Vacancy

Program Manager

iDE Moçambique

iDE Mozambique is recruiting a Program Manager, to be based in Beira, Mozambique.

Duties
  • Responsible for the planning, organizing, leading and controlling of SMART’s activities, to ensure that activities are carried out on time, within budget and to specifications, so that outputs, outcomes and impacts are achieved over the lifespan of the project Manage overall implementation of activities in all geographic regions and supervise technical staff
  • Planning:
  • Compile and update annual work plans in conformance to expected outputs and outcomes and to meet contractual milestones
  • Develop and update procurement plans to ensure project resources are procured according to iDE´s procurement policies and procedures, and delivered on time and conform to performance specifications
  • In coordination with iDE finance staff, compile and update funds flow plan and ensure that project funds are expended in accordance with the approved budget
  • Organizing:
  • In collaboration with the iDE Mozambique Country Director, design SMART Organigram to ensure effective and efficient chain of command and communication throughout the project and geographic areas of operation
  • Develop job descriptions for all staff to be contracted under the project
  • In collaboration with iDE Human Resources Department, ensure that all staff have duly signed contracts and are in compliance with the relevant Mozambican legislation
  • Ensure that all staff members undergo the necessary orientation training
  • Negotiate and draft contracts for the rental of project facilities such as office space, housing and training centers
  • Negotiate and draft Terms of Reference, Contracts, Sub-Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding with iDE consultants, implementing partners and sub-contractors
  • Represent iDE and ensure the collaboration of the relevant government departments and local authorities and keep them informed on project progress
  • Leading:
  • Provide day-to-day instruction, guidance and discipline as required for staff to perform their duties
  • Delegate work, responsibility, and authority to staff and create accountability for results, in accordance with iDE´s Policies and Procedures
  • Motivate and encourage staff and build a team spirit among all members, creating a favorable work environment for all
  • Hold regular meetings with staff and contribute to building a work environment that is built on trust and commitment to iDE GLOBAL – to build viable rural enterprises mainly through the Farm Business Advisor (FBA) model
  • Coordinate the work to take into account project priorities
  • Provide guidance to environmental risks and possibilities to a positive environmental outcome depending on the techniques, inputs and approaches to be implemented
  • Resolve conflicts as they arise
  • Coordinate Gender integration among SMART team and clients
  • Managing:
  • In collaboration with iDEs iQ (M&E) and Finance team, measure project progress through formal and informal reports as per the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, as well as cost control in accordance with the Donor’s and iDE´s financial and project accounting systems
  • Evaluate possible deviations from planned performance
  • Supervise all iDE Staff within the project areas, review various policy and budgetary issues with project staff and ensure project expenses are within budgeted limits
  • Provide technical oversight, leadership and direction for all aspects related to FBA model
  • Oversee the negotiation and signing of agreements with service providers and input suppliers
  • Lead and direct the establishment of linkages between FBA and markets
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of Technology Centres
  • Provide support and oversight for the development and implementation of the proposed mobile technology based M&E System and Inputs selling system
  • Provide support and oversight for smart financing tools, as KIVA
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the iDE Mozambique Country Director
Requisites
  • Mozambican National
  • Post graduate degree in agriculture, finance or agri-business
  • At least 10 years of experience in managing multi-sectorial, multi-disciplinary projects in agricultural and rural development and agri-business
  • Working technical knowledge of agriculture at smallholder level
  • Experience in agribusiness private sector management may be an added value
  • Knowledge of environmental risks and possibilities to a positive environmental outcome may be an added value
  • Familiarity on gender integration may be an added value
  • Experience with climate smart agriculture tools and approaches may be an added value
  • S/he also must have well developed analytical and financial skills
  • Understand how value chains and supply chains operate in Mozambique
  • S/he must have a good understanding of rural marketing and selling to the ‘base of the pyramid’ is also required
  • Personal skills to lead, direct and motivate senior level technicians and extension staff
  • Strong management and problem-solving skills, effective use of independent judgment
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite; experience with Google Apps a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and orally, in Portuguese and English
Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
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  • Published 04.01.2017
  • Expires 20.01.2017
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