Project Manager, EU supported project – Egypt

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The project “Strengthening the Institutional and Human Resources Capacities of the Ministry of Social Solidarity” is implemented by Ministry of Social Solidarity and supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and funded by the European Union (EU) Delegation and the Government of UK.

The overall objective of the project is to support MoSS on Egypt’s Social protection response for COVID19, as part of the EU’s COVID19 response funding. The suggested outputs are responsive to the priority areas of interventions identified by MOSS.

This will be achieved through working on two interlinked tiers of the COVID19 outbreak’s response to reduce the implications on the vulnerable groups. The first tier is concerned with prevention of infection of new people to flatten the curve of mounting cases and the second tier will work on addressing the socioeconomic consequences of COVID19.

The project will work on four outputs including:

  • Output 1: Enhanced awareness of Takaful and Karama beneficiaries on COVID19 through supporting MoSS in adapting and expanding existing Waai programme advocacy and awareness tools
  • Output 2: Enhanced institutional capacity of MoSS through digitalization of systems to better support beneficiaries respond to Covid19
  • Output 3: Improved socioeconomic status of vulnerable groups amid Covid19
  • Output 4: Support 168 Elderly Care Institutions and 7 Homeless Shelters for the Elderly managed by MoSS and dedicate information and support to PWD to decrease the risk of infection by Covid19 to vulnerable groups.

Duties and responsibilities:

Under the full supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and oversight of UNDP, the Project Manager will be responsible for operational project management in accordance with the project document and the UNDP guidelines and procedures for nationally executed projects, including:

  • Lead and provide direction and guidance to project team(s)/ responsible party (ies);
  • Liaise with the Project Board to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project;
  • Maintain project’s costeffectiveness, timeliness, and quality project deliverables (adaptive collaborative management) to be approved by the Project Board;
  • General coordination, management and supervision of day to day project implementation;
  • Manage procurement to ensure timely involvement of local and international experts, organization of training and public outreach, purchase of required equipment etc. in accordance with UNDP rules and procedures;
  • Prepare final ToR for all work activities with the respective work group leaders; all senior staff assignment and consulting agreements, both national and international, and to execute work agreements and contracts for all national project professional and administrative personnel;
  • Supervise and coordinate the contracts of the experts working for the project;
  • Consult with the project advisors, individually or as a group on technical matters;
  • Convene the Project Board meetings, consultation and results dissemination workshops
  • Manage financial resources, monitor expenditures and ensure that the project proceeds in compliance with UNDP, EU, GoE budget and accounting guidelines;
  • Submit annual Project Implementation Reports and other required progress reports to the Project Board, Implementing Partner and the UNDP in accordance with the section “Monitoring and Evaluation” of the project document;
  • Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the project board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log;
  • Prepare project annual workplan and budget revision for approval by Project Board and monitor progress against the project results framework and the approved annual work plan;
  • Monitor events as determined in the project monitoring schedule plan, and project milestones and update the plan as required;
  • Maintain effective communication with project partners and stakeholders to disseminate project results, as well as to facilitate input from stakeholder representatives as project partners;
  • Ensure effective dissemination of and access to information on project activities and results,(including a regularly updated project website);
  • Support independent project evaluations and financial audits as per the M&E plan and prepare needed management response.
  • As applicable, communicating with project’s international partners and attracting additional financing in order to fulfil the project objectives;
  • Ensuring otherwise successful completion of the project in accordance with the stated outcomes and performance indicators summarized in the project’s logframe matrix and within the planned schedule and budget;
  • Lead the development of information products highlighting achievements of the project;
  • Ensure full compliance with the UNDP and EU branding policy.

Countries covered:

  • Egypt