Caritas

(PM) Project Manager

	 	 

VACANCY NOTICE

Project: Youth Environmental Impact (YENI)

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

Project Manager (PM)

Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD), the PM will lead the implementation of the Project “Youth Environmental Impact” (YENI), in line with Caritas Switzerland’s rules and regulations and donors’ requirements.

Position summary:

The PM will lead the implementation of the project YENI, in line with the given intervention as described in the approved project documentation. The start of the assignment will 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, s/he ensures effective consultations with the relevant Ministry departments and divisions, municipalities, (implementing partners), schools and with local-level donors and other stakeholders. aintains a written track record of all project-related communication and agreements;
  • S/he develops the project further conceptually, and plans the implementation down to the detailed action needed.
  • Develop a monitoring & evaluation system and tools, that ensure qualitative and quantitative data; develop and follow-up data collection tools such as necessary databases to organize and process the project data;
  • 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;
  • S/he will oversee procurement of goods and services for the project in line with CACH rules and regulations and contract management needed for the project;
  • S/he is in charge of progress and final reports produced timely and in a quality manner as per donor and CACH requirements;
  • S/he oversees the project budget, writes realistic forecasts and ensures that budget expenditure projections are met in compliance with all regulations;
  • Manage the finance of the project in close cooperation with the Head of Finance. Oversee project expenditures, prepare justifications for cost modification requests and ensure full compliance with donor financial requirements;
  • S/he manages cooperation and working relationships with all relevant project partners, sectoral partners and government representatives on a national and local level coordinated with the Country Director for the implementation of local-level advocacy initiatives;
  • S/he prepares project briefs and oversees other media-related materials: Assures good public relations and visibility of the project;
  • Support with the preparation and organization of official missions (incl. CACH Head Office and donor visits) and necessary appointments with project stakeholders;
  • If needed, provide translation services, correspondence and minutes in English and local languages (Albanian or Serbian);
  • Conduct other activities as requested by the Country Director or as deemed necessary within the framework of the Caritas Switzerland Mission in Kosovo;

Required qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (Environmental Science/ Climate Change, Social Science or similar);
  • Proven working experience in project management and project cycle management in international development cooperation;
  • Good knowledge of Climate Change, Environmental Protection or related fields;
  • Good knowledge of the education sector is an asset, particularly secondary education;
  • Good knowledge of Kosovar municipalities and institutions, particularly in the field of environment and education;
  • Minimum of five years working experience or in collaborating in an international development environment (IO, NGO, other) is desirable;
  • Experience with organizational development, gender mainstreaming and conflict-sensitive development work in the field of Environmental Protection, Climate Change, Education or related fields are all considered assets;
  • Experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects, particularly in the field of environmental protection and climate change desirable;
  • Reporting skills in English;
  • Advanced skills in project planning and conceptualisation, communication, facilitation, and coordination; Experience with fundraising is considered an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of English; Fluency in at least one local language (Albanian and Serbian), basic knowledge of a second local languages (both written and spoken);
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Team player and able to lead and motivate staff;
  • Willingness to travel in the field (Kosovar municipalities) and flexibility with working hours;
  • A valid driving license (B);

Application

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

“PM-YENI” in the subject line.

Please provide a:

  1. Motivation Letter
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English with details of your qualifications, experience, present position and remuneration, the earliest date of availability,
  3. Three professional referees / references (position/function and contact details – phone and email)

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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