CENN: Job Announcement: Caucasus Nature Fund – Project Manager (Cons

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
28, Chovelidze street
Tbilisi, 380008, GEORGIA
Tel: ++ 995 32 99 63 28, 995 99 57 77 22
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Caucasus Nature Fund
Terms of Reference
Project Manager (Consultant)

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Assignment Duration: 2-3 years
Project Start: November 1, 2014 or ASAP thereafter

CNF Background
The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is a non-profit organization working to
support the protected areas (PAs) of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
CNF works in partnership with the governments and provides support
through matching grants for operating costs and training. We are seeking
a Project Manager (PM) to manage a 2-3 year consultancy mandate in the
South Caucasus.

Project Background
CNF plans to mandate a number of small and targeted consultancies in
mainly Armenia and Georgia but perhaps also in Azerbaijan over the next
2-3 years. The consultancy needs of CNF are quite diverse as outlined

* small, targeted consultancies for amounts < =82¬ 20,000 per project related to: * ad hoc needs mainly for accounting, budgeting, procurement and planning needs at both PA and national PA system level; * creation of maintenance plans and conflicts management programs, and perhaps also creation of individual tourism plans. * mid-sized consultancies for amounts between =82¬ 20,000 and =82¬ 75,000, mainly relating to: * larger scale ad hoc needs mainly at the national PA system level, including accounting, budgeting, procurement and planning needs; * creation of one or two PA management plans. Scope of Work Under the overall responsibility and technical and financial supervision of CNF's Tbilisi-based Program Director, the Projects Manager would manage approximately 6-10 consultancies at any given time. Over the period, the PM would manage CNF's ongoing consultancies with the following principal duties: * Developing TORs for needed consulting services, advertising and conducting `beauty contests' for the positions (seeking generally at least three proposals prior to the award of each project) * reviewing and developing a scoring methodology for the proposals * participating in the selection process * agreeing contracts with the consultant based on standard templates used by CNF * managing the contracts with the responsible CNF personnel * managing necessary reporting on the consultancies to grantors, maintaining appropriate records, etc. The PM will report regularly to CNF's office in Tbilisi, Georgia, but will be expected to be able to work from an independent location and will also travel regularly to project sites. Qualifications The PM will be recruited competitively following announcements in regional press, and will have the following qualifications: * At least 5 years of professional experience in project management, experience in environmental sector and/or nature protection is considered an advantage. * At least 3 years of experience with international projects; * A Bachelor Degree in environment economics, economics, business administration, management, public management, engineering or other relevant qualification. Master Degree will be considered as an advantage * Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, develop work plans, and manage budgets and project expenditures; * Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community based organizations) * Experience working with or in international and donor organizations with implementation of participatory projects; * Demonstrated written, analytic, presentation, reporting and computing skills and proficiency using Office Suit (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). * Fluency in spoken and written English and Russian, knowledge of another Caucasian language will be considered as an advantage. * Preferably with experience with work and travel to multiple Caucasus countries Remuneration and Benefits The PM will act as an independent contractor under a consulting agreement with CNF. The PM will be responsible for his/her own taxes and will not be an employee of CNF. Remuneration is expected to be between Euro 15,000-20,000 annually depending on experience for a full-time consultancy. The contract would be reviewed after six months to determine if a full-time time commitment is still required-if not, remuneration would be adjusted to reflect the actual time commitment going forward, but a minimum of 2/3 of the full time compensation would be guaranteed. Application Procedure Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected] before October 13, 2014. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be accepted. For more information about CNF please visit our web-site


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