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Feb 022018
 

Organization: Blumont
Country: Mali
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

Blumont is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization responsible for implementing relief and development programs worldwide. Blumont’s mission is to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities to achieve self-sufficiency through innovative solutions, applied knowledge and targeted expertise. Blumont is implementing programs in countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Summary:

Blumont seeks a Project Director to manage and provide strategic and programmatic leadership to staff and partner consortium to implement a project according to predetermined timelines and budgets and in compliance with Blumont and donor standards. She/he will be the principal interface with Donor and host government institutions, providing regular and responsive reporting and communication.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensures that planning, budgeting and general administrative procedures are followed for timely achievement of project milestones;
  • Ensures well managed collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements;
  • Ensures project activities are implemented in compliance with the policies and regulations of the donor organization and host government;
  • Leads project team to donor organized annual learning event – ensuring well prepared presentations and other learning products;
  • Conducts periodic activity monitoring visits to project sites and meets regularly with key host government institutions;
  • Supervises the strategy for capacity building of Project staff to achieve project quality and to build sustainable national technical, administrative and management talent;
  • Sets the tone, practices and insures respect of policies to maintain a positive, productive, and abuse and discrimination free workplace;
  • Manages and leads staff, consultants, and contractors to ensure efficient and timely implementation of project;
  • Represents the Project and Blumont in national and international fora, preparing and presenting project strategies and results;
  • Ensures the timeliness, cost and quality of all activities performed under the project;
  • Provides monthly issues (exceptions) report to donor fund manager and weekly project updates to Blumont International HQ Team;
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reports to submit as needed and according to the contract requirements;
  • Prepares annual work plan and budget that identify key objectives, responsible staff, deliverables and potential roadblocks; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum relevant Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in the areas of Climate Change Adaptation, local governance, Disaster Risk Reduction, value chain and enterprise development, rural development and food security;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage development projects involving close collaboration and accountability to host government and donor M&E/learning agendas;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, set example for ethical, equitable and equal treatment of staff and beneficiaries regardless of gender, race, religion, cultural and other differences;
  • Demonstrated ability implementing programs to improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches, seeking to influence policies and practices at the local, national and international level
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; good team player; Public speaking skills a plus;
  • French and English languages are required. Bambara is an additional advantage;
  • Ability to work within a budget and maintain financial documentation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management applications;
  • Prior Chief of Party or project management experience.
  • Apply by sending your CV and Cover Letter to careers@blumont.org. Please reference the job title Chief of Party Mali in the subject line.

Blumont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach America and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Apply by sending CV and Cover Letter to careers@blumont.org

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