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Project Manager

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To: 
Director of Research and Innovation
Vacancy Type: 
Job Number: 
Posting Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Job Summary: 
Managing project once the project is close to approval and will be involved from planning, executing, monitoring and evaluating projects according to pre-determined timelines and budgets. Building and managing project teams, reporting to the project funder and ensuring quality control throughout the project life cycle are central to this position.
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare and update project annual and quarterly work plans
  • Prepare and participate in quarterly work planning and progress reporting 
  • Draft TORs for key inputs (i.e. personnel, sub-contracts, training, and procurement) and submit these, and administer the mobilization of such inputs. 
  • Provide technical advice to project beneficiaries, review technical reports and monitor technical activities carried out by responsible parties. 
  • Ensure that all agreements with implementing agencies are prepared, negotiated and agreed upon. 
  • With respect to co-implementing partners and external project implementing agencies/ sub- contractors: 
    • ensure that these agencies mobilize and deliver the outputs in accordance with their letters of agreement or contracts, and 
    • provide overall supervision and/or coordination of their work to ensure the production of the expected outputs. 
  • Assumes direct responsibility for managing the project budget by ensuring that:
    • project funds are disbursed properly;
    • expenditure is in accordance with the project document and project work plans;
    • accounting records and supporting documents are properly kept and financial reports are prepared;
    • financial operations are transparent and financial procedures/regulations are properly applied; and 
  • Supervises staff and local or international short-term consultants working for the project. 
  • Prepares project progress reports and the project final report and organizes Project Committee meetings, review meetings and evaluation missions 
  • Ensure the timely submission of work plans, reports, outputs and other deliverables for review and evaluation, as appropriate 
  • Regularly report to and keep the Management up-to-date on project progress and implementation issues. 

Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Master’s degree with knowledge in agriculture, or environmental, or natural resource management, or related engineering fields; 
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in project management, planning and implementation, familiarity with donor funded development projects is an asset; 
  • Strong analytical skills, oral and written communication skills; 
  • Substantial experience in monitoring and evaluating project progress; 
  • Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking

  • Project Management Professional ( PMP)

Applicants are kindly requested to send an updated cover letter and C.V combined in one PDF file along with two names as references to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 14660
Dubai- UAE
Fax: +9714 3361149