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Project Manager – International Development

Remote

  • Organization: HIVE Belgium
  • Location: Remote |
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

HIVE is looking for a talented and dedicated Project Manager to join our team. This is a full-time mid-level position.

Start Date: Mid-July 2024 

Primary Location: Lisbon or Brussels (remote positions may be considered)

Duration: 12 months (convertible to indefinite based on performance, mutual interest)

Remuneration: Based on profile and experience

Application Process: Applicants should apply with a CV and a solid motivation statement. Applications should be emailed to team@hiveinfo.org by June 23, 2024 and must include “Project Manager” in the subject.

A WORD ON US

 HIVE asbl, is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation supporting a range of partners with strategies to engage in presumed “high-risk” countries. Our vision is to achieve a future where sustainable trade and investment in natural resources produce tangible benefits for communities, businesses, and consumers.

 Our experts have years of experience in analysing challenges and identifying possible solutions to produce and trade materials from high-risk environments in compliance with international standards, particularly in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. We work closely with local businesses to improve their reporting and build trust, as well as local civil society organisations (CSOs) to monitor and manage risk efficiently.

 HIVE leverages the Datastake platform to develop information management systems tailored to our respective objectives. Datastake-powered applications are designed not only to meet clients’ immediate requirements (monitoring & evaluation, risk management, impact measurement, due diligence) but also to establish a continuous flow of information with stakeholders and overcome data silos.

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Purpose of the Role: The Project Manager is in charge of administering projects, liaising with project partners / implementers, coordinating the delivery of project objectives, and identifying other forms of collaborations and paths to scaling. This role is specifically oriented towards international development projects funded by various donors and implemented by HIVE.

 Initial scope: Democratic Republic of Congo, Artisanal & Small-scale Mining, Child labour, modern slavery, Ecosystem preservation, Capacity building, Minerals due diligence, Access to finance

 Project Management

  • Familiarisation with the Datastake information platform, as well as the M&E and Consolidated Autonomous Due Diligence (CADD) applications, to ensure quality data compilation and management from the part of in-country partners and efficient reporting to project sponsors
  • Coordination of the successful implementation of specific projects / contracts
  • Negotiation with external contractors and other stakeholders where needed
  • Identification of funding opportunities and lead role in the application process when required
  • Establishing synergies with any other relevant local or international initiatives
  • Development and proactive adjustments of project roadmap, deliverables schedule, list of tangible milestones
  • Taking responsibility, showing rigour and flexibility when problems occur

 Team Management

  •  Ensuring an efficient coordination of international and local partners’ activities through regular, efficient communication
  • Ensure that local partners achieve their objectives and expected results
  • Demonstrating autonomy while also anticipating internal/external consequences of any decision – and requirements for guidance from founders
  • Providing very clear briefings to the project teams, setting out specific goals, objective milestones and workload for each step
  • Providing daily follow-up and motivation where needed
  • Regular debriefing and coordination with HIVE’s Executive Director and other members of the team

 Financial Management

  •  Understanding and supervising expenses
  • Setting up efficient and realistic planning
  • Support stakeholders and local partners to establish budgets per activity in coordination with the financial manager
  • Support the financial manager where needed

YOUR PROFILE

 Academic background

  •  Master’s degree in a related discipline: International/Sustainable Development, Governance & Human Rights, Conflict & Security, Economics, Law

 Experience requirements

Must-Have

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in managing international development projects, institutional cooperation, implementation of youth- and gender-sensitive activities and/or monitoring of grant agreements
  • At least one relevant work experience outside your country of origin and preferably in an African context
  • Experience as a team leader and decision maker
  • Experience with handling several high-stake projects simultaneously

 Should-Have

  • Experience in the field of artisanal mining and/or basic raw material supply chains
  • Experience in the field of innovation deployment for the benefit of underprivileged communities

 Required skills and knowledge

  •  In-depth knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Perfect handling Microsoft Office tools -- or cloud-based alternatives
  • Attention to detail, specifically including spelling, formatting, information consistency, design quality
  • Monitoring and evaluation theory and systems
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Results-oriented
  • Proactive, dynamic and autonomous
  • Excellent team spirit
  • Good knowledge / interest in solving challenges related to Central Africa.

 HIVE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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