Synergy for Justice is hiring a Project Manager (remote position): Apply Now!!

Project Manager

Synergy for Justice is seeking a project manager to oversee a three-year, multi-country project that aims to improve justice outcomes for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) survivors and provide safer experiences for survivors that choose to go through the justice system. Working directly with national and international justice institutions, civil society organisations, survivors and survivor networks, Synergy for Justice will:

a) raise institutional awareness on CRSV stigma and build evidence of both the problem and what works to address it; 

b) pilot and road-test Synergy’s recently developed CARSV Stigma Toolkit for Justice to help justice institutions and actors use indicators, assessments and tools to improve, measure and monitor the institutional capacity for safe and effective CRSV cases; and 

c) work with survivors to ensure that they are engaged in feedback and influence justice reforms so that survivors are heard and can contribute to change. 

The project manager will be responsible for ensuring overall implementation of the project activities, leading project narrative reporting, recruiting technical consultants, and leading project strategy planning and implementation. S/he will report directly to the Director of Programmes with a dotted reporting line to the Executive Director.

The project manager will be hired as a full-time consultant working remotely. The daily rate for this consultancy will be in the range of 235-325 Euro depending on experience and qualifications. The consultant must be  based in a time zone from US East Coast time through Eastern European Time to accommodate the various time zones that stakeholders and colleagues will be working in. 

Interested applicants should submit CV and cover letter (both in PDF format) explaining how they fit the requirements to [email protected] for immediate consideration. CV and cover letter should be labelled with your last name and document type, e.g. “Rodriguez CV”. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will close the search once a suitable pool of candidates is identified. 

Application Deadline: 21 July 2024

Roles and responsibilities: 

  1. Develop a detailed project management work plan with timelines and oversee its implementation including tracking of all activities and deliverables. 
  2. Develop terms of reference and lead the recruitment process for the research assistant and technical consultants who will support the project manager in completing deliverables based on the project management work plan.
  3. With support from Synergy’s programme team and project technical consultants, oversee the country visit assessments, finalise country assessment reports, and select pilot countries for implementation.
  4. Together with Synergy’s programme team and executive director, identify pilot country partners, contract partners, oversee pilot implementation.
  5. Oversee the process of drafting, proofreading, translation and graphic design of the tools and publications as outlined in the project proposal.  
  6. Oversee the project technical consultants work drafting publications, policy briefs, and articles using collected data on stigma and its impact in justice, including a guide to obtaining survivor feedback and survivor pathways exercises for justice processes.
  7. Oversee the project awareness raising activities and events that aim to influence policy and support more rigorous justice outcomes for CRSV crimes.  
  8. Work with the project research assistant to collect data from pilots and road tests and use it to identify improvements for tools or recommendations for new tools.
  9. Work with the project research assistant and technical experts to conduct KII and open-source data collection of relevant materials from countries and legal systems adjudicating CRSV.
  10. Work with project research assistant and IT consultant to develop and publish an online library of resources on stigma to support justice actors.
  11. Develop a workplan and oversee the inclusion of survivor and survivor networks in awareness raising and data collection activities, in development and review of expanded and new tools, and in pilot activities. 
  12. Ensure that planning, budgeting and general administrative procedures are followed and are implemented in compliance with the policies and regulations of the donor organisation. 
  13. Ensure well managed collaboration and coordination with partner organisations to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements.
  14. Ensure that security procedures agreed with the security consultant are followed and documented. 
  15. Work with Synergy’s finance manager to complete project budget forecasting and manage project budget, ensuring project funds are disbursed properly, and expenditure is in accordance with the project work plan and financial procedures.
  16. Draft quarterly and year end reports for the donor for review by Synergy’s director of programmes.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s or other advanced degree in law, international development, international affairs, criminal justice, social work, or other related social science area.
  2. Minimum 7 years of experience managing human rights and/or justice projects in challenging global settings, including post-conflict and low-resource countries.
  3. Experience interacting with criminal justice systems and processes, ideally across different courts in different jurisdictions. 
  4. Clear understanding of survivor’s experiences with law enforcement and moving through the justice system.
  5. Strong understanding and awareness of the impact of stigma, misunderstandings, attitudes, gender norms, and implicit bias on justice processes.
  6. Ability to travel to countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, North America, and Europe.
  7. Experience representing organisations to senior level justice actors in different countries.
  8. Fluent in English language speaking and writing.
  9. Proficient in either French, Spanish, Ukrainian or Arabic.
  10. Ability to work independently and remotely with minimal oversight.
  11. Well organised and able to track multiple moving parts and timelines of deliverables and donor requirements. 
  12. Collaborative with excellent communication skills.
  13. Good at problem solving and identifying potential problems before they arise.
  14. Strong administrative and computer skills, including facility with excel and ability to learn new programs and online training platforms.
  15. Exceptional cross-cultural sensitivity and capacity to work with consultants, partners and stakeholders from a variety of countries, ethnicities, backgrounds, educational levels, and perspectives.

Synergy for Justice is committed to diversity in all hiring and procurement processes. Synergy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or age. Synergy celebrates diversity and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment for all directors, consultants, volunteers, and associated personnel.

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