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Project Manager

CARE International Rwanda


CARE International is seeking to recruit a “Project Manager” for it THRIVE project.

This position is dependent on successful award of funds


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We seek a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. CARE International aims to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.

Overview of the Role

The Project Manager (PM) contributes to the realization of the Country Office (CO) Program Strategy by managing the implementation of CO project(s), ensuring that plans are aligned with the Country Office strategy and delivered on time and to the project management standards and donor requirements. The current PM’s portfolio will focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and equitable access to WASH finance under THRIVE/WASH Project. The PM serves as the main contact person and liaises with THRIVE project consortium members and leadership, the CO team including Head of Program Implementation and Management (PIM), CARE Impact Measurement Team, and the Program Support and Finance teams to ensure timely and quality support to project e.g. through various CO coordination mechanisms like participation in multi-disciplinary project management teams, program coordination meetings. The position holder works together with the Knowledge Management & Learning (KML) department to ensure that learning from projects is used to keep project (s) on track and continually improve, and develop new, strategies, tools and approaches, and do the necessary adaptations. In addition, the PM’s responsible for overseeing the deployment of CARE’s resources in projects and implementing risk management and accountability strategies according to CARE International, Government of Rwanda and Donor policies. The project manager directly reports to Head of Program Implementation and Management.

Requirements for the Role

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g. Project management, Development Management or Social Science)
  • Master’s degree in project management or Qualified Project Management certification (added advantage)

 Experience required:

  • 6-10 years in project management role in the development sector, prior experience with WASH programming preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience managing multi donor funded projects,
  • Experience managing USAID funds and projects
  • Excellent understanding of economic development and poverty analysis
  • Experience in managing a multi-million-dollar budget; demonstrated skills in risk management and ensuring value for money
  • Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation and evaluation; including participatory approaches
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with implementing partners, donors and government counterparts.
  • Experience managing emergencies is an added advantage

 Technical skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting
  • Demonstrated ability in program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability in managing different types of partnerships
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management;
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
  • Ability to establish a learning culture and to facilitate knowledge sharing
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Demonstrated proposal writing and report writing skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill in financial management
  • Managing a complex budget
  • Effective follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
  • Ensuring donor compliance and reporting
  • Experience in women and girls-centered programming approach will be an advantage
  • Very high quality written work and language skills in English; ability to speak in French & Kinyarwanda

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We are an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, diversity and Inclusion. CARE’s focus as an organization is to empower women and girls as we strongly believe that they are most affected by poverty. In line with our values, we highly encourage women to apply for this position.

 How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application file (CV, Academic certificate and cover letter) via the ” Apply for this job” button not later than the August 20 , 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.

*Disclaimer: CARE International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment.

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