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About the opportunity
The Government of Canada’s Field Support Services Project (FSSP) provides the required technical, administrative, procurement, financial and logistical support services which will ensure the quality and relevance of Canada’s support in responding to the Caribbean’s development challenges. The Field Support Services Project will follow Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy Action Areas: human dignity; growth that works for everyone; inclusive governance; and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Based full-time in Jamaica, the FSSP Project Manager will be tasked to provide Project Management services and advice on project matters to the Development Section of the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica, DFATD Headquarters, stakeholders and FSSP Resources.
The tasks for the FSSP Project Manager include:
Ensuring overall quality and management oversight of all services offered by the FSSP and ensuring the quality of services provided by the FSSP meets the needs and expectations of DFATD.
Leading the development of all key FSSP documents, including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans, as well as overseeing the OPM - LDIs.
Reviewing and approving FSSP and LDIs Fund budgets and financial reports.
Oversight on procurement, logistics, and financial management services provided under the project, including for LDIs.
Ensuring appropriate administrative oversight of the Technical Specialists, including timely delivery and quality assurance of their deliverables.
Coordination of work for the satellite offices.
Ensuring the quality of the reporting and invoicing for services rendered.
Regularly liaising with the Technical Authority, DFATD HQ, the Recipient Country’s Government Authorities or representatives, and other relevant project stakeholders.
Developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector).
Overseeing procurement services for goods and services, including but not limited to procurement/sub- contracting of Technical Specialists through local and international competitive processes.
Ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise; and
Providing any other related services, as required.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
PhD or a Masters in political sciences, law, international development, economics, finance, business administration, project management, social sciences, engineering or applied sciences.
Minimum of 8-10 years experience in project management.
Managed an average annual budget of $1.5 million CAD or more.
Demonstrated experience working with a minimum 4 different types of International Development Assistance Stakeholders.
Demonstrated cumulative experience working in-country in a Developing Country/Countries minimum 60 months.
Demonstrated experience providing technical services relevant to the following:
a) Ensuring overall quality and management oversight of all services offered by the organization.
b) Leading the development of all key organizational documents, including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans.
c) Reviewing and approving organization budgets and financial reports.
d) Oversight of procurement, logistics, and financial management services provided under the organization.
e) Ensuring the quality of the reporting and invoicing for services rendered.
f) Developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector).
g) Ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise.
h) Management of Administrative, Procurement, Financial and Logistical services within a project(s).
Demonstrated relevant experience working in the context of international development.
Fluency in English is required; fluency in both English and French is a significant asset.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, no telephone enquiries, please.