The Project Manager DFATD (PM-DFATD) provides overall leadership to the DFATD transitional water project team, ensuring the effective delivery of all aspects of the project. The PM DFATD ensures accurate and responsive grant management for the project, establishing and adjusting activity plans, developing and updating procurement plans, monitoring budget performance and re phasing the budget as necessary. The PM DFATD works with the technical team to ensure technical project quality as well as the funding team, to ensure internal and external project reports are high quality and produced to agreed deadlines. The PM DFATD also manages project specific partnerships with the local NGO partner, The Water Authority of Jordan and Municipal Authorities in target areas. Additionally, the PM DFATD ensures, effective project monitoring, learning, knowledge anagement and project related research in support of country programme advocacy and campaigns. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Leadership and Management: - Provide effective leadership and support to the project team, ensuring the establishment/maintenance of a high performing team, excellent coordination and collaboration between team members and an environment conducive to team work. - Directly line manage senior project team members, ensuring implementation of Oxfam’s performance management policy and procedure. - Support the identification and strengthening of the national NGO partner and ensure that components of the project delivered by the partner organisation are effectively monitored and supported. - Collaborate with sector specific coordinators to ensure quality programming, effective MEAL processes and learning that complies with organisational standards of accountability. - Together with the Programme Manager, identify and pursue opportunities for strategic project integration within the wider Programme Team.
Grant Management: - Ensure that the transitional water project is effectively implemented and monitored against approved outputs and budget and ensure the preparation and regular updating of: activity plans, the project budget and procurement plans. - With the support of the grants team, prepare internal and external reports, ensuring compliance with donor and affiliate requirements. - Ensure that the transitional water project is cost effective, efficient and complies with organisational standards of management and accountability. - Ensure that Oxfam internal project management applications are maintained and updated.
Influencing and representation: - Represent Oxfam and the project to representatives from the project donor (DFATD), WAJ and relevant Municipal Authorities. - Support the development and delivery of advocacy and influencing plans focusing on urban water, gender and women’s rights. - Represent the project to internal stakeholders, including: OGB and Oxfam Quebec senior management.