International Team Leader (m/f)
“Green Economy: Sustainable Mountain Tourism and Organic Agriculture” (GRETA)
RefNr. 56849/IV |
1. Background and Introduction:1. Background and Introduction:
The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) has been mandated by the EU and Sida to implement a project worth 6.8 Mio Euro focussing on Sustainable Mountain Tourism and Organic Agriculture in Georgia (GRETA). The project aims to facilitate an improvement of the business environment and the creation of new income opportunities in sustainable mountain tourism and organic agriculture to reduce poverty and exclusion in the selected regions of Georgia by focusing on 1) the creation of a legal and policy framework for mountain tourism and organic agriculture that enables sustainable and inclusive development 2) an increase in employment and income in both sectors and 3) improving access to capacity development measures for people and institutions active in the fields of sustainable mountain tourism and organic agriculture.
The project will be implemented over a period of 52 months. To support the ADC Coordination Office in Tbilisi in ensuring a successful implementation of this project, ADA is recruiting an experienced International Team Leader for a maximum of 52 months (full-time) starting in January 2019.
2. Detailed Terms of References:
The Team Leader will be based partly in the project target area (Upper Svaneti and Racha/Lechkhumi) and partly in Tbilisi (max. 50% of the time) with trips to the different project sites, partners and beneficiaries within Georgia. He/she will be responsible for the overall implementation and management of the project and other related tasks.
2.1 Specific Duties:
- Set up the project team and office; guidance and supervision of the 8 project team members;
- Manage and monitor implementation and progress of the project;
- Timely and comprehensive reporting on the project according to EU and Sida requirements
- Ensure ADA’s compliance of the implementation with the two Delegation Agreements with EU and Sida and according to ADA’s Project Operational Manual (POM);
- Provide monitoring and reporting support to the project partners for result-based monitoring;
- Ensure constant monitoring and analysis of the project and its environment, timely readjustment of the project, determination of required revisions, coordination of budget revisions, and closure of projects activities, all in line with relevant ADA, EU and Sida regulations;
- Organize, prepare and participate in Project Advisory Board and EU Programme Steering Committee meetings and ensure follow-up;
- Prepare analytical information and communication to be exchanged with partner institutions, donors and the public as well as procurement of (consulting) services;
- Maintain contact with project stakeholders, beneficiaries, contractors, project partners, donors and the public;
- Organise the external evaluations;
- Manage and monitor the foreseen communication and visibility activities;
- Represent ADA in meetings relevant to the project, as required.
3. Requirements and Qualifications:
- EU/EWR/Swiss citizenship;
- University degree in economics, business administration, agriculture, tourism, social sciences and/or development studies;
- Minimum eight years of relevant work experience in managing int. development programs;
- Knowledge and experience in financial project management, monitoring and reporting;
- Work experience with policy-related issues in the agriculture and/or tourism sector;
- Understanding of international development cooperation principles and quality standards, environmental protection and climate change, social inclusion, good governance;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity to integrate a gender perspective into tasks;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment;
- Flexibility to adjust working hours to actual workload and capacity to work under pressure;
- Valid driving license is required;
- Excellent computer skills with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
- Excellent written and oral communication/reporting skills as well as presentation skills in English are required, knowledge of Georgian, German or Russian would be an asset.
Women are especially encouraged to apply. ADA supports gender equality on all levels and attaches great value to a gender balance in senior positions. In case of equal qualification for the position and at the absence of other outweighing factors, preference will be given to the female candidate. We also welcome applications of persons with a migrant background and/or of persons with disabilities.
4. Documents to be Presented by the Applicant:Please submit your application electronically by 21st December 2018, indicating “Team Leader GRETA” in the subject line, with the following documents:
- Letter of motivation (in English);
- Curriculum vitae (in English);
- Names, contact details and work relationship of three professional references (at least one referee should have been your direct supervisor);
- Copies of academic certificates and testimonials.
The minimum yearly remuneration for this position is EUR 82.627,52 gross for full-time employment.
ADA retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and no application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by ADA for our recruitment process. Please note that in the event of an invitation for an interview, ADA is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Candidates must expect that references from previous employers will be requested by ADA. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited.
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