[Sust-mar] International Project Manager, f/t, UPEI, Chile
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INTERNATIONAL JOB POSTING
Position: International Project Manager
Organization: University of Prince Edward Island
Location: Castro, Chiloé, Chile
Competition Number: 07E15
Position Type: Staff Position
Closing Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Date of Posting: February 13, 2015
Department: Office of Research Services
Position: International Project Manager
Contract: Full-Time Term Position
Salary: $50,000 CAN per annum, plus applicable DFATD Post Differential Allowance. Housing provided.
Term: 1 year probationary term, which may be reduced or renewed for the full 3 years, depending on funding, project requirements and work performance
The Office of Research Services and the Canadian governments Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) faculty team at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), invite applications for the position of International Project Manager for a five-year, DFATD-funded development project (three years remaining) in Chiloé Island, Chile. A team of UPEI faculty members from a wide range of departments leads the Project in association with the UPEI Office of Research Services and in collaboration with the Williche Council of Chiefs on Chiloé Island, Chile. The project is funded by DFATD and UPEI.
The successful candidate will be highly skilled, self-motivated and focused, with the ability to function at a high level in a non-traditional work environment. The International Project Manager will be charged with the responsibility to oversee and direct the development of its school in southern Chile Wekimün: A school for and with Indigenous youth and communities.
The International Project Manager will live in Chile, report directly to UPEI, and will provide a range of project management services and direction, in conjunction with the Canadian Project Co-Manager, to the Project Team in both Canada and Chile, including:
Update and maintain project plans, Gantt charts, timelines
Identify and report risks to achievement of project goals
Schedule and manage regular team and work stream meetings
Proactively assess progress to plan on project activities, communicate issues to project team and provide recommendations to adjust work plans
Maintain and disseminate weekly progress reports to project team
Development of an annual work plans and budgets for submission and approval by DFATD
Maintain impeccable, up to date records on spending, collaborating regularly with Canadian Project Co-Manager at UPEI on status of finances, spending and budget reports
Accountable for all in-country spending and documentation and maintaining full oversight of all project spending
Ongoing training and supervision of Administrative Assistant with regard to recording all spending in shared accounting software between Canada and Chile
Regular reporting of issues relating to spending, exchange rates, costing in-country
Create and maintain positive, productive relationships with project stakeholders in Chile and Canada
Act as a model and spokesperson for Canadians while in Chile, demonstrate a high level of integrity and ethics in all interactions
Liaise with government stakeholders, such as the Canadian Embassy in Chile
Maintain strong communication with UPEI stakeholders, primarily the UPEI faculty team and the Office of Research Services, and as required with UPEI Finance
Chair of committee for hiring local staff and supervision of locally hired staff
Ensure all timesheets are maintained, reported and filed
Coordinate, report on, and keep record of holidays taken by Chile project staff
Resolution of conflict, negotiation of mutually agreeable solutions
Ensure volunteers are integrated into project community and activities, actively assess and provide coaching and guidance for improved performance and integration
Ongoing assessment and communication of needed skill sets for volunteer pool
In-country orientation of volunteers, training of all staff regarding emergency response, maintenance of contact information and protocols
Management of project housing and liaison with landlord on issues or concerns requiring resolution.
Meeting incoming volunteers and staff and helping to settle them into project accommodation
Transport of staff and volunteers to project site
Ensure maintenance and upkeep of project transportation
Maintain emergency, safety kits in both project space and in housing
In accordance with project procurement policy, purchase and arrange delivery and itemized receipt of all project supplies, equipment and materials, including construction materials for building projects
Complete oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish
A graduate degree in a related field
Previous international experience
Previous experience working with and for Aboriginal communities desirable
Demonstrated experience in Project Management in multi-year complex federally funded projects
PMP certification desirable
Experience with Results Based Management
Management and administrative experience in business, education, or development projects ideal
Experience supervising and training staff members
Valid drivers license and ability to drive manual transmission vehicles, at times in remote areas
Ability to work independently and to take the initiative
Keen desire and well developed coping skills for living and working internationally
A strong passion for living and experiencing other cultures, highly developed intercultural and gender sensitivity skills
Highly flexible with an outgoing and positive personality with the ability to observe and adjust approach to conform to cultural norms.
Due to the non-traditional nature of the role, evenings and weekends may be necessary in some cases.
Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and three letters of reference addressed to Dr. Robert Gilmour to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website: http://www.upei.ca/hr/
You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.
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