The primary function is to ensure the effective and efficient management and completion of the LIFE+ Nature Project “The Return of the Neophron”. The Life+ Project Manager is expected to deliver the Project Results in accordance with the Funding Application specifications and the contractual obligations, within normal BSPB organisational policies and practices.
The project manager ensures effective communication within and between the different partner organisations and individual staff is a crucial aspect of successful project management. The Project Manager will establish and maintain the management and administration systems necessary for running this LIFE+ Project, particularly the accounting and reporting systems, and the preparation and monitoring of budgets. In this regard s/he will be in close contact with the relevant staff of the project partners. The Project Manager will coordinate, inform and advise the Project Steering Group on project progress as well as servicing the Project Steering Group meetings with reports. At the agreed times, Project Reports will be prepared for the European Commission. The Life+ Project Manager will be the Line Manager for the Technical Assistant, Conservation Officer, Education and Communications Officer, in addition to being responsible for all External Assistance contracts.
Establish and maintain the management and administration systems necessary for running the LIFE+ Project, particularly the accounting and reporting systems, and the preparation and monitoring of budgets.
Inform and advise the project Steering Group on project progress. Service the Steering Group meetings.
Prepare reports for the project Steering Group and Managers of the Project partners.
Prepare required reports for the European Commission, liasing with the project partners and staff for support and advice as appropriate.
Ensure effective communication within and between the different partner organisations.
Deliver the Project according to contractual terms (or by their agreed amendment) by planning and progressing the Project Tasks using suitable project management and monitoring techniques as necessary and appropriate. Project Manager is expected to be fully aware of progress on all deliverables, their timing & resource requirements; ensuring that they are completed or that a formal agreement is made for a contractual change.
Co-ordinate the Project Team to carry out Project tasks as required
Ensuring that the Project Team members are aware of their roles, tasks and responsibilities within the Team, and that each person has a suitable overview of the whole Project to appreciate how and where their role fits in to the overall structure.
Providing adequate equipment, information, working instructions, procedural documentation in order for Project Team members to be able to carry out their responsibilities within the team.
Supporting and coaching team members to ensure that they are contributing to the successful completion of the Project in the most efficient and effective manner.
The production of a Handbook for Project staff and other key people is seen as a suitable vehicle to set quality standards and ensure consistency across the Project.
Ensure good relations are maintained with community leaders in the Project areas
Work to develop the long-term relationships and successful working partnerships with all Partner organisations and other bodies in Bulgaria and along the Egyptian vulture flyway .
This is a 5 Year Contract, supported by European Commission (LIFE+ Nature) funding. The successful applicant will be part of the International Project Team that delivers the Project in Bulgaria and Greece.
The partners implementing the Project are the HOS/ BirdLife in Greece, WWF Greece and RSPB/BirdLife in the UK
The Project will be high profile, with significant influence on the future working relationships of BSPB with local and national decision makers, international organisations. The Project reputation will influence the credibility of the Partners’, and therefore the ability of BSPB to achieve further conservation objectives in Bulgaria and on regional scale along a migratory route.
BSPB Job description – LIFE+ Project Manager
“The Return of the Neophron”