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GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery.

Job PurposeReporting to the GOAL WASH Programme Lead based in Freetown, the Project Manager has responsibility for managing the upgrade and operational improvement programme planned for the Freetown Faecal Sludge Management Plant. The Project Manager is intended to develop resilient operation of the plant, work with site staff to improve operational practices, logistics of the truck deliveries including schedule control, document an Operations and Maintenance Manual, including schedule and specification details of consumables and spare parts.The Project Manager would be expected to liaise with Freetown City Council (FCC) and to work towards transitioning the operation of the plant from GOAL to FCC (or third party operator). As part of the role, you will be expected to liaise and engage with GOAL Head Quarters (HQ) and its Water-Share partners in Ireland who will provide technical and financial support.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manage the delivery of the programme of work defined by GOAL including the liaison with FCC, GOAL locally and in Ireland and its Water-Share partners
  • Ensure all procurement processes are carried out in accordance with GOAL procedures.
  • Coordinate activities on site, including for separate projects, with responsibility for overall health and safety at all times.
  • Develop the project plan(s) and ensure resources are allocated to achieve planned work schedules, manage any contractors or other service providers.
  • Manage and report on status, risks, issues and report monthly on all aspects of the work, setting out progress, expected work in the following period and seeking any guidance or decisions needed, report on all stakeholder relationships and dependencies in Freetown.
  • Actively manage all stakeholders across the project lifecycle to meet the project needs.
  • Manage budgets and timescales to ensure adherence to approved milestones and overall budget.
  • Ensure the project team develops detailed plans for all improvement works, develop plans for implementation including taking possession of and installing equipment provided from Ireland as part of the Water-Share support.
  • Ensure user training and post-go-live support is established and completed to support project commissioning and operation.
  • Manage relationships with all suppliers and contractors, monitoring their progress and adherence to the contract, minuting all meetings and following up on actions.
  • Influence the continuous improvement of project operation and document best practice operation, maintenance, including procurement of spares and consumables.
  • Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for promoting and delivering health and safety and hygiene commitments.
  • Other duties as required.

The Person:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a project lead or project management position
  • Project Delivery Experience, with a least five years’ Project Lead experience
  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Project Management qualification required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers and senior management, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders internally and externally;
  • Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion along with the ability to communicate complex information to others
  • Highly motivated individual, working to the highest professional standards and with proven ability to deliver results

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GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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