World Vision - Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of Consortium Manager – Duhok.
Purpose of position:
The Consortium Manager is responsible to ensure an integrated, holistic approach in project implementation with specific focus on consortium partners and Government stakeholders at national level in the achievement of project outcomes and will be responsible for ensuring key issues are being raised from field level and that management and technical decisions are taken based on quality programme and management information and follow up, leading on proposal development, strategy processes, and driving joint advocacy initiatives with key stakeholders, ensuring these initiatives are informed by effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of programme learning and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Ninewa (different districts).
The Consortium Manager will coordinate and support production of submission of quality deliverables to the donor, including donor reports, proposals, assessments and evaluations. S/He will be responsible for ensuring effective grants and financial management systems are in place, with key controls. S/he will liaise closely with relevant local government authorities, INGOs, UN Agencies and donors.
Key Performance Indicators for the position
- Experience in developing and implementing food security projects:
- Experiences in developing and clearly presenting technical and programmatic information and program strategies for Food Security, Livelihood and Value Chains to small and large groups:
- Number of technical documents (consortium strategy, advocacy paper, project methodologies and approaches, capitalization documents) produced
- Number of internal and/or external articles/news/videos, etc. published about the consortium during the past 6/12 months
- Regular coordination meetings conducted among consortium partners
- Project completed on time without the need for an NCE
- % of contractual performance indicators achieved
- Positive monitoring and evaluation reports (internal and external)
- Project records and documents (beneficiary lists, donation certificates, attendance sheets, payment sheets) available for all project activities
- Ensure robust and strategic information is available to enable the Steering Committee to effectively monitor and review consortium management and implementation
- Play a key role in driving joint advocacy initiatives and setting strategic direction
- Represent the consortium at National level and foster collaboration and learning.
- Facilitate joint discussion and strategic decision-making through regular meetings in Dohuk with an emphasis on ensuring issues can be systematically raised from field and cluster level and discussed together.
Programme Quality Delivery:
- Ensure key management staff in Dohuk and Erbil are informed of programme progress and best practices to feed into advocacy and programme design
- Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support coordinated consortium management and implementation including grant management and project monitoring and evaluation
- Work with the finance team to ensure effective financial processes and controls are in place, and that issues are identified and followed up with partners in a timely way, including ensuring financial reports and other key deliverables are completed
- Maintain a close working relationship with technical teams across partners at field office and Erbil level to support coherence in approaches, raising and follow up on key issues, strategy development, and integration across partners and sectors.
- Coordination and production of key reports and other project deliverables.
- Organize and participate in field visits by donors, head office and other organizations.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Information Management
- Ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation;
- Support the Project coordinator of each partner to implement all aspects of the project;
- Conduct regular follow-up of work plans, identify and address any delays in a timely and effective manner;
- Monitor output achievement, cash burn rates and ensure a timely completion of the project.
- Conduct periodic field visits to validate progress reports, identify problems and issues to address during Consortium Management Team meetings and make recommendations for improvement;
- Ensure the project progress is effectively monitored through regular data collection, analysis of indicators and activities and documented with proper sources of verification;
- Advise consortium Project Managers to adapt implementation of the project according to monitoring and evaluation findings;
- Advise on and assist with project reviews conducted by internal and external monitoring and evaluation team;
- Coordinate and put in place a program capitalization system in collaboration with each focal
Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning
- Represent the consortium toward the donor(s) and government authorities and therefore communicate with the donor(s) and government authorities
- Attend government, UN, NGO and donor meetings and present ongoing consortium activities
- Carry out weekly catch ups with consortium key focal points
- Ensure the continuum of consortium PR activities, including formal presentations, engaging media for coverage on success stories, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets, and documenting publications featuring the consortium in the media
- Encourage good initiatives and innovative ideas across the Consortium partners
- Maintain a focus on achieving results and meeting the agreed objectives, and pro-actively solve problems without having to be instructed by line management
- Perform other duties as required
Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
- University degree in development studies, education, sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Science or other related field.
- At least 6 years of relevant professional humanitarian or development experience with an international organization, including extensive exposure to education programming.
- At least 4 years of experience in a managerial position and demonstrated capacity in office management, including capacity building of staff.
- Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners
- Experience in working with procedures
- Excellent organizational, analytical skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to manage stakeholders
- Fluency in English, Arabic languages
- 6 years of experience in an INGO or International Development Agency
- 4 years of professional in business development
- Fluency in English, and Arabic languages, Kurdish knowledge is an asset
- Knowledge of the Ninewa contexts.
- Advanced skills of Information technologies (IT) and MS software
- Experiences in human resources management
- Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
- The position is be based in Ninewa
- The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 60% of the time.
- Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.