Project Manager

Videre Remote

This key role will work for Videre in South East Asia. You will be the project manager for a new project. Due to the sensitive nature of the work, further details of the project will be revealed to candidates later in the recruitment process. You will have excellent project management skills with a proven track record in cross-functional working to develop and deliver a diverse program of work. You will work within the Programming and Operations Team. You will be responsible for the effective design, delivery and evaluation of this new scope of work, managing a small regional team to ensure continued impact.

 

Reporting to: Program Director

Location: This position is based in South East Asia; we will consider remote working for exceptional candidates.

Salary: $50,000

Fixed term contract until September 2024


Please note that we work in challenging environments. As part of this role you will occasionally be required to deal with urgent problems outside of office hours. You will have responsibility for the welfare of our regional staff and networks of local activists that we partner with, ensuring they have the support and resources they need to do their work well. In turn, you will be provided with the support and training needed to do this work by a small but dedicated international team.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

·    Project Management - Contribute to the planning and implementation of Videre’s work to support human rights defenders and affected communities, in their monitoring and documentation efforts.

·    Partner Engagement – act as Videre’s regional point of contact; attend regular partner coordination meetings and communicate key information regularly and clearly to Videre’s international staff. 

·    External Relations – Build and maintain strong, trusting and supportive relationships with key project stakeholders including international partners and their regional staff and local partner organizations within the country of operation.

·    Office Management and Human Resources – Responsible for the smooth-functioning of Videre’s regional office and its security procedures according to our standards and SOPs; manage a small team of regional staff.

·    Finance – Efficient budget management; line manage the project’s Finance Coordinator to ensure accurate bookkeeping and contribute to regular financial donor-reporting.

·    Monitoring and Evaluation - Ensure effective reporting and analysis of project activities in line with MEL plans to drive continued improvement and shared learning across the organization.

·    Training and Support – line manage the Senior Trainer to ensure our local partners have the capacity and equipment they need to safely document human rights violations.

·    Due diligence and risk management – ensure that all project activity and partnerships comply with Videre’s global standards and protocols.

·    Logistical and administrative support – such as helping to coordinate regional travel and training activities.

·    Undertake other duties which may be reasonably required in the position and contribute to wider activity and the overall success of the project.

 

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

 

Essential

·    Extensive experience of successful project development and management with a strong track record of creating impact in difficult environments

·    At least seven years professional experience working in the field of human rights or international development

·    A solid understanding of the human rights and justice sector in South East Asia with specific knowledge of local organizations, their activities and networks.

·    A solid knowledge of South East Asian history, socio-economic, political and cultural context.

·    Demonstrable proficiency in digital security including encryption, secure communications and privacy tools.

·    Experience working in hostile environments and sensitive to the logistical and security challenges that this entails

·    Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent written and spoken communication, whether briefing, training, providing constructive feedback or report-writing.

·    Strong people management skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with staff across different regions as part of a global team; ability to work across cultures and time zones.

·    Sensitivity and respect for differences in race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

·    A great team player with the ability to work alone; flexible, creative and calm under pressure.

·    Excellent relationship management and communication skills.

·    Strong decision-making ability to resolve problems quickly and carefully under pressure in situations of uncertainty

·    Excellence in strategic thinking and the ability to see the ‘big picture’ – taking a global overview of complex issues

·    Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks and processes; ability to work reflectively and integrate learning into programming

·    Strong budget management and reporting skills

·    Integrity, and support of the organization’s values, ethical standards, vision, mission and strategic goals

 

Desirable

·    A relevant degree such as law, social sciences or international studies

Experience working as part of a network; working collaboratively with international partners


We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the human rights sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities that we serve. Therefore, we are particularly keen to receive applications from people who identify with minority and/or underrepresented groups (whether on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status). We also value diversity in terms of personal and professional experience; believing that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create stronger and more creative working environments.


Process

Deadline for Applications: 6th February

First Round Interviews: w/c 14th February

Second Round Interviews: w/c 28th February

Position Start Date: April 2022


To apply – please send a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role and CV to hr@videreonline.org



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