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Project Manager, Warrap South Sudan

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Project Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. 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. Please note that this position is contingent on grant funding and donor approval.

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 technical specialists, engage closely with district and national MOH officials and representatives and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the grant. The PM is expected to have strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise.

S/he also provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

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 specialists and engage closely with Ministry of Health staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas in health.

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants.

  • 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 SO staff.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • At least 8 years of developing country experience in the health sector, human resources development and/or institutional strengthening and reform.

  • At least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field.

  • Prior extensive project implementation experience.

  • A wide range of technical expertise, professional competence and relevant academic background in human capacity building in the health sector, particularly maternal nutrition and child health and family planning.

  • 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 / Conditions:

  • 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.