Project Manager - Jordan nationals only (37612)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

The Organisation: Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. Plan actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. Plan support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. Plan place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. Plan have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan International Jordan is established in 2016 and has programmes in Azraq refugee camp and host communities.

Purpose:

Plan International Jordan is seeking an experienced Project Manager with demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing large projects, community led projects, GBV projects for vulnerable young people. The Project Manager is expected to provide leadership and integral management to his/her program team and partners.

Background:

Plan International Jordan is seeking an experienced Project Manager with demonstrated experience in GBV programming targeting adolescents and youth, as well networking skills to support Plan International’s programs in Jordan. The Project Manager will be responsible to ensure the quality of a project implemented by Plan International Jordan and its partners and promote integration with other sector interventions including Child Protection, Gender Based Violence and Education.

The Project Manager will be based in Amman with frequent travel to project locations inside Jordan; He/ She will lead and oversee project implementation, assure the quality of programming and ensure adequate coordination of the Plan implementation team as well as overall coordination and planning with all project’s stakeholders. The project manager will be responsible for:

Coordination and Communication:

  • Leads overall coordination, involving all partners to ensure adequate implementation of the project;
  • Coordinates with other Plan International sectors to ensure implementation of standardized and quality activities.
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with available government structures, non-government actors, cluster system and community representatives.
  • Coordinate with other departments (program and support) as necessary
  • Represents Plan, and the other members of partners (if needed), in platforms and meetings held at community and national level.
  • Develops a network to facilitate the project acceptance and stake holder’s contribution and ownership
  • Provides compiled reports to the Programs Manager, including relevant context update and analyses
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with partners and support to complete their responsibilities in compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Work closely with other departments to elaborate and harmonize tools, SOP, guidelines and conceptual frameworks to guide the implementation
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant ministries, UN organizations, INGOs and national NGOs.
  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the line manager that are compatible with the job.
  • Recruitment and induction of the project team with the support of the HR department

Project Implementation:

  • Develop, implement, oversees and monitors the project, in accordance with the objectives, activities and targets outlined within the proposal and in line with project’s budget.
  • Manage budget and monitor expenses for the projects.
  • Forecasts and follows up on expenditures related to the projects and participates in budgets revision exercises.
  • Field monitoring visits to Plan’s and partners’ activities.
  • Submit periodic internal project activity updates (activity and budget follow up) to programs manager.
  • Identifies logistic and admin support needs related to the project and communicates these to the programs manager and relevant log/admin support person.
  • Lead the work planning process with partners and coordinate between partners to ensure complementary activities and sequencing among activities and between projects
  • Frequently revise the work plans ensuring proper sequencing of activities and timelines match donor and other projects commitments
  • Managing the technical and managements with all partners, ensuring that the activities are synergized, organized and managed optimally while at the same time operated in compliance with donor requirements and relevant guidelines
  • Managing Plan’s partnership with different partners related to the project.
  • Monitoring of the financial and logistics aspects of the activities and the respect of Plan procedures, in close collaboration with the admin and log departments.
  • Ensuring all support documents (means of verification) and general project documents are properly filled in and filed

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in project management in sectors of GBV or youth engagement and empowerment.
  • University degree the field of Social Work, Business, Social Sciences or another related field.
  • Knowledge of GBV, youth empowerment, networking activities in the context of Jordan with clear understanding of related legal and policies frameworks.
  • Previous experience in team leading and implementing through partners’ projects.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Excellent experience in procurement and procedures plans,
  • Excellent experience financial management, budget design and follow up
  • Experience of working with different partners.
  • Experience in working with different donors.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain appropriate and productive relations with a range of actors, including children, parents, local and national authorities.
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team.
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English.

  • Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)
    We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.
    We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children

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