|| Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
SNV as part of a consortium will (subject to contract award) implement a global fund that will provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation and mobilize external private sector funding at scale.
Overview of position
The Project Manager is responsible for overall management of SNV’s activities within the project which includes: technical oversight and guidance of project activities at the global level; steering technical assistance and grant provision to SME’s and NGO’s; efficient management of financial resources; review and approval of project budgets and grants and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations, administration, logistics, procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the donor and the lead partner; and ensuring a smooth cooperation with consortium partners. S/he will ensure full compliance with all donor and other government regulations and procedures. S/he will oversee orientation & performance management of all project staff working exclusively in his/her project.
Duties and responsibilities
- Project Strategy: provide technical and strategic direction and guidance to the SNV activities of the project at global, regional and national level
- Human and Financial Resources: efficient management of human and financial resources; ensure effective coordination of project activities with project team, review and approve project and grants budgets and monitor expenditures
- Grants Management: oversee and support financing mechanisms, including procurement, grants, due diligence and auditing.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables, develop and maintain a baseline and monitoring plan; account and report to SNV and lead partner on project performance
- Networking and Relation Management: build and maintain relationship with project stakeholders, including consortium partners, ministries, local government authorities, private sector, investors and partners;
- Operational Support: provide operational guidance and support to project activities, including developing work plans, budgets and competency table within financial responsibilities and mandates;
- Knowledge development: guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with the donor and country team;
- Advanced/Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline; finance, international development, management or related field
- A minimum of 10 years or more in managing large donor or government funded programs
- Preferably experience in the promotion of climate adaptation and mitigation
- Track record in managing stringent international donor funded projects;
- Experience implementing interventions with focus on youth and gender equality
- Sound knowledge and understanding of inclusive business models, business case development, private sector (SME) development;
- Understanding of investment modalities with SME’s (grants, equity, debts, blended finance)
- Fund management experience, particularly in managing grants provided to the private sector
- Demonstrated experience in managing funds (grants and incentives), preferably in climate adaptation related projects;
- Demonstrated understanding of success factors of for-profit businesses;
- Experience managing reporting relationships with government stakeholders and large development finance organizations is highly desirable;
- Fluency in English language is required, French is an added value
- Experience working in developing countries;
- Strong qualitative and quantitative writing and analytical skills;
- Understand key approaches of monitoring & evaluation;
- Proven people and result oriented leader with excellent management skills;
- Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills
Contract Duration: 2 years
Expected Start Date: August, 2019
Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands
Working at SNV
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV that contains three referees in English with a cover letter before May 20, 2019.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted