THE ROLE: JOA Project Manager, Conservation Livelihood
Save the Children is recruiting Project Manager for Jersey Oversea Aid Project to implement a conservation livelihoods project in Sierra Leone. The project will run for approximately three years, and will be implemented in twelve communities of the south-western, coastal region of Sierra Leone. The Project is aim to reduce degradation of natural resources and biodiversity by ensuring conservation of mangrove ecosystems and restoration of coastal forest lands; and to equip coastal communities, including the most vulnerable households, with knowledge and skills required to adopt sustainable livelihoods practices.
The Project Manager will provide project oversight and management to the project team in Pujehun and Bonthe districts on planning, execution, monitoring, report writing, budget and award management, in order to meet timelines and delivery of quality activities within the life of the project. S/he will work under the purview of the Pujehun Field manager, and is expected to work closely with all other Save the Children projects/ programmes and departments; and external stakeholders as required. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly**.**
Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in development studies, social sciences with at least 5 years’ work experience or a postgraduate qualification with 3 years’ experience in program management
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- 5 years substantial experience of project management, particularly in rural locations.
- At least 3 years of experience working on food security and livelihoods/Agricultural and/or conservation livelihoods related projects.
- Ability to provide leadership and support to project staff working in remote locations.
- Experience in the management of finance, logistics and administration: broad based knowledge of field logistics including, remote communications, project administration, and controls.
- Proven experience with budget and finance management.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including a good track record of report-writing and consistent communications with line manager and with people whom s/he manages
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically.
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Experience in implementing community-based activities including in rural areas, using inclusive, gender equitable and participatory approaches.
- Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
- Ability and willingness to travel to project communities and stay in basic conditions.
- An appreciation of a consultative, team approach to decision making and the ability to lead a team.
- Experience of working in challenging, areas and willingness to work and live in a rural environment.
- Computer literate and knowledge of Word, Excel and power point presentation.
- Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Experience in institutional strengthening of government and or local NGOs.
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Closing Date: 2nd August, 2022
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Applicants are advised that
Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
· Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided
WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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