Position Identification

Position Title:  Project Manager
Organisation:   Islamic Relief South Africa ‘IRSA’
Location:   Cape Town
Contract:   Six month fixed term
Reports to: Regional Programmes Coordinator
Salary: TBC

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 Responsibilities

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
  • 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 organization.

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
  • 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 the Agricultural 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.

Key interfaces:

  • Regional Programmes Coordinator.
  • Admin Assistant.
  • All staff.

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

Closing date:  COB 5th February 2021

Please forward a copy of the completed application form IRSA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM (3), 1 page
motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to recruitment@islamic-relief.org.za before the 5
th February 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 consider your application as unsuccessful if you are not contacted within a month after the closing date.

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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