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VA20P052V01 - Senior Project Manager

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Job Location: Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: 06 Apr 2020


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Senior Project. The position of Senior Project Manager is based in ICMPD’s Ankara Office, as part of Western Balkans and Turkey Regional Coordination Office and reports to the Regional Coordinator. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for development of the project portfolio and for programmatic oversight to initiation and implementation of projects as well as directly manage the assigned projects within the Turkey related portfolio of the Regional Coordination Office.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Job Description:
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for programmatic oversight to implementation of projects in Turkey, for development of new projects within the portfolio, and kick-off and initiation of new projects and oversight of implementation of projects within the assigned portfolio.

Ensuring consistency with the regional and organisational strategies and synergies, the Senior Project Manager identifies new project opportunities, plans and coordinates project formulation processes by identifying potential partners and donors as well as by planning project resourcing. The Senior Project Manager supports the development and implementation of the regional strategy, develops and cultivates relationships with donor and project partners and actively contributes to resources mobilisation activities within the regional programme.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the timely initiation and set up of new projects ensuring compliance with ICMPD legal framework and country-specific management typologies as well as applicable donor agreements. S/he coordinates the timely deployment of project teams and establishment of project offices in close collaboration with relevant HQ units. S/he proactively monitors progress of portfolio implementation through established systems and procedures and provides continuous feedback on financial and operational performance to project managers prompting performance improvements as required. The Senior Project Manager ensures that planning, and implementation processes are applied by  the projects and that timely reporting to donors and through corporate systems is undertaken by the projects within her/his portfolio.

Senior Project Manager, when assigned to directly manage a project or projects within the portfolio of the Regional Coordination Office, will be responsible to exercise the responsibilities of project manager, in accordance with the generic functions thereof, as determined by the ICMPD Job Evaluation Standard.

The Senior Project Manager works under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Project Teams in the region and the staff of the Regional Coordination Office. S/he supervises Project Managers and works in close cooperation with the Heads of Offices in the countries within her/his assigned portfolio. The Senior Project Manager maintains effective working relationships with all relevant Directorates, Units and the Brussels Mission to collaborate, to ensure effective information flows, organise and coordinate activities as well as to solicite organisational effectiveness and achievement of results across ICMPD.

The Senior Manager works collaboratively with a wide range of external stakeholders, partners and donors relevant to the regional programme across countries and organisations.


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