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Country Programme Manager

Job Description

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.

Major Responsibilities:

 General Responsibility:

  • 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.

Activities implementation

  • 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

Finance/Admin.

  • 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

Reporting

  • 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

Others

  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the Chief of Party or Operations Manager

Education:

  • Master level or related qualification preferred in Project Management, Social Science or related fields

Experience:

  • 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