PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Project Manager (PM) provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management to all the field programming in the assigned area to ensure that they are effective and meet the designated goals and objectives of World Vision, the donors and the target population. This project targets IDPS and Vulnerable hosts in Melut County (and surrounding areas) with Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Food Security & Livelihood services.
The position will lead the Project Team in the development, implementation, oversight, evaluation of project, and constantly update Detailed Implementation Plan, ITT and M&E plan. The manager will also represent WVSS in WASH & FSL technical forums report back to the Area Team Leader, WASH and FSL Sector Advisors.
Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area.
Build a team of highly committed and competent staff, ensuring cooperation and coordination among relevant staff within the Program. Mentor, coach and provide opportunities for the professional growth of Project Officers/Managers and all other staff that directly report to this position.
Create a learning environment in which Project Coordinators/ Managers and other staff within the assigned Area regularly reflect, learn from mistakes and use lessons for personal growth and to revise work plans to improve ministry impact.
Ensure that staff understand and follow the WVSS child protection policy and that awareness-raising on child protection, response and incident reporting is occurring.
Project Management (Quality implementation):
Coordinate with program, finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities.
Ensure that the program systems and staff are working to achieve the project goals and objectives and that the project is maintaining World Vision and donor accountability standards.
Ensuring appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies as well as all grant requirements are adhered to.
Ensure that day-to-day administrative support for the program is in place.
Ensure clear understanding of project assumptions by all partners to aim at effective and timely achievement of project goals, outcomes and outputs.
Ensure quality of implementation including appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies.
Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management (PDM) system.
Ensure high standards of stewardship and accountability for all resources. Work with the Regional Finance Officers, Administration Officer and other departments to build a strong internal control environment, ensuring compliance with WV financial policies and procedures and promoting a culture of transparency and accountability. Review and approve expenditures and contract according to assigned levels of authority.
Manage and monitor all funding commitments, spending against budget and financial reporting on the program.
Provide strategic direction and support to Project officers/ Managers and other staff under the position.
Manage and mitigate any risks within the Program that could have financial, HR or Legal consequences or negatively impact ministry or World Vision reputation.
Develop the capacity the participating County and State Authorities to plan, monitor and coordinate service delivery.
Identify capacity needs in the areas of humanitarian engagement for the participating local NGO and strengthen its institutional capacity to deliver similar interventions.
Undertake pro-active on the job training and staff development. Train and Mentor project staff on effective project planning and management methodologies.
Liaison and Networking:
Establish and maintain liaison with Sudanese counterparts and partner agents (including steps to build open and working relationship with partners who represent the South Sudanese beneficiaries whom WVS is serving).
Create an enabling environment for dialogue, information sharing, partnerships and, and cooperation between Community Based Organizations (CBO)s, Government structures and target communities when delivering project interventions.
Represent World Vision in the local coordination forums and liaise with Government officials and donors, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required.
In conjunction with other stake holders, effectively advocate for changes standards, policies and legislations based on insights and demands from targeted communities.
Effectively represent WVSS operations and mission when accompanying visitors, e.g. donor and/or Government representatives, journalists and other delegations to project sites.
Ensure accurate quality narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner and according to donor requirements.
Work closely with the Response Management in ensuring that all reports meet donor requirements.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Track the performance of the project activities and outputs against expected results and adjust implementation processes to ensure the project is progressing towards the intended outcomes.
Analyse the impact of program and promote learning by documentation of best-practices. Use this information to support decision-making processes.
Track program progress, programs’ expenditure against approved budgets, anticipate any deviations and recommend and take action on relevant and required adjustments.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A Degree in Civil / WASH Engineering, Integrated Water Resources Management, Agriculture and or Food Security & Livelihoods a must.
An Advanced Degree related to Humanitarian Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences and Management will be an added advantage.
Relevant professional experience in managing and implementing large multi-year projects (assessment, proposal development, report writing and evaluation, etc).
Demonstrate understanding of the NGO sector, public sector planning esp in African countries- 4 to 6 years of experience focused in the management of humanitarian programs involving emergency response.
Experience in project management and programming knowledge in Food Security, Public Health and WASH.
Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.
Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct and capability of incorporating standards in design, implementation and evaluation of relevant projects.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation.
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written), Arabic proficiency will be an added advantage.
Proven organizational skills and time management.
Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point a must.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Field-based position.
Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.
On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.
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