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UPP- Un ponte per

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Project Manager
North East Siria/ North Iraq

 Position Title: Project Manager

Location: North East Siria/ North Iraq

Period: 3 months

Closing date: 10th of September

Starting Date: 1st of October 2017



Un ponte per… (UPP) is an NGO established in 1991. It has started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, right after the end of the war in Iraq, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in favor of the Iraqi civil society. Later on, the intervention of Un ponte per… started including Serbia and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The NGO mission is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising and advocacy campaigns, cultural exchanges, humanitarian and peacebuilding projects. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region levels. Since 2012 UPP implements several programs to assist Syrian refugees. Learn more at: www.unponteper.it


The project

Un Ponte Per… is looking for a project manager in order to implement a short term intervention supported by UNFPA.  In the context of the current Raqqa military operation the project aims at providing medical services to civilians and particularly at:

·         Strenghtening the provision of reproductive health services in North East Syria

·         Supporting local hospitals with staff and medical kits

·         Delivering three health and reproductive health mobile units in the accessible area affected by the military operation.


Role and Responsibilities

The Project Manager will be responsible to guarantee the correct operational and financial implementation of the project performing the following main tasks:

- Setting up, planning, and supervising the implementation of project activities in close co-operation with the key project staff;
- Monitoring the activities and the results achieved against the project indicators;
- Ensuring that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner;
- Planning the project expenditure and ensuring the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;
- Ensure, together with the administrative offcie, the overall management, the control and the oversight of financial and administrative procedures, in compliance with UPP organizational systems and instructions;
- Liaising with local partners, the donor, and with all relevant stakeholders;
- Participating to all the relevant humanitarian coordination working groups and meetings;
- Performing any other task assigned by the Head of Mission


Essential Requirements:
- University degree
- 5 years professional experience in humanitarian project management
- Excellent command of the project life cycle management with a special focus on administration and reporting actions
- Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives
- Excellent knowledge of the guidelines set out by main donors (EU, UN etc.)
- Excellent oral and written English
- Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others)
- Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and matching deadlines
- Experience of writing project proposals.
- Team working skills

- Reporting skills
- Excellent computer literacy skills

- Proactive attitude

Desirable Requirements:

- Knowledge of the Middle East context and relevant local actors.
- Knowledge of Arabic


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: vacancy@unponteper.it . Please reference; “Project Manager NSE” in the subject line of your email application.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





Banca Popolare Etica
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
IBAN IT70F0501803200000000520000

Conto Corrente Postale
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
ccp 88182001