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Project (Grant) Manager

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision is seeking a Project Manager to provide leadership in project development, planning, implementation and monitoring in Syria. 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 of the project and WV. Supervise the financial management of the grant in relation to project goals and objectives, monthly activity schedule, timing of expenditures, budgets, etc.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership for overall Project Management ensuring compliance to humanitarian, organizational and donor standards in beneficiary identification, implementation plans, documentation, reporting and accountability.

  • Ensure that data collection methodologies used at field level are standardized, enabling the specific vulnerabilities of different target groups to be captured and analyzed including gender and age disaggregated data.

  • Manage and coordinate operations under the project with relevant departments, such as programs, sectors, finance, administration, human resources, logistics and procurement, safety and security, communications.

  • Manage in an inclusive, team approach manner that encourages cooperation, communication, interaction, learning, empowerment and capacity development of WV staff.

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

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

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

  • Conduct weekly/monthly staff meeting.

  • Develop quarterly, semi and final reports.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Essential:

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

  • Essential: Strong English communication skills (oral and written)

  • Desirable: Good working knowledge of Arabic (oral and written)

  • Knowledge of Turkish an advantage

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability

  • Above average computer literacy

  • A minimum of 3-5 years operational humanitarian experience with minimum of 3 years in a leadership role in an emergency context.

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

Preferred:

  • Requires a 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 armed conflict in particular of IDPs, women and children, the codes of conduct, the Humanitarian Charter, The Sphere Project, etc.

  • 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 networker.

  • 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.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • Frequent travel is expected within Turkey and externally (Middle East and Eastern Europe Region).