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WEWORLD – Multi Project Manager – Burundi

WEWORLD sta selezionando un/a Multi Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Burundi. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 12/09/2023

Position: Multi Project Manager Burundi

Reporting Relationship: Program Manager

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Starting date: 01/12/2023

Working context 

WeWorld has been present in Burundi since 1995 and is currently active in 13 of the country’s provinces. During these 25 years of continuous presence in the country and thanks to funding from various donors (ECHO, Italian Cooperation, USAID, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, Netherlands Embassy, GIZ, DUE, UNHCR), WeWorld has carried out actions in the health, nutrition, food security, protection and EHA sectors.

Purpose of the Role

The Multi Project Manager will supervise three projects (one being launched and two being implemented) in accordance with the strategy, plans and policies of the WeWorld mission in Burundi. The Resilience Programme Manager will ensure the technical and quality control of the interventions of the projects under his/her supervision, in liaison with each Project Manager and the Programme Coordinator, and will contribute to the development of new interventions.


  • Ensuring quality implementation of 3 resilience projects (one in the start-up phase and two in the implementation phase)
  • Coordinate work, provide quality control and support to Project Managers (direct supervision and capacity building)
  • Coordinate the development of new projects related to resilience building (logical framework design, participation in budget development and narrative writing) in collaboration with other stakeholders in the organisation (WeWorld HQ, technical experts, etc.).
  • Supervise and coordinate reporting to donors in collaboration with each Project Manager (one project funded by the European Union, one project funded by WFP and one project funded by UNICEF)
  • Represent WeWorld in the coordination meetings of these projects when necessary

Project management, reporting and quality control

  • Supervise and update project work plans in conjunction with Project Managers and relevant team members to ensure proper implementation of activities
  • With the support of the Finance Coordinator, support Project Managers in the management of budgets in accordance with donor and WeWorld guidelines
  • Provide ongoing capacity building to Project Managers through regular field visits and meetings with staff and project team members
  • Ensure that all reports are properly drafted and submitted on time to donors
  • In the absence of the Project Managers, carry out management tasks relating to the implementation of the projects from a programmatic, logistical and financial point of view
  • Create synergies between the various ongoing resilience projects and other interventions in the field
  • Organise regular programme meetings with the Project Managers (and other members of the field project teams, as required)
  • Organise programme workshops to share experiences with the teams from the various resilience projects.
  • In liaison with each Project Manager, ensure that administrative support for financial reports and annual project audits is well organised

Human resources

  • Supervise and build capacity of relevant project teams
  • In accordance with WeWorld procedures and in collaboration with the Human Resources Department, support as required the Project Managers and HR Department in the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of the project staff team, including the identification of capacity building needs and the implementation of appropriate training sessions.
  • Ensure that project staff respect WeWorld rules and regulations and adhere to WeWorld values and code of ethics

Monitoring, evaluation and supervision

  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, supervise the proper functioning of the project monitoring and evaluation system
  • Support the MEAL Manager in the implementation and supervision of project MEAL plans
  • In liaison with each Project Manager, monitor progress and the achievement of results

Representation and coordination

  • In coordination with the Project Managers, Programme Coordinator and Country Representative, establish and maintain collaborative relationships with donors, project stakeholders and other organisations working in the project areas
  • Participate proactively in the various coordination meetings relating to resilience at national level
  • Contribute to the proper management of and collaboration with the projects’ programmatic partners (consultants, donors, etc.)

The duties and responsibilities set forth above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to perform additional duties requested by the Programme Coordinator, for the effective and quality implementation of WeWorld’s resilience strategy and projects in Burundi, and in accordance with the needs of the mission.

Job Specifications


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 (UE, UN, etc.)
  • Fluent in French, both written and verbal
  • Intermediate in English, both written and verbal
  • Good computer skills, in particular MS Office package

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ relevant working experience in humanitarian or development settings
  • Experience in project management and reporting
  • 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
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve programs and organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
  • Strong team spirit, together with the ability to work independently
  • Creativity and willingness to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Strong commitment to WeWorld Mission
  • Demonstrates integrity with regards to WeWorld values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism


  • Knowledge of Italian is considered an added value
  • Previous working experiences in Burundi


Type of contract: a first 6 (six) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Line Manager and the Country Representative upon arrival on assignment) and a second collaboration contract of 6 (six) months, following the positive evaluation of the first months of contract. Possibility of renewal depending on budget availability.

Economic conditions: to be defined according to WeWorld Expatriates Compensation Policy: Base Salary (seniority/role held) + Contributions (role complex, housing and hardship based on place of work; schooling, flights for children and insurance coverage for children)

Other conditions: Tax Treatment: equal tax treatment between Italian and foreign residents is guaranteed

Annual leave: 2,5 days/month (working days)

Flight ticket: one return flight every 12 months of contract

Health insurance: covered

Family duty Station: YES


How to apply

Send CV and Cover Letter to the link.


WeWorld supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. WeWorld works in 27 countries around the world, including Italy, with more than 165 emergency, humanitarian aid and development projects. Its activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world.

The organization operates in several natural and man-made crisis in various regions of the world. The emergency response, coordinated by the Humanitarian Aid Unit, is composed by multi-sectorial interventions comprising of WASH, EiE, CVA, Food Security, Protection, and others. The organization operates also in protracted crisis with provision of humanitarian aid through a prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation approach.

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.

WeWorld is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

WeWorld has also a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process.

WeWorld commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented.

WeWorld promotes a welcoming, diverse and discrimination- and harassment-free workplace and expects the highest standards of behaviour from all its staff, who are requested to adhere to the principles and behavioural rules defined in the CoEC and the Organisational Policies. 

The CoEC and all the internal policies can be found here:


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