Project Manager

Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale

Role: Project Manager

Project. “Improved Cookstoves Distribution in COUNTRY”

Country: DRC

Duty Station: Goma (DRC) with several travels on the field

Period: 12 months

Starting Date: June 2024

Publication Date: 19.02.2024

Deadline: 07.03.2024

Reporting to

  • Directly report to the Program director or Country Representative (1st Supervisor) and to the Country Representative or Regional Manager (2nd Supervisor)
  • Functionally report to donor/thematic focal point/s for each specific sector (e.g. Clean cooking) and donor, i.e. for this project, to EnDev Programme Coordinator

Annual goals setting and performance appraisal will be managed by 1st supervisor with the contribution of the relevant AVSI Focal Point (i.e. EnDev Programme Coordinator).

Language proficiency

  • Proficient knowledge of French (written and oral) C1.

Aim of the position:

The Project Manager has the key responsibility of coordinating and ensuring the successful implementation and targets’ achievements of the current EnDev/GIZ project in the energy sector in East DRC and of other future projects in the same sector.

The projects main activities concern the following:

  1. The promotion of a safe, sustainable and sustained clean cooking access and use by vulnerable households in DRC through a marked based approach, i.e. by strengthening the value chain (primarily producers and distributors) of improved cook stoves and other clean cooking solution (e.g. e-cooking), activating their demand and promoting cooking behavioural change by families.
  2. The promotion of the Productive use of energy (PUE) among local MSMEs

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supervise and have the final responsibility for the implementation of all project activities in accordance with the projected/approved proposal, budget, financial planning and time schedule in concert with EnDev Programme Coordinator
  • Be responsible for the achievement of all project targets and key performance indicators
  • Contribute to the recruitment, orientation and training of the projects’ staff
  • Coordinate projects staff, strengthen their capacity, autonomy and sense of responsibility; and contribute to their further professional development
  • Be responsible for the application of AVSI logistic and administrative procedures for the assigned projects portfolio in concert with Operations Manager, Country Representative and, for any specific donor’s requirements, with EnDev Programme Coordinator
  • Promote nexuses and synergies with other national and international projects, programs, interventions
  • Monitor, evaluate, systematize and report the progress of the projects’ achievements
  • Collect and verify the project documentation necessary for the presentation of reports to the donor; elaborate narrative reports as per donor procedures; and proactively support the preparation of financial reports
  • Elaborate any other reports as required by AVSI, local authorities and/or donor
  • Maintain and develop proactive relationships with donors, partners, local authorities and with all stakeholders involved
  • Periodically interact with HQs focal points and EnDev Programme Coordinator for coordinating and sharing new strategies, innovations, lessons learnt, criticalities, trainings, workshops, etc. concerning the sector/theme and the EnDev programme worldwide.
  • Share within AVSI worldwide network the most significant experiences and lessons learnt in concert with EnDev Programme Coordinator and the relevant thematic focal point/s
  • Represent AVSI in relevant sectorial (energy) coordination structures (i.e. Clusters and Working groups) and other meetings at provincial/national level
  • Contribute to the donor’s programming process and proposal (coordinated by EnDev Programme Coordinator) for contracting purpose and identify new funding opportunities also with other donors and programmes in concert with Country Program Director, CR and relevant Focal point/s
  • Carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.

Essential Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environment studies, Rural Development, Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship, Development Studies or other related fields of study from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field would be an added advantage

Work experience:

  • at least 2 years of experience in development/Humanitarian context
  • At least 3 years of experience in the sector

Language proficiency

  • Proficient knowledge of French (written and oral) C1.

Required skills and experiences

  • Proficient knowledge of the standard IT software
  • Experience in community-based approaches in project implementation
  • Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills and ability to work independently
  • Report writing and computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, power point presentation and Internet.
  • Experience in conducting surveys, managing data and statistics is desirable
  • Experience in working in rural economic development or business development is desirable
  • Commercial and technical knowledge of clean cooking protocols is desirable
  • Willingness to travel and work in rural areas for most of the times

How to apply

Please go on and apply.

Deadline: 7 Mar 2024

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