Project Manager Job Careers – PUR Projet

Job Title:  Project Manager 

Organization: PUR
Projet

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Africa

About US:

PUR Projet is a
global leader in supply chain sustainability. We develop socio-environmental
projects within the supply chains of our Corporate Partners. Through the
economic and social empowerment of local communities and the introduction of
sustainable development initiatives at the agricultural level; PUR Projet seeks
to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems
upon which these supply chains depend. Many of PUR Projet’s projects fall
within the categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry,
forest conservation and landscape restoration.

Job Summary: The
Project Manager Uganda will be responsible for designing, implementing,
following-up and monitoring the activities and represent PUR Projet in Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Design
& Management

·       
Plan,
coordinate, monitor the implementation of project activities

·       
Beneficiaries
identification and registration

·       
Farmers
trainings

·       
Project
activities (ex: agroforestry, GAP trainings)

·       
Monitoring
of social and environmental impacts

·       
Development
of other production chains (timber, fruits)

·       
Support
to beneficiaries’ rights recognition on trees

·       
Follow
up and improve operations:

·       
Support,
train and manage local partners

·       
Control
quality of implementation, improve proceedings

·       
Manage
project contracts

·       
Design
and implement the long-term autonomy strategy (eg: workshops with farmers,
market studies, business plan, etc.)

·       
If
operations are launched with new field partners, set up project activities: –
Hire the local team of technicians and community animators – Train the local
team to PUR Projet’s processes and operations – Finalize the design of
operations and plan implementation – Adapt and develop all necessary materials
for implementation (eg: training materials)

Project Monitoring

·       
Monitor
project outputs: o Adapt and implement data collection tools

·       
Consolidate
and analyze field data

·       
Update
reporting and communication tools and formats:

·       
Complete
registry of plantation and GPS database

·       
Complete
project participants’ database

·       
Update
project follow-up and management reporting formats

·       
Write
progress reports

·       
Coordinate
the monitoring of project impacts

·       
Coordinate
the elaboration of research protocols

·       
Coordinate
with monitoring and diagnostic partners

·       
Coordinate
data collection and consolidation

·       
Review
impact monitoring reports

·       
Develop,
track and report on project budgets and progress for internal management
purposes

·       
Share
evaluation metrics and feedback with PUR Projet staff

Project Development

·       
Assess
the feasibility of, and design new ecosystem restoration projects in Uganda:

·       
Organize
the logistics of feasibility studies

·       
Conduct
feasibility studies

·       
Write reports
of feasibility studies

·       
Prepare
and participate or animate presentation of results of feasibilities studies to
partners

Company
Representation

·       
Contribute
to represent PUR Projet in the field in multi-stakeholders alliances and at
meetings with public and private counterparts, in Uganda

·       
Build a
local network

·       
Contribute
to building PUR Projet’s project strategy in Uganda in strong collaboration
with local stakeholders

·       
Support
the development of marketing and communication materials related to PUR
Projet’s work with field data

Support Innovation

·       
Work
with the international team to continually improve PUR Projet’s project tools
and procedures

·       
Be creative,
and bring forward opportunities and concepts that can improve the impact and
sustainability of PUR Projet’s projects

·       
Contribute
to PUR Projet’s internal knowledge groups

Culture &
Community

·       
Support
a healthy, fun and effective work environment as part of the PUR Projet Team

·       
Participate
in internal workshops, seminars & social events to help carry PUR Projet’s
strong sense of community

·       
Demonstrate
your individual character, nature and ideology within the Company and support
others to do the same

·       
Support
the Project Manager East Africa and the Regional Manager Africa on key
initiatives and business development opportunities (ex: business proposal,
design of a new activity) by conducting desk reviews, elaborating budgets,
proposals or presentations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
should have graduated from an internationally renowned university with either
(1) a political science/management background supplemented by a field
professional experience in environmental protection, agriculture or forestry or
(2) a scientific background (preferably agronomy or agriculture engineer,
environmental sciences, geography or related) supplemented by a professional experience
in project management.

·       
A
Masters-level (or equivalent) degree in a similar, related, or relevant field
is considered a strong asset.

·       
Five to
fifteen years of experience
in
the management of projects or consulting in Africa

·       
Experience
in project management with international organizations will be a key asset

·       
Knowledge/professional
experience related to the coffee supply chain or other agriculture supply
chains will be an asset

·       
Experience
working on
community-driven projects will be a strong asset

·       
Entrepreneurship
mindset: autonomy,
ability to design new activities, proactivity to consult other teammates and
local experts

·       
Management
of operations: planning
operations, following up on targets, reporting on achievements and/delays,
proactively looking for solutions

·       
Evaluation
skills
Open mindedness and
pedagogical: ability to share PUR Projet
s vision and processes with various stakeholders and ensure adoption

·       
Team
management
: leadership skills in
line with PUR Projet People strategy; ability to embody PUR Projet
s missions and values; strong interest in
well-being of team members, team empowerment, talent management, mentoring and
supportive leadership. You should be generational savvy and able/open to work
with collective intelligence – Management of local partners and stakeholders
(cooperatives, customers, NGO etc…)

·       
Social
science & ecology: knowledge seen as an asset: supply chains, sustainable
development goals, global reporting framework, climate change,
carbon accounting,
fair trade certification, environmental impact measurement, international
policy frameworks, gender, worker rights, child labour.

·       
Digital
Tools: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Drive.

·       
Languages: Candidates must be fluent in English Fluency
in Lukhonzo or Luganda will be a strong asset.

Personal
Characteristics:
  We are seeking an individual who takes strong
responsibility and accountability for his/her work. An individual who is driven
to protect and restore ecosystems and improve livelihoods, self-reliant and
comfortable working both autonomously and in a team. – Strong interpersonal
skills and a social entrepreneurial attitude will both be seen as a strong
asset due to the nature of the work and interaction with clients, partners and
beneficiaries of the projects.

How to Apply:

PUR Projet kindly
asks that interested candidates submit their CV by email to
marie.baranger@purprojet.com
and
recruitment@purprojet.com with the subject PM UGANDA LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.

In your application
email please answer concisely the following question (a cover letter is not
required at this stage): what are your strengths and experiences that would
make you a strong candidate for this position?

Deadline:  30th
April 2020

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