DRR Project Manager - Mongolia

People in Need (PIN) is about to launched 18-month disaster risk reduction project “Leveraging Technology and Tradition for Resilience in rural Mongolia” to increase the resilience of the rural pastoral communities against natural disasters.

The DRR Project Manager is responsible for effective and efficient management and implementation of PIN DRR project ensuring the project relevance, quality and impact in accountable way and upholding the PIN´s core values. The DRR Project Manager is also responsible for the consortium coordination, operational management, external coordination, representation and advocacy.

Job Title: DRR Project Manager/ECHO Consortium Coordinator

Location: Ulaanbaatar with frequent field travel (Far East and Central regions of Mongolia)

Start-up date: ASAP

Duration: 18 months

Reports to: Country Director

Main Responsibilities:

Project management

  • Ensures the project activities are implemented in relevant quality, within the limits of approved budgets and timeframe, monitors expenses and forecasts cash requirements
  • Ensures the compliance of the program activities with relevant PIN and donors standards
  • Manages the project team and continuously strengthens its capacities
  • Manages accountability towards PIN beneficiaries, local stakeholders and donors
  • Guarantees the high quality and timely reporting, both PIN internal and towards respective donors
  • Oversees regular monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • Ensures that all relevant PIN and donor’s cross-cutting principles, policies and quality benchmarks are respected and implemented
  • Ensures proper implementation of procurement, logistics and HR policies including project administration
  • Oversees the safety & security aspects of the operational environment

Consortium coordination

  • Coordinates with consortia members and guarantees achieving the project results and indicators as per contractual obligations
  • Ensures compliance of consortia members with donor and PIN requirements and harmonization of project implementation approaches
  • Responsible for overall donor reporting and project quality assurance
  • Knowledge management

External coordination, representation and advocacy

  • Actively participates in in-country coordination mechanism (Ulaanbaatar)
  • Works and coordinates closely with other humanitarian and development actors to ensure effective and accountable project implementation and to avoid overlaps
  • Ensures that PIN’s field presence is translated into relevant advocacy efforts towards donors, local authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Shares relevant field information gathered from PIN’s target areas with other development and humanitarian actors and partners

Project development/other

  • Supports preparation of program/project concepts and funding proposals writing
  • Identifies and implements improvements of planned activities and actively contributes to project development
  • In case of humanitarian disaster, supports the country mission in relevant assessments, coordination with humanitarian actors, response planning and formulation of humanitarian activities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Country director

Main requirements:

  • Relevant education and multi-year/country experience with development and humanitarian programmes
  • Excellent PCM and team management skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience of agro-pastoralist societies (familiarity with Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)) required
  • Familiarity with the disaster risk reduction and early warning systems programming
  • Substantial experience with advocacy based programmes
  • Experience with ECHO funding and EU donor requirements
  • Experience working with consortia and in close collaboration with local government
  • Knowledge of household economy approach and vulnerability assessments is an asset
  • Excellent spoken and written English; Mongolian language an advantage
  • Reliable and self-reliant personality
  • Ability to work and decide independently
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge
  • Critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel to remote locations with rudimentary conditions

PIN offers:

  • Start-up monthly salary 2 400 – 2 600 EUR (before taxation, including per diem)
  • Possibility to work in a well established and locally recognized NGO
  • Performance-dependent bonuses paid bi-annually based on a standard evaluation process
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once every 6 months of completed work
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Housing allowance
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
  • 25 days of paid leave per year