Program Description :
We seek qualified candidates for the position of Project Director based in Tunis, Tunisia. FHI 360 is implementing a US government-
funded economic development project in Tunisia. The project is in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Commerce, and the National Office of Handicrafts (ONAT).
The goal of this project is to foster a more competitive handicraft value chain in Tunisia, leading to long-term sustainable economic growth, increased exports, and increased employment.
The primary focus will be on upgrading two handicraft regional clusters with high export potential : beginning with essential oils and continuing with related artisanal products in NW Tunisia, and olive wood products produced by artisans in Sidi Bouzid, linked with exporting SMEs in coastal cities.
Position Description :
The Project Director will provide overall management, coordination, oversight and ensure that activities are coordinated and achieve intended results.
This individual will be the key liaison with the US Embassy / Department of State as the funder, relevant Government of Tunisia counterparts, key project stakeholders, and other implementing partners.
Her / his primary responsibilities will be aimed at providing overall leadership management of the project team including oversight of project deliverables, reporting requirements to the client and supporting general technical direction of the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.
The PD will rely on the two Senior Technical Advisors on the project to ensure technical alignment of project goals, for technical design, implementation and coordination.
The PD will provide oversight and ensure timely performance of key project milestones, including required programmatic and financial reporting, monitoring and evaluation reporting, and coordinating marketing and communication.
The PD will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
S / he will supervise activity implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The PD position requires institutional awareness and networking skills, as s / he will interact with numerous institutions and senior national and regional-
level government officials, as well as international organizations both public and private. The PD will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
The PD plans, monitors, directs, and organizes project personnel, activities, schedules and budgets. He / She is accountable for ensuring adherence to fundamental project management principles throughout the entirety of the project life-
cycle. Central to the role is the identification, selection, development, and performance management of project personnel, as well as, the strict compliance to budgetary planning, monitoring, and reporting processes and regulations.
The PD will be responsible for ensuring compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures, in consultation with the Country Representative and WAMERO regional platform, as well as, technical excellence in consultation with FHI 360 technical experts from G3E.
Applied Knowledge & Skills :
sector reform and capacity building.
Minimum Requirements :
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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