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Project Director – Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers (SURFF) Project – Environmental and Climate Change Project Retour vers les opportunités

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10 Mars 2023 Il y a 1 year

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Environnement

Project Description:

Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers (SURF) is a US Department of State-funded project aiming to improve the capacity of Tunisian farmers, fishers, agriculture and fishery firms, and cooperatives to adapt to climate change. The project should promote the use of climate and data science to spur innovations and upgrades, while working with the private sector, government-run educational institutions, small famers and fishers, and other key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries (MAHRF) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR).
The project will also assist small farmers and fishers to improve operations, boost yields, and access new resources and technologies while also connecting Tunisian and U.S research institutions for technology transfer to develop, fund, and deploy local climate smart technologies and innovations.


Position Description:

The Project Director (PD) will lead the Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers (SURF) and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners, DOS and other key stakeholders. The PD has overall
programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving
project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial
reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and the organization’s
The PD will be based at the project’s main office in Tunis with significant travel inside the
country. The PD will report to the Portfolio Director, West Africa and Middle East Regional Office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide managerial oversight to the project, inclusive of supporting personnel,
    sub-partner management, and efficient budget and financial management, and
    ensure impacts achieve the results defined in the project SOW.
  • Serve as the main focal point to DOS and key government stakeholders, ensuring timely
    responses to informational, data and monitoring inquiries and requests, as well as coordinating to resolve any technical issues.
  • Participates in the strategic development of methods and techniques with executive
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for the project to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Analyze needs, design activities and develop work plans for the project on a regular
  • Develop plans to include schedules, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for the project.
  • Responsible for project deliverables and will ensure adaptive management of the project as needed in accordance with the project’s objectives and targets.
  • Organize the inter-project activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and
    within budget constraints.
  • Manage and guide a team with developing process improvement initiatives to ensure
    compliance with organizational and government standards.
  • Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork.
  • Assemble project teams and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.
  • Responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining safe and equitable work environments for all personnel, including a harassment- and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding project participants.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices with project management, process development and execution.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Strong consultative skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving
    strategic goals.
  • Ability to leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across business units
    addresses/resolves project issues.
  • Ability to motivate, influences, and collaborates with others.
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, national and local government officials, donor representatives and the community at large.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and division operations.
    Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.
  • Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with
    organizational goals.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. 

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving strategic
  • Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across business units and addresses/resolves project issues.

The PD reports to the Portfolio Director of the West Africa Middle East Regional Office.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
  • 12+ years of relevant experience with projects management principles and practices (including 7+ years of line management experience).
  • Previous experience working with complex projects is required, Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and Arabic.
  • Travel Requirements: 10% - 25%

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