• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, International Development, Business Administration, Environmental Studies or any closely related field. Minimum 5 years’ experience in project/program management. NGO experience preferred. Strong planning, coordination and analytical skills. Computer literacy to use all MS Office Packages i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in project management software/system is an added advantage. Proficiency in report writing. Fluency in both English and French is required.

Job Description:

  • The Project Management Officer (PMO) will work with the AWF field teams to help ensure enhanced project management through use of project management software, donor reporting, project implementation and delivery, use of established project management processes and best practices, compiling project progress in relation to AWF’s strategic goals and objectives and ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation. Although this is an institution wide position, it will have a focus on projects implemented in Central & West Africa and will be based in Yaoundé and report to the Senior Officer, Project Management. Responsibilities: Project Planning Support the Landscape Directors and Project Leads in developing detailed project plans and managing the lifecycle of project activities resulting in fulfillment of project objectives. Continuously track project activities due dates, expected deliverables, resources and budgets to ensure effective and efficient implementation of conservation strategies. Update and maintain project implementation plans to reflect the most recent status. Project Management and Delivery Support Conduct field visits to project sites to compile activity status reports on a continuous basis in preparation of relevant donor reports. Conduct/Assess project progress, identifying critical areas of slippage, status of activities and progress made towards achieving project impact/targets via Envisio. In liaison with the Senior Officer, Project Management train users of Envisio to ensure better use of AWF’s project management system. Run monthly activity reports reflecting performance to Project Leads and implementing staff with a focus on projects in Central and West Africa. Review means of verification documentation for quality assurance and ensure they are in line with donor requirements. Work with Budget and Grants Team to monitor spending of project activities and adjust work plans accordingly. Keep track of arising issues and risks in Central and West Africa, highlighting the impact to the overall project and escalate to Project Leads as required. Reporting and Adaptive Management Support Project Leads in the preparation and compilation of donor reports and ensure compliance with contractual obligations. Document planned activity progress on a monthly basis and link to spending report shared by Budgets and Grants team. Contribute to the preparation of donor reports including review and analysis of implementation progress alongside approved budget spending. Maintain records of means of verification documentation to be used for donor reporting as evidence of activity execution. Support Project Leads in implementation, quality control and adaptive management of project activities implemented in project sites in Central & West Africa. Produce reports indicating deviations from actual plans and areas requiring action in order to stay on course. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assist Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team with tracking and following up on data collection requirements of each project, ensuring both donor and AWF compliance. Document summaries of key lessons learnt for various projects in the course of implementation. Process improvement and Training Capture and document project cycle management lessons and case studies providing recommendations on processes to be improved. Emphasis placed on eliminating inefficiencies and prompting speedy action when delays arise. Assist in providing orientation materials covering the project management system, AWF’s project management and implementation guidelines, roles, responsibilities and expectations for new project staff. Integration of Rights Policy and Standards to AWF Projects Ensure AWF Rights-based conservation standards are applied in the implementation of projects including monitoring sub grantees compliance to standards. Support monitoring, data collection and reporting on adoption of AWF Rights-based conservation standards. Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://www.awf.org/about/careers#job-563534


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