Livelihoods Project Manager
About us: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a Livelihoods Project Manager (UNHCR).
Job Title Livelihoods Project Manager
Location Şanlıurfa, Turkey (with travel to Gaziantep and Ankara for coordination meetings)
Reporting Line Programme Director
Supervisory Responsibility UNHCR Livelihoods Team
Closely work with Education, Livelihoods and Partnership Manager
Job Status Fixed term – to December 2020
Job Grade C
About the role: This is a 10 month role based in Sanliurfa (100%) up to December 2020 with possibility for extension depending on funding opportunities. You will report to the Turkey Programmes Director and you will line manage the UNHCR Livelihoods team. You will work closely with the Education and Protection Managers, Area Managers, Country Finance Controller, Systems Director, MEAL Manager and will communicate with Government counterparts, donors, UN agencies, NGOs and Sectoral Working Groups.
The purpose of the UNHCR Livelihoods Project Manager is effectively manage the implementation of the UNHCR livelihoods project in Sanliurfa Province.
Technical Support and Quality
- Support and lead the delivery of the UNHCR Livelihoods project in line with Concern Worldwide’s organisational strategy, sector best practices, government regulations, and donor requirements.
- Provide leadership and direction for the UNHCR Livelihoods project activities including management of Turkish language courses in cooperation with implementing partner, referrals and job placement.
- Manage relations with stakeholders, mainly the relevant government departments, donors and partner agencies, by representing the project in relevant coordination mechanisms and ensuring the distribution of programme information and sharing of achievements and lesson learned as well as the engagement in policy discussions and advocacy activities.
- Monthly analysis of data to anticipate potential challenges according to the indicators of different projects.
- Networking with business owners in Sanliurfa to identify human resources and skills gaps.
- Research and development of new project activities to stimulate the livelihoods sector in Sanliurfa.
Coordination and Leadership
- Participate proactively and contribute in the Livelihoods technical working group and cluster meetings.
- Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working on the humanitarian response.
- Support proposal development, in close coordination with MEAL, Finance, Logistics and HR Departments.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Maintain an effective monitoring and planning system, which informs reporting and project design.
- Work with the team to identify and document project learning and success cases.
- Ensure that the monitoring framework within the programme is implemented, including baseline data, secondary data, reviews, end line surveys, donor reporting and internal/external evaluations.
- Prepare all the necessary reports such as progress reports, annual reports and final reports for donors. Organize donor visits, evaluations and programme reviews as necessary.
- Ensure timely and accurate budgets and revisions for projects.
- Ensure that programme expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.
- As the budget holder for Livelihoods grants, oversee budgets and financial management by ensuring that all implementation teams have updated spending plans and track spending closely.
- Oversee grants compliance to ensure the best use of resources and work closely with finance teams to ensure timely submission of financial and narrative reports to donors.
- Work with the team to ensure all activities are planned, prioritized, carried out and monitored in efficient and effective ways, with due consideration to gender and advocacy issues
- Ensure full compliance with security plans and protocols.
- Lead and manage assigned staff, contributing to their capacity building and career development.
- Coach all team members to ensure they fully understand outcomes which are expected of them, through Concern’s Performance Development Reviews system (PDR’s).
- Provide technical expertise and guidance to staff as appropriate, in (for example, but not limited to) assessment, monitoring, evaluation, reporting (internal and donor reports), financial management, proposal development, technical design.
- Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the P4, security management, accountability etc. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
Education, Qualifications & Experience:
- Qualifications in a discipline related to Social Sciences, Economics, Development or Business Management,
- Proficiency in written and spoken English and Turkish,
- At least 3 years’ experience in implementing livelihoods programmes and managing field based operations with an international or local NGO
- A proven record of effective project and people management,
- Experience in management of diverse multi-sectoral programmes and staff,
- Experience in financial and budget management,
- Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts,
- Experience in report and proposal writing,
- Good command of procurement regulations and practice,
- Ability to work under pressure,
- Computer literate and excellent knowledge of MS Office programmes.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences, experience working in partnership with Governments would be an advantage,
- Arabic language skills are desirable,
- Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values,
- Ability to train local staff and to motivate and develop skills of others,
- Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes,
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate,
- Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team, politically and culturally sensitive,
- Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines,
- Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience,
- Ability to motivate and develop skills of others,
- Facilitation and interpersonal skills,
- Analytical and problem solving skills,
Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
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- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
- Application Closing Date: 26.02.2020
Note: Applications will be screened on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.
Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
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