We are hiring a project manager!

JOB DESCRIPTION: PROJECT MANAGER (FULL TIME, 18 MONTHS) LOCATION: KUWAIT

ABOUT US:

Project 189 protects, promotes and improves the rights of migrant workers in the Middle East.

Our vision is for all migrant workers to be equal and free from all forms of exploitation, discrimination and abuse.

MISSION:

Our mission is to strengthen labor and human rights law in the Middle East through advocacy, awareness, empowerment, innovation, and the promotion of International Standards and best practices.

Project 189 works on the promotion and protection of the rights of all migrant workers in the Middle East so all their rights are respected; where they can live in freedom, free from fear, violence and abuse. We are determined to help build strong institutions that assure – through an appropriate legal frame, practices and policies – justice, protection and promotion of human rights.

VALUES:

EMPOWEREMENT

We seek to do more than provide a superficial solution. We strive to fix larger systemic problems and empower migrant workers to live a better life.

COMMUNITY & INCLUSIVENESS

We understand that we can accomplish more if we work together with and for our community and in collaboration with other NGOs.

QUALITY

We commit not only to protect, promote and improve the lives of migrant workers in the region, but also to do it well.

INNOVATION

We are committed to do our work through innovative approaches that will help us overcome society’s problems and overcome challenges.

ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY

We are accountable to the resources bequeathed to us and we ensure and demonstrate a good return on the resources available to us. We will operate openly and provide full disclosure on issues around operations and funding practices.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This project seeks to develop the first interactive mapping tool for human trafficking and forced labor in Kuwait. Our team will collect, analyze, visualize data, and report on the status quo of migrant workers in Kuwait. We will also coalesce with like-minded organizations to provide a support network for migrant workers at risk and develop formative workshops/campaigns that promote corporate responsibility within the private sector, awareness among the wider society and enhance harm reduction strategies together with embassies.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

We are looking for a project manager who understands the immigration and residency policies and procedures in Kuwait , has knowledge and experience on project management and understanding of the local context, particularly on the recruitment and employment of migrant workers to Kuwait. An understanding of human trafficking and modern slavery will be an advantage. The project manager will be responsible for managing the overall project, time schedule and ensure quality of the project. Other responsibilities include developing five campaigns and being the focal point for engagement with local stakeholders. The project manager will collaborate with the project director and project team to ensure in time implementation and delivery of the project. We expect the project manager to begin and deliver outcomes on time.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to take the needed initiative to ensure the progress and success of the project and work independently. He/she must take responsibility and be able to deliver required results, including needed reports, surveys and/or summaries. He/she must be reliable, willing to constantly learn and must know how to work in a team. Most important he/she must understand the importance of our work and be able to understand our objectives.

KEY TASKS

  • Responsible of data collection, data analysis and data visualization
  • Dissemination of reports and campaigns
  • Campaign development
  • Coordination with the project director, coordinator, researcher and campaigner

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.A. in Social Sciences or other relevant degree or experience
  • Based in Kuwait
  • 2 years of experience in project management or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in English

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Post-graduate degree in related field
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with the NGO sector

HOW TO APPLY
Send an email to contactp189@gmail.com with your CV and a cover letter. The cover letter should not be long, but it should include how with your experience and background will you be able to successfully fulfill this role’s expectations and deliverables.

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