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DRR Project Manager - Mongolia

People in Need

Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

People in Need (PIN) is about to launched 18-month disaster risk reduction project “Leveraging Technology and Tradition for Resilience in rural Mongolia” to increase the resilience of the rural pastoral communities against natural disasters.


The DRR Project Manager is responsible for effective and efficient management and implementation of PIN DRR project ensuring the project relevance, quality and impact in accountable way and upholding the PIN´s core values. The DRR Project Manager is also responsible for the consortium coordination, operational management, external coordination, representation and advocacy.


Job Title: DRR Project Manager/ECHO Consortium Coordinator


Location: Ulaanbaatar with frequent field travel (Far East and Central regions of Mongolia)


Start-up date: July 2017


Duration: 18 months


Reports to: Country Director


Main Responsibilities:


Project management


Ensures the project activities are implemented in relevant quality, within the limits of approved budgets and timeframe, monitors expenses and forecasts cash requirements

Ensures the compliance of the program activities with relevant PIN and donors standards

Manages the project team and continuously strengthens its capacities

Manages accountability towards PIN beneficiaries, local stakeholders and donors

Guarantees the high quality and timely reporting, both PIN internal and towards respective donors

Oversees regular monitoring and evaluation procedures

Ensures that all relevant PIN and donor’s cross-cutting principles, policies and quality benchmarks are respected and implemented

Ensures proper implementation of procurement, logistics and HR policies including project administration

Oversees the safety & security aspects of the operational environment

Consortium coordination


Coordinates with consortia members and guarantees achieving the project results and indicators as per contractual obligations

Ensures compliance of consortia members with donor and PIN requirements and harmonization of project implementation approaches

Responsible for overall donor reporting and project quality assurance

Knowledge management

External coordination, representation and advocacy


Actively participates in in-country coordination mechanism (Ulaanbaatar)

Works and coordinates closely with other humanitarian and development actors to ensure effective and accountable project implementation and to avoid overlaps

Ensures that PIN’s field presence is translated into relevant advocacy efforts towards donors, local authorities and other stakeholders;

Shares relevant field information gathered from PIN’s target areas with other development and humanitarian actors and partners

Project development/other


Supports preparation of program/project concepts and funding proposals writing

Identifies and implements improvements of planned activities and actively contributes to project development

In case of humanitarian disaster, supports the country mission in relevant assessments, coordination with humanitarian actors, response planning and formulation of humanitarian activities

Perform any other duties as assigned by the Country director

Main requirements:


Relevant education and multi-year/country experience with development and humanitarian programmes

Excellent PCM and team management skills

Knowledge and/or experience of agro-pastoralist societies (familiarity with Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)) required

Familiarity with the disaster risk reduction and early warning systems programming

Substantial experience with advocacy based programmes

Experience with ECHO funding and EU donor requirements

Experience working with consortia and in close collaboration with local government

Knowledge of household economy approach and vulnerability assessments is an asset

Excellent spoken and written English; Mongolian language an advantage

Reliable and self-reliant personality

Ability to work and decide independently

Responsible and systematic

Excellent communication and advocacy skills

Ability to organize and plan effectively

Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge

Critical analysis and problem solving skills

Ability to travel to remote locations with rudimentary conditions

PIN offers:


Start-up monthly salary 2 400 – 2 600 EUR (before taxation, including per diem)

Possibility to work in a well established and locally recognized NGO

Performance-dependent bonuses paid bi-annually based on a standard evaluation process

Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once every 6 months of completed work

Travel medical insurance

Housing allowance

Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line

25 days of paid leave per year


Interested applicants for the position should send their CV and cover letter as soon as possible via green button "APPLY" on following link: As a subject please use "DRR Project Manager - Mongolia".


Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

Job posted on 23 June 2017.

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