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  HOME | Job Openings in the Americas

Union for the Mediterranean: Project Manager, Water

Location:Spain
Languages:English, Arabic
Deadline:Jan 15, 2013
Organization:UfM - Union for the Mediterranean
Sectors:Environment & NRM, Water & Sanitation
Work experience: From 3 years to more than 20 years

Description

CALL FOR CANDIDATURES: Project Manager (UfM/IP/2012/002) 1. Subject: The UfMS is seeking to incorporate a Project Manager at its headquarters in Barcelona. Below is the job description, detailing the responsibilities and required skills and qualifications. Job description Job Title: Division/Area: SUMMARY Under the supervision of the relevant DSG, the project manager will assist in carrying out the Division´s Work Plan - namely in the area of depollution, sustainable development, and climate change - by advising on and managing the appraisal, preparation, funding and implementation of complex international projects, initiatives and / or activities pertaining to the division's areas of intervention.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
•Identifies potential projects, initiatives and activities and – in close cooperation with the promoter(s) – contributes to the development of project proposals. In cooperation with promoter(s), contributes to mobilizing the necessary funding of projects; maintains contacts with interested funding partners. Monitors project work plans and progress; conducts evaluations and assessment of results. Carries out all aspects of procurement processes related to the sectors of intervention (drafting Terms of References, launching tenders etc.) Manages external consultants, monitors performance, reviews outputs and recommends and carries out corrective action when needed. Actively participates in relevant project and sector meetings and contributes to the preparation of UfM meetings and events in the sectors of intervention, and UfM missions and high-level visits. Consolidates partnerships with ongoing initiatives and institutions in the field of environment and water. Reports on project progress, problems and proposed solutions; contributes to the production of reports, information and communication tools in the areas of intervention. Monitors developments in the sectors of intervention, proposes relevant initiatives and reports on sector issues. Contributes to the improvement of working methods, by cooperating with other divisions of the Secretariat, sharing experiences and promoting best practices. Coordinates with other divisions, i.e. Urban Development and Energy division on projects and/or initiatives with environmental components. Project Manager Environment & Water Reports to: DSG Environment & Water

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS University Degree in Economics / Social sciences / Engineering or equivalent field.
Minimum of 3 years of experience relevant to the duties described above. Proven knowledge of and professional experience in project management. Strong analytical skills and ability to make sound judgments; critical thinking and problem solving skills. Planning and organizational skills. Computer literacy in MS office tools. Excellent communication, drafting and reporting skills. Good command of English and French, both orally and in writing. Experience in working with development projects funded by international organizations and development agencies, (preferably in the area of Water and Environment). Applicants must hold the nationality of a member state of the UfM.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of and/or experience in Mediterranean countries. Expertise in EU Procurement rules. Specialization in a relevant discipline for the division's activity. Knowledge of Arabic and/or other languages from UfM countries.

2. Submission of applications: Please read carefully the following information and send a complete application in English to the following address: hr@ufmsecretariat.org. The complete application includes:
•A detailed curriculum vitae in English clearly elaborating educational and professional experience.
•A motivation letter in English including a clear mention of the profile applied for and full postal address Please, do not send any supporting documents (i.e.: copies of your ID-card, educational certificates, evidence of previous professional experience etc.) with your application at this stage if not specified in the Vacancy Notice. 3. Submission Date: Complete applications must be submitted by January 15th, 2013 (midnight, European time, GMT+1)

To apply

Applications and updated CV should be submitted to hr@ufmsecretariat.org


 

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