Infrastructure and Urban Planning Programme Manager

Alto Comissariado Britânico

British High Commission is recruiting a Infrastructure and Urban Planning Programme Manager, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • In close coordination and collaboration with British High Commission colleagues, the job holder should provide expertise and guidance on the development and improvement of public infrastructure, such as transportation systems, utilities, and public spaces within selected cities (Pemba, Nacala, and Beira). The job holder should also engage and manage relationships with relevant ministries (including the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment) and local government in Mozambique to design and oversee implementation of activities defined and supported by GCIP. Responsibilities include:
Project/Programme Delivery (50%)
  • Manage programme/project delivery of the Green Cities and Infrastructure Programme (GCIP) in line with the FCDO Programme Operating Framework
  • Ensure PWC Alliance and other delivery partners meet their milestones, remain on track to deliver programme objectives and that reporting is high quality and timely
  • Input into financial aspects of the GCIP: this could include budget forecasting, monitoring and budget allocation of individual projects and input into the overall programme working with GCIP London. Challenging value for money for individual projects
  • Manage and monitor risks to programme delivery, escalating when necessary
  • Work closely with teams at BHC Maputo, other British High Commissions/Embassies with GCIP activities, and FCDO Headquarters to share learning and best practice
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation frameworks are in place across all GCIP projects and that projects contribute to the BHC’s Mozambique Country Plan objectives on sustainable prosperity and climate resilience
Infrastructure Policy and Stakeholder Engagement (30%)
  • Provide high-quality analysis advising on policy decisions and collaboration with various stakeholders to ensure sustainable and efficient development of infrastructure projects, including seek cross-team collaboration opportunities amongst BHC Maputo teams to continue supporting a mainstreamed approach in bilateral programmes
  • Ensure coordination between UK cities, transport and sustainable infrastructure programmes and initiatives supported by the UK and other development partners, identifying opportunities for multilateral cooperation where possible
  • Contribute to long-term planning efforts to enhance the overall liveability and functionality of the targeted and selected cities with wider benefits to local communities and advise on opportunities for projects to mobilise investment including from UK institutions such as BII, private sector, and climate finance
  • Prompt strategic, regular communications with key stakeholders in the UK, Mozambique, and other regional stakeholders to facilitate sharing of best practice
  • Publicly represent the British High Commission and the UK Government as a credible interlocutor in external engagements on themes relevant to the programme (climate change adaptation, resilient infrastructure, urban planning, and development)
  • Support the Resilient Cities and Infrastructure team (based in London) in developing deeper climate collaboration with Mozambique at the national, state, and local levels, fostering relationships across the Government of Mozambique
Contribute to effective working across BHC Maputo (20%)
  • Contribute to cross-office activities and discussions; supporting other colleagues to deliver their objectives
  • Provide a timely response to requests for policy briefings and corporate returns, if required
  • Keep abreast of the latest evidence and experience from Mozambique and other countries and developments in UK policy concerning infrastructure development and city planning
  • Uphold and champion BHC’s values by playing an active role in supporting the working environment and overall performance
  • Report to senior leadership on progress towards objectives and develop and implement adequate procedures to support decision-making, monitor projects and their outcomes, engage with government bodies, organise events and visits, and build strong relationships with key UK and Mozambican institutions
  • Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
  • The job holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Green Cities and Infrastructure Programme which is funded from the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget. The role does not include line management responsibilities
  • Relevant qualification and experience in thematic areas relevant to the role e.g. sustainable/green infrastructure, mobilising investment, climate finance, environmental management, urban planning, and civil engineering
  • Ability to analyse complex data, evaluate project development proposals, and make informed recommendations based on findings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese; able to convey your point clearly and concisely
  • Experience in building a wide network of government, private sector, international community, and civil society stakeholders and using relationships to deliver objectives
  • Demonstrated resilience to manage multiple workstreams concurrently, with the ability to implement, benchmark against national and international evidence and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Strong political economy awareness and ability to spot opportunities to influence and build partnerships
  • Experience in programme management, including planning, budgeting, and coordination of interdisciplinary teams
  • An organised and proactive approach to work and a willingness to continually learn and improve
  • A commitment to contributing to a positive working environment grounded in inclusion, respect, kindness, and collaboration
  • Other benefits and conditions of employment
  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • The British High Commission places a lot of value on supporting the development of its staff, and you will be encouraged to participate in L&D training and get involved in corporate activities. As well as successful completion of relevant online learning for the role, the successful candidate will be required to complete an introductory training course in the first three months of the job. There are also opportunities to job shadow at other British missions in the region
  • Working patterns: Some working from home or flexible hours would be possible. The successful candidate will be required to travel in accordance with the demands of the job
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organizational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow
  • Please complete the application form in full. Failure to do so may result in a determination that you do not meet the requirements for the position
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Maputo are subject to the Terms and
  • Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Mozambique
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Mozambique with the correct visa/status or work permit
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount
  • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted
  • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
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  • Published 12.04.2024
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