Position Identification

Position Title: Project Manager

Organisation: Islamic Relief South Africa ‘IRSA’

Location: Cape Town

Reports to:Regional Programmes Officer/Coordinator.

Salary: TBD

Purpose of Position

The Project Manager will play a central role in ensuring that the main elements of the project are achieved in a timely and effective manner.

Key Accountabilities

1. Project Management

  • Ensure that the project is implemented according to plan from beginning to end and that agreed objectives have been met.
  • Ensure implementation of the agreed-upon funding proposal and revise the proposal and budget over time, if required, based on input and feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Working closely with individuals and groups supporting the delivery of any activity, determine roles and responsibilities based on activity requirements and timeframes.
  • Ensure that project documentation is well managed and available to relevant stakeholders,PMER and for audit purposes
  • Ensure that relevant indicators are recorded, tracked and reported
  • Draft and Manage project MOU’s, contracts and agreements to ensure good project governance
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork,innovation and excellence
  • Establish practices, templates, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organisation

2. Financial Management and Controls

  • Oversee the efficient administration of the project in terms of finances, consultant contracts,keeping of records/minutes and other administrative tasks as required.
  • Provide timely and high quality finance reports to the Line Manager on the results of the process.

3. Project Monitoring

  • Communicate progress, risks, expectations, timelines and milestones to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain a usable and well-communicated schedule for all phases of the projects, ensuring effective Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • Conducting regular field visits to ensure effective implementation of projects activities.
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

4. Reporting

  • To provide Osizweni project quarterly and where required monthly narrative reports to the IR programmes department.
  • Develop regular projects updates and timely narrative activity reports, as required.
  • Ensure compliance to legislative requirements of Western Cape for the smooth operations of
    the project.

5. Others

  • Any other duties assigned by the Programmes head of department.

Educational Qualification:

  • Relevant University Degree

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • Relevant University degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years successful project management experience in the humanitarian field.
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and development sectors, and experience with and knowledge of humanitarian standards.
  • Proven skills in leading, reporting, analysing and problem solving.
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills.
  • Management skills, including strong teambuilding skills.
  • Able to communicate verbally and written in English.
  • Good Computer Skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Ms. Project).
  • Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
  • Able to work independently, i.e. with minimal supervision and well under pressure.
  • Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.

Key Islamic Relief Qualities Required

  • It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IR’s vision and mission as per below:

 Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.

 In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity

 Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.

 We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.

 We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, itsresources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.

Closing date: COB 4th August 2021

Please forward a copy of the completed application form(Download form), 1 page motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to recruitment@islamic-relief.org.za before the 4th August 2021.

Dearest applicant, kindly consider the following:

If the requirements of the application as above, is not met, we will consider the application as incomplete and this will therefore not be accepted.

Please note that if you do not hear from us by 13th August 2021, consider your application unsuccessful.
Over and above operational requirements Islamic Relief South Africa will take into account the country’s and organisational employment equity imperatives.

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