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Project Manager, Renk Upper Nile - South Sudan

Job Description

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility for the sound implementation of WASH and health project activities. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the donor and local government entities.

The Project Manager shall have a keen understanding of the unique political dynamics and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in South Sudan.

S/he will manage a team of health workers, WASH officers. S/he will engage closely with district and SMOH and WASH officials and representatives and will ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The PM will be expected to have strong leadership qualities, excellent understanding of health, nutrition and WASH projects. The candidate will expected to have experience in project management with focus on project implementation, monitoring, supervision, evaluation, and reporting. The candidate should have skills in budget management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staffs.

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance.

  • Supervise a team of technical and non- technical staff, and engage closely with the CHD, WASH sector officials, State Ministry of Health staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas in health.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements.

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors, and Zonal supervisors and WVSS national office.

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least 8 years of experience in implementing/overseeing health, nutrition and WASH projects.

  • Medical/ clinical background, with minimum of bachelor degree in public health.

  • Certificate in WASH in emergency ( an advantage).

  • Certificate or diploma in project management.

  • A wide range of technical expertise, professional competence and relevant academic background in human capacity building in the health sector, with focus on maternal and child survival.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams.

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects.

Preferred:

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Fields Based position.

  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.

  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.