Project Manager - Pacific Adoption to Waste to Energy Solutions (PAWES) Project
SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community
The role - Project Manager - Pacific Adoption to Waste to Energy Solutions (PAWES) Project will be responsible for the overall project management and delivery of the PAWES Project. The purpose of this role is to ensure the successful delivery of project activities within the remaining timeframe.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Overall management and successful delivery of the PAWES project
- Day-to-day management, implementation and coordination of all project activities and ensuring project objectives are realized in accordance with the EU contribution agreement and the operational policies and procedures of SPC, and project beneficiaries;
- Lead and manage the PAWES Project team and technical expertise short term consultants;
- Coordinate the implementation of the project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework;
- Provide financial management oversight of the project by liaising regularly with GEM Division Finance staff;
- Prepare the project progress and annual reports and ensure finance reports are prepared and submitted on time.
Strengthening cooperation and coordination on waste-to-energy including the coordination of steering committee meetings, multipliers meetings and other meetings
- Strategic leadership of the project at all levels, and development of close, strong working relationships with multipliers, key stakeholder organizations and donors;
- Effectively communicate regularly with key partners, including private sector, civil society and Government sectors;
- Establish and maintain close working relationships with other relevant agencies both within the Pacific Region and further afield and ensure the establishment of effective synergies among stakeholders.
Coordinate the technical expertise and successful delivery of the work packages 1 to 5 of the PAWES Project
- Capacity strengthening of government entities in the application of support for evidence-based decision making in waste-to-energy;
- Collection and consolidation of data on solid waste management and renewable energy technology in the Pacific region;
- Promotion of cross-sectoral among government entities and the educational, research and private sector;
- Adapting and developing waste-to-energy training courses for tertiary education providers;
- Developing waste-to-energy solutions through tertiary education providers.
Key selection criteria:
- A postgraduate degree from a recognized institution in a discipline relevant to project management, international development, or energy.
- At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in leading and delivering complex projects within a certain timeframe;
- 5 years of experience in working within a regional or international institutional environment either in the private or development sector;
- Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering projects, excellent people coordination skills, procurement, risk management, high level report writing skills and the provision of high-level advice to government and key stakeholders;
- A good understanding of log frames, monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) along with capturing these into high level reports and impact not only for donors but also sharing this information with our stakeholders;
- Experience in leading projects in the Pacific with a good understanding of development projects or an energy background in particular waste-to-energy;
- Awareness of the FESRIP 2021-2030 and PICTs energy priorities;
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver timely and high-quality project outputs and outcomes;
- Demonstrated abilities in staff management and their performance evaluation;
- Excellent computer skills across necessary applications.
- Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
- Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.
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