Asuda Organization is looking for a Project Manager
-Contract type: Full time
-Contract duration: 9 Months
-Working hours: Full-time contract of minimum 40 hours per week to a maximum of 48 hours per week.
-Female candidates preferred.
Background: Asud Organization works to combat violence against women and girls by advocating for women’s rights and providing quality multi-sectoral responses for Gender-Based Violence survivors. Asuda empowers women to actively contribute to their community and society, participate in decision-making processes, and lead the social, political, and economic transformation.
Asuda Organization seeks passionate professionals to become part of our dynamic team of Women’s Rights workers. This is a call for a project manager position based in the Sulaymaniyah office. The candidate must bring exceptional work ethics and a collaborative working style to support innovative Women’s rights projects built to advocate for strengthening women’s leadership and securing economic rights for women.
The candidate must be able to travel whenever is needed as security and other travel restrictions (including COVID-related measures) permit. She will work directly with the Deputy director and Coordinator on a daily basis, ensuring project activity data will be collected, documented, and reported in a timely and accurate manner.
The Project Manager will be expected to perform the following duties, in collaboration with other Asuda staff
- Control, oversight, and budget tracking, management, and monitoring of the project implementation in “Sulaymaniyah and Qaladza”.
- Assist and advise all program staff in the development of the project.
- Identifying problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent; evaluates alternatives and finds solutions using systematic, multi-step approaches.
- Provide mentoring, coaching, and direction to team members. Guides staff and project staff in learning and applying useful decision-making approaches.
- Support and advice staff to make adjustments as required.
- Responsible for project activities in a timely manner and to budget.
- Report on project activities and implementations to the Deputy Director in both English and Kurdish as necessary.
- Capable of visiting and monitoring field sites inside or outside Sulaymaniyah when required.
- Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on matters directly affecting strategic goals.
- Representing Asuda in seminars, conferences, and external meetings. Negotiation and representation with local, national, and regional authorities.
- Networking with peers and CSOs to develop a shared analysis of local, national, and regional issues.
- Preparing professional presentations that update on project implementation.
- Coordinates special projects, maintaining project master plan, tracking the completion of deliverables and other project milestones.
- Monitoring and overseeing the project budget.
Monitoring & Evaluation
- Collect data through GBV and non-GBV management tools and systems, in line with the principle of confidentiality;
- Analyze the information about clients accessing the services, in order to improve service delivery;
- Compile weekly and monthly reports of the project;
- Complete monthly activity reports and develop and maintain work plans to achieve activities;
- Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place.
- Supervise project’s staffs directly;
- Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training, and technical support and guidance to the project’s staffs, and ensure all adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation;
- Overall responsibility for the project's staffs timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities;
- Collaborate with finance and logistics to ensure program supplies and resources are available in a timely manner to support program implementation;
- Ensure Performance Management System documentation of the project's staff is in place and followed up regularly; recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for program staff based on documented capacity needs assessments to exercise;
- Ensure project staff understand and follow Asuda and donor Policies and Procedures.
- Minimum 5 years experience in NGO-related works.
- 3 distinguished years in a project management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency.
- Educational background: university or diploma degree.
- High-level “advanced” language skills of English, Arabic, and Kurdish including representation skills, report writing, negotiation, and influencing skills.
- Experience in 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
- High level of written and verbal communication (in English and Arabic) including representation skills, report writing, negotiation, and influencing skills
- Ability to work within a team and at an individual level.
- Communication and problem-solving skills.
- Able to travel within Kurdistan and if necessary outside of Kurdistan.
- Good organizational skills and an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Spark, imagination, creativity.
- Remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time.
- Standard reporting skill required.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply sending their CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to write “Project Manager” in the subject of the email.
Deadline for submission: Sep. 12th, 2021