Senior Project Manager (m/f)

Adra Moçambique

Adra Mozambique is recruiting a Senior Project Manager (m/f), to be based in Matutuine, Mozambique.
  • The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian agency comprised of over 120 supporting and implementing country offices, operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA is committed to human rights, gender equality, children’s rights safeguarding as well the engagement of the most vulnerable groups
  • ADRA in partnership with Peace Parks Foundation (Prime Organization) has been awarded a five-year contract by the Blue Action Fund which is titled: Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change – Conserving and Building Resilience. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the conservation of a network of globally significant coastal and marine protected areas and their sustainable use zones by i) enhancing ecosystem services that ii) contribute to reducing climate change risks for vulnerable communities. To achieve this, the project will:
  • Improve resources, instruments, and capacities for Marine Protected Area management and sustainable use
  • Increase resilience of infrastructure and the built environment to climate change
  • Strengthen adaptive capacity and reduced exposure to climate risks Rehabilitate degraded coastal ecosystems
  • Enhance climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods for communities
  • Enhance knowledge, expertise, and capacity of relevant national agencies to use Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approaches for coastal zone management
  • Strengthen institutional and regulatory systems for climate responsive planning and development
  • ADRA is looking for a suitably qualified person for the position of Senior Project Manager for the above-mentioned project. The position is based in Maputo National Park (MNP) and Maputo Environmentally Protected Area (MEPA) region within Matutuine District, and will report to the Programs Director while working closely with Local Partners NGOs
  • Supervisor: Programs Director
  • Supervises: Livelihood Manager, MEAL Officer, Gender and SRH Officer and Agriculture Technicians
  • The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of project, while remaining aligned with ADRA’s strategy, commitments and goals. He/She provides managerial and technical support throughout the implementation of the program cycle, including coordination with the client, government entities, stakeholders and other service providers. Among specific roles, the Senior Project Manager will undertake: Pulling together and Leading Program Team - he will ensure that all program staff performs their duties assigned to them, complying with deadlines, according to the regular plans, provide them the tools to collaborate effectively
  • Planning Program Resources: he will ensure the achievement of the goals and objectives of the program, aligning with the organization’s overall business strategy focused on the BAF and determining available resources, estimating time and financial commitment, as well as monitor and report on the program’s progress
  • Quality and Satisfaction: the Senior Project Manager will develop tools and strategies to ensure continuous communications with various stakeholders in alignment with the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), reporting on progress and being open to their feedback and to keep them satisfied with milestone achievements to ensure their full collaboration
  • Manage Issues and Risk: he/she will be ready to solve emerging problems and mitigate risks to the program in the field, in permanent consultation with ADRA senior management, where necessary; he/she will have a far-reaching sight to allow a forecast of potential problems and risks, so that he/she and his/her team can set in place a plan of action to mitigate them
  • Monitoring Progress: he/she will ensure permanent program monitoring, through the MEAL Officer, to make sure a program is progressing as planned including local Partner NGOs interventions under their responsibility. Monthly reports will be expected of him, reflecting on the program progress and metrics through the project systems including PROCOM
Specific Responsibilities
  • Plan and implement programs
  • Help redefine program scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define tasks and required resources
  • Collect and manage program team
  • Conceptualize program resources
  • Create schedule and program timelines
  • Track deliverables
  • Support and direct team
  • Lead quality assurance
  • Monitor and report on program progress
  • Present to stakeholders reports on progress as well as problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage change when necessary to meet program outputs
  • Evaluate and assess result of program
  • Master degree or higher in a relevant field including, Environment Eng., Ecosystem Management, Agriculture, Rural Development or other relevant areas
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with communities
  • At least 8 years of experience managing livelihood and ecosystem-based adaptation projects in communities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English
  • Be fluent in Chichangana/ChiRonga is an advantage
  • Have previous experience working in Conservation Areas is an advantage
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
Key Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Master Degree Certificate
  • 2 reference
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 23.06.2022
  • Expires 03.07.2022
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