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Project Manager – 100 %

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan is looking for a Project Manager for its program of National Flood Mapping. Switzerland has agreed to support the Government of Jordan through collaborating with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM) in establishing a National Flood Mapping Programme and in developing national flood risk and flood hazard maps. The project Steering Committee, will be chaired by the NCSCM and the secretariat insured by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI).

The project manager will be the facilitator for the process in developing the flood risk map. In particular, he/she will have the responsibility to oversee the project design, coordinate and maintain a high level stakeholder commitment for the National Flood Mapping Programme, a collaboration between Swiss experts and the Jordanians stakeholders.

Flood mapping touches multi sectors and involves a large variety of stakeholders required to collaborate towards the same objective. Therefore, excellent networking, negotiation and communication skills as well as working experience in the field of project management, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) or development cooperation are key for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Project Manager is working as a local employee of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan and works under the direct supervision of the Regional Water and Sanitation Advisor. He/she is part of the International Cooperation team. The major part of his/her work will take place in direct collaboration with NCSCM and the different stakeholders of the process.

The list of tasks includes the following:

  • Create and maintain proactively and independently a network with actors working on DRR in Jordan, especially with the focal persons or Technical Advisors of the ministries represented at the NCSCM and the Secretary Generals of the relevant Ministries
  • Assist to the organization, and attend the meetings of the stakeholder workshops and steering committees;
  • Identify the needs for external expertise, plan and coordinate support of Swiss and external experts;
  • Coordinate, facilitate and lead discussions on technical topics and negotiate in decision making processes with the decision makers of the relevant Ministries;
  • Contribute to the design of the project and lead the development of the project document and the Swiss Agency’s for Development and Cooperation’s internal documents in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify milestones or tipping points and proactively address issues or propose solutions.
  • Monitor the work progress of the technical unit consisting of experts of Ministries and other national stakeholders (unit is producing the maps) and provide them support when needed.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate any other meetings, trainings and workshops providing technical assistance according to the project’s planning;
  • Contribute to the project reports in collaboration with the Line supervisor;

Profile & Requirements

  • Master degree in Hydrology, Hydraulics, Water / Environmental Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 5-years’ experience in international cooperation or related field; or Bachelor degree in Hydrology, Hydraulics, Water / Environmental Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 10-years’ experience in international cooperation or related field;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English;
  • Professional experience in networking and stakeholder coordination;
  • Good knowledge of the mandates and working modalities of the various stakeholders involved in DRR in Jordan (Ministries, donors, implementing agencies, etc.);
  • Good knowledge of the political, economic and social situations of Jordan;
  •  Working knowledge of DRR, risk and/or flood hazard mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS);
  • Knowledge in GIS and hydraulic modelling is an asset;
  • Solid computer skills (MS Office);
  • Good experience in project management;
  • Team player and service orientation;
  • Able to work under pressure and to embrace challenges;
  • Willingness to take responsibility, ability to work in an autonomous, proactive and results oriented way

We offer

  • Diverse, creative and stimulating work environment
  • Further training opportunities
  • Competitive salary and social benefits

Place of work:  Amman, Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Beginning / Duration:  01.12.2020 or upon agreement, one-year renewable local contract

Deadline:  28.09.2020


Please submit your application (CV& motivation letter) in English language via:

Important notes:

  1. Candidatures profiles will be shared with the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM).
  2. Any applications not received through those two recruitment sites will not be considered.