Projects Manager- Resilience and Development

Johanniter International Assistance

Johanniter International Assistance is recruiting a Projects Manager- Resilience and Development, to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. is a German non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters (HQ) are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development cooperation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health, Nutrition, WASH as well as Food Security & Income Generation worldwide. (
  • Overall job purpose: Working directly under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the Projects Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall coordination, successful implementation, as well as technical representation, security and overall quality of the Resilience and Development projects. This includes the management of the projects team, budget, logistical processes, activities implementation for JIA and Partners as well as monitoring on indicator performance and beneficiary feedback
  • The PM will manage a multi-annual projects funded by the German government, under which JIA provides high quality humanitarian aid to conflict affected populations in Cabo Delgado and Manica province in the areas of health, WASH, FSL, DRR and Peacebuilding
Development and Management of the project
  • Manages the project implementation in accordance with the rules and standards of the donor and JIA standards
  • Ensures that all project relevant support is in place (monitoring, logistics, finance administration, etc.) Is responsible for modifying and continuing project planning and the project budget in close coordination with the Finance Team and the SPM
  • Establishes good working relationships with donors and other stakeholders in country for emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in coordination with the SPM and HoM
  • Reports to the SPM on the progress of the project and all risks associated with the project work
  • Prepares and implements a preparedness plan for disasters and potential crises on the ba-sis of country specific situation
  • Leads the implementation of beneficiary feedback mechanisms in close coordination with the PMEAL Team and assures the incorporation of lessons learnt into the further project implementation and design
  • Provides technical support in the process of project development and management to partners and assures the quality of their contributions
  • Is responsible for timely and concise internal and donor reporting
  • Manages staff according to JIA leadership principles, staff policies and JIA strategy
  • Supports the recruitment of staff
  • Responsible for project office management
  • Ensures implementation of JIA policies and their adaptation to local conditions
  • Is responsible for the strict implementation, application and adherence to Johanniter Security Rules, Guidelines and SOPs in the Project region
Representation, Collaboration and Networking
  • Represents JIA towards project relevant stakeholders (such as partners, government representatives, other relief actors, etc.)
  • Expands JIA's network with relevant stakeholders from civil society, government and academia within the context of the project
  • Marketing, public relations and local image management Accompanies visiting donors and JIA Head Office staff journalists/or appoints adequate representation
  • Other:
  • Contributes to the country development and strategies, actively participates in strategic discussions and keeps themselves informed about the overall organizational processes
  • Actively participates in the country management meetings, as well as strategic development and planning
  • Fulfillment of any other tasks which are assigned by the management and correspond in general with the character of this position
  • Person Specification
  • Professional Qualification and Experience:
  • Technical college degree or bachelor’s degree; Master degree would be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing humanitarian and development projects
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Knowledge of at least one of the projects thematic areas (Health, WASH, FSL, DRR, Peace-building)
  • Skills:
  • Full working proficiency in English and Portuguese (written as well as spoken)
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Previous experience working with an NGO or UN-organization is a strong asset
  • Structured and independent work mode
  • Knowledge on the humanitarian principles
  • Team player
  • Strong abilities to lead and orient a team
  • Able to perform well under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Previous experience leading distributions
  • Previous experience conducting needs assessments
  • Previous experience organizing community feedback sessions
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • We strongly encourage applications from women and people with physical disabilities
  • Attention: This Job Description is dynamic and can be adapted. The worker is obliged, in addition to the tasks mentioned above, to fulfill at the order of his supervisor other tasks that belong to his character at his post or that are necessary due to operational needs
  • It is an employee's responsibility to protect those who come into contact with our organization and to exemplify the highest standard of ethical behavior, regardless of race, religious belief or national origin. This includes the employee's responsibility to promote appropriate behavior and to report any inappropriate behavior that may harm those in our organization's care and that may damage Johanniter's credibility
  • Remuneration: As per JIA Mozambique, the salary scale remuneration will be from MZN 160,000 to 172,000 gross, depending on education and previous relevant work experience
  • Position subject to funding
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