Project Manager for “United for Environmental Justice" project aiming to address environmental injustice in southern Nineveh’s Al-Qayyara sub-district.
Sustainable Peace Foundation (SPF) is an Iraqi Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) striving to build and sustain peace through vertical and horizontal approaches and participatory methods; addressing root causes of tensions and conflicts challenging positive peace in Iraq. SPF strives to achieve this by working on the grassroots level to reinstate and strengthen the lost trust between Iraq’s diverse ethno-religious communities; increase community resilience, empower and building the capacities of the very effected communities so they can mitigate and transform conflicts through dialogue and non-violent means.
SPF strives to achieve these objectives by working with vulnerable groups such as, youth, women and girls, people with special needs and IDPs through developing their capacities to take leadership roles and to actively participate in the peace and reconciliation processes; economically empower communities by offering them vocational trainings and providing them with livelihood means to ensure stability and a dignified living standard.
SPF also strives to engage local authority and security actors with the local communities through advocacy, roundtable dialogue sessions and developing local peace mechanisms and structures capable to acts as soundboards conveying their communities’ needs and challenges. Another pillar of SPF’s efforts is to support and capacitate Iraq’s civil society for example, SPF provide the technical coordination and the secretariat of Nineveh Peace Forum, which it is a founder.
SPF also provides consultations for local and international NGOs on peacebuilding and social cohesion programming, such as: context analysis, needs assessments, actor and service mapping etc.
SPF’s focuses on minority protection, but through its Do-no-Harm approach, which ensures that SPF programming and implementation creates cohesion instead of doing harm.
PROJECT SUMMARY To capacitate community members from Nineveh governorate’s Al-Qayyara sub-district and empower them to identify and monitor environmental injustices resulting from decades of conflict and neglect; to provide them with the necessary dialogue, mediation, negotiation and advocacy skills; and providing them with a platform to promote and advocate for environmental justice through horizontal and vertical participatory approaches so that they are able to minimise and mitigate the risks to the health and livelihood of their affected communities
The Project Manager will:
- Oversee all project activities and serve as primary contact focal point for the donor and the field staff;
- Ensure project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the donor;
- Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of project deliverables, lead project planning, budgeting, action plans, and monitoring processes;
- Responsible for submitting narrative and financial reports on a regular basis (e.g. monthly and quarterly including inception and final reports) to the donor;
- Oversee the preparation and submission of activity-based project budgets as well as monthly financial reports and sending of new funding requests;
- Coordinate with the key directorates in Nineveh, specifically the Directorate of Environment and the directorate of Agriculture along with other relevant stakeholders to engage them in project implementation;
- Coordinate with international NGOs and other partners to leverage programs and support;
- Lead and motivate the project team (field coordinators, mentors and facilitators) and monitor project activities and project expenditure and coordinate work with volunteers in the project;
- To manage project funds, financial spending and monitering along with conducting regular cash reconciliations;
- Ensures close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements;
- Employs resourcefulness in project design, implementation, monitoring and implements creative solutions.
- Leadership and Team Management;
- Technological Skills;
- Public Relations Skills;
- Analytical Skills;
- Demonstrated ability to problem-solving creatively and mitigate risks effectively;
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills;
- Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
Educational & Qualifications Requirements:
- University degree in the social sciences, gender studies and/or qualifications in a relevant areas or equivalent work experience;
- Good understanding of UNSCR1325, Gender mainstreaming, protection and sextortion and the ability to analyse key issues that challenge women and girls in Nineveh;
- Experience in climate change interventions and environmental justice;
- Ability to assess community needs and prioritise these needs through a participatory approach;
- Excellent negotiation and dialogue skills with an ability to engage stakeholders;
- At least three (3) years of experience working with NNGOs/INGOs;
- Experience in capacity building, project planning, implementation, and monitoring;
- Strong understanding of the general country situation and vulnerable social groups in the project target areas;
- Must have a passion for serving people and ability to reach, access and engage the communities, especially women and girls;
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is a prerequisite.
Interested applicants must apply by submitting a CV and a cover letter specifically highlighting their eligibility for this position, which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should have “Project Manager” as the subject title of their email, emails without having “Project Manager” as their email subject title, will not be considered.
Emails without a cover letter will not be considered and the cover letter must highlight the candidate's eligibility for this position, applications with generic cover letters will not be considered.