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Project Manager – Sadaa

ACTED

Posted on August 14, 2019

1 - 2 years Yemen - Yemen

Any Nationality

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We go the last mile: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.
ACTED Yemen
ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a coordination office in Sanaa, and 4 area offices in Ibb, Sa ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The INGO intervenes in ten governorates of the country (Al Dhale e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa ada, Taizz, Hajja, Dhamar, Lahj), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and development projects with WASH, shelter, food security and agriculture programming, camp coordination and camp management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.
After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.
You will be in charge of
1.Project Planning
• Develop overall project implementation strategy, systems, approaches, tools, and materials
• Organize project kick-off and close-out meetings
• Plan the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives
2. Project Implementation Follow-up
• Oversee and manage the implementation of the project ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project(s) implementation
• Organize regular project coordination meetings with project team
• Ensure budget utilization and physical target achievements are reviewed at least once a month as per work plan
• Ensure project implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts
• Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with relevant ACTED technical guidelines and standards
• Anticipate and mitigate risks and trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation
• Regular update the work plan, output tracker, PMF and other documents relevant for effective project management
3. Administration and Operational Management of Project Implementation
3.1. Finance
• Review the BFU(s) and provide accurate forecasts with BOQs
• Forecast monthly cash requirements of the project and submit to AC
3.2. Logistics
• Contribute to the development of Procurement plans
• Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner
• Contribute to quality checks and procurement committees to finalise suppliers selection according to applicable scenario
• Confirm quality of material selection if and when applicable
• Ensure a proper management and use of the project assets and stocks
• Plan team movements based on available fleet and applicable policies
3.3. Administration/HR
• Participate in the recruitment of technical staff (development of organigrams, ToRs, elaborating the tests and reviewing them; interviews etc)
• Ensure that project staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities
• Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the project staff
• Manage the project staff in cooperation with Area Coordinators
• Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
• Undertake regular appraisals of staff and follow career management
• Manage interpersonal conflicts
• Ensure capacity building among staff in relevant sectors
3.4. Transparency
• Ensure project records and documents (Flat files, beneficiary list, donation certificates, attendance sheets etc) are adequately prepared, compiled and filed according to ACTED procedures
• Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED s code of conduct and FLATS procedures
3.5. Security
• Ensure that each member of the project team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly
• In cooperation with the relevant Security Officer, monitor the local security situation and inform the Country Director or Area Coordinator and Country or Area Security Officer of developments through regular written reports;
• Contribute to the updating of the security guidelines in the project area of intervention;
4.External Relations
• Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation
• Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings
• Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner
• Where relevant, liaise with donors and work closely with partners on project updates, site visits and other communication
• Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon rather than replicate the work of others
5. Quality Control
• Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
• Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regularly monitor the progress of project activities
• Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in project planning and decision making
• Advise on, and assist with, project reviews conducted by AMEU
• Ensure quality control, analysis of added-value and impact, identification and capitalization on best practices and lessons learnt and provide relevant feedback for new project development
• Identify and analyse gaps, ACTED s added value, synergies and opportunities in the areas the project(s) is / are implemented and pass relevant information to the N+1


Production / Manufacturing

Desired Candidate Profile


• Project management experience in the required sector, in emergency and/or development
• Proven capabilities in leadership and management required (large team)
• Perfect verbal and written communication skills in English
• Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset
• Ability to work well under pressure
Conditions
• Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
• Living allowance of 300 USD
• Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
• Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
• Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

Keywords

Project management Procurement Manager Quality Control Logistics Recruitment Project planning Material selection Project implementation Operations management Project development

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