UNDP has a current vacancy for Project Manager in Harare (2023)
Closes: 24 May 2023
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Zimbabwe has received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the project entitled “Building climate resilience of vulnerable agricultural livelihoods in southern Zimbabwe” The objective of the proposed project is to strengthen resilience of agricultural livelihoods of vulnerable communities, particularly women, in southern Zimbabwe in the face of increasing climate risks and impacts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager is responsible for overall management of the Project, the day-to-day management, decision-making for the project, including the mobilization of all project inputs, supervision of project staff, consultants and sub-contractors as well as preparing project reports as specified in UNDP and GCF requirements. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and budget. The Project Manager reports to the UNDP Programme Specialist Poverty Reduction Environment and Climate Change (PRECC). They will also work in liaison with the UNDP Regional Technical Advisor and Government-nominated project focal points
Maintaining effective project monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Manage the accurate and timely high-quality results reporting on the progress of the project and achievement of annual targets to the Project Steering Committee and GCF. Ensure that GCF and UNDP reports are prepared according to UNDP’s SOPs, and quality standards and in line with the contractual obligations to GCF; and ensure that all internal and external reports are submitted by deadlines;
- Establish adequate monitoring procedures and systems throughout project activities in consultation and collaboration with Ministry, UNDP, and consultants and; ensure that adequate systems are in place to gather data and information for project monitoring and that systematic monitoring of project progress against targets is undertaken, including regular field trips for monitoring purposes;
- Assess project impact and oversee the appropriateness and accuracy of methods used to verify progress and results
Effective Staff Management and Supervision of the Project Management Unit
- Establish performance objectives and standards and ensure timely and appropriate feedback, guidance, and support to ensure optimum performance as well as undertake performance evaluation of project management staff;
- Develop ToRs for consultancies and other short-term jobs support and supervise consultants as well as oversee effective provision of services to project stakeholders as required;
- Promote skills development of project staff through coaching and mentoring.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Climate Change, Agriculture, Rural Development or related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience, will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
- Minimum 7 years (Master’s Degree) and 9 years (Bachelor’s Degree) relevant experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, management/coordination, monitoring and evaluation of complex development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments;
- At least 3 years’ experience in working on climate change adaptation projects preferably designing, managing or providing technical advisory services to large donor funded complex adaptation projects;
- Demonstrable knowledge and familiarity with multilateral/bilateral donor agencies like GCF, GEF, EU funding and reporting modalities;
- Demonstrable technical expertise and knowledge in climate change adaptation, agriculture and livelihoods;
- Demonstrable knowledge and familiarity with GCF and GEF funding modality and prior experience in the UN System is an added advantage;