Consortium Project Manager

World Vision, Lalitpur, Nepal

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th April, 2019


Job Description

Key Objectives of the Position

The Consortium Project Manager will provide overall leadership and management of the implementation of the SIKAI project. S/He will work closely with the relevant external, internal and community partners for the following:

  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure strong coordination with consortium partners for smooth planning and implementation of project activities
  • Coordinate the delivery of project outcomes, outputs and activities ensuring project management standards are followed including through facilitation of consortium meetings
  • Ensure appropriate resource (financial and human) mobilization within SIKAI in coordination with field team and manage project financial budgets and targets, providing accurate and timely information on expenditure.
  • Work with the finance and resource management team to ensure the donor compliance of any grant contractual obligations.
  • Build and strengthen working relationships with project stakeholders, engaging them at various project implementation stages and ensure effective communications at all levels.
  • Monitor program activities and results achievement status measured against the approved results framework, work plan and budget forecast, collecting and consolidating progress, intermediate and final reports, disseminate these to consortium partners and to assist in the submission of intermediate and final reports (narrative) to the SO and donor;
  • Represent the Consortium in meetings with donor and other relevant agencies at National level, giving adequate feedback to the Consortium members;

Support/lead consortium members on the following tasks:

  • Quality check and monitoring in line with the commonly agreed M&E framework (standards and designs, monitoring tools, beneficiary selection and integration and counting
  • Ensures harmonization of consortium partners’ activities across programs, and across sectors (Education, Child Protection, etc.) wherever feasible
  • Reviews all documents to be released to partners consolidating all comments, prepare final draft and follow-through until acceptance/ signing, as applicable.
  • Consolidates reports, validating contents, and ensuring quality of field reports and Consortium reports to the donor.
  • Build capacity of project team members, staffs and implementing partners on compliance requirements.
  • Manage Support Office (SO) relationship in terms of Project management

Job Description

Consortium Management

  • Coordinate/ facilitate the consortium steering committee meetings, technical committee meetings, and consortium management meetings on quarterly (more often if needed) basis
  • Represent the consortium in meetings with donor and other relevant agencies at national level, giving adequate feedback to the consortium members;
  • Quality check and monitoring in line with the commonly agreed M&E framework (standards and designs, monitoring tools, beneficiary selection and integration and counting
  • Ensure harmonization of consortium partners’ activities across programs, and across sectors (Education, Child Protection, etc.) wherever feasible
  • Review all documents to be released to partners consolidating all comments, prepare final draft and follow-through until acceptance/ signing, as applicable.
  • Consolidate reports, validating contents, and ensuring quality of field reports and Consortium reports to the donor.

Project management

  • Ensure that the project commences on time, delivers the results as per the approved plans & budgets, and is implemented as per the quality benchmarks, industry standards, donor guidelines and requirements, government regulations, and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Lead the overall national level strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process, budgeting, and development of an appropriate project exit strategy.
  • Lead the overall baseline, monitoring, evaluation, beneficiary management and accountability processes. Ensure MEAL mechanisms are established and robust, and learning is incorporated into programming and implementation.
  • Provide overall managerial leadership to, and ensure technical leadership and competency in SIKAI project offering the necessary support to the district team.
  • Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to management, donor, including regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annually), financial reports, and other reports and key documentation as required.
  • Carry out the field visit to ensure that the project is within the scope.
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluations, Documentation and Reporting
  • Baseline survey, project reviews and evaluation are carried out according to the schedule.
  • Develop, apply and ensure appropriate tools and strategy to monitor the progress, quality and impact of the project targets
  • Effective use of monitoring tools
  • Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and other program and financial reports prepared and in placed and documented in time aligning with project design and donor requirement.
  • Maintain beneficiary records
  • Prepare or present progress and completion reports.
  • Maintain project database management as per requirement
  • Qualitative reporting and implementations models ensured.
  • Capture evidences (such as media coverage, visibility materials, and success/change stories) of good practices in regular basis.
  • Dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices from major program interventions.

Capacity Building, networking and advocacy

  • Facilitate and ensure capacity building of project team and implementing partners to have enough capacity/necessary skills to deliver their roles and responsibilities.
  • Equip relevant staffs and partners with project requirements and compliances.
  • Contribute and support for similar project development process, if necessary.
  • Work with government education stakeholders and facilitate capacity building
  • Develop a project brief and disseminate to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop strategic relationship and partnership with key stakeholders at National, Regional and District Level.
  • Serve as a resource person for disseminating knowledge and skills to GO/NGO and other institutions for WVIN profiling.
  • Establish adequate referral linkage of project target groups with the appropriate service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders.
  • Educate on the key advocacy issues and plans to NGOs and other relevant departments of WVIN.
  • Have an intact information of all community schools of target area in Sarlahi and maintain best working relationship with them.

Minimum Education and required experience

  • A Master’s degree in Education, Social Science or relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated depth of experience and expertise preferably in an NGO context in working with community/grassroots people and organizations, specially focus on Inclusive Education
  • Demonstrated experience of leading/ managing consortium based project at national level
  • Extensive experience and recognized expertise in models and methods of training, facilitation and capacity building, Project Management and organizational development for staffs, communities and government stakeholders.
  • At least 5 years working experience in national and/or international NGOs.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Thorough understanding and experience about Nepal Government’s strategies, policies, guidelines on early grade reading and ICT policies.
  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and different approaches to building capacity
  • Fluent in Nepali, with good written and spoken English (Maithili speaker is additional value)
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Experience in using logical frameworks and project monitoring
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to work outside office hours especially when traveling and working with donors

Source:https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/nepal/project-management/consortium-project-manager/12388


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