SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL
PROJECT MANAGER COCOA CHILD LABOR AND SUPPLY CHAIN (MULTIPROJECT)
This position is a national position, and is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
The project will increase the number of cocoa cooperatives demonstrating a reduction of child labor in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. The project will link with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s efforts to improve accountability of cocoa cooperatives to monitor child labor in the cocoa supply chain and increase support to vulnerable cocoa households within cocoa cooperatives in the cocoa growing areas.
The PM will be Save the Children’s primary point of contact with the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor and all other relevant stakeholders, including the local partners. S/he will collaborate with relevant Ministries and agencies in Côte d’Ivoire and other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The PM will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables. The PM will also be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the project activities of all sub-recipient partners.
The PM will oversee a team of experts and project staff, prepare reports and annual operating plans, align project initiatives with in-country priorities and ensure the project is compliant with the U.S. government and Save the Children’s regulations. The project will be designed to align closely with the current objectives of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for combating child labor, so that activities are complementary and create sustainable solutions.
Qualifications and experience
- Master’s Degree in relevant areas of expertise or international development is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree is required;
- Minimum 7 years of professional experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of large and complex programs in Côte d’Ivoire;
- At least 3 years of senior program experience working in the area of child labor in supply chains, including on implementation of traceability systems; experience in the cocoa industry required;
- A certificate for English with a minimum Test score indicating B2;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in French;
- In-depth knowledge of the U.S. Government approaches and regulations;
- Prior experience as Project Director or Project Manager, preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
- Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to work effectively in resource-constrained environments is important;
Contract length: 24 months renewable
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
Application deadline : 19/11/2020
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.