Country Representative and Project Manager Job at CESVI

Organisation: CESVI – Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus
Duration: 6 months (renewable)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Work Context: Cesvi operates in the Pader (Kalongo and Patongo), Karamoja (Abim, Kaabong), Kayunga and Lango areas.
Sector activities include: water and rural development with the construction and rehabilitation of wells; protection and management of water resources; construction of latrines; distribution of seeds and farm tools; agricultural training; health with local authority training and health centres; prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission; integrated approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS; emergency with the reconstruction of schools and the distribution of non-food items.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Be responsible of the overall project management and implementation.
  • Personally attend all activities related to project management, including administration, accounting, procurement (in accordance with CESVI rules and regulations), staffing and reporting;
  • Manage liaisons with the different Donors at local level and all concerned authorities at Provincial and National level;
  • Produce planning documents, including related financial provisions under the supervision of the Desk Officer at Headquarters level;
  • Produce periodic official reports according to project deadlines and donor-related requests, to be submitted to the Desk Officer for editing and final approval;
  • Ensure the elaboration of monthly internal report to be submitted to the Desk Officer on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs;
  • Supervise all project activities, guaranteeing a constant support to all project stakeholders; Guarantee clear documentation of all project activities, through reports and other visibility tools, as required and agreed upon with CESVI headquarters;
  • Be involved in visibility actions taken by CESVI headquarters in order to promote in-Country activities and to raise funds accordingly;
  • Attend meetings with UN Agencies representatives, local and international NGOs officers, private sector and civil society representatives, whenever required;
  • Be constantly involved in the development of new project proposals for private and public donors, according to CESVI Country strategy;
  • Report to the Desk Officer at HQs level, through e-mails, other mailing, telephone calls and periodic reports, as required;
  • Carry out briefing and de-briefing with the Desk Officer at the beginning and at the end of his/her assignment;
  • Attend a compulsory training at the beginning of his/her assignment at Headquarters level.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • 3 years experience in foreign countries
  • Strong experience with NGO procedures, approaches, and operations
  • Good knowledge of procurement procedures of different donors and in particular of EU
  • Excellent abilities in dealing with donors for presentation and negotiation of project proposals.
  • Proven experience in projects writing (from assessment to final presentation)
  • Good communication skills with ability to work closely with CESVI local staff, beneficiaries and partners
  • Detail oriented, highly flexible and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word,
  • Excel, accounting software
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
Desirable Competencies: Fluency in Italian (spoken and written)
How to apply:
Deadline : 05 Jan 2013
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