Senior Consortium Project Manager

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Category:
Development and Project Management, Health Care, Social Sciences and Community
Location:
Gambella, Gambela 
Career Level:
Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Senior Consortium Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the EUTF funded project and serve as the consortium focal point. The Senior Consortium Project Manager will ensure quality program implementation, including providing strategic guidance to consortium staff and being responsible for budget management, M&E, partnership management, and relationships with external factors including government authorities, humanitarian working groups, and project partners. S/he will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all consortium partners and the donor and will be acting a lead focal point for the project’s governance various bodies (steering committee, technical working group and others) and supervising programming quality and accountability to beneficiaries and taking the lead on all external partners' engagement.

S/he will report to the IRC’s Gambella Field Coordinator (FC) and will receive technical guidance from an in-country Assistant health Coordinator/Health Coordinator and other Addis based IRC’s Health Technical Unit.

Major/key responsibilities:

A. Coordinate consortium partners for implementation of the project

  • Supervises the project activities implementation to ensure successful achievement of project goals and targets, spending on time and budget, and other partners (donor, project partners) commitments
  • Establish and reinforce common understanding across consortium partners on project goals, components, and implementation methodologies, including MEAL approaches
  • Together with the consortium partners managers, plan the various stages of project implementation & set the direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives

B. Provide overall leadership and coordination for the Consortium partners and project

  • Organize and report the project implementation and progress to the project governance (Steering Committee and others), including organizing regular meetings, developing ways of working, providing periodic regular updates, information, and briefings for decision-making on critical/top-line issues, raising challenges, etc.
  • Coordinate development & implementation of strategies for cross cutting themes (capacity building, gender equality, and peacebuilding) for the program
  • Maintain open and effective communication amongst the consortium and project team members.
  • In collaboration with consortium partners, coordinates the development and timely preparation/submission of governmental and donor reports.
  • In coordination the consortium partners, develop, review, and supervises the project’s annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track.
  • Coordinate the project partner in project’s supplies procurement and forecasting and distribution

C. Complete and coordinate external representation and advocacy

  • Act as a focal point for external representation with a variety of partners (donors, government officials, regional level cluster, other consortia, and NGOs)
  • Coordinate with project governance bodies (SC/TWG) for external representation as vital, creating engagement plan and providing regular updates and feedback
  • Ensure that donor communications and visibility requirements are being met

D. Ensure quality of programming and accountabilities

  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across all consortium partners and implementation of them
  • Be responsible for and supervises the work of consortium and implementing partners, ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during the project implementation
  • Ensure a macro-level view of consortium activities to advise on, and flag any issues with program quality

E. Other tasks as required

  • Advising on the responsiveness of activities to humanitarian and development needs
  • Ensure, by use of the project’s monitoring tools that global norms and national standards guiding development interventions are respected
  • Leading by example as an active contributor to advancing the project’s consortium partners & donor’s gender mainstreaming efforts and gender equitable approach throughout programming undertaken with partners and teams working on partnerships
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned by the lead organization and immediate supervisor

Job Requirements

  • MA/MSc equivalent in Health (MPH), Social Science, developmental studies, development study, or another related field of studies,
  • Minimum of 8/10 years of professional work experience for MA and BA respectively.
  • Has management and coordination skills (project management in consortium, country projects, multicultural technical teams, etc.).
  • Previous experiences in translating analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Has excellent written and oral communications skills, and you have advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures.
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in English and local language is advantageous
  • Strong communication: networking and representation skills and you can collaborate with government officials and lead dialogue and negotiation

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website: 

External

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/26983?c=rescue

Internal

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/26983?c=rescue

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.

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.

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.

  Professional Standards : The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality:  IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer:  IRC is an Equal 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, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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