Save the Children
Project Manager
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Posted date 29th November, 2023 Last date to apply 6th December, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Project Management
Type Full Time Position 1
Experience 5 years
Status Closed

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:  

Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position; therefore, a police check will be required.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Project Manager will work with project manager and Balochistan Area Director for effective implementation of the project. The position holder will lead the coordination of a cross border refugee program including internal (country office) and external (with Afghanistan Country Office and Save the Children-Germany). The position holder will be resource person for all program information including reporting, coordination and follow ups with internal and implementing partner teams.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Area Director - Balochistan

Role Dimensions: Coordination with Afghanistan Project Team, Field Teams, partner staff, Operations, PQEI and Partnership teams.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Programme Support:

  • Lead on development and revision of project documents including work plans and reports.
  • Lead on the development of internal and external reports as per donor requirements and SCI standards
  • Monitor the progress of activities and achievements of implementation across two countries and identify the need for adjustments/revisions.
  • Coordinate closely with awards/finance focal to ensure budget spending, donor compliance and tracking of partners spending and reporting. 
  • Ensure key performance indicators (KPIs) for reporting including on-time reporting and quality of reports are met every quarter.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with MEAL teams at both Pakistan and Afghanistan on planned project assessments including baseline and end line.
  • Ensure that all external reports are aligned with program deliverables and commitment to donors in approved proposal documents.
  • Ensure proper filing and maintenance of all project documents and reports on AMS and share point.
  • Support AD - Balochistan in responding to queries and additional information requests from donor or colleagues.
  • Support operations team in documenting program successes through case studies to share with Save the Children members and donors.

Coordination: 

  • Ensure coordination and information sharing between technical and operation teams of both country offices i.e Pakistan and Afghanistan along with Member Office.
  • Regularly coordinate with MEAL teams to ensure verified data is shared in internal and external reports and other documents.
  • Regularly coordinate with Advocacy, Campaign, Communication and Media teams for drafting and finalization of case studies, one pager and other external communication documents related to program operations.
  • Facilitate the proper circulation of information on the program related issues.  
  • Visit Save the Children intervention areas to document/ verify project reports, support donor and external delegate visits where applicable. 
  • When required provide liaison support at national/provincial level meetings with different Government departments, NGOs/INGOS, UN and government agencies for ensuring good working relationship and timely facilitation for Save the Children interventions.
  • Comply with and promote Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self, accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds, the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in development, project management, social sciences, or relevant field.  
  • 5 years’ working experience in development sector, working with NGO/INGO in both emergency and development programs. 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Significant experience of working in humanitarian programmes.
  • Has in depth knowledge of donor reporting regulations including EU, ECHO, DEC, USAID etc. and had significant experience in preparing external reports for these donors.
  • Experience in content development for media and external communication is an added advantage.
  • Awareness and knowledge of different humanitarian sectors in general and their relevance to the humanitarian emergency and recovery setting. 
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment. 
  • Good analytical, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Proficient in speaking and written English. 
  • Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis. 
  • Flexibility to work independently and as part of an integrated, diverse team and be comfortable in multiple, high varied settings, and tight deadlines with different work and learning styles. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project implementation sites, including in Afghanistan. 

Desirable:

  • Experience of cross border programming and coordination.
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to the key results of save the children program. 
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing demands and establish priorities. 
  • Previous experience of working on GFFO funded project.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Preference will be given to local candidates. Only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview.

Women and people with special needs are encouraged to apply.

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