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YEP Regional Project Manager
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YEP Regional Project Manager
 
 

About the Organization:

PlaNet Finance's mission is to help poor people develop income generating activities, in order to sustainably improve their living conditions. PlaNet Finance has a worldwide network of 122 experts and is active in about 50 countries. It offers advisory services and technical assistance to microfinance actors so as to improve their financial and social performance as well as supporting microentrepreneurs in their endeavors. PlaNet Finance also contributes to the improvement of knowledge and spreading of good practices in microfinance. PlaNet Finance is member of the PlaNet Finance Group.

Background:
PlaNet Finance in the Middle East is based in Cairo. It manages microfinance programs in many countries of the region such as Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria, and Palestinian Territories. PlaNet Finance Middle East is composed of 3 permanent offices in Egypt, Palestinian territories, and Dubai. PlaNet Finance's Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP) will last for 33 months, starting February 1, 2013. YEP's Global objectives include fostering the economic empowerment of youth through the dissemination of tailored financial and non-financial services adapted to the specificities of their economic profiles. It also aims at enhancing the technical and organizational capacities of 3 MFIs (one MFI in each targeted country) enabling them to offer sustainable loan and non-financial training services to economically marginalized youth. PlaNet Finance will lead the execution of the project activities over the 33 months, in coordination with all partners. and namely:

  • Adapt the financial and non-financial services offered by ABA to meet the needs of target youths based on a comprehensive diagnostic study;
  • Train the ABA field staff on the newly adapted services, and monitor afterwards the roll out to youth clientele;
  • Integrate relevant social performance management (SPM) indicators to monitor the project implementation;
  • Establish exchange forums (physical meetings and online interface) among the project stakeholders;
  • Conduct an end-of-project evaluation to assess the results achievements;
  • Present project results and outcomes in regional and local conferences: PF will seek synergies with such existing initiatives and will promote lessons learned through: SANABEL (Arab Network of Microfinance Organizations), Making Cents and Microfinance Opportunities.

About the Job:
PlaNet Finance is seeking a YEP Regional Project Manager who will manage the good execution of regional Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP) over 3 countries: Egypt, Lebanon, and Palestinian Territories. S/he will have two main responsibilities, project management and technical assistance provision, under the supervision of the Middle East director, and in relation with local YEP coordinators.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Project management (around 70% of the time):
    • To ensure the effective implementation of the project activities in Lebanon:
      • To take overall responsibility for the supervision of the project as per project proposal/project planning documents;
      • To be responsible for the planning of activities, adaptation and improvement of the activities regarding the evolution of the context, difficulties or constraints encountered on the field;
      • To elaborate regular work plans and budgets to submit to the regional director;
      • To constantly coordinate with the administrative, finance departments to ensure proper logistic support and financial follow up of the program and the respect of finance, logistic and administrative procedures of the program (respecting donor’s requirements when different from PF’s ones);
      • To coordinate with all project partners (other PF offices, technical agencies, consultants) to ensure good implementation of the activities in the field in Egypt;
      • Understand and contribute to the project strategy toward the access of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
    • To ensure the effective participation of the Lebanese PF implementing partner in the project implementation:
      • To lead the orientation process of PF approach towards partner;
      • To coordinate the project activities with the MFI partner. Prepare detailed action plan for each partner, monitoring of the actions implemented, organize the interventions of the experts, supervise partner staff if needed;
      • To ensure that the partner is providing all project requested reports (technical and financial reports).
    • To ensure the effective implementation of the project activities in the 3 countries:
      • To take overall responsibility for the supervision of the project in 3 countries as per project proposal/project planning documents;
      • Provide support and review the planning of activities and adjustments with local YEP coordinators, in their respective country, as well as the effective participation of the PF partners in the project implementation;
      • To constantly coordinate with the administrative, finance departments to ensure proper logistic support and financial follow up of the program and the respect of finance, logistic and administrative procedures of the program (respecting donor’s requirements when different from PF’s ones);
      • Understand and contribute to the project strategy toward the promotion of youth financial services and contribute to the Result 3 of the project: seek synergies with youth existing initiatives and promote YEP lessons.
    • To report internally and to the project donors:
      • To provide monthly reports to the regional director as format requested;
      • To elaborate reports to the donors (EU and private donors), respecting donors frequency.
    • Finance:
      • In coordination with the administration department: manage budget planning and expenditure monitoring, related to the activities implemented in 3 countries and inform immediately the regional and the finance director when a major change in the budget is needed;
      • Comply with appropriate PF and donors financial management procedures: prepare related budgets as well as interim and final financial reports together with the field teams, respecting and reminding deadlines set up by HQ and donors.
  • Provide technical assistance in YEP project (around 30% of the time):
    • Adapt the financial and non-financial services offered by the 3 MFIs to meet the needs of target youths based on a comprehensive diagnostic study (youth loans, start-up loans);
    • Train MFIs staff on the newly adapted services, and monitor afterwards the roll out to youth clientele;
    • Integrate relevant social performance management (SPM) indicators to monitor the project implementation.

Qualifications:

  • Academic degree in Economics, Management, or Business Studies; Master Degree is a plus;
  • Significant knowledge and experience of about 5 years in project management in NGO environment;
  • Minimum of 5 years of specific experience in microfinance in Egypt;
  • Proven financial, administrative, and logistic skills;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Ability to work independently and with rigor;
  • Computer literate, organized, and detail oriented;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and reliability;
  • Ability to travel within the Middle East region and namely in the 3 countries targeted by the project around 25% of the time.

Closing Date: 05 Mar 2013

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to
Adrien Champey : recrut(at)planetfinance.org

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Titre YEP Regional Project Manager
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