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SAVE THE CHILDREN – Project Manager – Egitto

Save the Children Italia Onlus sta selezionando un/a Project Manager Egypt (AICS Project) da inserire nella sua operatività in Egitto. Durata 12 mesi. Scadenza candidature 05/06/2022


This position is responsible for leading the implementation of the three year project “Inclusive empowerment per donne, ragazze e ragazzi nell’Alto Egitto”. The project is co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is implemented by Save the Children Italy in partnership with Save the Children Egypt.

This position ensures quality project management, operational planning, financial and grants management, documentation, staff management, and representation of the project in line with donor and internal Save the Children standards and procedures. The Project Manager will ensure that program interventions, are strategic in terms of Save the Children International overall strategies and effective in meeting project goals and objectives. The PM will be responsible for ensuring that all program resources are engaged in a timely manner and that implementation moves forward according to plans.


Project Management

  • Oversees the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded project, ensuring management in accordance with Save the Children International program criteria and standards.
  • Effective monitoring of financial and activities progress of the project, identification and design of potential project adjustments differing from the grant agreements (in coordination and to be approved by SC IT and Country Director, and in consultation with the donor agency).
  • Ensures effective oversight of partner organizations with specific focus on their work plan, activities implementation and the capacity building support.
  • Ensures proper coordination with HI (Humanity & Inclusion) for what concerns project related matters
  • Provides oversight and technical leadership in designing strategies, supporting the project implementation, and facilitating technical dialogue with PDQ in country and TSPQ in SC IT.
  • In close coordination with SC IT grant management Unit, ensures project implementation and compliance with donor regulation.

Operations Planning

  • Provides overall leadership and management in creating short and long-range operational plans, which will lead to successful project implementation.
  • Ensures that project staff effectively plans and delivers activities according to overall project implementation plan. This will include detailed annual activity and budget management, quarterly work and budget and procurement projections, which will be accompanied by appropriate cash flow needs analysis.
  • Ensures compliance with SC Child Safeguarding Policy, as well as Accountability and Child Participation practices throughout the projects’ activities.

Financial and Grant Management

  • Responsible for the budget of the project. The detailed annual budget and corresponding project plan will be tracked as per Save the Children accounting systems and in accordance with grant agreement stipulations.
  • Ensures that all required financial reports are shared with SC IT in a timely and complete manner.
  • Ensures that all donor procedures are in place and are strictly adhered to.
  • Responsible for budget monitoring based on donor compliance and budget analysis and revision in line with project needs (budget amendments, project extension, notification letters etc..)
  • Ensures that local partner organizations comply with SCI partnership guidance and donor regulation.

Project Documentation and reporting

  • Responsible for the completion of timely reports to SC IT and to donor (as per agreement)
  • Documents and shares best practices and lessons learned and more broadly assist with research design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of best practices internally and externally.
  • Supervises M&E and helps creating project reporting systems with the overall goals to: (i) track critical project elements and activities and allows timely adjustments before they reach a critical stage and (ii) report outcomes and impacts to donors and Save the Children.
  • Coordinates, through SC IT and in cooperation with HI, the delivery of project activities to be implemented by the partner organization.

Staff Management and Development

  • Manages the Project team: defines expectations, provides leadership and technical support needed, and evaluates direct reports regularly.
  • Ensures that all staff understand and are able to perform their roles in line with the project and SCI structures.
  • Ensures the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensures availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Incorporates staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.
  • Manages the performance of all the staff working on the project through effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations and coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities.


  • Establishes and maintains good relations with the Italian cooperation r in country, including both AICS technical and senior level representatives, in close coordination with SC Italy and SCI teams.
  • Acts as SC focal point for AICS in country – representing SC in both bilateral and wider meeting between AICS and partner NGOs
  • Gathers intelligence on AICS priorities in country and shares with SCIT and SCI colleagues; supports prepositioning efforts for future funding opportunities, facilitating meetings between AICS and SCI colleagues
  • Promotes networking and good relations with Italian NGOs operating in Egypt, also in light of potential partnerships
  • Coordinates and liaises with the local government when needed and represents the project and SC with NGOs, and other agencies involved in the relevant sector.
  • Represents the project in policy and technical fora in Egypt and shares best practices and learning.
  • Ad hoc support to engagement to various SC IT donors in country
  • Lead in-country discussions around donor compliance, to then highlight main problems and scenarios to SC Italy
  • Lead in-country discussions around donor compliance, to then highlight main problems and scenarios to SC Italy


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably an advanced degree in International Development studies, Political Science.
  • Fluency in Italian essential, working knowledge of English is mandatory. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • High computer skills, and high proficiency in Microsoft Office Components


  • Demonstrated experience in project and financial management (minimum 3 years in the sector, including three years in a similar role, better if on AICS funded projects)
  • Demonstrated experience working with Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded projects in a management/finance capacity
  • Experience working in Economic Empowerment programs, Inclusiveness is preferable
  • Knowledge of the local context is an asset
  • Experience of donor representation
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward, and ensuring stakeholder buy in.


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