Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Project Manager . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelors’ degree in Development Studies, Environmental Science, Engineering, Economics, or any other relevant fields. Master’s Degree preferred
- At least 5-7 years’ experience of humanitarian/emergency response especially in implementation with a strong background on capacity building of stakeholders.
- Experience of the humanitarian coordination system, humanitarian standards and principles, and humanitarian accountability initiatives.
- Experience of emergency preparedness with a good understanding of the emergency cash preparedness process.
- Solid experience on managing cash transfer modalities including both cash and and vouchers, with specific experience and/or knowledge of digital cash transfer options.
- Experience working in partnerships, coordination among different stakeholders and organizations at local and provincial level is required.
- Prior experience working on FCDO funded programs is highly preferred.
- Thorough understanding of humanitarian contexts in Madhesh Province. .
- Working experiences and understanding on short-term emergency response, M&E, social protection, and SBCC will be an added advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments under tight deadlines.
- Strong coordination skills, including capacity to coordinate with teams remotely.
- Strategic thinking, analytical skill, high level coordination, networking, and facilitation skills is a must
- Prior experience in budget management and reporting required
- Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali language skills and ability to interact effectively with international and national staff.
- Ability to communicate in local language is strongly preferable
- Established the ability to manage and communicate effectively with team members of varied working styles.
- Experience working with governments, civil society, national and international organizations.
- Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager includes the following points primarily, but is not limited to the following:
- Provide overall strategic direction, leadership, technical and operational management of the project team to ensure the timely and qualitative delivery of project objectives.
- Support development of cross-team coordination mechanisms to ensure effective collaboration and integration across key project areas and functions.
- Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Contribute to and oversee learnings of the project and share them with stakeholders
- Develop and organize activities to leverage existing and secure new resources and support for programs.
- Execute standby agreement with civil society organizations, Technical and Financial Service Provider (T/FSP) for emergency responses.
- Ensure market capacity assessments are undertaken timely to identify conditions for implementing cash and voucher assistance
- Work with the local government to agree on post-disaster vulnerability targeting criteria including the Minimum Expenditure Basket
- Hold orientations to partners provincial and local stakeholders including government on CVA and disbursement mechanisms including on vulnerability targeting, response modalities including on Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM), GESI, safeguarding and protection.
- Support mobilization of Technical and Financial Service Providers for deployment of digital CVA modalities.
- Ensure and enable CVA implementation process are duly followed as outlined in the project Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) from planning, preparation, registration, redemption to Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM)
- Plan, design and implement capacity building initiatives of provincial and local governments, civil society and private sector to strengthen capacity and prepositioning of system and procedure for timely CVA, improve coordination and harmonized response.
- Ensure current communication channels of Emergency Operation Centers at different levels (PEOC, DEOC and LEOC) for Emergency Response are strengthened.
- In close collaboration with the project team, finance, operations, and administrative staff ensure that all components of the project are implemented in alignment with donor and Mercy Corps policy guidelines.
- Ensure project implementation is on time, target, and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
- Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
- In coordination with the MEL focal point, ensure that robust MEL knowledge management and quality assurance systems are in place, adhered to and used as decision making tools to inform adaptive management, while also capturing best practices and lessons learned across programs.
- Use findings from the project and collaborate with FCDO and the Cash Coordination Group (CCG) to advocate mainstreaming of CVA in Provincial and Local Government Emergency Planning.
- Ensure timely preparation of high-quality progress, project, and donor reports in both content and form from the project implementation team.
- Cultivate a deep understanding of CVA in the project context and provide input into best practices
- Contribute to the dialogue on CVA in Madhesh Province engaging wider variety of actors
- Fulfill Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the Program Management at Mercy Corps guidelines.
- Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ CARM policy, Gender Policy, Safeguarding Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
- Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels, proactively seeking out capacity building opportunities and engaging in the career development of project staff.
- Identify technical skills gaps of field staff to provide necessary support through training, workshops, and materials as per need.
- Build capacity of field and implementing partner staff as required
- Provide technical support to the project and partner staff to review the learnings and understand best practices, produce notes and record it.
- Assist the project team to organize project related events and produce reports, in coordination with the field staff.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance to local partner staff, MC staff and community stakeholders on the implementation of the activities
- Implement and ensure all team members, including partners, are effectively using the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations, and regularly providing constructive feedback.
Finance & Compliance Management
- Monitor adherence to the grant agreement, Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
Influence & Representation
- Liaise with local and provincial level government officials, peer agencies, civil society organizations and private sectors other relevant stakeholders to ensure support for and acceptance of CVA.
- Coordinate with the CCG and Mercy Corps Technical Support Unit (TSU) to leverage support and acquire technical guidance on a regular basis. Learn and share project progresses and lessons in the CCG and TSU led regular meetings/conferences.
- Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with partners, grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
- Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
- Demonstrate flexibility, resilience, and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure.
- Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
- Exhibit an awareness of their strengths and development needs
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that the team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Accountability to Affected People
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiaries and communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our projects.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
- Ensure proper integration of child safeguarding and GESI aspects into sector specific project planning and implementation.
- Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when a crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other duties as assigned by their supervisor and or Country Director.
Supervisory Responsibility: Field Coordinator (Madesh Pradesh)
Reports Directly to: Director of Programs
Works Directly with: Emergency Response Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy Specialist, CCG Coordinator, MEL Coordinator
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: 3rd August, 2022