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AVSI – Project Manager – RDC

FONDAZIONE AVSI sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in RD del Congo. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Tempo det. Scadenza candidature 16/10/2023

Role: Project Manager

Duty Station: DR Congo, Goma, with field missions in Nord Kivu Province

Publishing Date: 05/10/2023

Starting date: November 2023

Period: 1 Year

Language: Proficient knowledge of French and English (written and oral) C1.

Reporting structure:

  • 1st Supervisor: Country Representative,
  • 2nd Supervisor: Regional Manager,
  • Functionally report to donor/thematic focal point/s for each specific sector and donor.

Aim of the position: The main role of the Project Manager is to provide overall project management with technical expertise to all activities relating to the implementation of the project: “WINGS for Congolese Youth: Increasing Access to Sustainable Employment and Livelihood Opportunities in North Kivu”, financed by Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP). The objectives of the project are:

  • To provide youth with comprehensive skills, training, and knowledge in life and livelihoods to enhance their socio-economic resilience.
  • To provide youth with market-based livelihoods opportunities that allow them to succeed in the job market/businesses.

Main tasks and responsibility:

  • Supervise and have the final responsibility for the implementation of all the project activities in accordance with the projected/approved proposal, budget, financial planning and time schedule;
  • Be responsible for the achievement of all project targets and key performance indicators;
  • Contribute to the recruitment, orientation and training of the project staff;
  • Coordinate project staff, strengthen their capacity, autonomy and sense of responsibility; and contribute to their further professional development;
  • Be responsible for the compliance with all AVSI and donor procedures (especially concerning procurement, logistics, safety and administration of the project) in concert with Operations Manager and Country Representative;
  • Ensure quality and sustainability of project results through strategic and operational planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (continuous improvement);
  • Promote nexus and synergy with other national and international projects, programs, interventions;
  • Elaborate narrative reports and proactively support the preparation of financial reports including the collection and verification of the relevant project documentation;
  • Elaborate any other reports as required by AVSI, local authorities and the donor;
  • Maintain and develop proactive relationships with partners, local authorities and with all stakeholders involved;
  • Periodically interact with HQ focal points for coordinating and sharing new strategies, innovations, lessons learnt, criticalities, trainings, workshops etc, including regarding donor and partner relations;
  • Share within AVSI worldwide network the most significant experiences and lessons learnt together with the thematic focal point;
  • Represent AVSI in relevant sectorial (energy and environment) coordination structures (i.e. Clusters) and other meetings at provincial/national level;
  • Identify new funding proposals also with other donors and program;
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship, Development Studies or other related fields of study from a recognized university.

Work experience:  at least 2 years of experience in development/Humanitarian context

Language proficiency: Proficient knowledge of French and English (written and oral) C1.

Additional skills:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge/expertise in TVET, youth development, livelihood sector;
  • Proficient knowledge of the standard IT software;
  • Experience in community-based approaches in project implementation;
  • Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluent French and English (both oral and written);
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills and ability to work independently;
  • Report writing and computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, power point presentation and Internet;
  • Experience in conducting surveys, managing data and statistics is desirable;
  • Experience working in rural economic development or business development is desirable;
  • Willingness to travel and work in rural areas for most of the time.

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