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Project Director, Afghan Support & Investment Project

Us (France)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Us (France)
  • Grade: Senior
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This position can be remote, preference with someone who lives in Northern California.

Job Overview:

The IRC will launch a one-year Afghan Support & Investment Project (ASIP) across Northern California, including the greater Sacramento region, Bay Area, and Central Valley. The project will center on disbursing housing funds in support of newly arrived Afghans. The Project Director will be responsible for all aspects of the project, including but not limited to project design and infrastructure set-up, project implementation, coordination with community partners, quality and compliance oversight, financial oversight, fraud mitigation oversight, and donor communications. The Project Director will also handle project timeline, budget, M&E plan, and external engagement. Collaborates closely with Northern California Leadership and Headquarters Operations.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Start-Up

·Work closely with the Headquarters Operations team and Northern California Executive Director to finalize the project design.

·Lead the process to build vital systems for accepting and processing applications and work closely with team to finalize a standard operating procedure for compliant and timely funds disbursement.

·Finalize all eligibility criteria, intake documents and processes, and quality assurance processes.

·Support hiring of full team, consisting of approximately 24 staff.

·Develop and utilize core project management tools, such as a project implementation timeline, monitoring and evaluation plan, external engagement plan, and budget management.

·Oversee outreach across the Northern California region to ensure organizations and communities are aware of the project, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

Project Management

·Ensure all programs are of high quality and consistently meet all established grant outcomes as well as internal benchmarks. Ensure close monitoring of spending, monitoring & evaluation, and data collection/entry.

·Ensure that all programs are compliant with funder and agency requirements in terms of documentation, case files, data tracking, reporting, and other areas of administrative compliance. Strive for minimal findings on any internal and external audits/monitoring.

·Actively co-facilitate and support grant opening, grant review, and grant closing meetings for all applicable grants, and lead all aspects of grant cycle.

·Ensure that all client work is documented in ETO, following donor and IRC regulations.

·Develop/maintain effective quality assurance systems and processes for course correction.

People Management

·Lead team of up to 6 direct reports, with a total project team of approximately 24 staff. Provide regular individual supervision and support, mentor staff, set clear performance expectations and goals, give regular performance feedback, help prioritize workloads, help troubleshoot challenges, and maintain appropriate professional development plans.

·Support project leaders to excel in staff management and program supervision. Support project leaders to lead regular agenda-driven team meetings.

·Support onboarding and ongoing training of project team.

·Hold self and team accountable for adhering to IRC administrative requirements in regards to Nova Time submission, payment requests, managing staff hours and annual leave, and other administrative tasks.

Coordination & Communication

·Oversee outreach to raise awareness of programs, communicate with key collaborators and partner agencies in the community, represent IRC and ASIP as needed.

·Maintain and develop relationships with all program partners, including community-based organizations.

·Coordinate all external efforts with the IRC Northern California offices to ensure congruence.

Job Requirements:

·Undergraduate degree required; Master’s/graduate level education preferred.

·Minimum five years of experience in project management.

·Minimum three years of people management experience.

·Demonstrated understanding of the resettlement system, and the target communities across the region.

·Fluency in written and spoken English required. Cross-cultural understanding and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

·Strong, demonstrated skill in donor compliance and donor relations.

·Strong, demonstrated skill in financial management and reporting.

·Highly organized self-starter with proven success prioritizing multiple tasks, making critical decisions, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

·Strategic, creative, problem solver capable of working well independently and as a part of a team.

·Follow and maintain strict guidelines of client and staff confidentiality.

·Advanced computer proficiency with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook) database systems, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint. Strong command of Excel and budget management preferred.

·Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel regularly throughout NorCal region.

Working Environment:

·Standard professional office environment with occasional opportunities to participate in community outreach and workshop events;

·Requires occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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