Project Manager

CIP - Centro Internacional da Batata

International Potato Center is recruiting a Project Manager, to be based in Nampula, Mozambique.

  • Project Implementation: Provide management, leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of project implementation. Ensure that project implementation is responsive to communities and partners and aligned with CIP principles, values and strategic plan. Monitor adherence to grant agreement, CIP policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations. Select, oversee and advise performance of partners and sub-grantees. Lead the reporting requirement of technical and financial progress and annual reports
  • Coordination and Representation: Represent the project vis-à-vis USAID,GoM, NGOs, private sector, and research partners. Build and manage strong and productive partnerships with GoM and implementing partners and facilitate learning and knowledge exchange across the entire project partnership. Participate in regular planning and review meetings with USAID and ensure that the project is well understood and highly regarded by the donor and all project partners
  • Reporting and Communications: As responsible manager for all technical and financial reporting to the donor, ensure timeliness, quality, and responsiveness to donor requests in all areas of reporting. Work with relevant units at CIP Mozambique and in regional and global CIP offices to obtain technical and administrative support as required. In particular, work with the project M&E Coordinator to ensure that monitoring of project indicators is timely and of excellent quality to support progress reporting to USAID/Feed the Future and adaptive management. Promote the project with stakeholders, the donor community, and the general public in Mozambique through sound and innovative communications
  • Staff Management, Professional Development and Team Building: Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels. Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system. Contribute to project team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes
  • Project Support Operations: Coordinate with M&E, finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics, procurement, security, administration and human resources. In coordination with the CIP Country Manager, propose and design new local operational policies as needed and in accordance with donor and CIP regulations
  • Gender: The Project Manager is expected to take a leadership role in the mainstreaming of gender sensitive project interventions, through support and promotion of gender throughout all areas of the project
  • Masters level degree in relevant discipline such as nutrition, agriculture, or social sciences. PhD degree in relevant field is an advantage. Specific formal training related to gender is an added advantage, as is direct experience with sweetpotato or other vegetatively propagated crops
  • Strong experience of at least 10 years as a field-based Project Manager, with at least 5 years working as a Project Leader on a large-scale nutrition or agricultural development project, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Direct experience working on large USAID funded projects, preferably focused in nutrition or agriculture. Specific experience of Feed the Future is an advantage
  • Up-to-date understanding of nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and state of knowledge
  • Experience in overseeing rigorous M&E and timely reporting across multi-institutional project partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate international and local staff into a cohesive team
  • Demonstrated awareness and responsiveness to gender and social issues in program design and delivery
  • Strong experience with communication technologies as research and development tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required
  • Working proficiency of Portuguese is an advantage
  • Record of scientific and technical publications and citations
  • Willingness to travel frequently in-country and work under field conditions
  • Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 05.07.2016
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