World Vision International

OFDA Grant Manager - Syria Response

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision is seeking a Project Manager to provide leadership in project development, planning, implementation and monitoring in Syria (based in Gaziantep). Provide day-to-day management to achieve high quality results in line with acceptable project norms relevant to the established goals, objectives and operating policies. Supervise the financial management of the grant in relation to project goals and objectives, monthly activity schedule, timing of expenditures, budgets, etc.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Management:

  • Ensure project compliance to humanitarian, organizational and donor standards.

  • Establish and maintain implementation, procurement and monitoring plans.

  • Manage project team in a manner that encourages cooperation, communication, interaction, learning.

  • Monitor monthly spending on ongoing & planned activities within the approved budget/s.

  • Make sure all documentation & filing system under assigned project are in order.

  • Develop monthly, quarterly, semi and final reports.

Staff/Partner Management:

  • Participate in identifying partners and monitor & maintain relationship with partners.

  • Regularly engage with field staff/partners to ensure uninterrupted information flow on project implementation.

  • Ensure that reporting from the field staff/partners are provided in a timely manner.

  • Establish alternative information sharing systems (regular meetings, shared web-engines, etc.).

  • Engage with sector specialists to ensure project alignment with technical standards and best practice.

Coordination:

  • Coordinate operations under the project with relevant departments.

  • Coordinate operations under the project with other NGOs operating in the area of project implementation.

  • Conduct weekly/monthly meetings with project staff/partners.

  • Participate in external coordination (Clusters, WGs).

  • Other tasks assigned by leadership.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor or Post Graduate University degree in International Development or other related majors.

  • Experience in implementing OFDA grants.

  • Experience with multisectorial projects including WASH, NFIs, Shelter and Health sectors.

  • Strong English communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred:

  • A minimum of 4-6 years operational humanitarian experience with minimum of 3 years in a leadership role in an emergency context.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, the relevant positions of the UN, ICRC and major NGOs on protection of civilians in particular of IDPs, women and children, the codes of conduct, the Humanitarian Charter, The Sphere Project, etc.

  • Proven experience in training, including development of training materials.

  • Good working knowledge of Arabic and Turkish (oral and written).

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior members of the humanitarian community as well as with field practitioners.

  • Excellent networking skills.

  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.

  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively.

  • Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.