Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Project Manager Job

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is looking for:
Project Manager
Based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Organisation’s profile
SNV is an international not for profit development organisation, funded from public and private sources, working in 38 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

SNV specializes in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors by developing local capacities, improve performance and services, strengthen governance systems, help create access for excluded groups and make markets work for the poor.
Our global team of advisors uses their specialist sector and change expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and WASH to facilitate sustainable change in the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty.
Project Summary
The project focuses on creating Youth Opportunities in Agribusiness and Sustainable energy in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Tanzania and is funded by the MasterCard Foundation. 

It aims to sustainably increase youth employment and income by skills and capacity development and subsequently link these youth to market opportunities for employment and enterprise development in growth sectors that have concrete potential for employment creation.
Overall outreach of the project is 20,500 disadvantaged rural young people. 

The project aims to achieve access to direct employment and business opportunities in agriculture and renewable energy sectors. 

In the Agriculture sector, the objective is to create employment opportunities and improved incomes with a potential benefit to 66,000 people in their households and extended families in Mozambique and Tanzania. Part of these youth will be employed in 230 new youth-led agri-businesses such as in processing, input retail etc.
Whereas in the Renewable Energy sector, the project will directly benefit youth in Rwanda and Tanzania, who will gain employment in existing biogas and other renewable energy enterprises and in 170 new youth led renewable energy enterprises (biogas appliances and construction, production of improved cooking stoves, solar retail). 

Improved youth income will have a potential benefit for 39,000 people in their households and extended families.
Overview of the Position
The Project Manager will provide leadership and manage the implementation of all project components and ensure that all proposed objectives and targets are achieved. 

S/he will manage physical, financial and HR resources dedicated to the project; oversee performance management; report to the funder (MasterCard Foundation) and maintain effective relations and coordination with all project stakeholders.

The incumbent is functionally answerable to the Country Director of Tanzania and works in close collaboration with the Country Directors of Rwanda and Mozambique. 

The position requires frequent travel between the three project countries.

Key responsibilities:
  • Guide the project set-up in the three countries, including engagement with local stakeholders and subcontractors; develop work plans and budgets;
  • Overall project management: effectively manage all human, physical and financial resources allocated to the project across the three countries;
  • Ensure synergy with SNV’s agriculture and renewable energy programmes in the three countries by providing strategic guidance to guarantee a balance between contextual opportunities and overall coherence of the project approach;
  • Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure that all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, and develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks plus take corrective actions to fix any deviation from work plans;
  • Report to and manage relations with the funder (MasterCard Foundation);
  • Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication & branding – in close collaboration with the donor.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline e.g. agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness and business administration;
  • Proven track record with over 10 years of experience in management of projects in development organizations;
  • Proven experience in the following areas:
  1. (action) research for innovative development solutions
  2. youth skills development
  3. inclusive business/market models
  4. multiple stakeholder facilitation, public – private partnerships;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing capacity building programs with preferably a background in training;
  • A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches that appeal to rural youth in the three countries;
  • Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energize project teams operating in three countries;
  • Excellent social / networking skills in Sub Saharan African contexts, ability to engage with government, private sector and civil society;
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills and experience of working in a matrix organization;
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, reporting and presentation skills;
  • Available for frequent travel in all three countries.
Languages: Proficient in English. Fluency or working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage
Contract Information
Monthly Salary: minimum of €4,002 and maximum of €5,716: excluding attractive secondary benefits and allowances
Starting date: August, 2013
Contract type: International
Length of contract: Five (5) years
How to apply
Please send your application letter and CV to KCountryOffice@snvworld.org by 31 July, 2013.

For more information, please refer to our website:www.snvworld.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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