Project Manager, VSLA at CARE International

Project Manager, VSLA at CARE International – TDPel Jobs

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Project Manager, VSLA
Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full Time
Specialization: Non-profit / Volunteering

Job Summary
The Project Manager VSLA is to oversee the overall activities of BLANK VSLA project projects and ensure quality implementation in close work with partners such as NASNEC & SWODEN in Bauchi and Jigawa state, properly manage relationships with CSOs and lead all Women Economic Empowerment responses.
Ensure that those proper processes are in place for effective monitoring and evaluation and in the overall management of the project.
The core areas of performance for this position are:
Supervisory efficiency
Quality and timeliness of project implementation
Implementation of policies and procedures.
Maintenance of relationships.
Communication and interpersonal skills.
Job Responsibility
Staff Management:
Effectively supervise all direct reports in the performance of their duties
Ensure the proper implementation of CARE’s performance management system for direct reports, including job description and annual performance objectives development, regular feedback, mid-term reviews and annual performance appraisals.
Proactively address performance issues through regular, constructive, and honest feedback and coaching.
Identify necessary staff development and career development opportunities for direct reports.
Ensure levels of authority and responsibility are clearly defined, understood and followed by direct reports.
Ensure that direct report work is guided by CARE’s core value commitment
% of Time: 20%
Monitoring and Learning:
Ensure the regular collection and analysis of data.
Contribute to the preparation of assessment and monitoring missions.
Support monitoring and evaluation initiatives & submission of reports in maintaining and using strong monitoring systems to track and report on activities and results to support effective delivery.
Periodically review performance metrics with the Monitoring & Evaluation officer and employ use of data for decision making processes.
Facilitate documentation and dissemination of appropriate case studies, experiences, best practice, and lessons.
Encourage sharing of learning and experience with the team, across the organization and with like-minded/peer organizations.
Project Implementation:
Coordinate project team planning activities, including the development of annual, semi-annual and quarterly work plans.
Manage of all VSLA activities including ensuring the Project coordinator prepares the timely monthly project implementation plans and field reports.
Developing strategies to support Women Economic Empowerment encompassing Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA), Income Generation Activities (IGAs) and others
Oversee monthly budget of the project activities in Yobe state.
Effectively represent CARE at the LGA and State before the respective authorities, communities and national.
Facilitate and participate in workshops, trainings and meetings organized by CARE and other agencies and contribute effectively to the success of the events.
% of Time: 60%
Supervision and Management of Direct Report:
Work with the Human resources to Identify training needs for staff as well as to manage, train and develop capacities of the field staff and partners.
Ensure that capacity development need reports with support of the Project coordinator are met.
Ensure project coordinator and all other supervises prepare performance plans and appraise them in consultation with FNSL Sector Manager and HR staff.
Support the HR and FNSL sector in field staff or volunteer recruitment.
% of Time: 20%
Support procurement and administrative tasks at the State and LGAs levels.
Support safety and security tasks at all levels.
% of Time: 10%
Perform any other tasks assigned to by Project manager or his/her designate.
% of Time: 10%
Problem Solving (Thinking Environment)
There are three levels of problem-solving:
What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis;
What has to be done is known, but how to do it is not defined. The incumbent must use interpolative skills to pick and choose the right strategy to address a given problem; and
Why things are done is known, but what has to be done and how to do it are not defined.
Job Experience
Education / Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin and Economic development, Livelihoods, Community Development, or relevant field with minimum 3 years working experience.
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Managerial positions in Women Economic Empowerment projects.
Previous experience in related area is an asset.
At least 2 years’ experience in working with women cooperative groups in emergency, relief and development.
Excellent in VSLA.
Very good technical knowledge in Business Plan Development, Income Generating Activities.
Previous experience working with an INGO or a Development organization.
Technical Skills:
Experience in VSLA, Livelihoods, Micro and medium women businesses, gender and nutrition.
Solid experience of community mobilization approaches and coordination with governments
Experience in emergency response, development projects and budget management
Specific experience of application of relevant approaches, methodologies, practices.
Experience working with international NGOs
Strong supervisory and communication skills.
Excellent inter-personal skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines yet effectively coordinate program activities with other CARE projects and other similar interventions being implemented in the same operational area.
Excellent spoken and written English.
Microsoft Office Package skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Excellent inter-personal skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines yet effectively coordinate program activities with other CARE projects and other similar interventions being implemented in the same operational area.
Experienced problem solver and decision maker.
Good leadership qualities and ability to interact effectively with donors, counterparts and organizations.
Advanced computer skills – MS office package.
Good written and oral communication skills
Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns
Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
Details focus
Strong team player
Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities
Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.

Application Closing Date
22nd July, 2021.

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