Project Manager - COVID-19 emergency and recovery supportCARE is an international humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities. AdvertisementProject Manager - COVID-19 emergency and recovery support, 1 position based in Luangnamtha Province About the project: The project “ COVID-19 emergency and recovery support” aims to strengthen communities affected by COVID-19 in the 4 provinces through consortium efforts and focus on health and nutrition, education, and economic empowerment. CARE is the lead partner (implemented in Luang Namtha) of the consortium where it jointly implemented by consortium partners among Save the children (Savannakhet), Plan International ( Bokeo) , and ChildFund (Huaphanh). The project is funded by Australian Humanitarian Partnership ( AHP) which is one of the funding mechanism of Australian government. The Project timeframe is from July 2020 – June 2021.Purpose of the position: This position will be based in Luang Namtha province. The project manager will work closely in cooperation with local partners especially Lao Women’s Union, Health officers at district and provincial level, as core partners, also working and collaboration with others government agencies.The project manager will lead this project but under supervision of Program Coordinator. The project manager will be responsible to supervise two project officers, and three project volunteers.The project manager also will work and keep report regularly with Program Coordinator and in term of management and technical aspects, and working closely relevant technical advisors (Gender, Women Economic empowerment, Nutrition, Health)The project manager will supervise all project activity based on project design; project log frame to ensure quality delivery. The project manager together with key partners and stakeholders will be involved in all the process of planning, budgeting, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and coordination, liaison with all implementing partners and stakeholders.The project manager will do monthly, quarterly, six months and annual report and submit to Program Coordinator.Strategy and Leadership:Work with the Program Coordinator, advisors to support the development and review of the project goal, objective and its log frame and based on Program Strategy;Active support CARE Lao’s long-term program strategy has a strong focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment through actively contributing to strategy development as a member of the CARE Lao’s Leadership Team; andDemonstrate a passion for gender equality, women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT:Support further development and review of the project design including Gender analysis , situation analysis, theory of change, developing program concepts and sourcing funding and partnership opportunities;Active participate the gender analyses and update them periodically for effective program development, planning, management and advocacy;Ensure quality, coherence and synergy of gender related work in program development planning and management;Keep informed of key trends and best practice related to the Gender priorities.PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE:Lead in implementation of project activities together with project teams and partners ( Health , Nutrition and Hygiene, psychosocial support, GBV, and women’s economic empowerment, Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLAs));Liaise with government counterparts, NGOS partners, NPAs partners and consultants to ensure project activities are delivered as planned;Lead and facilitate support to the partners, and project team through mentoring and on-the-job training;Provide technical and practical inputs to project key activities such as VSLAs, Market analysis, psychosocial support training, nutrition and hygiene kits distribution to program coordinator, consultants, partners;Organise monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual meeting with implementing partners;Supervise daily project activity, project implementation based on the project’ action plan and its log frame;Monitor project communication plan and provide inputs for communication messages to country team and donor;Support Program Coordinator in liaising with consortium partners on joint consortium activities;Provide situation updates relates to COVID-19 in the project areas.Monitoring Evaluation and Learning:Lead in monitoring and evaluation activities of the project;Provide monthly reports, six-months report, and annual reports with high standards to programme coordinator;Support the advisors, coordinators to carry out gender analysis, baseline survey, gender study in the villages (if require);Promptly provide information needed for donor reporting on regular basis;Support in facilitating process to the project’s assessments and evaluations of CARE’s activities;Lead in project case studies collection and write-up;Lead in the participatory process of communication products of the projects;Support Program Coordinator in quarterly, mid-term, and annual reflection workshops;Ensuring the good quality of project activities, processes, emerging models and lessons learned are documented and shared to wider CARE team.HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:Oversight and overall management of all project staff;Maintain good inter-team communications and team dynamics; promote collaborative efforts among project staff, exercise good leadership, and take suitable action when problems occur;Assist in project staff selection, recruitment, briefing/debriefing, job descriptions, appraisals, dismissal procedures and systems;Oversee and manage the work of direct reports, including leading effective team work and relationships and ensuring regular team meetings and communications to the team;Ensure all direct reports have clear work plans and a strong understanding of their role and contribution to project goals and the deliverables;Directly supervise team members including providing advice and guidance, managing performance, effective administration of leave, budget and other approvals, and preparing annual planning and performance appraisals.Budget Management:Ensure the efficient and proper use of project funds in line with the approved budget and in compliance with CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines;and manage project expenditure through regular review of budget versus actual (BVAs), and contribute to costed work plans; andRequest and clear all field cash advance in a timely fashion in accordance with CARE Finance policies and procedures and ensure project staff manage any cash advances in line with financial management procedures;Review project budget monthly and quarterly to program coordinator based on the requirement of donors;Sign and approve project’ advance request to do activity based on financial rule;Verify and approval expenses concern to project activity and others cost based on financial rule.LOGISTICS/FINANCE/ADMINSTRATIONEnsure effective fulfilment and respect to the project’s appropriate administrative, financial, and logistical systems/procedures;Ensure financial management of the project in line with project proposals, donor and CARE International Lao PDR guidelines;Technical validation of the project’s supply orders.TRAINING AND COORDINATIONEnsure timely and quality delivery of project trainings as indicated on project action plan and indicator;Ensure the team develops, refines, and compiles technical training materials for activities;Ensure reports are produced on each training or meeting, including training participants and their attendance, costs, training contents, training objectives;Coordinate with project partners and stakeholder to ensure project running smoothly and based on project action plan and log frame.Partnerships and Networking Participate in project -related forums, workshops, government meetings, or other events as required;Represent CARE in consortium meetings and provide relevant informationProvide clear explanations of the Project and CARE’s work in Laos to partners, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders; andCoordinate with, strengthen and maintain relations with relevant Government authorities at all level and other International and Non-Government Organisations as well as peer agencies.EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Bachelor’s degree in either of these field - Gender issue, Social work, community development, health, economic empowerment , with strong focus on Project ManagementAt least 5 years experienced working with International Organization (IO’s) or International Non-Government Organisation (INGO); experienced working on project management especially with marginalised ethnic women and girls.Proven understanding of health issues, and women economic empowerment issues in the Laos context;Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;Experienced on project management, project design, budget, planning and project monitoring;Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills;Ability to work under pressure and to organise and manage workload to meet deadlines;Ability to provide training and facilitate any others workshop, meeting with local partners and stakeholder.Ability to organise people and resources towards achieving objectives effectively and efficiently;Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with other key stakeholders;Experienced working with IO’s, International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and others government agencies;Experienced in working on humanitarian projects will be advantagedProven ability to manage a budget and/or cash;Fluent oral and written communication skills in Lao and in English; andFully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and ExcelApplication Submission:Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application that address the Qualifications and Experience required to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline: 28 September 2020. The detailed Job Description can be provided upon request.CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.CARE Laos has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct within or external to the organisation and imbed child protection in all they do; andAs well as pre-employment checks, CARE Laos will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CVs and other documents submitted to CARE will not be returned).