Head of Project Development (WASH) at SEED Madagascar, ​Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Deadline: 19 December 2018

SEED Madagascar is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Head of Project Development in ​Fort Dauphin, Madagascar. The duration of this post is 2 years.

SEED Madagascar integrates high quality community health, sustainable livelihoods, education infrastructure and conservation programmes to support long term, sustainable change and add to international best practice through research and publication across all of their programmatic areas.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Head of Project Development (WASH) will perform the following functions:

  • Work with national and international staff to design projects that fulfil local needs and align with SEEDs strategic aim taking into account past learning, international best practice, contextual constraints and government objectives.
  • Oversee rigorous development of project frameworks (e.g LogFrames and Theory of Change), Gantt Charts and proposals to ensure they are representative of the community needs whilst being attractive to donors
  • Provide timely updates to the PD Coordinator of project activities and support the PD Coordinator to communicate any changes in project activities to donors when necessary.
  • Oversee effective systems for monitoring project progress against activity plans, working with project teams to ensure objectives are met and using learning from ongoing evaluation to inform the development of projects and the personal development of the team
  • Identify gaps in staffing, leading the selection process and orientation into the team
  • Support, manage, review and provide professional development to a team of Project Development Interns, Officers and Specialists, delegating to and managing their work programmes to achieve departmental objectives and support organisational ethos and strategy.
  • Foster essential cross-cultural collaboration, providing support to both the national and international teams to bridge gaps in understanding and priorities for project development and implementation.
  • Oversee the development of budgets including full cost allocation with consideration of the organisational strategy and priorities over the coming years.
  • Monthly overview of financial reports, ensuring project spending is on track and identifying trends in expenditure, and management of exchange rate gains.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Degree-level qualification or equivalent experience in international development or WASH/community/public/global health.
  • Sound knowledge of international development frameworks and contemporary WASH issues facing least developed countries.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience related to WASH, community or public Health.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in line management and/or project management.
  • Familiarity with the use of project management tools including Logical Frameworks, Theory of Change models, Budgets Activity Plans and
  • Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) with excellent written communication skills, to the level of editing English documents for publication.
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills, and a flexible and patient attitude.
  • Excellent proposal and report writing and editing skills, with previous experience compiling project proposals and reports and the ability to tailor written information to various audiences.
  • Cross-cultural negotiation skills and a curiosity in effective work practices in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Ability and desire to build capacity both within international and national teams.
  • Ability and desire to develop, support and manage a team of volunteers and staff, and to oversee the Project Development internship programme.
  • Ability to demonstrate and support staff to develop appropriate professional and social attitudes required for living in another country, and to manage these aspects of volunteers’ behaviour when required.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, with demonstrable ability in gathering and assimilating facts and data from various sources.
  • Experience of living and working in a developing country with the ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of MEL and of approaches used to measure outcomes and impact.
  • Knowledge of the contractual obligations and reporting requirements of institutional and other significant donors such as the EU, USAID, DFID and AusAID.
  • Ability to work to, and advocate for, all of SEED’s policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French would be an advantage.
  • Nationality of Madagascar.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit SEED Madagascar.