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WEWORLD – Project Manager – Burkina Faso

WeWorld sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Burkina Faso. Durata 12 mesi. Scadenza candidature 12/05/2022

Project Manager – Burkina Faso

Reporting Relationship: Country Representative

Location: Ouagadougou, with fields visits in the areas of intervention of the NGO in Burkina Faso (depending on security conditions)

Deadline: 12 May 2022

Starting date: July 2022 (depending on the signature of the contract with donor)

Type of contract: a first 3 (three) months collaboration contract subject to evaluation; a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract

Gross Salary: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile and WeWorld-GVC salary scale


General Description

WeWorld-GVC is an Italian secular and independent organization, resulted from a merger of two NGOs, working since 1971 in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. Present in 29 countries with 128 projects, WeWorld-GVC operates in the following areas of assistance: human rights (gender equality, prevention and combating violence against children and women, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering. WeWorld-GVC works mostly with children, women and youth, and all actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. It supports people overcoming emergencies and guarantees a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through human and socio-economic development programs, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda and SGDs.

Joining the WeWorld-GVC team means being part of the development of a dynamic organisation where the contribution of each staff member is promoted and valued, working together towards the collective achievement of shared goals and vision. Currently WeWorld-GVC is funded by EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF, OCHA, WFP, Italy (AICS), Belgium (DGD), and several EU member states.

Working context 

WeWorld-GVC began its activities in Burkina Faso in 1985. Following a break, it resumed its activities in 2012 focusing on the promotion of women empowerment and support to vulnerable groups to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable, support displaced populations and to strengthen the resilience of local populations. The sectors of intervention spans from food security and nutrition to protection and local development. WeWorld-GVC currently works in the provinces of Passoré, Oudalan and Soum with offices in Yako, Gorom Gorom, Djibo and Ouagadogou.

Purpose of the Role

The Project Manager will be in charge of the general management of a Child Protection intervention that will be implemented in Djibo and Gorom Gorom. He/she will ensure the quality of the implementation in all its phases: planning, activities follow-up, monitoring and reporting, in coordination with the field teams and local partner and in collaboration with the admin departments.

The Project Manager will be under the direct line management of the Country Representative. In coordination with him, he/she will represent the NGO in the relevant meetings related with the projects under his/her management.

Main functions and duties

Project Management (60 %)

  • Leading, monitoring and supporting the planning of project’s activities, ensuring effective delivery in line with donor requirements and WeWorld-GVC’s mission
  • Coordinating with Regional IPDA Coordinator and experts at HQ level for the implementation of Child Protection and integrated protection activities in the area of intervention
  • Preparing project planning, worksheets and activities follow-up mechanisms (general/specific activity plan, procurement plan, M&E plan, etc.)
  • Supervising the field staff to comply with planning documents and putting corrective mechanisms in place if necessary
  • Preparing internal and external reports to ensure effective and timely information flows and reporting
  • Ensuring timely information on progress, results and challenges
  • Compiling, organizing, analysing, monitoring, and preparing data for situation reports, fact sheets, donor reports, briefing notes, and other reporting products
  • Undertaking field visits (depending on security conditions and security clearance) to gather the information on results related to the field activities
  • Ensuring efficient, effective and timely field data collection and analysis for donors, audits, and internal purposes
  • Ensuring good coordination and communication between the project coordinator(s) and the Finance/Accounting, Logistics/Procurement, Human Resources, Communication in the country and/or in HQ
  • Ensuring the coordination with local partners in the Country of intervention and with partners of the consortium at global level
  • Participating actively to promote a harmonised approach and methodologies between the different projects, supporting the development of specific tools, trainings and workshops to share experiences and good practices, in coordination with the Country Representative

Project staff Capacity Building and General (10%)

  • Recruiting and training of new key team members
  • Identifying learning and training opportunities for project staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff
  • Ensuring transparent, equal and inclusive management of human resources in accordance with internal policies and procedures, and all regulatory requirements of country legislation and donor’s policy
  • Fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment, and ensuring that the highest standards of conduct are observed

Partnership and Networking (20%)

  • Participating in Cluster/Working Groups coordination meetings and other emergency working groups or meetings as required
  • Representing WeWorld-GVC and feed back to the Country Representative and HQ coordinators on relevant issues
  • Developing and maintaining regular, transparent and accountable communication lines/flows with the assigned project staff, HQ experts, as well as other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs)
  • In coordination with the Country Representative, providing effective WeWorld-GVC representation to projects’ donors, national and local authorities, partners and other relevant stakeholders related with the projects in the country
  • Supporting donor relations by contributing to the production of various communication products for donors and accompanying donors during the field visits (depending on security conditions and security clearance)

Strategic Programme Development (10%)

  • Developing new project proposals in collaboration with the Country Representative and HQ coordinators, involving a multisector approach, expanding the intervention of WeWorld-GVC in new sectors
  • Providing strategic and technical guidance on key components of WeWorld-GVC’s emergency work to foster good practice and ensure that humanitarian minimum standards are met

The duties and responsibilities set forth above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to perform additional duties.

Job Specifications

Essential Requirements

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Law and International Law, Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International Relations, Project Management
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures
  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal
  • Intermediate in English
  • Good computer skills, in particular MS Office package

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ relevant working experience in humanitarian or development settings
  • At least 2 years’ experience of Project Cycle Management in Protection and Child Protection, Education and/or local development
  • Proven experience in project proposal writing

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to perform under stress conditions
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually and to translate these into concrete results.
  • Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers/leaders
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage effectively multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Strong commitment to WeWorld-GVC Mission
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in Project management with local partners will be a plus
  • Previous work experience in Sahel

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found.

Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.


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