Full-Time GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT MANAGER
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
CARE International in Vanuatu is implementing a multi-sector program in Vanuatu, supporting communities in the areas of Gender Equality, Resilience and Inclusive Governance. CARE also implements Humanitarian Response and Recovery Programs.
We are looking for a Project Manager to manage the Gender Equality project (ANCP) funded by the Australian Government. This position is based in Tanna, with travel required to other sites.
This is a senior role and provides senior level leadership and management for the ANCP project. It involves the management and responsibility of functional expertise including leading a team, project development, representation, financial accountability and project management.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
- Contribute to the inception, and update to the design of the project within the Gender Equality Program including analysis, theory of change, developing project concepts and sourcing funding and partnership opportunities;
- Actively contribute to CARE Vanuatu’s long program term strategy implementation through engaging in workshops and review processes;
- Provide leadership to the Gender, Inclusion with a Voice of Economic Empowerment (GIVE) team, including ensuring all staff have a strong understanding of their role and their contribution and accountability to delivering on project goals; manages a team of direct reports
- Lead on the start-up and then implementation of the project with the Tafea-based Gender, Inclusion with a Voice of Economic Empowerment (GIVE) team and ensure that all direct reports actively participate in coordination mechanisms within the Tanna office.
- Responsible to undertake emergency preparedness and response functions as delegated in the CARE Vanuatu Emergency Preparedness Plan, including (but not limited to) participating in assessment teams, and supporting prioritisation of gender and protection issues in all work
- Manages key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and represent CARE Vanuatu and project partners in all relevant forums at national and regional level
Required qualifications and skills:
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree with a gender equality and/or community development focus; and/ or 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO)
- Fluent written and oral Bislama and Excellent in English
- Proven experience in managing projects through all stages of the project cycle
- Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team
- Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills
- Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor budgets and to manage cash
- Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
- Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy
- Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with other key stakeholders
- Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities
- Fully conversant in Microsoft Office applications with keyboard/data entry and numeracy skills
In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
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