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Project Manager-Pending Donor Approval

10800-15N09092
Amman
16-Aug-18

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to oversee the implementation of a funded project- Dam Protection through labor-intense Activities- 2018/ 2019, with the objective to implement soil erosion prevention and sediment control measures in the catchment areas of dams with a view to protecting the dams from further siltation through Jordanian and Syrian nationals labor. He/she will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including set-up and implementation of the all sectors in the project. She/he will ensure that activities are monitored and delivered to a high quality. The post holder will also ensure that all programme interventions are highly valued by the partners and acknowledged as addressing the needs of beneficiaries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the operations of the assigned project;

  • Ensure coordination with all other local and international actors

  • Prepare detailed planning and reporting of project activities including (Human Recourses, Risk mapping, schedule, budget, quality control)

  • 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’s 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 Operations Manager and technical advisors;

  • Conduct monthly coordination meetings with staff and write minutes

  • Evaluate and propose new activities,

  • Promoting good practices and incorporate lessons learnt in to project implementation

  • Prepare and update the timetable and work plan of activities under the project;

  • Actively participate to 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 Finance and Logistic/Procurement Manager;

  • Ensure that soft and hard records are kept for all procurement contracts (services, goods, works);

  • Ensure timely and supervise project payments;

  • Monitor expenditure, budgets and expenses tracking activities for the project, address under/over expenditure as necessary

  • Coordinate for payment of regular expenses, payment schedule and installments to contractors related to the project

  • Prepare monthly financial planning related to the project

  • Organize and ensure a timely, proper written weekly and monthly reporting;

  • Prepare project narrative and financial reports;

  • Propose new activities according to identified needs and suggest solutions for problems encountered with activities, budget/work plan/human resources, discuss them with Jordan team and participate to the decision making process,

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor Degree or related qualification master degree is preferred in civil engineering, Project Management, Social Science or related fields;

  • Proven working experience in project management

  • 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.

  • 4 years of experience with INGOs.

  • 2-4 years of experience with staff management