Join our Team of Consultants: External Assessor Opportunity

Position Overview

  • Project/Program
    Training Partners Program
  • Type of service
    On demand, short term consultancy
  • Position
    External Assessor
  • Reports to
    PM4NGOs Executive Director and PM4NGOs Partners Committee
  • Duration
    On demand, each assessment is designed as a 3-hour process.
  • Starting date
    On demand
  • Duty station
    The consultancy is home-based
  • Languages
    English (mandatory), Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish.
  • Fees
    The fees paid to the consultant will be 40 USD per hour

Background

What is PM4NGOs?

We’re dedicated to advancement in the Project Management skills of individuals and organizations working in the development sector throughout the world. Our aim is to reach not just donor organizations and NGOs, but individuals on the ground who are making the difference, often against the odds and with minimal resources.

Our Vision

An equitable and sustainable world where social investment achieves the greatest impact.

PM4NGOs will help achieve this vision through its work in promoting excellence in the management of social investment projects and programmes. We will create and maintain best practice guidance for development professionals, certification schemes for those working in the sector who will be proud to hold an internationally recognized qualification and a forum for communication and discussion about international development sector best practice.

Our Mission

To promote and sustain the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector.

The Training Partners Program

PM4NGOs is the owner and custodian of the Project DPro (PMD Pro),Program DPro, and FMD Pro guides and certification. As an independent certifying organization, PM4NGOs does not offer training courses, but relies upon multiple training partners globally to expand access to project management approaches and practices.

Training partners are independent organizations that are responsible for the training courses and services they offer. Although PM4NGOs does not accredit training organizations or trainers, we work closely with them in an open manner to produce and share high quality and most updated training materials.

The process to become a PM4NGOs Training Partner includes providing a set of evidence documents and an interview with an external and independent assessor, who is responsible to provide a recommendation to the PM4NGOs Partners committee.

Consultancy Description

The External Assessor will collect the list of evidence documents and conduct an online interview with candidates (individuals or organizations) to become a PM4NGOs Training Partner.

Based on the documents analysis and the interview, the External Assessor will provide a formal recommendation to approve or reject the candidates submission to become a Training Partner.

PM4NGOs will provide the External Assessor with detailed guidance for their assessment including the requirements, check-list, and knowledge / experience requirements to be observed and analyzed through the document review and the interview with candidates.

Responsibilities

Description of tasks

The External Assessor will coordinate his/her activities with the Executive Director, which includes:

  • Collect the required documentation from candidates or current training partners engaged in the application or renewal process.
  • Analyze the documents following the provided check-list.
  • Set up an online interview with the candidate.
  • Conduct a 1-hour online interview with the candidate, following the provided guidance.
  • Prepare and submit the checklist and a report with a formal recommendation within 48 hours after the interview.

The assessment process is estimated to a total of 3 hours: 1-hour preparation and documentation review, 1-hour interview, and 1-hour final analysis and report.

Deliverables

The External Assessor will provide an analysis report that includes a formal recommendation, the filled check-list, and all evidence collected from the candidates. All forms, templates, and guidance will be provided by PM4NGOs.

Desired Qualifications

The External Assessor will collect the list of evidence documents and conduct an online interview with candidates (individuals or organizations) to become a PM4NGOs Training Partner.

  • Education and/or Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, minimum of three years in development and/or humanitarian sector; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Dynamic professional with a demonstrated ability to achieve the expected results.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented.
  • Adequate knowledge in online systems, more specifically project, workgroup, communications, and online call platforms (Zoom, Skype, Teams).
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

Fluent in one of the languages that assessment and interviews will be conducted: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish.

Mandatory requirements

The following are mandatory requirements to provide the service as External Assessor to the Training Partners Program:

  • The consultant must hold one of the following certifications: Project DPro Foundation, Project DPro Practitioner, or Program DPro.
  • The consultant must not be a:
    • Staff, associated, or a consultant of a PM4NGOs Training Partner or Authorized Invigilator, regardless if the relationship is formal, informal, part time, full time, on demand, or any other.
    • PM4NGOs Hub.
    • PM4NGOs Board Member.
  • PM4NGOs consultants in other programs are eligible as long as they are not in a director position.

Confidentiality, Data Protection, and Ethical Provisions

Taking into consideration that the consultant will collect and analyze sensitive data from candidates and current Training Partners, the External Assessor will be required to:

  • Sign a non-disclosure agreement provided by PM4NGOs.
  • Comply and sign the PM4NGOs Ethical Policy.

Instructions for applying

Please submit your resumeProject DPro Certificate (and other certificates), and a cover letter to: hr@pm4ngos.org, with the subject External Assessor, by February 28, 2021.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in our organization and for taking the time to apply; however, due to the large volume of emails, only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

This position application might remain open until all PM4NGOs core languages are covered, or it might be re-opened further to increase the number of available assessors.

PM4NGOs is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

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