International Development Project Manager

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Last update: Aug 2, 2021 Last update: Aug 2, 2021


Deadline: Sep 15, 2021 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Kuwait Kuwait
Sectors: Civil Engineering, Programme & Resource Management, Architecture Civil Engineering, Programme & Resource Management, Architecture
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Aug 1, 2021
Expected starting date: Oct 9, 2021


International Development Project Manager

To ensure the successful execution of large international complex projects from initiation to closure whilst managing international clients and staff and ensuring adherence to deadlines, budgets, quality requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Assist the International Department Director in the development of the annual plan to guide the Project Management department
  • Assist the International Department Director in developing and validating the scope of services and related decisions for large and complex projects during the marketing and contract development process with international funders


  • Prepare and review all technical and financial proposals; terms of references; and agreements for all international projects.
  • Report to Director and Associate Director on a continuous basis on all matters related to the International Project department.
  • Perform all tasks assigned by Director and Associate Director.
  • Assist in ensuring the overall quality of projects, outcome, thematic and other types of reviews and evaluations and ensure that the processes and deliverables meet high standards;
  • Maintain monitoring mechanism and assist in evaluation plans for all international projects;
  • Meet and contact on regular basis with clients to assess progress towards achieving the best results;
  • Assist in building and strengthening cooperation and partnerships with governmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, regional organizations, and private sector such as the World Bank, Kuwait Fund, African Development Bank, Saudi Fund, Qatari Fund, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); and Asian Development Bank.

Assist a team of engineers and coordinators in reviewing and preparing proposals, agreements, progress reports, financial estimations, and technical evaluations.

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business/Project Management or International Development from an Accredited University
  • Certification in PMP would be preferred
  • Languages: English (must), French (preferable), Arabic (preferable)

Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of infrastructural projects, engineering, international development consultancy, and funding agencies
  • Engineer and 5+ years as a Project Manager handling large and complex projects

Health, Safety, & Environment

  • Direct the compliance of all relevant safety, quality, and environmental management policies, procedures, and controls across the Company to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high-quality products/services, and a responsible environmental attitude.

Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Leadership skills
  • Team and Trust building
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Conflict Management skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Motivational
  • Effective Negotiation Skills
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Analytical insight
  • Time management skills
  • Effective coordination skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Influencing Skills
  • Political and Cultural Awareness
  • Peer Coaching and Skill Transfer.
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