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ITSCI Project Manager

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Last update: Aug 17, 2022 Last update: Aug 17, 2022

Details

Deadline: Oct 16, 2022
Location: USA USA
Organization: Pact , Inc.
Sectors: Programme & Resource Management, Mining Programme & Resource Management, Mining
Job type: Permanent position
Languages:
English, French English, French
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Aug 16, 2022

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Description

Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.

Department

Sustainable Markets (SM) - The Sustainable Markets Pillar, one of three Pact Pillars which also includes Health and Governance Pillars, covers four of Pact's impact areas (Energy, Environment, Extractives and Livelihoods). This Pillar has a range of world-leading initiatives for responsible mineral sourcing, improved energy access, green finance, livelihoods and natural resource management.

Position Overview

Pact seeks to recruit an ITSCI Project Manager for our Mines to Market programs. Reporting to the Pact DRC Country Director, the Project Manager will act as the key point of coordination and management of the implementation of the ITSCI programme in the Great Lakes Region

The International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI) is a traceability and due diligence program implemented by governments of the Great Lakes Region to allow minerals to be traded internationally, in respect with the requirements of the US Dodd Frank Act, the EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals and the OECD Due Diligence guidance for responsible supply chain.

This position can be home based worldwide. The candidate must have excellent connectivity to internet and speak and write fluent both English and French.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Supervision and coordination of the ITSCI reporting and data team, including:
  • Review of monthly reports and quality assurance before the submission of the reports to the donor.
  • Ensure that the reporting process is aligned fully with donor requirements and schedules.
  • Ensure that all reports are consistent across all areas.
  • Oversight of the ITSCI incident reporting process, delegating appropriately to ensure that all incidents reported are recorded, communicated, and followed-up accurately. This includes oversight of all issues relating to verification of information and confidentiality of sources and database; guaranteeing the right to respond, as well as being informed of follow up actions.
  • Support the development of M&E systems and indicators to increase assessment of the ITSCI programme’s impacts on the ground.
  • Design and carry out staff trainings on reporting, data management, and protocols as required.
  • Coordinate and support the writing of stories from the field.
  • Support the development of information management system for the implementation of ITSCI.
  1. Liaison with the ITSCI Secretariat
  • Contribute to developing new procedures, or improving existing ones
  • Support the development of new training material for ITSCI teams, companies and state services
  • Provision of regular updates on security situation, in the project areas (DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda) and in possible new extension areas.
  • Liaison with the ITSCI Governance Committee and ITSCI Secretariat on ITSCI strategy, external relations/partnerships, alignment and future with particular focus on changing legal context, market requirements, and the political economy of the GLR.
  • Act as communication focal point for all high-level technical reporting and data aspects with ITA and T.I.C.
  1. Coordination of the whistle-blowing program
  • Coordinate with, and assist local partner organizations in the implementation of the program, including by providing guidance as appropriate.
  • Collect, review and analyze all information provided by local partner organizations and/or whistle-blowers and ensure that the information relevant to the iTSCi program is sent to the respective reporting officers for follow-up.
  • Send relevant whistleblower information to the ITSCI Reporting officers for their follow-up and provide guidance as appropriate.
  • Write quarterly summary reports describing benefits in number, nature, and resolution status of incidents reported through the whistle-blowing mechanism.
  1. Other duties as may be required

Basic Requirements

  • Masters' degree and five years' relevant experience, particularly in governance, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) standards and formalization, responsible mining and sourcing, international due diligence and operating norms in mineral supply chains, and interventions focused on livelihoods and market access for upstream mining communities.
  • Proven experience in managing a team to achieve critically important results in challenging environments
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to diplomatically coordinate across departments and between country offices
  • Patience and willingness to defer to others’ judgement and existing processes
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to diplomatically coordinate across departments and between country offices
  • Willingness to work outside office hours to address urgent (reporting) issues as needed
  • Ability to travel in remote areas with an understanding of security protocols and the demands of operating in CAHRAs
  • Experience in the Great Lakes Region essential as is understanding of, and/or experience or exposure to, the artisanal mining sector

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing proposals, drafting project budgets, and negotiating with donors
  • Experience in developing M&E systems

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.