Livelihood Project Manager -Kananga RD Congo in Kananga at Humanity & Inclusion

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Fixed term
  • Location:
    Kananga
  • Date Posted:
    11/30/2019

Job Description

Livelihood Project Manager -Kananga RD Congo

Country: DR Congo

Location:

Starting date: 02/12/2019

Duration of the mission: 12 m.

Closing date for applications: 23/11/2019

Posting reference:  000-32-DBR-5362

CONTEXT :


“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,
we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity”
Handicap International/ Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :
The activities of the Handicap International program in the Democratic Republic of Congo are guided by the operational strategy “STRATOP 2018-2022”, which defines four pillars: Rehabilitation, health and prevention; Economic inclusion and education; Atlas Logistique; Quality and accountability.

In Kananga, a logistics platform project (Mobile Rapid Response Team) in the area of civil engineering is currently in progress to repair roads in Kasaï province. A new food security project is about to start. This project aims at supporting 17,510 households through regular distributions of cash and the launch of cash for work activities in the repair of markets and road infrastructure. The zones being supported by this project have suffered lasting damage in the conflict. Situated in rural and peri-urban areas, they are in a stabilization phase.

This is an autonomous project which should nevertheless create synergies with the various stakeholders operating in the area of food security and economic recovery. Furthermore, the mechanisms of local coordination are in place (CRIO, Cluster FOODSEC, Cash Working Group, etc.) and HI plays an active role in these.

DESCRIPTION :

In the context of transition from an emergency situation to recovery, your main task will be to ensure that HI’s involvement is relevant and appropriate to needs and capabilities identified locally. This will be achieved through a regular analysis of the local context and the achievements of the project, especially in terms of the market of goods and services and the supply chain. You will liaise internally with other Project Managers (including Atlas Logistique) and support services, and externally with other humanitarian organizations on the ground, and, if appropriate, relevant authorities.
Under the responsibility of the Field Coordinator, and with a functional link to the basic needs specialist at headquarters, you will mainly be responsible for:

• The implementation and follow up of the project;
• Monitoring the project and its contextual environment in order to adjust the strategy if needed;
• Respecting contractual obligations;
• Internal coordination of the project and management of project teams in conjunction with the logistics, HR, finance and security services of the mission;
• Good external program coordination;
• Ensuring that safety rules and legal frameworks applicable to the mission are respected;
• Completion of reports and capitalization of the project.

PROFIL:

Qualifications:
• A Bachelor degree in humanitarian studies, ideally coupled with a CaLP training.
• A Master’s degree is a strong asset.

Experience:
• You must have experience with an NGO in the design and implementation of cash transfers in volatile security environment, as well as experience in the management of humanitarian projects and team management. You have strong skills in analyzing, summarizing and report writing in English and French.
• Previous experience with HI is an asset

Competencies:
• Good understanding of HR, logistics and financial procedures;
• Strong internal and external coordination, communication and representation skills
• Strong project cycle management and field survey skills
• High level of autonomy and initiative
• Strong team management skills
• You have a strong sense of priorities and responsibility and strong organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure and to manage stress in an isolated setting with potentially precarious living conditions
• You are passionate about humanitarian action

Languages:
French: working proficiency
English: fluent, with very good report-writing skills.


LANGUAGE(S):

English : Fluent
French : Fluent

SPECIFICS :

Living conditions in Kananga (capital of Kasaï-Central where HI is currently based) are basic and it is very isolated, with few humanitarian organizations on the ground. Safety conditions are currently acceptable but could deteriorate rapidly, which is why it currently has a travel advisory level 3.

CONDITIONS:

Start date: ASAP
• Length of contract: 12 months
• Status: salaried
• Salary from 2250 € gross/month according to relevant experience
• Perdiem: 595 EUR net/month
• Hardship allowance : 500 euros net/mois
• Insurances: medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R : 5 days every 3 months
• Status: unaccompanied position
• Housing: collective housing in guest house