Project Manager for Urban Development (Re- Advertisement)

Development and Project Management, Management, Water and Sanitation
Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz 
Career Level:
Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per as organizational pay scale

Job Description

Scope of work

IRC is seeking a Project Manager for a three-year project, “Promoting Inclusive Urban Development in Assosa town, Ethiopia”, funded by EUTF. This project seeks to increase the safety and well-being of the displaced population and its host community in Assosa urban or peri-urban settings and reduce inequalities between these groups. Under this project, IRC intervenes in public service provision across the three sectors (WASH, health, and GBV). He/she will work with Assosa Field Coordinator, Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator, Environmental Health Coordinator, and Health Coordinator. He/She will be responsible for coordinating across the above mentioned three sectors, partners, and governmental actors to ensure the project delivers high impact programming for the target population. The Project Manager will ensure that the project achieves the encouraged results and is implemented per the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards. The Manager is also encouraged to assist in Beneficiary Feedback mechanism initiatives and is encouraged to spend over 50% in the field and deployments assignments in BGRS regions as needed.

Major/key responsibilities:

  • Represent the program teams in regular donor and partner coordination meetings, briefings, field missions, and visibility/recognition efforts related to the project.
  • With support from WASH, CWI, and health coordinates the development and timely preparation/submission of governmental and donor reports and submit to grants team.
  • Maintain open and co-operative relations between key program implementation partners, governmental actors, and donors through regular consultations, meetings, and effective coordination.
  • Ensuring timely and duly management of the project and implementation of all activities listed in the Work Plan.
  • Lead on the establishment of multi-stakeholder coordination and steering committee forums in target area, and facilitate any required support from government bodies for the intervention the activities under the three sectors.
  • In consultation with WASH, CWI, and health develop a detailed plan of action for the operation of interventions every year based on close engagement and consultation with all partners as well as regular monitoring of the program implementation.
  • Develop, review, and supervise, in coordination with the mentioned department program staff and governmental actors, annual work, and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track.
  • Supervise project operation and progress through communication with field managers and regular field visits.
  • Regularly communicate and coordinate with the three sectors coordinators and field managers on technical and project management issues.
  • Collaborate closely with operations (HR and Supply Chain) on project transportation needs, recruitment, and procurement, adhere to all IRC policies and procedures.
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and thoroughly document findings and recommendations include a final review of any assessment conducted or any other project learning and evaluation activity.
  • Ensure good project M&E to demonstrate a good plan project implementation and project impact. Assist with planning throughout the project cycle. Ensure that all project requirements and indicators are met and are of a high quality-cost effective implementation, this includes activity guidance, tools, or any innovative approach are developed to improve program quality and support the implementation at field level across the three sectors.
  • Closely follow up on the implementation of planned activities under the project in a timely manner.
  • Ensure proper and timely budget utilization in compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s financial policies.
Ensure the achievement of the project’s deliverable within the grant period.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Applies technical or administrative skills requiring intermediate knowledge of procedures and systems to perform the requirements of the job; skills and knowledge are typically acquired through formal education.
  • MA/MSc or equivalent in Health (MPH), Social Science, Humanities environmental science, water resources management, or another related field of study/BA.
  • Minimum of 4/6 years of professional work experience for MA and BA subsequently.
  • At least one year of experience in a manager/coordinator level position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and project management working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.

Skills Required

  • Proven management skills
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and report writing skills
  • Excellent representational skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials through: 

IRC Careers

Internal Career Site

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned.  IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.  

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

Name of the position you have applied for

Date of application

Summary of your qualifications and experience

Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address

Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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