Project Manager, SPHEIR Sierra Leone

from King's College London
Closing date: 28 Mar 2018

The SPHEIR Sierra Leone Project Manager is responsible for working with Sierra Leone colleagues to manage the Assuring Quality in Higher Education in Sierra Leone (AQHEd-SL) project, one of the Partnerships funded by the DFID Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) programme. They will jointly manage this project with a project manager from the University of Sierra Leone and will be based in Freetown.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with partners across Sierra Leone to oversee the delivery of the project and its monitoring, evaluation and learning objectives, ensuring that milestones of the project are met and activities are on target. As such, the postholder will have experience in operational management, monitoring & evaluation and data collection and analysis.

Responsibilities include:

• Work in collaboration with Sierra Leone partners with regards to all aspects of the AQHEd-SL project, managing the implementation of the project to ensure that its strategic goals are achieved in accordance with SPHEIR objectives
• Day-to-day management of the AQHEd-SL project, including smooth management of workplans, budgets, reporting and relationship management to ensure that project objectives are met. This will include developing and maintaining tracking project management tools
• Responsible for all King’s reporting, including activity & milestones, financial, MEL and others
• Support and capacity building all Sierra Leone partners with their own reporting requirements and supporting the London team to ensure collation and submission of overall AQHEd-SL Partnership reports to the SPHEIR fund managers
• Manage relationships within the partnership; build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, donors, partner NGOs and partner academic institutions
• Responsible for developing and updating monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems in line with project needs and donor expectations
• Provide technical support to ensure that MEL systems are effectively implemented by team members across project partners, and lead MEL capacity building
• Work with partners to develop systems for learning to support an adaptive management approach to the project, facilitate the dissemination of learning through effectively communicating with partners, donors and other associate organisations
• Work with other PCU members to support the Project Management Board
• Line manage the AQHEd-SL Finance Officer, who will be responsible for supporting financial reporting and partner capacity building in this area
• Responsible for the management of the risk register, including assessment and mitigation of risk
• Travel to visit the London office at least twice a year

More information, including a person specification, can be found in the job description on the link provided below.