PROJECT MANAGER

Promoting the Voice and Leadership of Women (PVLW)

Position Description Project Manager

Location Amman – Jordan (with frequent travel to other governorates)

Position Status Full-time
Salary Level (Refer to SIGI’s Salary Guidelines)

ABOUT SOLIDARITY IS GLOBAL INSTITUTE

SIGI (SIGI Jordan) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1998. Its founders include lawyers, jurists and human rights activists working to support and promote women’s rights through education, developing skills, training, and presenting modern technology. SIGI Jordan is a leader in defending and protecting the rights of women and girls through advocacy and reform of national strategies and policies, SIGI is also a member of the coordinating committee of NGOs under Jordan National Commission for Women headed by her highness Princess Basma Bint Talal.

SIGI Jordan seeks to empower women to play a more meaningful role in the Jordanian democratic transition in the areas of human rights, democratic participation, and empowerment.  Through manuals, workshops, training, and other educational publications, the SIGI Jordan works with a diverse constituency of Jordanian women to increase their political awareness, communication and advocacy skills, and overall works on women’s and human rights education through 1) Conduct research and distribute information about human rights abuses against women in Jordan. 2) Educate and inform women of their rights. 3) Empower women through education and training. 4) Expand and facilitate the participation of women’s human rights networks locally, nationally, and globally.

SIGI’s various interventions are derived from its mission to provide the space and opportunity for individuals and communities to develop new ways of learning and living and to promote change that engages people and institutions for lasting, fair reform, and its vision for inclusive, dynamic communities living sustainably, with social justice, opportunity, and dignity, especially females.

PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT SUMMARY 

Solidarity is Global Institute (SIGI), Mercy Corps and other partners are implementing a five-year activity “Promoting the Voice and Leadership of Women” (PVLW) funded by USAID.  The purpose of the activity is to create transformative change to enhance the voice and influence of women by strengthening legislative frameworks, enforcement of those legislations and the enhancement of institutional capacity of stakeholders, increasing the adoption of inclusive social norms, and removing barriers to women’s participation and leadership.

Solidarity is Global Institute (SIGI) will lead the Legislative Agenda and advocacy capacity building activities in partnership with Mercy Corps and in close coordination with JNCW.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY 

The Project Manager is responsible for the technical and operational implementation of all PVLW project activities assigned to SIGI as per the subaward agreement signed between SIGI and Mercy Corps.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for PVLW’s activities focusing on strengthening legislative framework enforcement through promoting the work of local coalitions of civil society, academia, and other institutions to advocate for change regarding the transformation and adoption of women’s rights. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of the subaward’s workplans.
  • Ensure all programming related to subaward follows Mercy Corps’ internal systems and procedures.
  • Ensure implementation of program activities is on time, target, and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts, and develop mechanisms for targeted research to inform program design and implementation.
  • Ensure implementation and modeling of safeguarding policies and procedures in all interactions with team members, partners, and program participants.
  • Work with the PVLW partners to integrate cross-cutting issues, including gender, youth, disabilities, institutional strengthening, local capacity strengthening, and policy reforms. 

Personnel Management

  • Hire, orient, supervise and build a strong team of capable staff.
  • Create a positive can-do culture within the project team, promoting creativity, communication, accountability, and hard work.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the subaward activities in close coordination with the M&E officer.
  • Work closely with Mercy Corps M&E team to accurately report on M&E data collected from the field so it is clearly reflected in the project reports.

Sub-award Management

  • Manage subaward agreement activities in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and USAID regulations.

Financial and Compliance Management

  • Responsible for the management of the SIGI PVLW budget.
  • Regularly monitor expenditure to ensure that SIGI’s activities adhere to the approved budgets.
  • Preparing budget reviews and revisions of SIGI’s budget.
  • Ensure compliance with SIGI and Mercy Corps regulations.
  • Create and maintain systems to ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with program, Mercy Corps and SIGI’s needs.

Coordination and Representation

  • Liaise and coordinate directly with the project partners to ensure strong alignment between SIGI, Mercy Corps and partner implementation of activities and work plans.
  • Coordinate with Mercy Corps to provide donor and government agencies with updates on programming as needed.
  • Participate in workshops and tasks forces, as needed, to inform improved service delivery.
  • Contribute to development of communication materials that highlight SIGI and Mercy Corps’ programming.
  • Represent SIGI’s work at Amman and field-based levels, as needed, in coordination with Mercy Corps to foster greater connections and information sharing.


General

  • Complete tasks as assigned in a timely, professional manner.
  • Contribute to regular donor and organizational reports to highlight program successes and challenges.
  • Ensure activities promote gender equity, conflict sensitivity, and environmental awareness by applying Do No Harm and Mercy Corps’ Gender Equity policy.
  • Participate in office coordination and planning meetings and workshops organized by Mercy Corps and partners as needed.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to SIGI and Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other assigned tasks, as necessary

SECURITY

Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies. 

ACCOUNTABILITY TO STAKEHOLDERS

●        Mercy Corps and sub awardees’ team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

●        Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Project Coordinator, Project Officers, and M&E Officer

ACCOUNTABILITY 

Reports Directly To: PVLW Institutional and Leadership Team Leader. 

Works Directly With: PVLW Institutional and Leadership Development Team and consultants.


KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, women’s studies, gender, public policy reform, public administration, international development, institutional development, leadership, science or a related discipline. 
  • More than 5 years of relevant experience supporting development activities relevant to policy reform, institutional capacity building, and leadership skills building with 2 years of experience in project management or general managerial experience.
  • Good understanding of donors’ regulations and program administration, management, and reporting procedures and systems is preferred.
  • Experience with relief and development work in a vulnerable context.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to professionally and appropriately represent the organization and negotiate and defend SIGI’s and Mercy Corps’ interests with a diverse range of international and local organizations and other groups.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
  • Experience working in complex environments and be able to make informative decisions when needed.
  • Native Arabic speaker with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent computer skills (especially Microsoft office applications) and ability to use information technology as a tool and resource.
  • Ability and interest in working with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and conduct follow ups.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Success factors for this position include:

  • Deep commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Willingness to learn new skills and methodologies
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills
  • Political and cultural awareness

COMPETENCIES

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative

SAFEGUARDING & ETHICS


SIGI and Mercy Corps are committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. 

Application and dead line:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the C.V.

Send the application by email to info@sigi-jordan.org not later than 8 Sep 2022.