Watersheds Management sector specialist at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 8 July 2022)

Job description

• Oversee the implementation of the watershed management related activities in line with the project implementation plan and under the guidance provided by the National Project Steering Committee;
• Liaise with REMA as the implementing agency and coordinate project’s activities to ensure that the activities in each results area are implemented in accordance with the project’s objectives;
• Monitor project implementation against the established indicators and objectives
• Liaise with implementing partners to ensure the timely submission of reports;
• Conduct field visits as required to verify activities relative to stated targets;
• Facilitate troubleshooting options with the relevant agencies to remove any bottlenecks that might arise during project’s implementation;
• Ensure that the work plans and budgets are in conformity with the project’s objectives;
• Oversee the outsourcing by competitive tender, monitor the procurement of works, goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines in conformity with the procurement procedures manual;
• Coordinate and manage all procurement requirements (contracts and consultancies, including reviewing consultancy reports);
• Provide guidance to contractors and consultants engaged by the project;
• Ensure that project’s financial management arrangements are being managed in conformity with the project’s financial management manual, and that all payment vouchers and payment orders are correctly authorized thereby ensuring that all expenditures are justified, within budget frames, and in line with project’s objectives;
• Have overall oversight responsibility for the project special account;
• Ensure that audits are organized on time and resulting recommendations are acted upon;
• Ensure appropriate public relations, awareness creation and marketing of the project among stakeholder groups and the public at large;
• Prepare periodic monitoring reports (technical and financial) for submission to different agencies that are involved in the project implementation;
• Oversee the preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports;
• Oversee the preparation of quarterly project’s status reports (IFRs);
• Oversee the preparation of monitoring and evaluation reports;
• Oversee the preparation of annual financial statements for audit purposes;
• Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and project review meetings as required;
• Undertake closing out activities for the project which include final financial, procurement, and technical reports, and the handing over of documents;
• Undertake any other activity that may be necessary for the effective management of the project;

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences7 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources7 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Natural Resources5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil and Water Management7 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Agro-forestry5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry,7 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Soil and Water Management5 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Forestry5 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agro forestry7 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects successfully
  • Understanding of environment system
  • Complex Problem solving
  • Extensive experience in projects management.
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team