Governance and Capacity Building Project Manager

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Governance and Capacity Building Project Manager
Nahda Makers

Job Title: Governance and Capacity Building Project Manager 

Reporting to: Programs and Projects Manager

Sector: Governance and Capacity Building

Location: Aden with frequent visits to 5 Target Governorate: Aden, Lahj, Taiz Hadramout and Marib

Project Duration: 20 months

About NMO:

NMO is a registered national NGO with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor No. 284. Our mission is to take the lead to empower communities in Yemen through humanitarian response and sustainable development programs in a professional way through effective partnerships. NMO started its activity in Yemen since 2012 and has been implementing projects in 5 sectors namely FSL, Education, WASH, Shelter, and Governance and Capacity -building.

Project Background:

The Strengthening Institutional and Economic Resilience in Yemen project (SIERY) is an initiative supported by the European Union (EU) that aims to scale up support to local authorities to maintain and increase equitable access to public services and foster social cohesion and sustainable recovery, with the long-term goal of rebuilding trust in the state and redefining the central – local relationship. The Project takes a two-step approach. Firstly, SIERY will empower district authorities with capacity development, technical support, and discretionary funding to devise and implement, in partnership with communities and local influential actors, recovery plans and to fulfil their missions in a more participatory, inclusive, and accountable, while fostering the emergence of a nation-wide compact for recovering the Yemeni local governance system in a way that can support peace- and state-building. Secondly, SIERY, as a function of an improved local economic development environment by the local authorities. Therefore, this project aims to improve livelihood opportunities through the development of institutional and economic resilience of the responsible and active district local authorities.

Purpose of the job:

The Governance and capacity building Project Manager in Strengthening Institutional and Economic Resilience (SIERY) project is responsible for planning, developing, monitoring, and evaluating the assigned tasks of project activities. She/He will carry out managerial responsibilities of overall project activities throughout the whole implementing period of the project. The Governance and capacity building Project Manager will be responsible of supervising all activities and ensure that the project is on the right track, achieving the planned targets, and indicators and performing all the respective activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

NMO is looking for an efficient and qualified person to fill the position of Governance and Capacity Building Project Manager in Strengthening Institutional and Economic Resilience Project (SIERY) project to carry out the following Tasks and Responsibilities:

1.Project Planning:

  1. Coordination and communication:
  1. Project Management:
    • Manage project implementation to ensure that project guidelines are observed and respected during project implementation.
    • Carry out the timely implementation, quality, and project budget management.
    • Prepare and review project plans (procurement - cash - project plans) and create and implement employee support and training plans for each activity.
    • Supervise the implementation of the work plan and completion of the activities related to the project as per the work plan.
    • Manage the team by holding periodic meetings and keeping track of team vacations.
    • Regular updating of the work plan, tracking deliverables, and other relevant documents for effective project management.
    • Develop and review the project strategy in coordination with the concerned program and local authorities at the level of governorates, directorates, and target communities.
    • Prepare all necessary documents, implement follow-up procedures, draft correspondence related to project implementation and liaise with government counterparts.
    • Carry out the project's financial and administrative activities.
    • Provide support to the project officer and field coordinator and deal with responsible parties, service providers and other parties.
  1. MEAL Activity:
  1. Security:
  1. Transparency:
  1. Reporting:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, management, social science, public administration, or another related field.   


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