Project Manager

Juba
Consultant, Long Term, Part-Time
11-05-2020
Juba
Commensurate with Experience 
Job stage: Upcoming Opportunity Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Position Type: Consultant, Long Term, Part-Time
Closing On: 11/26/2020
Posted: 11/05/2020
Country: South Sudan

SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT

Cowater International is looking for a Project Manager to complete its team for an upcoming project in South Sudan focused on providing diverse technical, grant management and recruitment support services to an OECD member country’s mission in Juba.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring overall quality and management of all services offered by the Project, in compliance with the donor’s needs;
  • Leading development, reviewing and ensuring the timely submission of all project deliverables for the Project (including annual reports and work plans, operating procedures manuals, annual budgets and financial reports, etc.), as well as overseeing operating procedures manuals for the local development initiatives (LDIs);
  • Managing the project and LDIs’ personnel and technical experts;
  • Supervising all administrative, procurement, logistics, and financial management services provided by the Project, including for LDIs;
  • Supervising the procurement of goods and services, including but not limited to procurement of local, regional and international technical advisers;
  • Ensuring quality and timeliness of work produced by technical advisers;
  • Reviewing, assessing, and approving external requests for support;
  • Reviewing and approving project budgets and financial reports;
  • Overseeing the development, management and monitoring of a mechanism that supports local development initiatives (e.g. grants, calls for proposals, etc.);
  • Ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, solving problems when they arise;
  • Establishing and ensuring proper maintenance of the record keeping and filing system;
  • Regularly liaising with the Donor’s HQ, the Government of South Sudan representatives, local non-governmental organizations, and other relevant project stakeholders;
  • Developing and maintaining relevant networks of stakeholders;
  • Providing strategic advice and other related services to the Donor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher a relevant discipline such as political sciences, law, international, development, economics, finance, business administration, project management, social sciences, engineering, or applied sciences from a recognized institution.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of project management experience in the international development field, including the delivery of projects / assignments of at least $1M in value and 12 months or more in duration between 2010 and 2020;
  • At least 8 years of experience working in developing countries with a variety/diversity of stakeholders, preferably in South Sudan or in other fragile or conflict affected states (FCAS);
  • Extensive experience managing administrative, financial, procurement, logistical and project coordination services;
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a local grants initiative;
  • Demonstrated experience developing operational documents including but not limited to manuals, procedures and policies or templates;
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in results-based project management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Employment conditions: Full-time term position, based in Juba, South Sudan.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Please provide at least two recent professional references with your application.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as follows: Candidate Last Name, Title of the position.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


ABOUT US

With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, London, United Kingdom and Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.