Dec 19, 2017 - EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION. â¢ Master's ... Understand project management cycle. â¢ Effective
Job Posting – “Project Chief – Honduras” POSTING DATE:
December 19, 2017
January 15, 2018 at 11:59pm
International Bureau for Children’s Rights
Honduras Program Office
BACKGROUND: The International Bureau of Children’s Rights is a non-governmental organization that has been upholding the rights of the child for more than 23 years in 45 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, in accordance with the commitments outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols. Using an approach that is both participative and sustainable, we work with our partners in the field to promote and protect the rights of children, including those who are in contact with the legal system or affected by a humanitarian crisis caused by armed conflict or natural disaster. We also aim to prevent child exploitation, violence, abuse and neglect in all forms, particularly where sexual mistreatment is concerned. PROJECT OVERVIEW: REINFORCING THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM IN HONDURAS, Honduras focuses on strengthening the capacity of the security forces, judges and social workers for the Protection of the Child in Honduras.
JOB SUMMARY: The Project Chief (PC) reports directly to the Program Manager (PM), located in IBCR HQ – Montreal Canada. The PC is responsible for the proper implementation of the Project ‘’ REINFORCING THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM IN HONDURAS’’ , he/she will working toward strengthening the Child Protection capacities of key actors including security forces, justice and social work personnel while applying the mandate and the strategic directions of IBCR Office. The Honduras Project started in 2016 and shall be continuing until 2020. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS Job Responsibility #1: Program Management • •
A- Program Implementation: Leads the development of operational plans, budgets, and strategic plans with the Project and Program Team, and reports the updates to the Program Manager. Ensures the successful completion of the project activities including achievement of project objectives, monitoring of indicators, implementation of the activities as calendarized, budget monitoring and quality deliverables according to the principles of the results-based management and procedures of the IBCR and the donor.
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Validates and consolidates the data collected by the technical team, suggests adjustments according to the data collection method and generates reports to the Program Manager. Ensures that learning initiatives and knowledge management are fully integrated in the operational work plan. Prepares donor narrative and financial reports and works plans, and submits to the PM for consolidation and review. Mobilizes governing bodies, working groups, relevant committees for coordination and consultation. Responsible of analyzing continuously the results and the impact of the project. Reports any discrepancies to Program Director, proposes changes in order to ensure project objectives are met. Ensures that IBCR institutional norms are fully implemented throughout the period of the project. B- Representation & Communication: Develops & implements an advocacy strategy in line with the project objectives; adjust it when necessary. Works with the Communications Department to develop and implement a communication strategy to the project. Communicates on regular basis with the institutional partners, local organizations, and Program Director. Leads and participates actively in the steering committee for the project in the presence of partner institutions and donor representative. Be aware of the security context of the project location, reports specific security issues to the management, communicates to field staff and staff on missions when needed, takes security measures and precautions, ensures that all staff are safe when a critical security situation arises.
Job Responsibility #2: Program Administration • • • • • • • • • •
A- Team Management Works with field team to develop staff goals and objectives, and work plans that contributes to the overall implementation plan of the project. Leads or/and participates in the recruitment of national and international staff and consultants in conjunction with HR Department in HQ. Supervises and leads the team and the consultants in the country of operation to ensure proper project implementation. Oversees and evaluates personnel performance to ensure works plans and goals are fully met. Communicates to Program Management and HR Management any nonperformance related issues. B- Finance & Logistics Management Ensures that proper logistical arrangements of the project are done including invitations letter to partners and authorities. Ensures proper budget expenditures, monitors budget versus project plan, propose adjustments, reports any deviance and challenges to the Finance Department. Develops budget forecasts and ensures timely cash flow requests for proper project activities implementations. Adheres and insures personnel proper understanding and implementation of IBCR Admin/Finance Policies and Procedures. Review staff time sheets and ensures timely and correct submission in coordination with HR & Finance Team in HQ.
Job Responsibility #3: Reporting to HQ • Ensures the smooth flow of information and communication between HQ in Montreal and the project office & field. • Ensures timely and proper submission of reports to HQ team (monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual reports). • Participates in meetings and events with HQ team as required. Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth and successful running of the project and its activities in the field.
EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION •
Master’s degree (2nd cycle) or equivalent in international development, management, international law, social sciences, or related discipline.
Four years of practical experience in program management, administrative & financial implementation of large scale projects in the country of operations or/and Central America.
COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • • • • • • • • • •
Strategic thinking, ability to facilitate meetings and large working groups with different stakeholders Highly skilled in networking and communicating with different key players of the society A solid team player with respect for others Adaptable with the ability to deal with stress using healthy coping skills Demonstrated professionalism and positive attitude Written and verbal communication skills, and confidence using these in a cross-cultural environment Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal Strong organizational and delegation skills Able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks Strong development and Team Building skills
TECHNICAL SKILLS: • • • •
Substantial experience and knowledge of logistics processes of NGO’s programs. Understand project management cycle Effective report writing and analytical skills Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset): • • • •
Previous knowledge of Global Affairs Canada Funds and/or United Nations Projects Knowledge in Child or/and adult education Degree in Project Management Experience in working with NGO or I/NGOs.
Compensation: Employment Start Date: Contract Duration:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package February 2018 One year renewable
HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your application in English or/and Spanish to [email protected]
and kindly include “Project Chief - Honduras” and your name in the subject line. Your application should include: A motivation letter clearly stating the below: • The candidate professional qualifications and experience meeting the job description of the post • The candidate status and eligibility to work in the country. • The candidate salary expectations. CV / Resume Complete recruitment form downloaded from our site: http://www.ibcr.org/en/get-involved/jobs/ While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted will be contacted. IBCR is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.ibcr.org .