Tuesday, September 16, 2008

JOB- North Caucasus Project Manager/Head of Mission-Ingushetia, Caritas Czech Republic

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JOB- North Caucasus Project Manager/Head of Mission-Ingushetia, Caritas-CR

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut@chechnyaadvocacy.org>

>From Reliefweb:

North Caucasus Project Manager Livelihood Support Activities / Head of
Mission, Caritas Czech Republic

Organisation: Caritas Czech Republic (http://www.charita.cz/)
Organisation description: Czech NGO, member of Caritas Internationalis
and Caritas Europa, provides humanitarian aid, social services and
implements project of development cooperation
Job Location: Russian Federation (the) (Chechnya)
Closing date: 24 Sep 2008
Applications for this position should be sent to:
Job reference code: RW_7JEF27-22

For its upcoming Livelihood Support Activities with a strong rural
emphasis, Caritas Czech Republic is seeking a qualified and
experienced Project Manager. The selected candidate will at the same
time hold the responsibilities as Head of Mission. The project will be
implemented in Chechnya; the duty station is based in Nazran, Ingushetia.

Core tasks as Project Manager Livelihood Support Activities
- Responsible for the overall management of the implementation of
Livelihood Support Activities in line with the project proposal,
budget and within the agreed time frame
- Ensure the quality and effectiveness of activities through strong monitoring
- Establish an effective cooperation with and provide guidance to our
local implementing partner
- Analyze business plans and conduct feasibility studies for proposed
micro businesses, mainly in the agricultural sector
- Procure goods and services for the project in accordance with HQ
and ECHO procurement rules
- Manage human, logistic and financial resources of the project
- Elaborate qualitative narrative reports in a timely manner and in
accordance with ECHO guidelines and HQ requirements
- Ensure close cooperation and quality communication with regional
and local authorities

Core tasks as Head of Mission
- Responsible for the overall management of the field mission
Northern Caucasus, including financial, human resource and
security management
- Represent the organization and its interests with implementing
partners and authorities and establish qualitative communication with them
- Elaboration of new humanitarian and/or development projects,
budgets included, in accordance with the strategy for Northern Caucasus

Required qualification and skills:
- Advanced degree in Economics or Development Studies
- Minimum of two years experience in Livelihood Support or Income
Generation activities, preferably in difficult environments
(preferably in Northern Caucasus)
- Experienced in project planning, implementation and strong monitoring skills
- Familiarity with ECHO procedures and requirements will be an asset
- Experienced in Financial and Human resource management
- Motivating and leading personality with strong emphasis on a
transparent and result-oriented working style
- Readiness to travel to project sites / move to Grozny, Chechnya
- English excellent reading, writing and verbal skills
- Russian working knowledge

Duration: 12 months
Closing date: 24.09.2008

Due to visa regulations, we especially welcome applications from CIS
countries. Please, note that this is an unaccompanied posting.
Interviews will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. Travel costs cannot
be reimbursed.

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