French speaking Project Manager

go to project: Food for rural Congo

Job Description

Project description

Avolar is one of our partners. They are located in Congo, and during its 26 years of existence have been identifying solutions to improve the living conditions of the local communities.

Due to the local absence of awareness about health and education, the aspect of a balanced diet for the children is normally not taken into account . This leads to problems of malnutrition with certain children. In order to tackle this aspect, Avolar wants to build a reception
center for the restoration of malnourished children. In addition, a program will be set to for giving advice to the families regarding balance diets to avoid malnutrition and create awareness on health and education.

Activities to be supported by EWB

  • Developing a detailed plan and defining the necessary equipment
  • Construction of a building of the reception center for the restoration of malnourished children; kitchen, training room, etc.
  • Project implementation.

Job Description

We are looking for a strong  French speaking Project Manager, preferably with experience in civil engineering  projects, to bring this project to completion together with our local partner organisation. As a Project Manager you manage a multidisciplinary team of EWB engineers in the Netherlands with a strong focus to deliver the project according to FIETS (Financial, Institutional, Ecological, Technical and Social) sustainability criteria. Moreover you are in close contact with our local partner organisation as you will deliver this project together. You guard the quality, budgets and planning. Of course it will not always be easy to work with only volunteers and with the large physical distances, but by organizing the project correctly, motivating your team, ensure an open and clear communication, you know how to get the job done.

Applicant Requirements

Besides experience in engineering project management, you can describe yourself as an entrepreneur with commercial skills: continuity of the (new) projects is no problem for you. Our local partner organisation also needs support in learning how to execute these types of projects and is eager to learn this from you. You have experience in managing projects with multiple stakeholders and as organizer you can make a complex project controllable. As a leader your communication is clear, you can inspire, motivate and captivate people on all levels. You need to be available for a minimum ~4 hours/wk


All the openings at Engineers without Borders are unpaid volunteer positions. We dedicate our free time to improve life in developing countries and have fun and a great learning experience by doing so. Our only expectation is that you dedicate the amount of free time you feel comfortable with and that you commit to this.

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