narrative and financial report.
Propose new activities according to identified needs and suggest solutions for problems encountered with activities/ budget/work plan/human resources, discuss them with the Chief of Party and country teams. Participate in decision making process
Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the Chief of Party or Operations Manager
Master level or related qualification preferred in Project Management, Social Science or related fields
4 years of experience with INGOs
2-4 years of experience with staff management
Good experience using MS project
Knowledge & Skills:
Proven working experience in project management
Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Child Protection, Participation, Do No Harm, Sphere
Knowledge of and adherence to the Child Protection Standards, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct
Experience with child protection and/or education; background in dealing with children and youth is a plus
Considerable knowledge and experience with budgets and procurement processes
Working knowledge of the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Highly organized and ability to multi-task
Very good and efficient communicator
Good interpersonal skills, Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina
Excellent English skills (both oral and written). Arabic is a plus
Flexible to work in field locations, able and willing to travel to the area of operation on a regular basis to meet the project requirements
self-motivated, positive attitude and with a willingness to learn
Ability to recognize problems and solve them efficiently
Ability to cope and work under pressure
Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package