PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
As the Project Manager, you will be responsible for the direction and oversight of all ChildFund PNG’s activities under the EERRP (Education Emergency Response and Recovery Plan) Project. You will lead a team of seven CFPNG staff to work closely with the National Department of Education (NDOE) in planning and delivering project activities in six target areas of PNG in 2021. The role will involve planning, delivering and monitoring activities which will build the ability of NDOE specialist staff, school leaders, teachers and community members to prepare for, and respond to, natural and other disasters. A particular focus will be on the well-being of children who experience trauma. You will also support project staff to collect and aggregate data for use in regular narrative and financial reports and other evaluative studies.
- Ensure staff and NDOE partners have a thorough understanding of the objectives set, principal activities planned and resources available for the project.
- Work with the staff, NDOE officers and other stakeholders to prepare work plans, schedules and budgets through regular meetings and ensure circulation and follow up.
- Through regular formal meetings and informal contacts with ChildFund EERRP staff track progress in order to anticipate or detect departures from plans and schedules; lead actions to restore settings or adapt to changing circumstances.
- Monitor the work of external consultants and ChildFund project team to ensure that they meet the requirements of their contract(s) or the deadlines agreed for deliverables.
- Maintain close and regular working relationships with key officials in the EiE Committee and relevant Divisions of the NDOE.
- Liaise regularly with the Technical Adviser to the project and with other EERRP implementing partners.
- Maintain regular communications with ChildFund Australia Education specialist staff based in Sydney on the overall progress of the project and their specific contributions set out in the project design.
- Meet monthly, or more frequently if necessary, with CFPNG’s Country Director and ChildFund Australia’s Education Specialist, to report on the progress of the project.
- Track and compile data on progress in the project and use it to produce quarterly project narrative and financial reports.
- Ensure compliance with ChildFund’s policies and procedures.
- Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (SEAH) risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding and PSEAH policy and procedures, and conduct yourself consistent with those policies.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Degree in Education or related discipline
- Experience in leading the delivery of grant funded project/s involving training and capacity building.
- Experience in working in or with government on the delivery of development projects at scale, preferably in the field of education.
- Established experience in project financial management, tracking and reporting on projects which are subject to rigorous audit.
- Experience in producing narrative reports which draw on quantitative and qualitative data gathered during field operations
- Experience working leading a project consortium or chief of party
- Experience as a teacher, educational leader or administrator
- Experience in curriculum development
- Experience in adult education, formal or non-formal.
Other Information: Appointment to this position is dependent upon successful completion of criminal background check.
You can view the full position description at: www.childfund.org.au/work-with-us
CLOSING DATE: 21st January 2021