Project Manager

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2015-03-31 00:00:00
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Deadline to Apply: 
Tue, 03/31/2015
Description of Job: 
Position Overview The Project Manager will manage and oversee the entire project. This involves among other things managing the entire staff employed under this project, managing the project activities, project reports, project impacts and outcomes. This position will also work closely with other Building Markets Units such as the Market Research, Business Operations and Training in ensuring that key outputs are achieved.
Responsibilities and Duties The Project Manager reports to the Country Director and to the Project Services Manager to perform the following functions: Tailored Trainings and Mentorship: The Project Manager will implement a capacity gap assessment for the identified suppliers to mines and concessions in target locations and then spearhead technical interventions to address the gaps. This involves training, mentorship and coaching of the various suppliers. Specifically, on-the-job coaching will support businesses in applying new knowledge and business improvement practices obtained in training. Training Business Service Providers: The Project Manager will oversee the training and capacity building services to qualified Business Service Providers (BSPs) and have them contracted by BM to deliver supplier development and youth employment interventions. Market Research: The Project Manager will work with the BM Market Research Unit to produce research products that will identify ways the extractive operations can be leveraged to deter potential conflict with BM-L Cross-Team Collaboration • Work closely with the Market Research team in producing analysis and research pieces • Work closely with the Communications and Advocacy Team to ensure the SMI-L advocacy plan is closely in line with the programmatic objectives; • Working closely with Business Operations Unit on ensure data collected on Ebola related surveys are both accurate and complete • Provide input to improve the overall strategy and efficiency of the SMI-L project. • Provide input and insight to the CAT team on reporting deliverables; Person Specification: The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in project management, training, capacity building, reporting, coaching and mentoring. Experience working with mines, concessions, Business Service Providers (BSPs), and employment creation is an added strength. In addition, the PSD Program Manager will also have the following core competencies: • At least a University degree in mining, extractives, engineering, education, economics, business management, social science, statistics, international development. Preference will be given to those candidates with graduate degree or higher. • At least seven years of applied experience with the private sector, government, humanitarian/development organization designing, implementing and overseeing skills based training, workforce development and supplier development activities and experience working within or with the mining sector and their supply chains. • Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within the mining sector and extractive industries sector • Extensive experience in planning, employment creation, human resources management, capacity building, mentoring and coaching • Creative mindset: initiative-rich, energetic and efficient, results-oriented • Critical Analysis: an ability to structure and find solutions to complex problems • Communications: good interpersonal skills and ability communicate, both verbal and written, to external counterparts and internal colleagues • Capable of thinking “outside the box” and provide innovative approaches to programmatic and management challenges • Comfortable with and managing large amounts of data If you meet these qualifications, please send the following, attached in an email to (1) A letter of application in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format ONLY, under your own authorship; (2) A complete resume/CV in .doc, .docx, or.pdf format ONLY. This should be under your own authorship—candidates who cut and paste job descriptions, or falsify job history will not be considered; (3) Include (3) three names of professional references with email and contact phone numbers. (4) Please title your resume/CV as follows: “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ CV for ‘JOB TITLE.’” Please title your cover letter “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ COVER LETTER for ‘JOB TITLE.’” (5) The subject line of the email should read: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME” and “Project Manager.” DO NOT SEND photographs, copies of diplomas or certificates, or other documents other than the above. DO NOT SEND any documents in .jpg, .gif, or any other file formats other than the above. DO NOT SUBMIT your application in person or otherwise contact BML unless you receive an email response. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further evaluation. The deadline for applications is 31th March, 2015 Submissions not fitting the above criteria, or those received after the deadline, will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Note: Building Markets is an equal opportunity employer and therefore qualified Liberian women are strongly encouraged to apply!
Description of Company/Organization: 
Since 2011, Building Markets has been operating in Liberia with funding from Humanity United, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), BHP Billiton and the Australian Government. In Liberia, BM partners with the Government of Liberia, development organizations, local entrepreneurs and the private sector to provide innovative solutions to complex developmental challenges. BM is currently implementing the USAID Sustainable Marketplace Initiative Liberia (SMI-L) which aims to create jobs and sustains peace by championing local entre¬preneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities. SMI-L works across sectors to support local businesses, build and strengthen local supply chains, and ensure monies spent in Liberia stay in Liberia. In 2015, Building Markets secured funding to implement a new project in the economic development sector. As a supplement to the work initiated in the SMI-L project, the new project aims at developing local supply chains to service the extractive sector. To enable Liberian SMEs and citizens to engage the mining sector supply chain while simultaneously assisting mining companies to procure more locally, by focusing on the development of qualified workforce to be employed by local SMEs in select concession based counties. This project will enable local SMEs to meet procurement needs of extractive firms in Liberia and funnel economic benefits of FDI into the local economy. In addition to reducing poverty, the project will lead to a stable, peaceful society through job creation and business growth.
Program Management/Consulting
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