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Job Board: Senior Project Manager with Women without Borders

Women without Borders (WwB), based in Vienna, Austria is looking for a Senior Project Manager. WwB welcomes applications from individuals with work experience in management consulting, government, non-governmental organisations, academia, statistics, psychology, sociology. Women without Borders is an international nonprofit organisation headquartered in Vienna, founded by Edit Schlaffer in 2001. To date, the organisation has implemented some eighty projects across thirty countries in the areas of Female Leadership, Capacity Building, Gender-Based Violence, Intercultural Dialogue, and Preventing Violent Extremism. WwB emphasis rests on translating evidence-based research into needs-based grassroots programming.

Skillset

  • ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments under pressure while maintaining a high standard of quality work
  • ability to proactively lead a team and drive independent work streams with limited supervision
  • ability to adapt to ever-changing situations within project and organisational contexts
  • ability to work with ambiguous and limited information to drive project workstreams forward Qualifications
  • bachelor’s degree or higher; typically 5+ years of work experience
  • advanced project management experience involving multiple stakeholders
  • strong analytical skills (project and organisational financial modelling)
  • strong writing, research, and oral communication skills and ability to work productively with individuals from different cultural and educational backgrounds
  • advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • background in the following a plus: statistical analysis, impact evaluation, psychology, or sociology
  • advanced knowledge/expertise in one or more of the following fields a plus: politics & international relations, public policy, modern history, P/CVE, human rights, women’s rights
  • working language English, German a plus

Summary of responsibilities
General duties may include but are not limited to the following.

  • project management and office administration
  • work closely with local implementing partner(s) and other stakeholders
  • visit project locations
  • conduct in-depth interviews
  • organise and lead project kick-off and final events, including expert roundtables
  • ensure systematic monitoring of workshop progress and evaluation of results
  • compile and analyse workshop data
  • report on project findings to WwB leadership and in external fora, as appropriate
  • formulate and implement workshop follow-up plan for sustained impact
  • manage project budget
  • proposal writing
  • conduct background research and produce/deliver report or presentation
  • attend meetings, take notes, and write summary reports
  • draft communications and contribute to online and social media presence
  • additional administrative support in, inter alia, scheduling, travel and event logistics, contact list management, data and background material organisation, expenses reimbursement

Application guidelines and information

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