PROACT Project Manager

Save the Children, Amman, Jordan

Skill RequiredProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th March, 2018

Job Description

The Project Manager will be responsible for a 30-month EuropeAid-funded grant supporting Syrian families in central Syria through agriculture, livestock and small business support. The Project Manager will have leadership responsibility for the overall management of the EuropeAid award, which will primarily be implemented through a local partner. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful program. The Project Manager will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with EuropeAid rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, reports as required. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under the agreement in coordination with the EuropeAid project team.

Qualifications and experience


  • Significant (5+ years) management experience working in emergency response or fragile state contexts, including direct experience in implementing large, managing large and complex overseas, partner implemented programs.
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Experience managing high-quality EuropeAid funded project(s).
  • Experience managing large Food Security & Livelihoods programmes, focusing on agriculture, livestock, and small business support for an international NGO.
  • Experience in Cash Transfer Programming, specifically in remote and hard to reach locations/set-up.
  • Demonstrated skills in program planning, and all aspects of project management.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team.
  • Experience in promoting children's rights and gender, including participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EuropeAID regulations and policies.
  • Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs, and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders.
  • Inter-personal skills to influence and guide staff and partners in identifying programming opportunities and resolving programme challenges.
  • Experience applying remote management techniques.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required. Fluency in Arabic a plus.
  • Experience working in the Middle East context.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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