Project Manager - WASH

Job opprtunity

Project Manager - WASH

Location : Bunia

Duration: 7 months

Closing date: January 05th, 2013


I.              Introduction

Work context CESVI works in Congo RDC since 2001, with the double commitment of assisting the victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern provinces and supporting the health sector in Kinshasa. The ongoing projects in the East of Congo focuses on rehabilitation of infrastructures, water and sanitation, and in general Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis. Each project is coordinated by expatriate staffs. General coordination, logisitcs and administration is located in Bunia. In the Eastern Province Cesvi is implementing w&s emergency and post emergency programmes. In Ituri region CESVI has been awarded a Pooled Fund grant to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation to communities affected by population movements on the axis Mambasa – Nyanya.

II.             Job description


1.     The collaboration will start in February 2013;

2.     The Project Manager will be based in Bunia and Mambasa and will be responsible for the implementation of the project funded by UNDP;

3.     The person will represent the Organisation with the donors, the local authorities and the other stakeholders, both national and international, operating in the sector/area of intervention;

4.     The person will coordinate the intervention carried out by CESVI in the region, with a specific attention to strategic planning of W&S projects in coordination with CESVI office in Bunia;

5.     He/she will respond to the Desk Officer at CESVI Head Quarter and to the Head of Base in Bunia.

Main tasks and duties :

-       Supervise administration, accounting, procurement, staffing issues related to the projects ;

-       Manage liaisons with the main international actors working in the area (EU, UN Agencies, local and international NGOs, private sector and civil society associations and other stakeholders), with special attention to Alliance2015 members ;

-       Produce planning documents, including related financial provisions under the supervision of the Desk Officer at Headquarters level ;

-       Ensure the elaboration of monthly internal reports to be submitted to the Desk Officer on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs ;

-       Personally attend to all activities related to the project management, including administration, accounting, procurement (in accordance with CESVI rules and regulations), staffing and reporting ;

-       Supervise all project activities, guaranteeing a constant support to all project stakeholders ;

-       Guarantee clear documentation of all project activities, through reports and other visibility tools, as required and agreed upon with CESVI headquarters ;

-       Be involved in visibility actions taken by CESVI headquarters in order to promote in-Country activities and to fundraise ;

-       Attend meetings with UN Agencies representatives, local and international NGOs officers, private sector and civil society representatives, whenever required ;

-       Be constantly involved in the development of new project proposals for private and public donors, according to CESVI Country strategy ;

-       Report to the Desk Officer at HQs level, through e-mails, other mailing, telephone calls and periodic reports, as required ;

-       Carry out briefing and de-briefing with the Desk Officer at the beginning and at the end of his/her assignment ;

-       Attend a compulsory training at the beginning of his/her assignment at Headquarters level.


III.            Required competencies :


-       3 years experience in foreign countries and emergency projects. Master's degree qualification in Water and sanitation/University-advanced degree in Engineering/Environment ;

-       Demonstrated experience in same position, preferably in Sub Saharian Africa in emergency and post emergency context ;

-       Ability to supervise water and sanitation programs challenges in rural and urban areas and knowledge of the basic requirements for an effective and sustainable water and sanitation project ;

-       Excellent abilities in dealing with donors for presentation and negotiation of project proposals ;

-       Proven experience in projects writing from assessment to final presentation ;

-       Good knowledge in procurement procedures ;

-       Highly flexible and strong organizational and leadership skills ;

-       Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills ;

-       Adaptability to hard living conditions. Communication skills with ability to work closely with CESVI local staff, beneficiaries and partners ;

-       Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively ;

-       Excellent knowledge of French and English (written and spoken). Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, accounting software.


IV.           Desirable competencies


-       Prior experience in DRC and/or other complex areas ;

-       Knowledge of UNDP, European Union and ECHO administrative and procurement procedures ;

-       Fluency in Italian (written and spoken).

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