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View Vacancy – Project Manager, Conflict Stability Security Fund (CSSF) – (Maternity Cover)

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MOD (Ministry of Defence)Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) department at the British Embassy in Amman is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for a maternity leave cover position of Project Manager, Conflict Stability Security Fund (CSSF), job grade Higher Executive Officer (HEO).

The successful candidate will manage and deliver performance reporting including specific conflict and gender sensitivity elements of Defence input to the Jordan Conflict Stability Security Fund (CSSF), Security and Stability Programme (SASP), reporting to the SRO for the JAF Development Project (JDP). 

 Roles and responsibilities:

The Project Manager acts as an implementer for the MOD overseeing delivery of project outcomes by downstream implementing partners for CSSF projects or components within a wider security programme. The jobholder will deliver outcomes in line with agreed strategic objectives MOD Departmental requirements, the JDP Senior Responsible Officer (SRO).

They are responsible for: 

  • Understanding and narrating how the project’s aims, objectives and outcomes fit within the CSSF’s programme’s strategic delivery and ‘Theory of Change’, ensuring that project effect, outcomes and outputs can demonstrate their contribution to it.
  • Lead on procurement process with MOD for future funding streams, issuing Expressions of Interest, Statement of Requirements and reviewing tenders to identify activities which best align with delivering the Theory of Change and represent Value for Money.
  • Create, manage and maintain key CSSF-facing project reports, including quarterly reports (narrative report, political access and influence charts, results framework, risk matrixes) and additional reporting highlighting project impact such as Case Studies.
  • Lead on CSSF compliance documents and audit trails.
  • Lead on approvals and Business Cases.
  • Work with the project beneficiaries and downstream delivery partners to ensure that project risks are identified, owned and monitored appropriately, taking remedial action and escalating where necessary.  Alert the JDP Project SRO and the CSSF Team if risk arises and project elements are not possible within timeframes, costs and MOD/CSSF policies.
  • Ensure gifting, commercial and financial regulations for the MOD (as the financial baseline department) are complied with.
  • Work closely with the project beneficiaries to report on project activities, responding to new requirements and emerging priorities, confirming change of direction with the SRO and CSSF Jordan Board.
  • Capture lessons learned through project activity evaluation and provide input to an annual report for wider distribution. Lead on project completion reports at the end of each financial year.
  • Lead on documenting project Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and consulting with SMEs on conflict and gender sensitivity, safeguarding and value for money in line with CSSF and HMG guidance.

 You will be responsible with your line manager for providing your own and your corporate learning objectives.

 At all times, you will be subject to the Embassy and MOD Behaviours Charters, including any subsequent policies, and to recognise and contribute fully to the development and support for the diverse and inclusive nature of both organisations. 

The above list is not exhaustive and the jobholder will be required to be flexible and take on other ad hoc tasks as required. The job description may be reviewed to meet changes in business needs.

Key Behaviours:

  • Making Effective Decisions – Use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. Carefully consider alternative options, implications and risks of decisions.
  • Communicating and Influencing – Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.
  • Managing a Quality Service – Deliver service objectives with professional excellence, expertise and efficiency, taking account of diverse customer needs.
  • Changing and Improving – Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement. Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills as well as being a strong team player with partnering skills with a diverse range of customers.  This is a high-paced role and you will need to be resilient in order to deliver high standards of service in a challenging but rewarding environment.  We are looking for someone that can demonstrate:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Objectivity
  • Impartiality

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills in English (both spoken and written). Able to express ideas and messages clearly and concisely.
  • CSSF or other programme experience.
  • Conflict, Gender Sensitivity and safeguarding experience.
  • Financial management expertise.
  • Experience of working with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail. Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines, without compromising the quality of the work.
  • Strong IT skills and literacy in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams).

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience or background in Military or MOD.

Required behaviours  

Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and InfluencingApplication deadline  

13 October 2022Grade  

Higher Executive Officer (HEO)Type of Position  

Temporary, Fixed term, with possibility of renewalWorking hours per week  

37Region  

Middle East & North AfricaCountry/Territory  

JordanLocation (City)  

AmmanType of Post  

British EmbassyNumber of vacancies  

1Salary Currency  

JODSalary  

2,479Start Date  

1 December 2022Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Eligibility:

If you are selected for this position, we will be able to employ you as long as:

  • Have the right to live and work in Jordan.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a higher level of security clearance. Higher clearances can be granted only to certain nationalities. For this reason, candidates must be of British, American, Australian, Canadian or New Zealand nationality in order to gain the level of clearance required.

Working Hours and Remuneration:

The position is full-time, at 37 hours a week with considerations of flexibility based on operational requirements and agreement with the line manager, and in line with FCDO and Embassy policies.

Pay is on the Embassy HEO scale, with a non-negotiable salary of JOD 2,479 per month. Please note that your salary will be paid gross and you are expected to comply with your tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the local authorities.  If exceptionally you are not liable to pay Jordanian tax, you will receive a net salary, which is minus the deduction of an equivalent level of local tax.  Further information on this will be given to candidates at interview if necessary.

The package includes a good level of health insurance and a friendly, English-speaking work environment. We offer opportunities to develop professional skills through our Learning & Development offer. Leave entitlement is 25 days (on pro rata basis) plus 14 public holidays.

This is a maternity leave cover position, which will be offered for a full-time employment, on a fixed-term contract basis for four (4) months with a possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will be subject to a 90-days probationary period (as appropriate).

The Embassy follows a 70-20-10 model of learning. Your Line Manager will help you develop a personalised L&D plan and will share opportunities, resources and guidance to ensure you continue your learning and achieve your full potential.Additional information  

How to apply:

Interested candidates must attach 1) an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) 2) a covering letter/ motivation essay stating how you meet the requirements of the role; and 3) examples, in the relevant sections of the online application form, of how you meet the key behaviours and skills required.

Applications that do not include these information will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is at 23:55 (local time) on 13 October 2022. 

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Process:

The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two months or more. You may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign, and we are working hard to minimise any disruption.

The start date mentioned in the advert is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances and reference checks.

The British Embassy Amman is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local labour law.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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