Role & Responsibilities
Supervise the implementation and coordination of MEDAIR’s new DRR project in Western Madagascar in the Morondava district. Provide leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the Medair project in Western Madagascar, the Project Manager also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities, NGO partners and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and new project creation and design.
The project will work in partnership with CRS/ Caritas Morondava in 77 villages in 4 Communes in the District of Morondava located in the Menabe Region, a Province of Toliara on the west coast of Madagascar where communities are constantly faced by re-occurring natural hazards. The project will contribute to development of resilience of the most vulnerable and exposed population to natural hazards via Disaster Risk Reduction activities to reduce suffering, recover with dignity, and build a more sustainable and secure future. The communes of intervention would be in Analaiva, Befasy, Belo Sur Mer and Bemanonga with a total population of 72,100 inhabitants.
Field based position in Morondava, Madagascar.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
April 2018. Full time, 12 months.
Key Activity Areas
· Oversee the overall implementation of MEDAIR’s new DRR project in accordance with the project proposal ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget.
· Manage a comprehensive activity plan, including resource needs analysis and covering the time frame.
· Support the STL in day-to-day decision making as requested.
· Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives are conducted and reports made to the relevant in-country or HQ managers or to donors.
· Maintain an overview of the regional context with a view to the strategic development of new projects both in current sites and in surrounding regions. This may include baseline needs assessments.
· Develop an implementation strategy which is appropriate to the country context and strategy.
· Ensure all relevant documents related to the project(s) are produced and filed according to guidelines.
· Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders and represent Medair at relevant meetings in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
· Actively participate in relevant local networks or task groups on specific humanitarian aid issues.
· Accompany donors on field trips and ensure programme details are transmitted professionally.
· Plan and construct the budgets for the designated project in accordance with donor guidelines.
· Monitor project spending to ensure the project is in line with guidelines for financial accounting and reporting practices.
· Ensure all personnel related issues for the staff are carried out in accordance with Medair guidelines. This includes recruitment, appraisal, objective setting, training, disciplinary action, etc.
· Ensure that staff receive training by providing mentoring and through capacity building of local staff.
· Hold regular team meetings and, through a consultative leadership style and a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure, develop and build an effective team.
· Promote the health and security of project staff by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.
· Ensure the project is implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements. Follow the direction of the relevant advisors at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines.
· Regularly assess and provide feedback on the quality of the project and interventions during field visits.
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.
· University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business Administration/technical training in DRR, emergency response and related fields
· Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).
Experience / Competencies
· 2 years post-qualification experience in a management position, preferably in a relief environment.
· Committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members.
· Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards.
· Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills. Good report and proposal writing skills.
· Good negotiation skills. Problem solving ability. Excellent communication skills.
· Advanced leadership and project management skills. Committed to consultative leadership.
· Experience and willingness in training/mentoring staff.
· Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
· Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner, dynamic, mature.
· This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
Before you apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
b) Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
d) Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
To apply, go to the « Current Vacancies » page then:
a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.