• International Project Manager at ActionAid

  • Posted on: 23 July, 2017 Deadline: 26 July, 2017
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    International Project Manager

     

    The International Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing national Project Managers in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar and Zimbabwe on the delivery of the project’s objectives through the final months of the project to ensure a successful and effective project close.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Overall coordination, management and delivery of the final months of the She Can UK Aid Match (ActionAid) project.
    • Ensure the project is delivered according to the project plan, address problems and risks and ensure that all final activities, project close and reporting requirements are fulfilled.
    • Coordinate the international project close workshop in the final month of the project (pending final confirmation).
    • Establish good working relationships with all project staff, communications partners, and relevant internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contribute updates, news, or highlights on the programme to other Programme Directorate processes e.g. Safe Cities Communities of Practice, internal accountability platforms, mid-year progress reports, annual reports, etc.
    • Convene monthly project management team meetings with the core project team to collectively review programmatic and financial progress; assess risks and emerging challenges.
    • Identify, facilitate and document reflection, learning (including peer to peer), evidence and best practices and the documentation of learning to be shared both internally and externally.
    • Support countries to strengthen the analysis of programme and advocacy work undertaken throughout the project.
    • Work with Country Directors and relevant Women’s Rights staff in the project countries to ensure high priority is given to delivering on the project.
    • Liaise with project management teams to produce and review internal quarterly progress reports. Liaise with the countries to resolve any issues and provide management analysis of the internal progress and financial reports on a bi-monthly basis.
    • Provide internal progress reports in advance of quarterly International Project Accountability Team (IPAT) meetings and as needed, take notes and ensure follow-up on any agreed action points.

    Desired Skills & Experience
    The successful candidate will have:

    • Relevant degree / Masters or equivalent experience in Social Science, Public Health, International Development or Women’s Rights. Certification in Project Management
      desirable
    • At least 5 years experience working in an international agency / across countries on women’s rights with a focus on safe cities/violence against women and girls
      programming and campaigning.
    • Previous experience of developing, planning, managing and reporting on complex or multi-country institutional donor-funded projects.
    • Experience of preparing quality narrative and financial reports for institutional donors for multi-million pound grants.
    • Knowledge of a variety of donor rules, financial control procedures and risk management.
    • Comprehensive understanding of both policy issues and programme practice on women’s rights.
    • Strong networking/relationship-building skills - ability to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues, ability to understand and synthesize diverging points of view and resolve conflicts without escalation.
    • Ability to negotiate and influence to get results without formal line management authority.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication.
    • High capacity for work output in order to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
    • A strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s vision, mission, values, and strategy.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.
    • Energetic, enthusiastic and interested in learning within a political, changing and diverse work environment.
    • Experience working with multi-cultural teams
    • A proven track record in project management.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements, send your CV, motivation cover letter to applications.jhb@actionaid.org by no later than 26th July, 2017. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role indicating which position you are applying for. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 31st July 2017.
    Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all
    section of the community

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