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Project Manager
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CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital

JOB DESCRIPTION

CARE 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.

Vacancy Announcement 

Project Manager – Maternal and Child Health

1 position, based in Khua District with travel to Samphan, Mai and Vientiane

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Project Manager (PM) will lead CARE’s maternal and child health projects in Phongsaly ProvinceThis position will work in partnership with other projects under the remote ethnic women (REW) program, and in close coordination with other CARE development projects in Lao PDR. The position covers management of all aspects of the project including ensuring a high technical quality of project delivery, managing partnerships with government, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, project cycle management and financial management. The PM will also provide technical support to ensuring the quality of M&E systems.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Provincial Program Manager, CARE International in Lao PDR and will receive technical and project management support from the international Northern Provinces Coordinator, Remote Ethnic Women Program Coordinator, the national Health and Gender Advisor and the Local Advisor for Maternal and Child Health and Gender. This position directly line manage up to six Community Development Officers (CDOs) who implement activities at field level (in coordination with other projects across the program).

This position is based in Khua District, Phongsaly Province with travel required to other sites.

 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE:
  • Operational lead on the planning, monitoring, and reporting of all activities necessary for the fulfilment of all project objectives, with guidance by the Provincial Program Manager and technical support by the national health advisor and the maternal and child health and gender field advisor
    • Organise and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual planning
    • Oversight and control of budgeting, book-keeping, procurement and cash administration, in coordination with the Provincial Program Manager and respecting donor guidelines
    • Prepare reports of project implementation, impacts and outcomes and present in district steering committee meeting, provincial steering committee meeting.
    • Oversight and implementation of all administrative procedures to ensure proper documentation, safety, and security regarding all project activities.
  • Technical lead on all activities, assuring consistent application of best practices in the field of Maternal and Child Health and qualitative progress toward realisation of project goals
    • Provide technical input on nutrition, maternal and child health and family planning, bringing in best practices and ensuring adoption throughout the project activities
    • Provide input on health systems with a focus on supporting micro-planning
    • Lead on the selection and accompaniment of students for midwifes scholarships
    • Establish and implement project monitoring and evaluation plans and support visits to field sites.
    • Synthesise and identify methods to disseminate lessons learned and best practices in the field of MCH institutional strategy development
  • Lead liaison with district and provincial authorities, in coordination with the Provincial Program Manager
    • Coordinate with DHO to formulate and execute the integrated micro-plan for immunisation and organise different review and MCH meetings
    • Identify, coordinate and contribute to capacity building of district health staff
    • Coordinate regular reporting and liaison meetings
    • Support quality data collection on MCH of health centres
  • Liaison with other organisations and actors in the project area and across the country
  1. 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;
  • Track and manage project expenditure through regular review of budget versus actual (BVAs), and contribute to costed work plans; and
  • Request and clear all field cash advances 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.
  1. Team Management:
  • 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; and
  • Together with the Project Manager, identify critical staff needs in the team and coordinate with Human Resources (HR) on recruitment and other HR processes.
  1. TRAINING AND COORDINATION
  • Ensure timely and quality delivery of  trainings;
  • Ensure the team develops, refines, and compiles  technical  training materials; and
  • Ensure reports are produced on each training or meeting, including training participants and their attendance, costs, training contents, training objectives.
  1. Partnerships, Networking and Representation:
  • Participate in gender-related forums, workshops, government meetings, or other events as required;
  • Provide clear explanations of the Project and CARE’s work in Laos to partners, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders; and
  • Provide support to the partners through mentoring and on-the-job training including the explanation of CARE Laos policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with, strengthen and maintain relations with relevant Government authorities at Provincial and National level and other International and Non-Government Organisations

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a public health or equivalent and/ or 5 years relevant work experience, preferably in health activities and skills transfer, capacity strengthening preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);
  • Proven understanding of health in the Laos context;
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;
  • Responsible for the management of the technical function, with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to organise and manage workload to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organise people and resources towards achieving objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with other key stakeholders;
  • Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;;
  • Proven ability to manage a budget and/or cash;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Lao and intermediate in English; and
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel

The detailed Job Description could be provided upon request.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CVs and other documents submitted to CARE will not be returned.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application that address the Qualifications and Experience required to lao.jobs@careint.org before the deadline:

28th October 2018

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children.  CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

CARE Laos is a child-safe organisation and we provides a child-safe environment in all our programs and our activities.

CARE is committed to each other and to the protection of the people we serve.  We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organisation and imbed child protection in all we do.  Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. 

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  • Post Date 05 October 2018
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Manager
  • Job Industry INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Phôngsali
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CARE International

CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital

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