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Tostan recrute Project Manager

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Organization Overview

Tostan is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Dakar, Senegal and currently operating in five West African countries. Strategically, the organization is committed to continuing to develop its core competency of empowering education and to documenting and scaling the sustainable impact it creates across a range of issues. Tostan’s flagship model, the 3-Year Community Empowerment Program (CEP), has already reached thousands of communities in both West and East Africa since 1991. Outcomes in governance, education, health, economic empowerment, and the environment are currently tracked, and Tostan has been particularly proud to play a significant role in the large-scale empowerment of women and girls and the community-led abandonment of harmful practices such as female genital cutting and child marriage. As a part of its 2019-2022 Strategic Engagement Plan Tostan is focused on Strategic Scaling. The organization is developing new implementation strategies to support community leadership in unlocking larger-scale systems change at regional scale. It is also creating new models for sharing and replicating its programs with other development partners and expanding its capacities to share Tostan’s overall approach tosupport and influence a range of local and global audiences. For more information, please visit:

Team Overview

The position is in the Grants and Project Management Team. Within the Programs Department, the team’s mandate is to monitor and contribute to proposal writing, manage projects, provide support to country offices to improve project management while keeping in mind the interest of partner communities. In coordination with national offices, the team can support the development of technical partnerships with other organizations working in the same areas as Tostan.

Job description
Reporting to the Grants and Project Management team leader, the Project Manager is responsible for leading the coordination, support and tracking of the progress of all multi-million projects falling under his/her portfolio. The Project Manager also plays a major role in leading the development of new proposals on major projects to major donors and prospects.

Additionally, the Project Manager actively participates in project reporting, reviews financial reports and ensures consistent communication with all key stakeholders. He/she will ensure deadlines are met and proactively identify any delays or challenges to be addressed.

Position Summary

Manage an average of 6-7 project grants falling under different programmatic areas of Tostan’s work.
Track project budgeting, action plans and reporting. Proactively flag any deviation and follow up on the appropriate corrective actions.
Lead the writing and coordination of the content development for all assigned proposals and ensure an effective and timely contribution from the field offices and various internal stakeholders, in particular the other Programs department teams – the Conception & Pedagogy team and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning team.
Ensure that field staff have relevant materials, financial information and support needed to launch new projects and stay on track.
Write/edit/translate project reports, ensuring standard requirements are met.
Collaborate with field staff, volunteers and/or the senior management team to develop content for reports and proposals.
Ensure that National Coordinators and field staff are provided with the information and support they require in order to manage the project efficiently
Conduct visits to project sites to support field offices as necessary
Support donor visits to the field when falling under his/her portfolio, in close collaboration with relevant teams
Support the development and improvement of internal processes related to resource mobilizations, communication, reporting, capacity building etc.
Comply with the information management tools used by the team and support improvement initiatives (including use of Salesforce database).
Key Relationships

Direct supervisor: Team leader of the Grants and Project Management Team
Direct colleagues: 1 Project Manager, 2 Project Officers
Others: Senior management in 5 field offices (National Coordinators, Financial and Admin managers)
Location: Tostan International head office in Dakar, Senegal.
Job requirements
Education: Master’s in International Development, Human Rights, International Education or another relevant Social Science discipline.
Language Proficiency: Native level in English with good command of French is required.
Knowledge & Experience: At least 5 years as a project manager with project conception and proposal writing experience, as well as report writing experience in a non-profit or development sector, preferably with field experience. Experience in Sub-Sahara Africa will be an added advantage

Highly self-motivated and detail oriented, this individual is an asset to the team and is depended upon to track and communicate all project deadlines and to manage the delivery of accurate, high-quality reports and proposals.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (native speaker highly appreciated) and French, able to communicate with key donors.
Ability to build strong working relationships, both in-person and virtually.
Team player, comfortable in working with multiple deadlines, under pressure and in a multicultural environment.
Believes strongly in Tostan’s mission to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
Contract type: Fixed Term Local Contract (1 year, renewable for 2 years)

Expected start date: As soon as possible


Please send a CV and cover letter in English via email to, with “Grants and Project Management Project Manager Application” in the subject line.

We are accepting applications until 30 June 2020

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only candidates whose profiles are in line with the requirements will be contacted for a first written test. Tostan is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful considerations of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.