Oxfam

Project Manager

Oxfam

Job Description

Within the Project "**Building urban resilience in Southern Africa",** implemented by UN-Habitat and Oxfam, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing and supervising the correct implementation of urban Initiatives in the City of Moroni. The urban initiatives are implemented in close collaboration and full engagement of the City of Moroni. The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring:
  • technical and Financial Management of the projects ensuring its correct and effective implementation, Monitoring and Reporting in collaboration with partners and according to the donors’ requirements and in line with the Oxfam procedures;

  • guidance to the Oxfam colleagues employed in the projects

  • financial management and accountability including preparing budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analysing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and take remedial action when needed

  • the preparation of financial reports by financial staff and take direct lead in preparing narrative reports for donor;

  • full engagement with the local authorities in the implementation of the different activities for ensuring municipal ownership and sustainability of the actions behind the duration of the project.

  • full participation of the communities of reference, in particular women and youth, for guaranteeing that communities’ needs, perceptions and expectations are met

  • Resource Mobilization by identifying potential new project opportunities and contributing to the preparation of project proposal

The initiatives are related to:
  • Improvement of the city’s drainage system and Solid Waste Management

  • Establishment of early warning system

  • Rainwater harvesting system

The Incumbent will be working in strict collaboration and with the support of Oxfam Project Coordinator and Urban Resilience Expert -based in South Africa- and in close collaboration with the UN-Habitat Project Manager in Moroni.

Qualifications

  • Comoros nationality (compulsory)

  • Solid knowledge of the context and dynamics of the City of Moroni; good understanding of the Comoros Government and institutional governance

  • Sound experience in overseeing and coordinating multi-stakeholders project, entailing construction work, and implementation of activities with high level of operations and Logistics, community and Government participation and engagement

  • Solid knowledge and experience in MEAL framework/instruments and reporting

  • Proven experience in writing concept notes and proposals

  • Strong familiarity with the gender responsive and Human Rights centred approach

  • Solid knowledge and experience in Disaster Risks Management Cycle, Urban resilience and Climate Change

  • Excellent knowledge of French (written and spoken) English (written and spoken) and preferably local languages.

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