Programme Manager

Posted 10 months ago by Asuda Organization
Location Sulaymānīyah Job Type Contract
Salary Sector Operations , NGO
Main Responsibilities
Overall project management:
  • Proposal writing, with the proper technical details according to the different and distinctive projects.
  • Represent Asuda as requested in relevant national seminars, meetings of work groups and panels, project periodic evaluation, review meetings, promote and advocate for the project;
  • Organize planning meetings with relevant parties to develop an annual work-plan and corresponding budget plan with clearly stated milestones contributing to the achievement of target outputs defined in the project document.
  • Provide direction and guidance to project team, contractors and consultants to ensure the project outputs are achieved;
  • Liaise with the partners, as needed;
  • Identify and obtain any support or advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
  • Develop and update quarterly work plans and expenditure plans based on the agreed annual work-plan;
  • Organize regular meetings for the project team members to assess work progress, discuss challenges and constraints, and provide guidance and support;
  • Develop a Monitoring & Communication Plan for the project, in close coordination with the Project Managers or any other relevant staff;
  • Ensure the application of Asuda financial and administrative rules and regulations for the project implementations.
Running a project
  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the initial quality criteria in close coordination with the field staff;
  • Mobilize goods and services needed for activities, including drafting TORs and work specifications;
  • Manage, in close coordination with the field staff in all Asuda offices, day to day operations;
  • Ensure exchange of knowledge and best practices with UN agencies in KRI and all other relevant national and international NGOs;
  • Monitor events as determined in the approved Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required;
  • Compile lessons learned and good practices in close collaboration with the senior management team at Asuda;
  • Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Ensure having effective risk mitigation strategies;
  • Be responsible for managing issues and requests for change by maintaining an Issues Log;
  • Prepare quarterly reports as well as donor reports as required.
Technical Support:
  • Draft terms of reference for consultants as needed, supervise and evaluate their performance in delivering required outputs;
  • Mobilize competent national and international experts following the agenda and activities that are supported by the project;
  • Provide upstream policy advice to Asuda on areas related to the project, as applicable;
  • Foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the field;
  • Identify and link to related ongoing activities with other agencies and encourage collaboration and synergies.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling Asuda’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of Asuda;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of Asuda.
Coordination Effectiveness:
  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of Asuda project activities, strengthening of strategic partnerships for Asuda’s core principles;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with all the partners, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Educational background: Master's degree in management, human development, international relations or other relevant majors.
  • Fluency in English is a must and advanced levels of Arabic and Kurdish.
  • Five distinguished years of relevant management experience.
  • Previous project management experience with NGO is an asset.
  • Must have advanced knowledge and experience in proposal writing.
  • Advanced levels of report writing skills.
  • Experience of program development work and a mature understanding of poverty and development issues.
  • Strong analytical thinking ability to present complex information to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work within a team and at an individual level.
  • Excellent Communication and problem solving skills.
  • Being able to travel within Kurdistan and if necessary outside of Kurdistan.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Spark imagination and creativity.
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS excel and data base).

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