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UPP – Senior Project Manager CSOs Capacity building – Iraq

UPP – Un Ponte Per sta selezionando un/a Senior Project Manager CSOs Capacity building da inserire nella sua operatività in Iraq. Durata 36 mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/12/2019

Senior Project Manager CSOs Capacity building – Iraq

Position Title: Project Manager

Location:  Erbil / Mosul / Basra

Period: 1 year with 3 months probation period, and possibility of renewal for 3 consecutive years

Closing date of the vacancy: December 31, 2019

Starting date of the project: January 2020


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 humanitarian and development programs, always supporting the local civil society. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region levels. The main UPP offices in Iraq are in Erbil and Baghdad.

This project, funded by the European Union for 3 years and 6 months, aims to strengthening the capacity of the organizations of Iraqi civil society (National NGOs) in three locations: Erbil, Mosul and Basra. Three capacity-building centers will be created in the titled locations and used to deliver trainings, workshops and seminars to teach to NNGOs how to properly apply for, manage and report international funds independently, as well as to support their operational capacity, set up transparent internal procedures and protocols, and increase their advocacy potential with local stakeholders towards local authorities, to promote human and environmental rights. The PM will be based in Erbil, with frequent travels to Mosul and Basra.

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 Role and Responsibilities

Un Ponte Per is looking for a Senior 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;

– Developing a training curriculum for the different NNGOs involved, tailored according to the needs;

– Provide training on project management- related topics;

– 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 preferably in relevant subjects.

– At least 4 years of professional experience in development/humanitarian project management

– Required excellent oral and written English

–  Knowledge of the administrative procedures set out by the main institutional donors (EU, UN agencies etc)

– Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others) or managing consortium of NGOs.

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

– Previous experience in capacity building and/or training programs: development of training curriculum, training needs assessment.

– Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives

– Previous experience working under pressure and/or in hardship duty station

– Team working skills and proactive attitude

– Excellent computer literacy skills

Desirable requirements:

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

– Written and spoken Arabic language is an asset

– Previous experience in advocacy and campaigning

– Previous experience in capacity building programs

– Previous work experience in EU funded projects.

– Previous experience in managing sub-grants

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; “CSO Project Manager – Iraq” in the subject line of your email application.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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