Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Job Summary: The Project Director will be responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the requirements of the cooperative agreement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Be responsible for the overall management, planning, and coordination of the project;
- Establish and maintain systems for project operations;
- Ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met and that targets are achieved;
- Maintain working relationships with project stakeholders, including USDOL and government counterparts;
- Engage in coalition building and public-private partnerships promotion;
- Oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to USDOL;
- Actively participate in youth development and child labor-related implementation meetings and policy discussions;
- Manage project staff and monitor work of
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Master’s Degree or higher in development studies, economics, livelihoods, education or related fields.
- Experience in a leadership role implementing complex youth livelihoods development projects in East Africa.
- Minimum of five years experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports).
- Experience in sustainable livelihoods; workforce development; microenterprise development; improving educational quality and access; development of youth leadership or civic engagement programs; and monitoring and evaluation of youth specific projects. Consideration will be given to candidates with additional years of experience working with officials of ministries of education, youth and/or labor.
- Knowledge of exploitive child labor issues, and experience in the development of transitional, formal, and/or non-formal vocational education and training of young people removed from exploitive child labor and/or victims of the worst forms of child labor.
- Experience managing USDOL-funded projects is preferred.
- Strong writing and editorial skills; be able to work under pressure; and possess strong interpersonal and intercultural skills that enable them to work well with a diverse team.
- Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply:
If interested in this vacancy, please click link below and review details and express interest if you much the profile http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=9216
Deadline: 31st July, 2013
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