Senior Program Manager (m/f)


Chemonics is recruiting a Senior Program Manager (m/f), to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
  • Chemonics seeks a senior program manager for an anticipated USAID-funded conflict management program in Mozambique. This project will support efforts to empower communities in northern Mozambique and build their capacity to manage conflict and change. Project activities will be aimed at deepening and expanding knowledge of the conflict in Cabo Delgado and identifying and demonstrating approaches to strengthening community conflict management
  • The senior program manager will be responsible for the technical implementation and thought leadership for the project and will report directly to the chief of party. This position will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Identify and develop ideas to enhance program support in northern Mozambique in line with program objectives and priorities
  • Liaise with Mozambican government officials, private sector actors, local and international NGOs, and others as needed to facilitate coordination, troubleshoot, exchange information, develop and monitor activities, and provide technical assistance and advice
  • Provide in-depth, conceptual input to client and contractor senior field leadership, program staff, and others to contribute to and refine the program’s strategy, goal, objectives, and priorities; ensure alignment of activity development with an evolving political and security context
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to project staff and local partners to ensure activities appropriately support program theories and assumptions
  • Provide ongoing analysis on political, security, social context, and developments relevant to USAID/Mozambique’s objectives
  • Travel (to the extent possible) and/or support remote management platform to monitor contextual developments, develop key program relationships, identify opportunities for USAID engagement, and assist in assessing program impact and learning
  • May supervise program development officers or other staff
  • University degree, preferably in a related field, such as International Relations, Political Science, International Law, Public Policy or Sociology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, and methods relevant to addressing challenges in northern Mozambique, such as extractive industry policy, decentralization, community development, political participation, conflict and change management, countering violent extremism, and violence prevention
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the Mozambican historical, economic, and political context, including specific issues in northern Mozambique
  • Experience in engaging and establishing rapport with host country government officials at national and local levels
  • Experience designing technical assistance and capacity building activities in politically sensitive, insecure, complex, rapidly changing, and bureaucratically challenging environments
  • Supervisory management experience is highly preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience working in post-conflict or transitional contexts is required, with a minimum of two years’ experience in Mozambique and/or elsewhere in the Southern or East Africa region
  • Relevant experience working in Cabo Delgado or elsewhere in northern Mozambique is strongly preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated experience with activity design, development, and implementation
  • Experience developing and managing grants is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Complete written and oral fluency in Portuguese and working proficiency in written and oral English are required; fluency in English is desirable
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • No telephone inquiries, please
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