Closing Date : 2020-01-23
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 23 Jan 2020

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title:Project Manager (Protection, WASH and Nutrition)

Code:SR-35-1364

Duty station:50% Al-Turba and 50% in Ibb

Starting date:01/04/2020

Contract duration:7 months

Reporting to:Technical coordinators, Program coordinators, M&E coordinator and Head of Mission

Supervision of: 1 PM assistant 2 Activity Coordinator CP & teams 2 Activity Coordinator OSAC & teams 2 Activity Coordinator WASH & teams 2 Activity Coordinator Nutrition & teams M&E/reporting officer

Dependents: N/A

General context of the project

INTERSOS runs a multi-sector project in Ibb and Taizz governorates, OFDA funded action, delivering protection and nutrition services, and WASH assistance for conflict affected populations in Ibb and Taiz governorates:

Provide WASH services, including: a) hygiene awareness, b) solid waste collection, c) improved sanitation facilities and services, d) access to potable water and water for daily use e) access to water quality testing including chlorination, and provision of rapid response and contain the cholera outbreak in affected communities and prevent the disease spread in at risk communities.

Provide adequate nutritional care and treatment for: CU5 and PLW suffering from acute malnutrition, through community based nutritional management approach.

Promote the protection of conflict-affected people, providing for individual case management services (children and women exposed to or at risk of violence, and persons with specific needs) and collective PSS for children and women for response and working on community awareness and capacity building of actors for prevention.

General purpose of the position

The Project Manager (PM) is in charge of the implementation and the supervision of the activities of the project ensuring timely and qualitative planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring/evaluation of INTERSOS activities in compliance with sector specific SOPs, Sphere standards and good practices, code of conduct and ethical values chart.

The PM is responsible for an efficient financial management for the project in compliance with INTERSOS model and donor regulations, in addition to full oversight of the HR and logistics arrangement in cooperation with relevant departments.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Ensures the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation and sets targets as included in the project description and smooth and effective closure of the project.Guarantee an efficient financial management and closure of the project and all the funds liquidated as per the financial plan for the project in compliance with INTERSOS model and donor regulations.Team management and project integration assurance for 2 separate teams and 3 sectors.Deliver quality project activities reporting, including the findings in terms of impact/changes at the level of beneficiaries achieved through the project.Deliver timely quality monthly, interim and final project reports.

More specifically:

Ensure the full and timely implementation of the project pro-actively respecting deadlines for reporting:

Follow up and monitor field team detailed activitiesMaintain clear reporting and communication linesVerification on the targeting of beneficiaries as per the project documentEnsure sector SOPs and guidelines are properly applied and adhered toPermanent on-job coaching of teams to work on quality in deliveryEnsure security assessment for teams daily movement and report incidents/concerns in a pro-active manner to the Head of Mission and Security Focal point

Financial management and procurement:

Prepare, monitor and implement financial and procurement planPrepare weekly liquidity plansApproval of all purchases/contracting and budget line allocationsVerify on a weekly basis the bookkeeping entries in the INTERSOS accounting spread sheets (Journal): verify budget line allocations, budget expenditure status against actual delivery and the financial plan for the remainder project implementation periodEnsure for all purchases/contracting of goods/services/supplies the correct INTERSOS procurement guidelines are applied and properly documented (also for the procedures applied by the municipalities), in close coordination with the admin-fin and logistics departmentVerify the list of expenditures prior to finalizing the interim and final financial reportsHolds final responsibility for verification of all support documents completeness and correctness

Manage team and to provide relevant capacity building and on-job coaching to the project team:

Manages and evaluates the performance of the project staffConduct weekly and monthly meetings with the team to review the planning and discuss the main concerns to focus on for the upcoming periodEnsure use of correct/relevant forms for reporting by the teamEnsure fluent chain of information/data transfer from field to supervisorsEnsure timely processing of information/data and conduct coaching for teams on the analysis of the processed dataContinuous/fast verification of data quality collected and received from field staffMaintain participatory process to inform/develop relevant response strategies for conflict mitigation and enhanced social cohesion.Undertake (if security situation allows) field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision to the team and to monitor the progress and quality of the different project activities.Follow up on the system for internal and external referral of most vulnerable cases, in close coordination and collaboration with other INTERSOS programmes/project staff.Oversee team attendances and authorize holidays, liaise with admin-fin department to secure up to date HR filesEnsure teams respect INTERSOS rules and guidelines to the mission and adhere to INTERSOS code of conduct and charter of values

Monitoring & evaluation:

Ensure monitoring and verification for the targeting of beneficiaries.Applying a result-based management approach, monitor the project outcomes, in addition to the outputs and activities, including impact at the household and community level achieved through the project.

Reporting:

Ensure quality reporting on achievements through daily short briefings, monthly and weekly planning presented against weekly and monthly performance reports containing clear quantitative and qualitative information related to the activities.Secure weekly and monthly reporting per team and compile, review and analyses reports on monthly bases to be reflected in INTERSOS PAT reporting toolPrepare ad hoc progress reporting for the donor and official required interim and final project reports: Prepare interim and final narrative reports for the donor in a timely and qualitative manner, looking into achievements against outcomes and output and reflect lessons learnt clearly into recommendations for future programming. Reporting must at all times be gender and age disaggregated.Holds final responsibility for all support documents (means of verification) and general project documentsDelivers regular communication products (including pictures) on the project to be used by the INTERSOS communication department in different outlets

Coordination and representation:

Attend the relevant cluster meetings and ensure timely reporting of highlights to HoM.Ensure regular updates to donor representatives.Contribute to the coordination between the different project-teams for the projects in Yemen. Proactively participate in cluster meetings and other relevant working groups for Yemen, also relevant inter-sectorial coordination meetings at national level.Ensure systematic information and update sharing with the HOM and other programme staff.Coordinate with other INTERSOS projects/sectors in Ibb and Taizz for effective and efficient referral of cases between INTERSOS projects/sectors.Perform any other related duties as required.

Required profile and experience

Education

Hold a Master degree in any relevant field

Professional Experience

Prior work experience in INGO in project management.Minimum 3 years experience in the implementation of multi-sector humanitarian programming in complex emergencies, including protection, WASH and/or nutrition services (experienced in minimum 2 out of 3 sectors) including financial management responsibilities.Prior experience in working in complex emergency setting, involving internal displacementRelevant work experience in Middle EastPrior experience working with OFDA as donor will be an added value

Professional Requirements

Admin/finance skillsDemonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts.Experience with donor compliance and reportingDemonstrated leadership and interpersonal skillsExcellent computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must).Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and remote managementStrong experience with monitoring tools and systemsReadiness and ability to move around in YemenReadiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS

Languages

Excellent written and spoken English nativeArabic would be asset

Personal Requirements

Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacityVery strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skillsPractical and problem-solverExcellent ability to establish inter-personal relations and good negotiation skillsStrong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environmentAttention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks (very organized)Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment (stress-resilient)Ability to deal with heavy work pressure; while living in a heavy movement restricted living environment
How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are invited to applyfollowing the linkbelow:

https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5e007d874e89020016bde7af/

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register(including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-upand applyattaching your CVand motivation letterin PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severedifficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to recruitment@intersos.org, with subject line: **Platform issue** SR-35-1364Project ManagerYemen.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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