Project Team Leader

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  • Added Date: Monday, 15 January 2024
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Position: ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Project Team Leader (Cash for Work Project)

Reports to: ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Project Coordinatorย 

Supervision of: ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Project Assistantsย 

Duty station: ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Maungdaw ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 

Travel: ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย Maungdaw, Buthidaung and if required Sittwe

Duration and type of contract: ย ย  ย  ย  ย  Up to December 2024 (with possible extension)

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  1. Role and responsibilities

    The purpose of a team leader for the cash for assets project is to essentially work in collaboration as well as monitor the field activities of MHDO, mentor NRC field assistants throughout the entire project cycle of the CFW intervention.ย 

    The following is a brief description of the role.ย 

    Generic responsibilities (max 10)

  2. Oversee the entire MHDO operational project cycle for the CFW intervention.ย 
Monitor that key targets are met in the project implementation of the CFW intervention. Guided by the project agreement between NRC and MHDOEnsure the projects meets the agreed criteria in targeting the most excluded and economically vulnerable households in the Village Tracts are selected and that this process is fully transparent and inclusiveCollaborate with the MHDO Coordinator to review progress and ensure key operational targets are met and kept to schedule. To include but not restricted to the baselines survey, targeting and registration of households, asset creation activities are properly designed and within budget, activities are properly managed and targets met, payments to HHs are structured and orderly and PDMs are properly conducted.Ensure the payments to HH in each of the 3 phases of payments/project are orderly and transparent and that HHs receive correct payments, based on a greed rates for works completed. Moreover this process is properly documented and recorded.ย Support the Project Coordinator (Community Work) and Shelter PDM to develop work plans for field assistants in the implementation of CFW activitiesProvide technical support to field assistants to monitor the CFW implementationPrepare periodic progress reports for the CFW intervention, working with the M+E Officer in Maungdaw. Including the Baseline survey and Post Distribution Monitoring (PDMs). Following donor requirements that are reviewed by the Project Coordinator (Community Work) Shelter PM and Cash Advisorย Supportive of the rights of IDPs/returnees in accordance with the NRC advocacy strategyCompliant with NRC policies CC tools, handbooks and guidelines

Specific responsibilitiesย 

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โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Assist MHDO to finalise their operational work plan and schedule, including key targets, such as the baseline survey, targeting and registration of HHs, asset creation activities are approved by the municipality are correctly budgeted and implemented. Crucially, a schedule for payments to HHs forย CfW activities is structured and properly administered. Finally, PDMs are conducted on scheduleย Establish productive working relations with MHDO and understand their operational project cycle for the CfW intervention. Including preparedness plans, targeting, project design, implementation, payments to households and monitoring activities.ย In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and MHDO Maungdaw, develop a monitoring and reporting schedule for the Cash for Work (CfW) intervention. Guided by the monitoring tools and technical guidance provided by the M+E unit (Yangon and Sittwe). Including, the baseline survey and PDM schedulesWork with the M+E Office in Sittwe to develop a work plan for conducting the baseline. Ensuring NRC and MHDO field monitors are properly briefed, familiar and trained on the methodology for collecting dataProvide feedback and guidance to MHDO on project methodologies and results of M&E field work, as to guide potential project changesProvide weekly mentoring support to the NRC field assistants to ensure they are fully engaged with project activities. With emphasis on site visits to monitoring activities related to the CfW intervention. Including the baseline, HH targeting and registration, project implementation, payments to Households and PDMsEstablish productive relations with the NRC team leader. Providing structured reporting updates to include the baseline, targeting and registration of households, implementation of asset creation activities, payments, PDMs etc.ย Undertake any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinators when requiredAt the request of the Project Coordinator, represent NRC at key cash related meetings in Maungdaw. ย Including MIAG, Government led and with key stakeholders (e.g. WFP and ICRC)ย ย Provide the required support to visiting NRC staff, including senior management and external consultants assigned to assess and monitor the CfW intervention.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Area Manager Rakhine Regionย Area Programme Manager in Rakhine RegionM+E Officer Sittwe and MaungdawCommunity Consultation and Referral team in the area officeLocal partner/sCash Advisor ย 

Scale and scope of positionStaff:There is no defined management role within this position, rather emphasis on mentoring support to the 4 appointed field monitors and MHDO field teamsStakeholders:The partner organisation, MHDO. WFP and UNHCR, ICRC, relevant Government departments at village tract level.ย Budgets:

Knowledge of the grant provided to MHDO to undertake project activitiesย 

Legal or compliance:Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the post holder has (term of employment, vendors, donors) Competenciesย 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

ย 1. Professional competenciesย 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.ย 

Generic professional competencies for this position:ย 

At least three years of experience in Shelter, WASH and Cash programs.Proven experience of managing an INGO livelihoods intervention throughout the entire project cycle (to include HH targeting and selection, project design, meeting project targets and reporting)ย Proven experience of conducting baseline and PDM surveysExperience of working and managing a sub-partnerProven work experience of meeting M+E schedules and donor requirements in nRSย Experience of working in complex and challenging environmentsProficient in MS Office packageย 
ย Fluency in Rakhine and other local Language and Englishย Documentation results related to the positionโ€™s responsibilities

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):ย 

An acceptable level of English, both written and verbalKnowledge of local languages in nRSย ย 
ย Communication SkillsFluency in Rakhine and MyanmarComputer Skills and some knowledge of Power Bi etc..
Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRCโ€™s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Managing resources to optimize resultsWorking sensitively with effected communitiesย High level of strategic thinkingWorking in less than secure environmentsย Empowering and building trust The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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