Caritas

Project Manager (PM)

	 	 

VACANCY NOTICE

Project: Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora (MARDI)

Caritas Switzerland (CACH) Country Office for Kosovo is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified candidate for the position of

Project Manager (PM)

Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD), the Project Manager will implement the Project “Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora (MARDI)”, in line with Caritas Switzerland’s rules and regulations and donors’ requirements.

Position summary:

The PM will implement the project MARDI, in line with the given intervention as described in the approved project documentation. The start of employment will be in January 2022.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and management of the project;
  • S/he will lead the project implementation team towards the achievements of the project objectives with high-quality standards and ensures quality results with due respect to donor requirements and CACH regulations and standards;
  • Together with the Country Director and the Programme Manager, s/he ensures effective consultations and cooperation with the relevant Ministry departments and divisions, municipalities, (implementing) partners and with the local-level donors and other stakeholders and maintains a written track record of all project-related communication and agreements;
  • Develop a monitoring & evaluation system and tools, that ensure qualitative and quantitative data; furthermore, develop data collection tools such as necessary databases to organize and process the project data; provide M&E training and coaching to the project staff;
  • Conduct regular monitoring of project activities, to ensure that realized activities and outputs are leading to anticipated results;
  • Review on regular basis project details, deliverables as scheduled with the project activity plan; and to ensure that progress and final reports are produced timely and in a quality manner as per donor and CACH requirements;
  • Oversee the project budget to ensure that budget forecasts and expenditure projections are met, and procurement of goods and services are in line with CACH rules and regulations; Local fundraising and managing contributions by national partners;
  • Ensure full compliance with donor financial requirements;
  • Manage working relationships with all relevant project partners, sectoral partners, and government representatives on a national and local level and coordinate with the Country Director and the Programme Manager for the implementation of local-level advocacy initiatives;
  • Prepare project briefs, assure good public relations and visibility, and other media-related materials;
  • Preparation and organization of official missions (incl. CACH Head Office and donor visits), necessary appointments with project stakeholders;
  • If needed, occasional translation services, correspondence, and minutes in English and local languages (Albanian and/or Serbian);
  • Conduct other activities as requested by the Country Director and the Programme Manager or as deemed necessary within the framework of the Caritas Switzerland Mission in Kosovo;
  • Conceptual adaptation and further development of the project in line needed changes/adaptations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (Law, Economy, Social Science or similar);
  • Proven knowledge with migration & development, diaspora, reintegration and social inclusion;
  • Proven working experience in project management and project cycle management in international development cooperation;
  • Minimum of five years of working experience in the international development environment;
  • Experience with organizational development, gender mainstreaming, and conflict-sensitive development work in the field of diaspora, reintegration of returnees, or related fields are all assets;
  • Knowledge of Kosovar municipalities and their administrations desirable;
  • Experience in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development projects;
  • Experience in collaboration with International Organisations, Government Institutions, NGOs and Donors in work with diaspora, reintegration, or related fields is desirable;
  • Advanced skills in planning, written and oral communication, facilitation, and coordination;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and at least one official language of Kosovo (both written and spoken); The second official language of Kosovo is an asset;
  • Reporting skills for international donor reports;
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc);
  • Teamwork and communication skills;
  • Flexibility to travel in the field and flexibility in working hours;
  • A valid driving license (B);

Application

Send your application latest by 28th November 2021 via email to kosovo@caritas.ch indicating

“PM-MARDI” in the subject line.

Please provide a:

  1. Motivation Letter
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English with details of your qualifications and experience
  3. Three References including job position and contact details (email and telephone)

Qualified candidates from minority communities are encouraged to apply!

Note that applications without a Motivation Letter or CV will not be considered for shortlisting.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

This project is implemented with support of the Kosovo Ministry of Regional Development.

Employment for this position is subject to funding and

final project approval of Caritas Switzerland.

 

 

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