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UPP – Senior Project Manager – Iraq

Un Ponte Per sta selezionando un/a Senior Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Iraq. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 30/08/2019

Senior Project Manager – North East Syria and Iraq

Position Title: Project Manager

Location:  Iraq or Syria

Period: 6 months to 1 year with 3 months probation

Closing date: 30th August

Starting Date: October 2019


Un Ponte Per… (UPP) is an NGO established in 1991. It has started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, right after the end of the war in Iraq, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in favor of the Iraqi civil society. Later on, the intervention of Un Ponte per… started including Serbia and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The NGO mission is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising and advocacy campaigns, cultural exchanges, humanitarian and peacebuilding projects. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region levels. Since 2012 UPP implements several programs to assist Syrian refugees.

In Iraq, during the last 20 years the association has been implementing projects in the fields sanitation, culture and education thanks to the support of Italian and international donors.

After the 2003 conflict, UPP started to support Iraqi civil society in its effort to protect the cultural heritage, the human and environmental rights, the minorities, and to defend freedom of expression and association. Following the last regional conflicts the association has been also active in the field of humanitarian interventions, first aid and on-going distribution of basic living needs.

In North East Syria UPP implements mostly emergency projects to support the Medical response.

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 Role and Responsibilities

Un Ponte Per… is looking for one Project Manager that will be responsible of the following  major tasks:

– Setting up, planning, and supervising the implementation of project activities in close co-operation with the key project staff;

– Monitoring the activities and the results achieved against the project indicators;

– Ensuring that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner;

– Planning the project expenditure and ensuring the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;

– Ensure, together with the administrative office, the overall management, control and oversight of financial and administrative procedures, in compliance with UPP organizational systems and instructions;

– Liaising with local partners, the other INGO and with all relevant stakeholders;

– Participating to all the relevant humanitarian coordination working groups and meetings;

– Performing any other task relevant to the project and position assigned by the Head of Mission and the Desk Officer

Essential requirements

– University degree

– 5 years professional experience in project management in international NGOs

– Excellent command of the project life cycle management with a special focus on administration and reporting actions

– Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives

– Excellent knowledge of the guidelines set out by main donors (EU, UN etc.)

– Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others)

– Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and matching deadlines

– Experience of writing project proposals.

– Team working skills

– Reporting skills

– Excellent computer literacy skills

– Proactive attitude

– Excellent oral and written English

Desiderable requirements:

– Familiarity with AICS funded projects

– Experience in Protection

– Knowledge of the Middle East context and relevant local actors.

– Knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: . Please reference; “Project Manager Senior” in the subject line of your email application.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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