South Sudan: Project Manager (PM), SCOPE, South SudanAleppo, Syria 164 views


World Relief Closing Date : 2019-11-24
Duty Station : Aleppo, Syria
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Organization: World Relief
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 24 Nov 2019
Description

Implemented by World Relief in Haiti, Kenya, Malawi and South Sudan, the USAID funded SCOPE project seeks to use and improve existing private and public health systems, working with health service providers to co-train community health actors and strengthen policies to improve access to services. SCOPE increases demand for services by training mothers and caretakers on preventative health measures and health seeking behavior change. SCOPE provides this training through some of the most trusted voices in the community: religious leaders and neighbors and will improve advocacy efforts at various levels of the Ministry of Health through strong local partners — churches, religious networks, and Christian Health Associations. These local partners are essential for SCOPE s collaboration, learning, and long-term sustainability.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The SCOPE Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of all project activities. In that role she or he will be responsible for the successful oversight and management of all in country staffing, operations, execution and reporting of SCOPE. The Project Manager will supervise the Project M&E Officer and Field Supervisors. The Project Manager will have significant collaboration with World Relief Baltimore Office central SCOPE Staff, specifically Chief of Party. She or he will participate in nurturing collaborative relationships with the Ministry of Health, local NGO partners and other project stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Operations management:

With collaboration with SCOPE project management team, outline in country project implementation plan and timeline and Yearly Work Plan.
Ensure that all country specific targets of projects are met accurately and in a timely manner.
Manage M&E Officer and team of field supervisors to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their roles. Provide consistent performance management and coaching of reports. Support hiring process of new staff as needed.
Prioritize a diverse and healthy working environment, exemplify Christian values among your team.
With a dotted line of responsibility to Project Accountant, ensure that all project operations take place within the allotted annual project budget
Lead reporting activities through the project cycle – start-up, implementation and closeout.
Collaborate with the Area Coordinator and Operations Director when needed on security and risk management.

Implementation support:

Provide consistent field support to project implementation sites. Ensure that teams have the resources they need to work efficiently. Troubleshoot and provide solutions for problems that may arise throughout the project timeline.
Coordinate team trainings.
Elevate staff needs or resourcing needs expeditiously to avoid project bottlenecks.
Provide overall project quality oversight.

Relationships with local stakeholders:

As aligned in contract with SCOPE subrecipient, manage relationships and deliverables of Local Health Associations.
Serve as secondary level project contact to local partners, with direction from Chief of Party and Country Director.
Coordinate activities and communicate about project activities with key national, state, and local level stakeholders.
In all interactions, strengthen local partnerships with other agencies implementing health projects in the area, Ministry of Health and local level staff. Ensure close coordination with all mentioned actors to avoid duplication of project efforts.
Any other tasks as assigned by the line manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Relevant grant management experience, especially for USAID is a plus.
Partnership capacity strengthening and partnership relation management experience preferred.
Experience with human subject protection.
Experience implementing gender-sensitive programming.
Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Experience with health systems strengthening and/or behavioural change programming an advantage.
Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
Ability to contribute to written reports
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in Management, International Development, Health, Nutrition, or related field.
Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing health and nutrition projects, preferably with an NGO.
Experience working in South Sudan or a similar a hardship setting.
Excellent written and oral English skills. Arabic skills a plus.
Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
Demonstrable leadership and people management skills.
Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
Commitment to World Relief s values.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations.
The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position is based in South Sudan. Travel to and from the other field offices (sub-offices) will be required periodically.

This is an unaccompanied position with supplementary hardship leave.

Operating environment is volatile, with security restrictions in force in South Sudan.

Working hours will be structured in light of the prevailing emergency situation being addressed, and may be unsociable at times.

Physical, emotional and intellectual demands

Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

How to apply:

Apply online at www.worldrelief.org/careersor directly with the link below:

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/WOR1016/JobBoard/cb5f4eb0-f96e-4b34-9dd6-89a46ff5adc8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=0d8dc52b-0c37-4710-8c36-dcd03ff77e03



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