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Project Manager


  • Organization: WVI - World Vision International
  • Location: Gaziantep
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


World Vision is seeking a full time Projects Manager to provide leadership in managing, implementation, and monitoring of WFP funded Project in Northwest Syria based Gaziantep,Türkiye). The Project Manager will provide day‐to‐day management of the WFP-funded project to achieve high quality results in line with acceptable project norms relevant to the established goals, objectives, and operating policies. Supervise the financial management of the granny/project assigned in relation to project goals and objectives, monthly activity schedule, timing of expenditures, budgets, etc. Supervise Syria‐based staff, as well as provide operational support to implementing partners, needed.


Grant Management

  • Ensure project/s are compliant to humanitarian, organizational, and donor standards;
  • Establish and maintain staffing, procurement, and monitoring plans;
  • Ensure that project activities are kept on track with detailed implementation plans (DIP); taking prompt corrective action whenever necessary to make sure activities and objectives are completed within the timeframe of the project;
  • Establish, maintain, and update DIP regularly;
  • Manage project team in a manner that encourages cooperation, communication, interaction, and learning;
  • Monitor monthly spending on ongoing & planned activities within the approved budget/s.
  • Ensure spending is on track with project timelines/implementation, collaborating closely with
  • Finance, Procurement, and the field team;
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi, and final reports on time-based on donor requirements, collaborating with other relevant departments; and
  • Make sure all documentation & filing systems under the assigned project are in order.
  • oversee and monitor all field activities, i.e., appointments, meetings, distributions, monitoring, and beneficiary follow‐ups done by the field team and the implementing partners.

Staff/Partner Management

  • Collaborate closely with the staff and implementing partners and service providers to ensure that project activities are kept on track with detailed implementation plans (DIP); taking prompt corrective action whenever necessary to make sure activities and
  • objectives are completed within the timeframe of the project;
  • Oversee the assessment of community needs and resources, and collection of baseline data to assist in project implementation, in addition to overseeing the beneficiary registration and verification processes.
  • Participate in identifying partners and monitor & maintain relationships with partners; Regularly engage with field staff/partners to ensure uninterrupted information flow on project implementation;
  • Ensure that reporting from the field staff/partners is provided promptly;
  • Establish alternative information-sharing systems (regular meetings, shared web‐engines, etc.


  • Ensures timely and transparent coordination with WFP
  • Coordinate operations under the project with relevant departments;
  • Engage with Technical Advisors to ensure project alignment with technical standards and best practices.
  • Coordinate operations under the project with other local stakeholders and NGOs operating in the area of project implementation;
  • Conduct weekly/monthly meetings with project staff/partners;
  • Other tasks assigned by leadership.

Required Professional Experience

  • Experience in managing several grants from different donors, including, but not limited to WFP, USAID, ECHO, DFID, UN, etc.;
  • Extensive experience in management of multi‐sectorial projects including Food Program/NFIs, Cash-Based Transfer, Health and Nutrition, Protection, Education, WASH;
  • Strong English and Arabic communication skills (oral and written);
  • A minimum of 3‐4 years operational management humanitarian experience with preference given to project management experience in an emergency context (experience in NW Syrian context a plus);
  • Comprehensive knowledge of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, the relevant positions of the UN, ICRC and major NGOs on protection of civilians in particular of IDPs, women and children, the codes of conduct, the Humanitarian Charter, The Sphere Project, etc.;
  • Experience in research and training, including development of training materials;
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Strong communication skills with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior members of the humanitarian community as well as with field practitioners;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills;
  • Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations;
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships;
  • Ability to facilitate the creation of cross‐functional project teams and the development of national strategies;
  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively; Demonstrates openness and transparency.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Experience of working with local implementing partners (preferably in Northwest Syria).

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically;
  • Technical expertise in humanitarian programing and practical working experience with conflict sensitivity and DNH;
  • Good understanding of the rights‐based approach, show commitment to gender justice, and have a good understanding of the role of local/national civil society in development;
  • Experience in mainstreaming cross‐cutting issues into organizations, change management and/or organizational development; Understanding of the Humanitarian Coordination architecture;
  • Have experience and good understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) incl. peace and conflict impact assessment (PCIA);
  • Strong experience and good understanding of facilitating learning incl. experience in designing and delivering trainings as well as knowledge management;
  • Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments; and
  • Producing, analysing, interpret and communicate complex and fast moving programmatic information – summarizing and coherently communicating it.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

The position will be based in Gaziantep, Turkiye.

Language Requirements

  • Essential: Strong English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Desirable: Good working knowledge of Arabic (oral and written)

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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