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Project Manager, WV Mauritania

10872-15N09053
13-Aug-18

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The project manager has the role of ensuring the proper functioning of the base for which he is in charge and of coordinating the national and international personnel assigned to the base, he / she is the person in charge of the setting up of the objectives at the level of the projects in the M'Berra camp and their follow-up. He / she represents World Vision Mauritania (WVMRT) at Bassikounou level with the authorities, the other actors present in the field, the humanitarian community and donors and he / she is responsible for the development of a communication policy with the partners.

He / she is responsible for all aspects of the management of activities in Bassikounou: administrative, logistics, financial, human resources and security.

As Project Manager, he is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of project activities for which he / she is in charge. He / she must (1) ensure the planning, coordination and implementation of project activities, while respecting the established operational schedule; and (2) guarantee the financial, logistical and human resources management necessary for the implementation of the activities; in close collaboration with the project team and WVMRT management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates and supervises Bassiknou teams for the achievement of set objectives (including project leaders).

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of project achievements in close collaboration with project coordinators.

  • Proposes the necessary changes to the activities carried out in Bassiknou in close collaboration with the project coordinators to be approved by Senior Management Team (SMT) in Nouakchott.

  • Develops effective and timely planning and monitoring of project activities in the intervention area, in collaboration with the management of the mission.

  • Implements the planned activities for each project objective and ensures the implementation, monitoring and progress of each activity, in terms of good and correct management and implementation of the activities planned by the project in respect of commitments with beneficiaries and the donor.

  • Supervises the correct financial and logistical management of the project in collaboration with the administration and logistics.

  • Ensures monitoring, monitoring and evaluation of activities (develop and update monitoring tools).

  • Transmits to the IMP and the HEA Manager, all the information and the documentation of the activities, fundraising and communication needs.

  • Ensures good staff management and ensures that all technical staff actively builds and maintains technical skills necessary for the smooth running of the project.

  • Ensures the capacity building of the human resources involved in each project activity (overseeing the tasks and activities carried out by the project team, supporting ongoing and ad hoc training as needed.

  • Regularly assesses performance against objectives and project indicators.

  • Real-time sharing with the Integrated Programmes Manager of any change in the security environment or any security incident.

  • Follows the movements of the teams and ensures with the project coordinators and the security officer the respect of safety rules.

  • Ensure that the safety plan is well understood and applied by the entire team.

  • Is the final responsible for updating Bassiknou's security rules.

  • Create a network at Bassiknou and maintain it to receive safe information.

  • Facilitate children's learning and the formation of community-based school management structures and their functionality, and support the community and local education stakeholders to strengthen children's learning goals.

  • Ensures the definition and development of strategies, norms, and programmatic approaches in the accountability and effectiveness of the prevention, protection and rehabilitation of child / adult victims or at risk in the context of child protection in a context of 'emergency.

  • Create and manage partner relationships with the donor (UNHCR) and other partners involved in the project, communities, technical services, and local associations for their participation in implementation, monitoring, evaluation and the dissemination of the results.

  • Prepare timely and quality action plans, progress reports (monthly, quarterly, mid-project and end-project) and analyze the monthly financial reports of the project and ensure consistency with the objectives and their submission to stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Organize and participate in meetings with partners and / or organized by the donor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Qualifications:

  • Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience acquired through a combination of formal or informal education, previous experience, or on-the-job training:

Minimum qualification required:

  • Master or equivalent degree in the field of project management, community development, social sciences or other related field.

  • Minimum 4 to 5 years’ experience in emergency humanitarian activities.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in program / project management.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Computer skills.

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and direct.

  • Experiences in Partnership Management.

  • Knowledge of public donors, their funding and their expectations.

  • Planning skills and organization.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, public and other stakeholders at all levels.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Based in Mberra camp with frequent field trips.

  • Travel: 20% Domestic / international travel is also required.