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WEWORLD – Junior Project Manager – Mozambico

WeWorld sta selezionando un/a Junior Project Manager  da inserire nella sua operatività in Mozambico . Durata 12 mesi. Scadenza candidature 07/02/2023

Position: Junior Project Manager Mozambique

Project: MangAction – “Preservazione e valorizzazione del patrimonio ambientale per uno sviluppo sostenibile e resiliente nella baia di Maputo” (Funded by AICS)

Location: Maputo, with regular travels to projects areas

Type of contract: a first 3 (three) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Country Representative upon arrival on assignment); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract.

Deadline: 07/02/2023

Starting date: April 2023

Gross Salary: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile

 

Description

WeWorld is an Italian secular and independent organization working since 1971 in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. Present in 29 countries with 128 projects, WeWorld 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 works mostly with girls, boys, women and youth, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Supports people overcoming emergencies and guarantees a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. Joining the WeWorld 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. At present, the main donors are Italy (AICS), the EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF, OCHA, and Belgium (DGD).

Working context 

WeWorld has been working in Mozambique since 2000 with development and emergency projects in the fields of education, food security and DRR in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Zambézia and Cabo Delgado. WeWorld carries out emergency projects in the provinces of Manica and Cabo Delgado; a three-year project to mitigate Niño drought effects in the province of Maputo starting in 2018 and in 2019 it has been intervening in response to IDAI and Kenneth cyclone to assist affected populations and in 2020 it has been intervening in response to COVID-19, social cohesion and peacebuilding in Cabo Delgado province. At present, our main donors in the country are Italy (AICS), the EU (ECHO), the UN (UNICEF, WFP, UNDP and FAO) and Swiss Cooperation.

The initiative promotes the conservation and recovery of the mangroves in Maputo Bay through the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the communities, the preservation and enhancement of the natural heritage and the environmental management of the territory, with a view to gender equity. The general objective of the action is to contribute to the definition and implementation of strategies to mitigate climate change and adapt to vulnerable ecosystems in Mozambique (mangroves), due to their fundamental role in stabilizing coastal zones, providing goods and ecosystem services and, thus , for its role in carbon sequestration. The specific objective is to promote the conservation and restoration of mangroves in Maputo Bay as a guarantee of environmental protection and a source of sustainable income, with a view to gender equality.

 

Job description 

The Junior Project Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of activities, providing guidance to the project team in achieving the agreed goals within in the respect of time, quality and budget standards. In addition it is required to support the Country Representative in expanding the action of WeWorld in Mozambique.

Main taks and Responsabilities

Project Management:

  • Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Area Manager and Country Representative
  • Provide supervision, guidance, coordination and monitoring of the project staff, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work
  • In collaboration with the Area Manager, contribute to the development, upgrade and implementation of an appropriate and effective strategy for the involved sectors of intervention
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of the results, assess project impact and effective use of resources
  • Provide quality advise to the donors on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes
  • Validate the work plans prepared by local agronomist and local coordinator
  • Supervise quality and transparency of the data reported
  • Other tasks as requested by the line manager

Coordination and Representation:

  • Ensure relations with partners and local government are in place
  • Support in the establishment and maintenance of relations with other NGOs
  • Ensure constant and cooperative relation with Donors
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned project staff, and relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships
  • Participate in coordination meetings, representing WeWorld and feeding back the Country Representative with relevant issues and updates
  • Organize relevant meetings/presentations of the livelihood and social cohesion to the relevant stakeholders (especially for soft component activities) and follow up the implementation
  • Participate in internal coordination meetings held in WeWorld Offices
  • Participate in the monthly PM meeting called by Donors

HR Management:

  • Participate in the recruitment process and training of team staff as required by project plans with Country Representative and Administrator in Mozambique
  • Lead and motivate the project team by building a collaborative work environment
  • Ensure proactive attitude and inputs towards identification of training for staff
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted

Monitoring of project activities and Administrative:

  • Definition of the monitoring plan and specific tools to assess the progress of the project
  • Monitoring of activities implementation and of results/objectives achievement through field visits, meetings with partners and stakeholders, data collection and analysis
  • Manage the project budget and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet WeWorld standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance, in strict collaboration with WeWorld Administrator in Mozambique and in the HQ
  • Ensure that all expenditures comply with WeWorld Financial Rules and Regulations

Reporting and Accountability:

  • Setting up and monitoring of periodic (monthly) internal reporting to be filled in by partner and project staff
  • Drawing up of narrative and financial reports, interim and final (in collaboration with WeWorld local office and headquarters) to be sent to the donor in compliance with agreed procedures and time schedule
  • Prepare activity/project reports and analysis of the data collected on a regular basis or upon request
  • Support on technical, financial and any other report upon request
  • Provide regular reports/updates to the Country Representative on all activities carried out
  • Any other task not here listed and necessary to the projects and activities
  • During, or at the end of the assignment, provide a proper handover
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ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, economics, international affairs or related field required
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Italian
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Portuguese or Spanish
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Professional experience

  • At least 2 years of professional humanitarian/development experience
  • Previous experience in coordination
  • Proved experience in managing projects funded by UN, UE, AICS
  • Proven experience in grants management
  • Experience in donor reporting and proposal development
  • Experience in project management with public institutions

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrable program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to assess needs and write new project proposal
  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent We World in consortium, clusters and with donors
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Leadership, planning, organization and teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to design and lead training engagements with staff and partners to enhance skills and adapt to changing program demands
  • Proactive and dynamic attitude
  • Ability to adapt and work under constraint, under pressure and in complex and multicultural contexts
  • Interpersonal skills and intercultural approach
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Positive attitude to work, self-reflective, motivated, inspired, collegial
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of WeWorld, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics
  • Demonstrates integrity with regards to NGO values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

How to apply:

Please send Cover Letter and CV at the official link. 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.

Link: https://weworld.intervieweb.it/jobs/junior-project-manager-mozambique-329356/it/


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