Job ID

Job Title
Project Manager

To work for
Oxfam Syria


Der Al Zour

Field of Work

Job Type
Project Based

Military service
Finished or Exempted (For male)

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

Project Coordination:
-Establish and maintain working and collaborative relationships with stakeholders in Deir-ez-Zor governorate on matters related to implementation of the project to secure their continuous support. This includes governorate and district authorities, local organisations and communities, contractors and international organizations;
- Hire required project staff and engage volunteers in cooperation with Deir-ez-Zor Area Manager;
- Establish working relationships with and ensure on-going consultation and coordination with Programme, Gender, MEAL, Support and Advocacy/communication teams at Head Office.

Technical and operational support to project implementation:
- Develop project work plans and budgets based on expected project outputs and results; ensure their implementation;
- Oversee through at minimum weekly field visits day to day operations and implementation of project activities; provide technical guidance as may be necessary;
- Proactively identify and manage potential obstacles and risks the project may face, propose and implement mitigating measures and, as needed, contingency plans;
- Objectively assess the vulnerability of the population and based on specific vulnerability, technical and impact factors, and consultations with different communities in the targeted districts, make final selection of targeted communities.
- Starting from the inception phase, ensure highest community understanding and participation in the implementation of the project objectives and activities;
- In consultation with the EFSVL Advisor, determine best modality for required assessments to be conducted and ensure their proper implementation: market, vulnerability, agricultural engineering infrastructure, conflict sensitivity and WASH;
- In consultation with the EFSVL Advisor, develop a comprehensive plan for cash distribution; ensure qualitative implementation of the plan;
- In consultation with the EFSVL Advisor, identify providers for agricultural training for farmers, among which on environmental and climate-sensitive agriculture, determine beneficiary selection for the training based on selected criteria, and ensure qualitative implementation of these trainings;
- Facilitate the carrying out a pilot localized research on the effects of climate change on natural resources, i.e. land and water in agricultural areas with recommendations for improved agricultural land and water management;
- Cooperate with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to track performance monitoring analysis and adjust implementation accordingly; in cooperation with MEAL identify and synthesis best practices and lessons learned;
- Contribute to the development of a policy brief on access of women to aid for livelihoods;
- Ensure all project procurement is carried out according to Oxfam procurement procedures and in a timely manner;
- Ensure project activities are implemented according to global humanitarian minimum standards and best practice (among which Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere standards, Charter for Change);
- Develop and update budget spending plan in cooperation with the finance department, and Funding/Compliance Department.

Human Resource:

- In cooperation with the Area Manager, hire required staff and ensure staff under this project have a good understanding of the project’s goal and objectives, the logical framework and budget;
- In cooperation with the Area Manager, ensure hired staff are properly trained in Oxfam basic standards (safeguarding, gender, protection, code of conduct) and as may otherwise be required to perform their tasks;
- Support the project team to achieve objectives through day-to-day support, monthly face to face meetings, regular team meetings, which include discussions of progress against objectives/implementation plan, providing feedback and encouragement;

Reporting and documentation:

- Ensure timely preparation and submission of donor and internal narrative and financial reports;
- Collaborate with Oxfam funding team in order to ensure that all reports are in compliance with donor and internal requirements;
- Report any incident that must be brought to Oxfam's attention (e.g. security, accountability, safeguarding, code of conduct, external interference);
- Archive all project related documents (soft and hard copies) according to Oxfam and donor regulations;
- Collaborate with the communications team to document project progress through photographs, videos or blogs, in cooperation with the area manager, facilitate access of communications staff to field locations; and provide material that supports Oxfam’s strategic communications.
- Strictly adhere to Oxfam’s data protection standards for beneficiary, partners and staff in regard to data collected for project purposes.

- Fully adhere to Oxfam security protocols and procedures and ensure that all staff working on the implementation of the project also adhere to them. Contribute to on-going security management and planning as necessary;
- Report any incident that must be brought to Oxfam's attention (e.g. security, accountability, safeguarding, code of conduct, external interference).

Relevant university degree (social sciences, agriculture, economics, development) with 3 years work experience or minimum 5 years work experience implementing humanitarian and development projects, preferably with international and/or Syrian NGOs, SARC, UN agencies;
- Effective project management skills; excellent priority setting and organisational skills;
- Leadership and team management skills; ability to communicate effectively;
- Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
- Knowledge of agriculture, food security, local economies and markets;
- Experience with community mobilisation;
- Understanding of gender issues;
- Very good knowledge of the English language, including written English;
- Strong coordination skills, including of one own team and external direct and indirect partners;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a diverse range of people, including with rural populations; diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills are essential;
- Sensitivity to social norms;
- Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency situations, in a leadership role and as part of a team;
- Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and quality standards for humanitarian response.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply;

Salary and Benefits
As per Oxfam Salary Scale

About us
Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organisations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

In Syria :
While Oxfam has been present in the region since 1970, it began operating in Syria through its Damascus based presence in July 2013. Since then, Oxfam has been responding to both the urgent WASH needs for vulnerable people, and has been working on the rehabilitation of water systems in order to provide durable, more sustainable solutions to the affected populations. Interventions implemented under Oxfam's WASH Programme include: Provision of Acute Emergency Life-Saving WASH Services, Rehabilitation of Water Systems, Hygiene Promotion and Water Conservation, Capacity Building and Training, and Improved Emergency WASH Coordination. To date, Oxfam has been worked in 10 governorates, seeking out to over 2.5 million beneficiaries.

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Posted On
Mar 18, 2019

Expiry Date
May 01, 2019


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