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AVSI – Project Manager – Italia

FONDAZIONE AVSI sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Altro Scadenza candidature 30/04/2024

Country: Italy
Duty Station: Milan
Publishing Date: 15.04.2024
Deadline: 30.04.2024
Starting Date: 05.05.2024
Period: 12 months
Language: Italian

Reporting to

• Directly report to Clean Cooking and Carbon Finance Programme Coordinator (1st Supervisor) and to the Head of the Climate Change, Energy and Environment Unit (2nd Supervisor).
• Functionally report to each CR and RM concerned by the project Annual goals setting and performance appraisal will be managed by 1st supervisor with the contribution of the relevant CRs/RMs

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 “E-cooking pilot distribution and feasibility studies”. The Project Manager has the key responsibility of coordinating and ensuring the successful implementation and targets’ achievements of the project.
This initiative consists in the pilot distribution of e-cooking devices (induction/electric hobs) connected with IoT in at least 3 African urban and sub-urban areas and pursues the following concurrent objectives:
1. Test technology acceptance and effectiveness;
2. Investigate key logistic aspects
3. Prospect market (e.g. users’ convenience, costs & affordability/sustainability, barriers, obstacles, drivers and enablers) and elaborate a feasibility study for a possible upscale of the project

Main tasks and responsibilities: 

• 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 in concert with Clean Cooking and Carbon Finance Programme Coordinator
• Be responsible for the achievement of all project targets and key performance indicators
• Contribute to the recruitment, orientation and training of the projects’ staff and, specifically, of the Project coordinator at country level.
• Contribute to coordinate projects staff on the field (relevant countries), strengthen their capacity, autonomy and sense of responsibility; and contribute to their further professional development
• Supervise all registration and monitoring activities on the field according to the selected international standard (e.g. VERRA) and to donor requirements in concert with the Clean Cooking and Carbon Finance Programme Coordinator
• Support the application of AVSI logistic and administrative procedures for the assigned projects portfolio by the field/country staff in concert with Operations Manager, Country Representative for each country and, for any specific donor’s requirements, with Clean Cooking and Carbon Finance Programme Coordinator
• Ensure quality and sustainability of project(s) results through strategic and operational planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (continuous improvement)
• Promote nexuses and synergies with other national and international projects, programs, interventions
• Elaborate narrative reports as per donor and/or the selected international standard (e.g. VERRA) procedures 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/or donor and/or the selected international standard (e.g. VERRA)
• Maintain and develop proactive relationships with partners, local authorities and with all stakeholders involved
• Periodically interact with HQs focal points for coordinating and sharing new strategies, innovations, lessons learnt, criticalities, trainings, workshops etc.
• 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 Working groups) 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:

• Bachelor’s degree in Environment studies, Rural Development, Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship, Development Studies or other related fields of study from a recognized university.
• Master’s degree in relevant field would be an added advantage

Work experience:
• at least 2 years of experience in development/Humanitarian context
• At least 3 years of experience in the sector

Language proficiency
• Proficient knowledge of Italian and English (written and oral) C1.

Required skills and experiences:

• 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
• 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 in working in rural economic development or business development is desirable
• Commercial and technical knowledge of clean cooking protocols is desirable

Please go on our Website and apply.


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