Portfolio Manager (PM) for Economic Governance


DAI SPEED is recruiting a Portfolio Manager (PM) for Economic Governance, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The USAID Supporting the Enabling Environment for Development (SPEED) program supports the Government of Mozambique (GRM) to develop and implement policies that improve the country’s business enabling environment, thereby enhancing the role of the private sector in agriculture, trade facilitation, health, energy, and biodiversity conservation. The program also strengthens economic governance and public financial management and enhances the role of civil society in supporting Mozambique’s ability to plan, manage, and finance its own development
  • The Portfolio Manager (PM) for Economic Governance will lead and manage the Economic Governance Component, focusing on achievement of reforms for strengthened economic governance, which will include strategic technical work, relationship management, and developing/implementing the SPEED Economic Governance work plan. The PM for Economic Governance will be supported by a Portfolio Assistant (PA), who will provide support for component administration, managing consultants/subcontracts/grants, and monitoring, evaluation and learning data collection and reporting
  • Technical Tasks:
  • Serve as the principal client relationship manager for the Economic Governance Portfolio, ensuring effective communication between the Government of Mozambique, USAID, and the SPEED management team
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the appropriate government ministries’ staff, relevant private sector and civil society organizations, donor organizations, and others active in policy advocacy and development
  • Work closely with the DCOP-Technical to develop, implement and monitor technical activities and budgets for Annual Work Plans for the Portfolio
  • Design and oversee capacity building efforts to strengthen the leadership of Mozambican institutions and organizations in policy development, advocacy and implementation
  • Provide technical leadership for the program’s competitive processes to award grants and subcontracts to Mozambican institutions, organizations, and companies to support policy development, advocacy, and implementation
  • Be an integral part of implementing technical assistance as needed, including conducting research, obtaining data, participating in interviews and helping to identify and set meetings with counterparts
  • Draft high quality technical activity approval request based on templates to be provided
  • Manage consultant teams, review and revise technical reports, assume responsibility for ensuring high quality deliverables from consultants, subcontractors and grantees providing support to the SPEED Economic Governance Portfolio
  • Oversee the implementation of consultant agreements (including tracking approved LOE and approving timesheets), subcontracts, and grants to ensure technical delivery is completed within the established time frame and budget
  • Draft activity political notes, briefs, articles, blogs and other content to disseminate and stimulate public/private dialogue on policy development and implementation
  • Work closely with other SPEED Portfolio Managers to ensure all components achieve optimal results and impact
  • Organize high quality policy dialogue and consultation events in concert with project partners, always ensuring that Mozambican institutions/organizations are out front and assuming ownership of local policy reform/implementation efforts
  • Support the DCOP-Technical and M&E team in economic and financial analyses of proposed policy and regulatory changes
  • Work closely with the MEL team to track and improve upon performance
  • Work closely with gender and youth inclusion manager to ensure that rlevant principles are integrated into all aspects of the implementation of the activities
  • Perform such additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of SPEED senior management and Nathan Associates
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience in public financial management, extractive industry governance, civil society organizations, economic development or business environment
  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver high quality technical assistance on time and within budget
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred
  • Ability to respond effectively to time sensitive demands & inquiries
  • Excellent organizational skills with a willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent communications and personnel management skills and ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization and of different multi-cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to speak in public and lead formal meetings with high-level government officials
  • Competency in the English and Portuguese, both spoken and written
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Interested candidates must submit their CV in English
  • Duration of the internship program: The program is intended to commence in mid-January 2023 and be completed in after three months
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  • Published 03.05.2023
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