Project Manager

Organisational profile
The Fred Hollows Foundation in Vietnam is the country’s leading eye care NGO. We support the goals of VISION 2020 to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities.

Position type
Full time- long term contract as negotiated

This position reports to and is supervised by Operations Manager

Job Summary
Reporting to the Operations Manager, this Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the management and development of the ABI (Avoidable Blindness Initiative) project, in line with FHF values, strategies, and policies. The PM will ensure the ABI project activities are well coordinated and managed to ensure strongest progress towards the project goal and objectives, and most efficient use of resources. S/he will assist the Operations Manager in providing strategic directions to the ABI project team and work with the team to design and develop project plans, implement project activities to achieve stipulated objectives

Main tasks & responsibilities
1. Leadership
- Lead the project team in planning, implementing, and monitoring project activities, in order to achieve the desired impact in the community eye care aspect – improvement in beneficiaries’ quality of life.
- Provide strategic direction for the development of the team to ensure team members are capable of carrying out quality work.
- Promote effective teamwork and a positive work environment amongst the team members
- Identify problems, concerns and issues in the project and work with team and others to identify appropriate solutions.
- Provide the Operations Manager with accurate, up-to-date advice of developments and issues in the program implementation together with necessary recommended solutions.
- Develop and manage effective partnerships for strong project outcomes.
2. Planning, Operation and Management
- Read research papers, reports and other materials pertinent to project design, planning, and technical areas as appropriate, to become proficient in project design and implementation. 
- Work closely with the project partners and other stakeholders to prepare the annual action plan in accordance to the approved project design.  
- Coordinate the project in an efficient and systematic manner to ensure smooth running of all activities.
- Oversee project activities, management and reporting in accordance with work plans and budgets and in line with FHF policies and procedures.
- Develop, coordinate and undertake comprehensive project monitoring, evaluation and reporting and ensure recommendations for change are shared and implemented.
- Adjust project design during implementation when necessary, with proper documentation.
- Act on information generated from monitoring and evaluation to improve the project.
- Facilitate periodic and regular meeting with team members, and PMB where appropriate, to discuss problems, issues, etc., and seek solutions.
- Interact with other NGO’s in target areas in order to build coordination and avoid duplication of project efforts. 

3. Human Resources
- Participate in the recruitment of project staff when necessary.
- Supervise team members to ensure that they have a common focus, are working together, understand the project goals and maintain high quality performance in their work.
- Conduct Performance Appraisal for the team members in coordination with the HRD to maintain job satisfaction and address staff development needs.
- Work with the Operations Manager and HRD to identify and provide training needs of staff and/or others on planning, implementation, and monitoring and technical skills.
4. Financial Management and Planning
- Be aware of and follow all the financial policies and procedures and liaise with the Finance Department to ensure the integrity of financial documents, procedures and reports.
- Oversee management of project funds as outlined in project work plans and budget.
- Ensure effective reporting including providing regular periodic budget and financial reports to FHF Viet Nam, FHF Australia and other stakeholders as required.
- Ensure with the Operation Manager and finance team the maintenance of FHF financial management and accounting systems for all activities and assets.
Monitor finance reports and use them as management tools for evaluating project progress.
5. Proposal Writing
- Assist the Operations Manager in writing project proposals, ensuring appropriate and adequate research is undertaken, and accurate analysis of criteria and key issues.  
- Provide technical support and advice in proposal components including approach, methodology, risk management, work plans, financials and annexes where appropriate.

Selection Criteria and Qualifications
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on the job training:
- Committed to The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Mission and Values.
- University graduate in public health, business administration, or social works. Medical Doctor Degree is preferable. Master of Public Health is an advantage.
- A minimum of five years’ experience in senior leadership (including coaching / mentoring) and management positions. Experience in eye care program implementation, resource mobilization and participatory approach would be an advantage.
- Knowledge and experience in capacity building for local stakeholders/partners
- Excellent presentation, negotiation and interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills. Fluency in English and Vietnamese.
- Excellent proposal and report writing skills
- Computer literate and effective abilities in Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Ability to travel frequently to project sites.
- Sensitive to needs of marginalized population. Experience of working with ethnic minorities and gender issues is helpful.

Applications should:
Include a resume (no more than 4 pages) summarising qualifications and experience
Address the selection criteria in a covering letter (no more than three pages)
Provide at least three work referees and contact details.
Submit applications by  30 Nov 2009
Contact details: Email to: [email protected] and cc: [email protected]
Salary scale: negotiated

Job Details
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Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2009-11-30