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Project Manager- UNICEF CPIE/ECM Project


Position: Project Manager- UNICEF CPIE/ECM Project

Report to: Response Operations Manager

Location: Based in Arua but Coordinates 3 districts Arua, Adjumani and Yumbe

Purpose of the position:

The positions holder will provide technical and managerial leadership to the implementation of World Vision West Nile UNICEF funded Enhancing child protection through accelerating Community Action to End Child Marriage and strengthening community coping mechanisms and resilience for children among refugee’s children and districts affected by the South Sudan refugee crisis.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

Project Management and Coordination

  • Provide leadership in the creation of project detailed implementation plans (DIP), procurement plans and cash flow forecast to facilitate implementation of the CPiE and ECM components of the UNICEF grant in Arua , Yumbe and Adjumani districts in accordance with existing project designs.

  • Provide management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the identification of refugee and host communities’ children in need of protection services.

  • Conducts regular review and tracking of DIPs, ITTs, budgets and cash flows to ensure efficient budget utilization and progressive implementation of activities against approved plans.

  • Work with CPiE technical lead and project implementation staff to develop and roll out project specific initiatives e.g trainings , consultancy, publications , campaigns and other awareness activities to make sure approved external facing engagements are technically sound and in accordance with the project objectives; supports the solicitation process of trainers ,consultants etc to support project implementation

  • Coordinate with INGOs, Districts and the UN through inter-agency meetings and bilateral discussions on all matters related to the UNICEF CPiE and ECM project to ensure project interventions are informed by existing gaps across all the districts for increased impact.

  • The project Manager will work closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to support the roll out of project models, designs and approval of technical works, Monitoring, supervision and certification of project activities.

  • To ensure effective coordination, collaboration with key project stakeholders (district local governments, NGO/CSOs and CBOs) with regards to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging their resources against this project funds to improve ownership and sustainability.

  • Ensure timely planning and undertaking of project procurements; works with the local and National Office Procurement department to ensure procurements are carried out according to policy and are both time and cost sensitive.

  • Organize regular meetings with project teams to review project performance

  • Ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. This will include effective finance/budget management.

  • Track all project indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs , outcomes and impact is realized

  • To ensure relevant project information is collected and feeds into existing national and district information management systems

  • Document and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation including action research, case studies and documentaries.

  • Effectively provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to implement project interventions to expected standards.

  • Ensure timely submission of monthly, quarterly ,bi-annual and annual and end of project reports in line with donor conditions

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Social sciences, development studies, gender studies or related field.

  • At least 5 years experience in Emergency/humanitarian work managing UN or government grants

  • Strong advocacy and understanding of protection needs of children in Emergencies.

  • Experience in project planning and management.

  • Strong understanding of child protection systems, case management ,community based child protection, psychosocial care and support, are added advantages

  • Self motivated with excellent leadership and time management skills.