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Economic Development
Senior Consultant / Project Manager
Job Opening


Information about the Job Opening

Vacancy: Economic Development Senior Consultant / Project Manager

Duration: One Year (with possibility of extension)


Summary of Position

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for supporting the Economic Development and Governance Project Director (PD) in his/her duties of assuring that the portfolio of project goals, objectives, deliverables, targets, and indicators are attained in a timely manner in accordance with the contract terms and is responsible for managing some project operations. The PM will facilitate communications between the management, project team, and local and international partners, and will assist the PD in reporting, scheduling, and activity oversight. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


  1. Develop project plans and project management deliverables;

  2. Manage communication with project stakeholders, including current and former senior government officials, private sector leaders, researchers/policy analysts, and international donors;

  3. Develop ToRs for policy products and publications and perform quality control checks over these products to ensure delivery of quality project outputs;

  4. Track project activities against work plans and activity action plans, including assessment planning, scoping, implementation, reporting, and activity development and management;

  5. Monitor the timely completion of project deliverables and help PD ensure that project deliverables are presented to the partners/donors in a professional manner;

  6. Maintain a detailed calendar of project activities, including travel, team member assignments, and document due dates (including project deliverables in accordance with terms of the contract);

  7. Ensure regular communications between members of the project team, including regular and ad hoc meetings;

  8. Organize and participate in weekly Management and Planning team meetings;

  9. Serve as liaison with partners/donors on non-technical matters (e.g., submitting deliverables)

  10. Supervise project team, including goals, activity planning, activities, and performance, with input from the PD as needed;

  11. Oversee Project Officers’ organization of events, workshops, and meetings;

  12. Assist in the preparation of project deliverables, primarily in the development of outlines and instructions for writers and reviewing and improving drafts;

  13. Track subcontractors’ activities and deliverables;

  14. As requested by the PD, represent DeepRoot in meetings, public forums, and to local counterparts, vendors, and other project partners and stakeholders;

  15. Participate in the development of project activities, including activity selection and work planning, and

  16. Lead the development of project Quarterly Progress Reports four times annually;



  1. Bachelor’s degree required in economics, public administration, public policy, business administration, project management, or any related field; Master’s degree preferred;

  2. Minimum 5 years of project management experience, preferably in economic development, private sector engagement and empowerment, public policy and governance, or a related field;

  3. Prior experience working with international organizations or donors preferred;

  4. Strong organizational and administration skills

  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Arabic and English;

  6. Experience working with various cultures and attitudes

  7. Strong interest in working in international development

  8. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the team;


How to Apply

All applicants will be subject to the Reference Checking Process. Qualified and interested applicants should send their CVs to, stating the subject of the post as the email subject “Economic Development Sr. Consultant/Project Manager.”

Please do not apply unless you meet the minimum required qualification listed above. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The deadline for receiving applications is September 11, 2023.

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