Senior Project Manager

Job Description

Title: Senior Project Manager

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 02

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master Degree in Management / Health Services Management, OR from any relevant discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Programme and Project Planning, project coordination, Project Management
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): Development Agency, NGO

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, build capacities of local stakeholders, and reduce the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices( Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education and Atlas Logistic
∎ Number of staffs: Around 292 National staff and 08 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for two (02) Senior Project Managers. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager Cox`s Bazar, the Senior Project Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where he/she is based. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. With all HI managers, and through paradigm changes, he/she shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organization. The specific focus of the Senior Project Manager is to reinforce the capacity of Project Managers and to transfer gradually all responsibilities listed below to the Project Managers - with the objective of suppression of the Senior PM position.
∎ Funded By: BPRM, UNHCR, ECHO
∎ Job Location: Ukhia
∎ Line Manager: Operations Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 30 November 2022.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ MAIN RESPONSABILITIES
∎ 1. Management
∎ 1.1 Line-manages the project's team members: Sets individual objectives, evaluates individual performance, contributes towards the professional & career development of his/her team members, monitors competences
∎ 1.2 Organises and leads regular team meetings
∎ 1.3 Manages the recruitment and selection of new team members
∎ 1.4 Ensures strict application and respect of the programme's Internal Regulations by the project team.
∎ 1.5 Transfer gradually tasks, capacity and responsibilities to the Program Managers.
∎ 2. Expertise
∎ 2.1 Provides the technical expertise for his/her project
∎ a. Ensures that the activities implemented to comply with international technical norms and standards
∎ b. Adapts the project documentation to international technical norms and standards, when necessary
∎ c. Runs technical training for his/her staff when relevant
∎ d. Is in charge of the technical quality and relevance of project activities implemented within his scope of expertise
∎ e. Ensures technical learning from projects by drawing on lessons learned and good practices
∎ f. Makes sure global and field technical specialists get the information they require and collaborates with Technical Divisions when necessary
∎ g. Adjusts his/her activities to audit recommendations, if applicable
∎ 2.2 Helps to coordinate technical professional development and facilitate a community of practice, in collaboration with Technical Division
∎ 2.3 Manages relationships with technical authorities, local partners, or other stakeholders
∎ 3. Implementation and Monitoring
∎ 3.1 Ensures project implementation, in collaboration with the relevant services and line with general standards and procedures
∎ a. Ensures the planning of activities and establishes action plans
∎ b. Ensures that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget
∎ c. Ensures that activities are implemented according to internal quality and technical standards and, if necessary, proposes adjustment or improvements to help meet objectives
∎ d. Prepares and monitors partnership agreements with implementing partners and other potential partners
∎ e. Ensures the effective implementation and follow up of institutional policies (PSEA, mandatory cross-cutting approaches, etc.) on his/her project
∎ f. Coordinates and collaborates with relevant internal services, especially logistics, RH, finance, and technical resources
∎ 3.2 Ensures project data management
∎ a. Ensures that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards
∎ b. Ensures that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database
∎ c. Carries out regular verifications and makes any necessary corrections in the activity database
∎ 3.3 Ensures project reporting
∎ a. Monitors the achievement of results and indicators, as per the logical framework
∎ b. Is in charge of producing the appropriate reporting tools: monthly situation report, PM Box
∎ c. Reports regularly to the line manager
∎ d. Writes reports for the funding agencies when relevant and monitors donor deadlines (grants, reporting, audits) concerning the project
∎ e. Guarantees the proper archiving of information
∎ 3.4 Prepares and steers project evaluation and capitalization
∎ a. Plans and monitors project evaluations
∎ b. Produces project capitalization and learning from experience material
∎ 4. Influence & Communication
∎ a. Contributes to HI's external influence by participating in relevant networks
∎ b. Communicates on the project to partners, authorities, and stakeholders when relevant
∎ 5. Strategy & business development
∎ a. Contributes to programme or country operational strategy (StratOp)
∎ b. Drafts new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project
∎ c. Contributes to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities
∎ Support the Operations Manager in any other tasks, if required, and note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 35 years
∎ At least five (05) years of experience in Project Management.
∎ Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience including in a managerial position under INGO/NGO/Development field.
∎ Producing institutional communication written in the country's working language.
∎ Producing clear, concise, and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor (adult or child); adapting communication and messages to an intercultural environment.
∎ Using active listening techniques and applying them in the appropriate situations.
∎ Negotiating and managing problems and conflicts.
∎ Establishing clear frameworks, rules, and limits.
∎ Creating and maintaining conditions that motivate the target public; mobilizing and supporting different groups of stakeholders (families, communities, local authorities, etc.).
∎ Planning, implementing, and evaluating activities on his/her project (team and individual).
∎ Anticipating and adapting to the needs of the beneficiaries and unexpected circumstances.
∎ Conducting ongoing evaluations of activities and outcomes.
∎ Promoting participation and cooperation in the activities on his/her project.
∎ The different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability.
∎ The international human rights frameworks.
∎ The strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination.
∎ The technical issues concerning his/her service sector.
∎ Full knowledge of at least one profession in his/her sector.
∎ Working as part of a team/network, cooperating.
∎ Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action.
∎ Giving and receiving constructive feedback; discussing with multi-disciplinary teams, working as part of a network, and collaborating.
∎ Empathy; showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person's shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgemental.
∎ Resilience to stress and uncertainty.
∎ Pragmatism, capacity to adapt with agility.
∎ The different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability.
∎ The international human rights frameworks.
∎ The strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination.
∎ The technical issues concerning his/her service sector.
∎ Full knowledge of at least one profession in his/her sector.
∎ Working as part of a team/network, cooperating.
∎ Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action
∎ Giving and receiving constructive feedback; discussing with multi-disciplinary teams, working as part of a network, and collaborating.
∎ Empathy; showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person's shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgemental.
∎ Resilience to stress and uncertainty.
∎ Pragmatism, capacity to adapt with agility.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary:
∎ Tk. 154536 - 173243 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working in Cox`s Bazar District.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 18 Oct 2021

Company Information:
∎ 4 Oct 2021
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web : https://hi.org/en/index
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development

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