Job Information BMZ Project Manager (Roving between Salahadin and Ninewa NGO Information
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 1 Year
Governorate Erbil
Job Shift 8:30-4:30
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-11-06
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-11-06
Deadline Date 2019-11-20
[Mosul,Tikrit,Iraq ]


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.



The Project Manager will be responsible for the management and technical support of BMZ Project, funded by BMZ in SAD and Ninewa Governorates of Iraq.





The Project Manager will be responsible to provide Project Management, Technical Management and Program Development.


Reports to: Operations Director



Save the Children works in a total of 5 provinces in Iraq. SC’s Humanitarian program Iraq is primarily focused on supporting Child Protection, Education and Wash Programming in 5 governorate in the country. The BMZ project is focused on Conflict-affected children in order for them to have the tools to achieve their fullest potential through increased access to education and an improved protective environment. To ensure a sustainable intervention, the project will build upon first phase of BMZ programming in SAD and Ninewa. The aim of the intervention is to provide improved learning and cognitive brain development, transitioning into formal school, as well as early grade retention and overall decrease in brain-impairing toxic stress. Through a holistic approach, working with children, youth, community members and leaders, and unique education interventions integrated with protection activities, this action will reach the most vulnerable conflict-affected children and youth with protective and quality learning opportunities.


Staff directly reporting to this post:  No direct reports are under this position but good management skills are required to manage the work with the Education and CP Program Managers and Coordinators in the field.




Overall objectives of the role:

  • Manage the BMZ Project in country, including work plans and budget follow-up.
  • Monitor project spending in beweekly or monthly bases.
  • Monitor targets achievement in monthly bases.
  • Insure quality implementation of both Education and CP interventions.
  • Provide day-to-day technical and managerial oversight to the project.
  • Insure that reporting is done in time and with quality.
  • Map technical best practices, tools used, lessons learnt and effectively share with partners and global program coordination team.
  • Contribute to the overall achievement of SC global program objective by actively working with counterparts in other SCI, and consortium team members.

Key Responsibilities:

Project activities planning and implementation

  • This role need strong skills in leadership and management such as planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project activities.
  • Provide technical oversight of project activities to ensure quality of services.
  • In close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, supervise the M&E process of the optimal performance of the project.
  • Conduct regular field visits to support project implementation.
  • Support the SCI team to continue to scale-up the supportive supervision approach and the utilisation of data for action.
  • Plan and follow-up procurement plans and supply chain in line with project needs and SCI norms.
  • Liaise with other partners to ensure information sharing in country.
  • Coordinate and actively with field teams and technical specialist to ensure mapping of best practices and lessons learnt at global level.
  • Prepare Monthly and quarterly project’s progress reports and any other donor’s report.
  • Document project’s learning, and incorporate analysis and lessons learned into new strategies/activities.


Staff and partners capacity building and management

  • Participate in the recruitment of the project staff.
  • Provide technical and strategic guidance for supporting approaches to apply and scale up interventions within the program.
  • Provide capacity building of the project team.
  • Focusing specifically on the project officers to improve his/her capacity so has he/she can eventually take over the project manager role.
  • Supervise the coordination and planning for programme-related trainings, ensuring that they are in-line with policies and needs.


Budget Follow up and monitoring

  • Under the supervision of the Operations Director liaise with the finance team to ensure that accurate project expenditure reports are produced monthly and disseminated to the relevant staff.
  • Review project budget to ensure that spent is on-track and budget is re-phased for the following reporting period.
  • Ensure compliance to donor’s rules and regulations at financial level and also on programmatic and technical aspects of the project.



  • Provide technical and strategic guidance for supporting approaches to apply and scale up interventions within program.
  • Represent Save the Children at implementing partners coordination meetings.
  • Participate in relevant coordinating meetings/forums as required.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant field experience with an international organization.
  • Experience in Iraq will be an asset.
  • Fluent English and good written communication and report writing skills.
  • Experience in implementing multi year projects.
  • Creative and innovative approach to design and delivery of effective training interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage entire project management cycle.
  • Demonstrated success in providing leadership and management in project implementation
  • Able and willing to travel and spend time to remote and insecure locations.
  • Experience in leading/implementing consortium projects desirable.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.



Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How To Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV before wednesday, 20 of Nov 2019 to and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Please note:


We will be reviewing the CVs on rolling basis and the position can be filled even before the closing date.

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