LOGISTICS PLATFORM PROJECT MANAGER - ETHIOPIA

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 5 Jun 2021

CONTEXT:

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ».
HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

For more information, please visit: www.hi.org

DESCRIPTION OF THE MISSION/PROJECT

In view of the dire humanitarian crisis taking place in Tigray, HI Ethiopia, not present in this area, has launched an initial assessment to support the definition of an operational strategy.
This assessment provided many information on the situation, access, opportunities, etc. The main conclusion is that the needs are acute, the response is not sufficient, the donors are positioning themselves, the security situation is manageable following strict protocols and the access - although very restricted - is possible. In this context, HI does have an added value in responding to this humanitarian crisis and should position itself very fast as a stakeholder in this emergency response.

Following this needs assessment, HI designed a global strategic operational framework to address the identified needs with the following pillars:
 Pillar 1 : Integrated approach between MHPSS, Protection, IHA and Functional & Physical Rehabilitation, to improve access to services and wellbeing of the conflict affected populations including the most vulnerable and persons with specific needs
 Pillar 2: Contribute to improve access and ensure delivery of assistance to the most vulnerable living in Tigray while limiting the use of logistics negative coping mechanisms.

JOB DESCRIPTION :

General mission: He/she is in charge of implementing the project under his responsibility. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country by means of a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. With all HI managers, he/she shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organization.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsibility 1: Management

Sub-responsibilities:
1.1 Line-manages the project’s team members
a. Sets individual objectives, evaluates individual performance, contributes towards the professional & career development of his/her team members, monitors competences
1.2 Manages the recruitment and selection of new team members/open positions
1.3 Ensures strict application and respect of the programme’s Internal Regulations by the project team.

  1. Responsibility 2: Expertise
    Sub-responsibilities:
    2.1 Provide technical expertise for the shared logistics platform in terms of transport and storage
    b. Ensures that activities are implemented in accordance with global technical standards and norms
    c. Adapts project documentation as needed in accordance with global technical standards and norms
    d. Conducts technical training for staff and transporters
    e. Is responsible for the technical quality and relevance of the project activities implemented within his/her scope of expertise
    f. Ensures technical learning from projects based on lessons learned and best practices
    g. Ensures that teams get the necessary information and collaborates with the Global Logistics Atlas Specialist
    h. Adjusts activities based on audit recommendations
    2.2 Manages the relationship with authorities and partners or other stakeholders

  2. Responsibility 3: Implementation and monitoring
    Sub-responsibilities:
    3.1 Ensures project implementation, in collaboration with appropriate departments and in accordance with procedures, global standards and donor standards
    a. Plans activities and develops the action plan
    b. Implements activities according to project proposals and within the allocated budget
    c. Initiates expenditures and monitors specific lines of business
    d. Ensures that all activities are implemented according to internal quality and technical standards and donor standards and proposes adjustments or improvements if necessary to achieve objectives
    e. Prepares and monitors partnership agreements with implementing partners and other potential partners
    f. Ensures the proper implementation and monitoring of institutional policies (PSEA, mandatory cross-cutting approaches, etc.) within the project
    g. Leads coordination and collaboration with relevant internal departments, particularly logistics, HR, finance, and technical resources
    h. Maintains contact with the donor as deemed necessary by the Operation manager in Tigray.
    3.2 Ensures project data management
    a. Ensures that appropriate data collection and management tools are in place for the project in accordance with global standards
    b. Ensures that project data related project is collected and compiled in the project databases
    c. Regularly verifies and corrects activity databases
    3.3 Ensures project reporting
    a. Monitors the achievements and indicators according to the logical framework
    b. Is in charge of filling in the appropriate reporting tools: monthly status report, PM Box...
    c. Provides regular reporting to the line manager
    d. Writes reports for funding agencies, and follows up on donor deadlines (grants, reporting, audits) in relation to the project
    e. Ensures proper archiving of information
    3.4 Prepares and steers project evaluation and capitalization
    a. Plans and monitors project evaluations
    b. Capitalizes on his/her project in a global learning process

  3. Responsibility 4: Influence & Communication
    Sub-responsibilities:
    a. Contributes to the external influence of HI by participating in networks (national global coordination, different clusters...)
    b. Communicates on the project with partners, authorities and stakeholders

  4. Responsibility 5: Strategy & business development
    a. Contributes to the operational strategy (StratOp)
    b. Contributes to the drafting of new project proposals for the continuation or extension of the project, makes proposals on the project's financing strategy and participates in negotiations with donors if deemed necessary by the Operation manager in Tigray.
    c. Contributes to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities

PROFILE SOUGHT :

Qualification(s):
 Higher degree in transport logistics or any other relevant field (minimum Bac +2)

Experience :
 Experience in project management and high security constraints is mandatory
 At least 2 years’ experience in team management

Skills :
 Ability to work under pressure and in a volatile security environment
 Knowledge of the project cycle
 Sense of priority and responsibility
 Strong organizational skills
 Reactivity and flexibility
 Rigor
 Problem solving
 Multi-cultural teamwork
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Fluency in English is essential and fluency in French is highly desirable
 Perfect command of the Windows environment.

Personal qualities:
 Know how to be
 Sense of initiative

CONDITIONS :

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

• 6 months International contract starting from June 2021
The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
•Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
•Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
•Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
•Repatriation insurance paid by HI

• Salary from 2350€ gross/month upon experience
• Perdiem : 472,90 € net/month - paid in the field
• Hardship allowance: 500€/ month
• Paid leaves : 25 days per year
• R&R : according to the level of the mission: 5 days every 6 weeks
• A child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

How to apply:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JlCFzUCr?idpartenaire=136



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