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ob Title Consultant Project Manager for ARCEU funded projects
Type of Contract Regular Consultancy
Division ARC
Duty Station City, Country Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration 11 months, with possibility of extension
Reporting to Acting Director of Policy and Technical Services
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

African Risk Capacity ARC is a Specialised Agency of the African Union AU.
The ARC Agency leads the ARC Group, a development finance institution that provides financial tools and infrastructure to help countries manage natural disaster risk and adapt to climate change.
To date, ARC has 34 Member States and is managed by the World Food Programme WFP through an Administrative Services Agreement until 2024.
In 2014, ARC launched its initial risk insurance product for member states through its financial affiliate the ARC Insurance Company Limited ARC Ltd with a USD 200 million initial capital commitment provided by the governments of Germany through KfW on behalf of BMZ and the United Kingdom DFID.
ARC Ltd is a mutual insurance company and Africas first ever disaster insurance pool, aggregating risk by issuing insurance policies to participating governments and transferring it to the international market.
ARC Ltd is a mutual insurance facility comprised of its members Member States with an active insurance policy and its capital contributors.
ARC is a new member of the Global Network Against Food Crises, an alliance of humanitarian and development actors founded by the European Commission for International Cooperation and Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO and the World Food Programme WFP at the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.
The overall objective of the alliance is to tackle the root causes of food crises through increased sharing of analysis and knowledge and strengthened coordination to promote collective efforts across the Humanitarian, Development and Peace nexus.
Within this framework, ARC was allocated a contribution to support the implementation of the 3year project Strengthening Disaster Risk Management capacity to build resilience to climate shocks in African fragile countries and the active participation of ARC in the Global Network.
ARC is therefore looking for a project manager to lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the project, ensuring its optimal operational followup.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE
As a Project Manager, the consultant will be the pointofcontact and oversee the implementation of the project.
Heshe will be responsible for the overall management and efficient running of the project through planning, implementation and technical expertise, monitoring progress and ensuring proper evaluation of outputs, outcomes and impacts, financial accountability and technical reporting.
The consultant must have indepth knowledge and understanding of EU regulations, excellent and proven project management skills including planning, execution, monitoring, reporting, financial management and capacity building.
The Project Manager will be responsible for delivering all programme outcomes on time, within budget and of high standards and quality.
Under the overall supervision of the Acting Director of Policy and Technical Services PTS, the Project Manager will be responsible for the following duties

Plan project activities, ensuring detailed project implementation plans are in place, and effectively implemented as scheduled
Lead the successful implementation of the project deliverables
Develop and manage an implementation timetable for the project, to ensure delivery of project targets to a high quality and within the contracted timeframe and budget
Track progress against project objectives, ensuring full completion as per project logframe
Ensure effective systems to monitor and evaluate the quality of project delivery are in place
Ensure quality reporting of project achievements and documenting of best practices and lessons learnt in the course of implementation
Coordinate activities related to funding progress reports, financial statements, etc.
and prepare related documentsreports
Develop and oversee implementation of comprehensive and costeffective project visibility and communication strategies
Prepare TORs for recruitment of consultants to undertake studies related to the project and
Perform other duties as required.

EDUCATION
Advanced University degree Masters degree or equivalent in business administration, management, economics, natural sciences or a related field.
Project management qualification would be an added advantage.

QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project, planning or project management, administration or related area is required.
A minimum of 3 years in project management at an international level is required.
Experience in managing EUfunded projects is required
Good knowledge of UN system rules and regul

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