Project Cycle Manager for Mining Governance

Job Announcement

Project Cycle Manager for Mining Governance

Location : Lubumbashi

Contract : 12 months

Closing date: April 30th, 2013


I.      Summary

The Carter Center (TCC) is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Over the past five years, TCC has worked to improve transparency and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) industrial mining sector in partnership with both international institutions and leading local civil society organizations. The current phase of the Mining Governance Program focuses on building local actors’ capacity to advocate for mining sector transparency, make information more accessible to a broader audience, and analyze this information to ensure that mining provides greater benefits to the Congolese people both locally and nationally.

The Center is seeking a Project Cycle Manager to work with the Mining Governance Program’s Project Director, a team of national staff, and local civil society partners to plan and evaluate project activities and manage the day-to-day operations of the Center’s office in Lubumbashi, DRC. The selected candidate will be required to provide high quality program delivery while ensuring collaborative partnerships at all levels of implementation. He/She will reside in Lubumbashi, with regular travel to other locations in DRC, including South Kivu and Province Orientale. This position is scheduled for an initial six-month deployment with potential to be extended for an additional twelve months.

II.     Primary Responsibilities

-       Manage field office operations in Lubumbashi, working under Project Director and in concert with project consultants, local staff, and Atlanta staff ;

-       On the basis of local partner capacity assessments and project objectives, assist local civil society partners in planning and implementing sub-projects ;

-       Manage local partners’ sub-grants and monitor implementation and results ;

-       Provide mentoring, project support and related follow-up. Ensure cost-effective use of donor resources while providing high quality program delivery ;

-       Provide regular written/oral program progress updates and collaborate in providing reports to project partners ;

-       Review, test and provide feedback on training modules and plan and execute training sessions and other workshops ;

-       Ensure modules sync with partner needs and sub-project objectives ;

-       Track and report project activities and results to provide weekly status updates to Project Director ;

-       Ensure effective coordination and communication between the field office teams, local civil society partners, and headquarters staff ;

-       Represent project partners at conferences, agencies and meetings ;

-       Carry out other project-related tasks as may be required and assigned.

III.    Qualifications

-       Bachelor’s degree in international relations, international law or related fields required; advanced degree preferred ;

-       Two years of professional experience in project design, monitoring and evaluation required ;

-       Strong writing and communication skills and competence with computer applications required ;

-       Proficiency in both English and French is required ;

-       Experience in implementing programs related to mining governance, human rights, civil society strengthening or advocacy strongly preferred ;

-       Strong collaborative problem solving skills with an ability to excel in team environments strongly preferred ;

-       Ability to establish and sustain relationships with donors and partners preferred ;

-       Experience living/working in the Democratic Republic of Congo or the Great Lakes region preferred ;

-       Individual should be detail oriented, well organized, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines when necessary.

A high level of personal energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a team setting are essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary information by email to: Please note “Project Cycle Manager for Mining Governance” in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please.