Call for Experts: Local Project Manager to Lead Project and Advocacy Initiatives in Albania

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Under the project United Voices for Children, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Vision Germany, AgroInvest Foundation Serbia, and BKTF (United for Child Care and Protection in Albania) are seeking a Full-time Local Project Manager to lead project and advocacy initiatives on behalf of  BKTF (United for Child Care and Protection in Albania).

Project Goal

To strengthen BKTF as a coalition of NGOs and build its presence in national and international policy debates so that children benefit from new reform efforts by government. More information about the project is available here.

Project Outcomes

With assistance from regional experts, three outcomes are envisaged:

  1. Build coalition sustainability
  2. Create a unified advocacy approach
  3. Join policy debates

Work Streams

To achieve the project outcomes, the Local Project Director will manage and implement the following work streams on behalf of BKTF:

Job Responsibilities

  1. Convene, coordinate and assist coalition members in project activity decisions and implementation
  1. Coordinate, communicate and respond to project management staff to attain project outcomes
  1. Deliver activity and output related actions on time and in cooperation with experts and coalition members
  1. Project manage local actions in accordance with donor regulations and approved procedures

Expected Results

Coalitions…

  • Participate in strategy and decision making under project actions
  • Receive timely and thoughtful information to allow for participation in all streams of project work
  • Stay connected to regional experts and stakeholders in strategic ways

Regional Team & Experts…

  • Receive timely and thoughtful communication to monitor and assist with work product and results
  • Are appraised of situations that could impact project implementation or policy engagement negatively or positively

Coalition Results

  • Governance procedures are re-designed and implemented
  • Funding strategy is developed and implemented
  • Marketing strategy is developed and materials are created and circulated
  • Advocacy strategy is designed and implemented in accordance with this project’s child protection index

Project Management Results

  • Donor regulations are followed in all project actions and administration (reporting, finance, procurement and administration)
  • Reporting is on time and relevant to the project’s actions, outcomes and goals

Challanges

  • Strict grant regulations
  • Team members in 7 countries
  • Working smartly with various authorities and regional stakeholders

Core Talents Needed

  • 3 years grant implementation and management
  • Experience of knowledge and experience in child protection / rights / welfare
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in native language and English
  • Strong convening power and organizational skills
  • Understanding political landscape and civil society stakeholders
  • Excellent track record of grant management (finance, administration, reporting)
  • Intellectual drive to learn, succeed and be humble in the process
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • University degree

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a letter of motivation before June 7 2015 to Ridiona Stana ( World Vision Albania/ BKTF Board Member) at ridiona_stana@wvi.org