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Project Manager Job Vacancy - NGO

World Concern Development Organization (WCDO) is a Christian global relief and development agency whose supporters’ faith compels them to extend opportunity and hope to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. 

We serve nearly 6 million people in 18 countries, focusing on food security, child protection, education, maternal and child health, microfinance, vocational training, clean water and sanitation and disaster response.
 

Position: Nutrition Project Manager
 
Job Purpose: To  manage and coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition interventions within World Concern’s nutrition  programme in Eil Fwayen District, including support for the effective implementation of the Care Group Volunteer Model and other nutrition programme activities to address the current situation (and any future) nutrition in Somaliland. 

The programme interventions need to be planned in collaboration/consultation with the Programme Manager and the Field Manager and Project Officers, relevant stakeholders including national, county and local level health offices. 

The post holder will also be responsible for representing World Concern and coordinating with key stakeholders in nutrition especially at the National level. 

One of the key purposes of the job is to build the capacity of the national staff.
 
Main Duties & Responsibilities: 
 
Programme Development and Management
  • Develop project concept notes, proposals and budgets as needed, particularly building on lessons learned from programme experience.
  • Lead development of training module and IEC materials to address the project requirements
  • Lead the training of field staff in nutrition and appropriate behaviour change practices
  • Prepare timely and quality reports (both narrative and financial) to fulfil internal (Country, Regional and HQ) and external (Ministry, Donors and Cluster) requirements.
  • Develop detailed implementation & procurement plan and clearly outline the quantities and specification for all required nutrition materials well in advance and liaise with the logistics department to ensure details and timelines are well understood.
  • Ensure gender and equality are adequately addressed throughout project cycle management
  • Together with the programme manager lead development of nutrition successor proposal to roll out phase II of the intervention
  • Provide direction, guidance, assistance and support to national programme staff as appropriate to carry out their responsibilities, and ensure that they receive adequate professional guidance and development opportunity
  • Responsible for project donor liaison
Budget Management:
  • Preparation and management of programme budgets in line with donor and World Concern requirements
  • Together with the Programme Manager, analyse and ensure that project expenditures are compliant with the necessary procedures, while promoting financial accountability
  • Along with the programme manager, lead in monthly financial review of the expenditures against the work plan and suggest revisions as required
Staff Management and Development
  • Manage staff performance through probation and regular reviews
  • Support recruitment, training, mentoring and supervision of staff to ensure quality community mobilisation/ behavioural change and other nutrition programme activities,
  • Manage a team of nutrition staff including capacity building to ensure sustainable management of the programme.
  • Ensure effective training and mentoring of the field manager and 3 Project Officers
  • Participate in recruitment and management of consultants as and when necessary.
Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Liaise with the M&E Manager and lead action centred formative research, the baseline / mini survey to benchmark the project indicators, M&E framework/tools
  • Liaise with the M&E Manager and ensure that a strong monitoring system is in place and that programme data on key nutrition indicators, performance of the Care Group Volunteers, supervision mechanisms, programme coverage, community participation, nutrition knowledge and practice, is collected, analysed, reviewed and responded to regularly
  • Adapt and improve the existing programme on an ongoing basis, based on careful review of monitoring and evaluation findings
  • Ensure periodic assessments and analyses of the nutrition situation in the programme area and flag any indication of deteriorating nutrition situation using agreed early warning system. 
  • Undertake and/or manage regular nutrition surveys being conducted as per the local and organisational requirements.
  • Responsible for all project reports including the monthly, quarterly and annual as well as the internal and government updates
  • Liaise with the Programme Manager and undertake quarterly project reviews and ensure lessons learnt are documented and acted upon
Representation, Coordination and Liaison
  • Ensure effective coordination with relevant stakeholders especially the Ministry of Health, Nutrition Working Group / Food Security Cluster
  • In coordination with the other Project Managers, Logistics and Administration Manager, liaise with relevant stakeholders for successful programme implementation.
  • Represent and actively participate in appropriate National and district meetings/workshops and keep up-to-date of key nutrition developments in Somaliland
Specific qualifications
  • Post-graduate or degree in nutrition and/or public health qualification with significant nutrition programming experience
  • Have worked with INGO for a minimum of 2 years as a nutritionist with related technical qualifications especially in health or nutrition
  • Experience in managing behaviour change communication related programmes
  • Experience  of nutrition interventions in a post-conflict setting and transition to development oriented programming
  • Experience in participatory development preferred
  • Fluent in English both written and oral with experience in training using participatory adult learning methodologies.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Regular user of Microsoft office especially word, power point and excel
  • Experience of designing, implementing and analysing nutrition surveys, analyzing and interpreting data and writing reports to a high technical standard.
  • Experience in supervision, training and mentoring of staff on nutrition / behaviour change communication
Interested candidates should submit their applications and CV to worldconcernhr@wcdro.org not later than 15th, October 2014.  


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