Save the Children International: Temporary Project Manager - Migration

Save the Children International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Job Advertisement
 
Temporary Project Manager: Migration
 
Hatfield- Pretoria
 
Temporary Position for 4 months
 
Save the Children International is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in around 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
 
Key Areas of Accountability
 
Project Management:

  • Efficient budget management: forecast, monthly monitoring of expenditure for SCI and partners
  • Maintain constructive and regular communication with implementing partners: SCI in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and SCSA;
  • Clear project management instruments available and in use – implementation plan;
  • Drive close-out plan, including support to final reporting processes

QUALITY ASSURANCE:

  • Contribute technical support that results in strengthened programme quality in line with the SCI theory of change and new breakthroughs
  • Support implementation of MEAL plan to achieve outcome indicators
  • Provide project management support on COM to SCI teams in country and to SCSA as partner;
  • Ensure MEAL is consistently applied and effective;

Supervise advocacy officer to document and collate programme evidence
 
PLANNING & REPORTING: 

  • Ensuring that donor plans and reports are produced on time and meet donor requirements.
  • Monitor implementation of project implementation plan and agree necessary amendments with Regional Programme Manager.
  • Prepare final report for HO and donors with input from PO’s of acceptable quality and on time, with support from Regional Project Manager: Migration.
  • Manage internal and external evaluations; specifically preparation for final audit, in partnership with finance and grants team, and final evaluation.

BUDGET HOLDING:

  • Responsible for driving remaining expenditure in line with meaningful implementation of remaining activities in the regional Migration Program budget including authorising expenditure. Responsibility can be devolved to relevant staff in accordance with scheme of delegation.
  • Monitor the implementation of the agreed budget and propose remedial action should significant variation arise.
  • Direct responsibility for Migration program budget.

ADVOCACY and NETWORKING:

  • Promote awareness, visibility and support of and for project/programme:
  • Mobilise broad base of support among regional and national agencies and stakeholders
  • Participate in project and organisational representation in MIDSA processes and ongoing support to countries on creating and implementing National Action Plans in line with Southern Africa Strategic Plan to Address Mixed and Irregular Migration
  • Organise and manage two policy workshops early in 2016;
  • Ensure delivery of policy brief deliverables for end of project;
  • Participate in regional advocacy as necessary and as opportunities arise

Qualification and Experience

  • University degree in relevant area.
  • 5 years project / program management experience
  • Knowledge of human rights, preferably of children’s rights
  • Programme management skill and experience to be able to analyse, develop and follow up on programmes and action plans
  • Understanding of and experience in working with civil society organisations and networks
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with good report and proposal writing skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Experience of closing out projects highly desirable
  • Experience of European Union actions and regulations highly desirable
  • Experience of child-rights programming
  • Established network of contacts within the government institutions, the donor community
  • Experience in fundraising activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills
  • Knowledge of Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Driver’s license

Please send cv’s to scijobs@savethechildren.org

Closing date: 20 November 2015

Location: 
Pretoria

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