Assistant Country Director Programmes

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

  • Lead in developing high quality innovative programming in line with the Country Strategy – focusing on nutrition security
  • Support the development and management of an effective learning and influence component of the programme which directly informs Donor and Government information gaps in sectors relevant to nutrition security
  • Ensure effective and efficient implementation of the core country program the Food Income Markets, Equality and Nutrition program
  • Support the program team develop innovation within actions which are effectively monitored and evaluated, to feedback to core ministries and peers
  • Build working relationships with companies and individuals in the Agri-Business sector in order to support program area communities’ link to buyers and support Agri-business to most effectively engage with small holder farmers
  • To contribute to the development of Concern policy and strategy in Mozambique
  • To develop and maintain effective relations with donor agencies, networks and key government institutions in order to widen our impact, to raise funds and to stay responsive to opportunities and threats that may arise in relation to our mission in Mozambique
  • To lead the mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS, equality and disaster risk reduction,
  • To manage responses to disasters and emergencies as necessary
  • As a member of the SMT, ensure stable leadership for Concern Mozambique and coherence between programmes and systems
  • Establish strategic partnerships with Civil Society Organisations who add particular value to the program and its impact on policy, effective governance and sustainability
  • Actively support and ensure the roll-out of accountability across the country programme
  • Support program staff build and increase the quality of the M+E system, its management and most importantly the timely and effective analysis of M+E findings (This could involve training program staff in basic quantitative and qualitative analysis)
  • Ensure that M+E findings are used to inform our teams, partners and community members of progress and that M+E information is used to increase the impact of actions on Behaviour Change and Implementation practice by GoM departments (i.e. show what is working in real time to encourage experimentation in practice at the beneficiary and district level)
  • Ensure that the M+E system is clear and that field staff fully understand their role in M+E and receive feedback on the overall program performance
  • Schedule and lead the process of evaluation of all programmes and systematically review programmes based on the results of monitoring and evaluations
  • Develop TOR’s and engage consultants and research institutes as required to support M+E and manage their engagement in the program
  • Ensure that the Concern Mozambique programmes are managed in accordance with approved budget and responsible for monitoring expenditure against budget of all programmes
  • Ensure close management of all grants and contracts with responsibility for their execution effectively delegated through the program teams (In this ensure that there is monthly review of progress against clear Implementation plans and Mile Stones)
  • Work with the Country Financial Controller (CFC), Country Director and General Systems Manager (GSM) in-country to prepare and monitor programme budgets and provide the CFC with information necessary for the preparation and revision of country budgets
  • Expand and support the funding strategy and undertake the management of funding applications, proposal writing and budget preparation (In this make effective use of Concern’s Technical Advisors)
  • In consultation with the CD, GSM and CFC and with the input from relevant Program Managers produce budgets for new programmes/projects
  • Ensure timely reporting against all grants
Human Resources
  • Line manage the Food Income and Markets PM, Program Support Officer and Partnership Coordinator
  • With the HR Manager and the CD, ensure timely recruitment of staffing required for effective management of all programmes, succession planning, and retention and staff development
  • Ensure that systematic Performance and Development Review (PDR) processes are undertaken with all staff within the programme
  • Conduct training and staff development needs assessments of programme staff and in consultation with the CD and HR Manager, ensure that the needs are addressed through sourcing and delivering appropriate training/ mentoring and follow-up
Management Team
  • Contribute to the effective management and development of Concern Mozambique through active participation in the Senior Management Team (SMT) and Country Management Team
  • Actively participate in the development, implementation and review of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) as well as programme proposals for Livelihoods and Education
  • Actively participate in the development, revision and roll out of organisational and country specific policies and procedures
  • Provide programme information to the CD and HQ in a timely manner when required and submit a monthly report to the CD
  • Deputise for the CD when required
  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture or similar discipline
  • Minimum 5 years experience working overseas in private sector or development programmes focused on poverty reduction via rural livelihoods/health and nutrition/small-scale agriculture
  • Proven ability to link programmes to the private sector for value added impact, e.g. expanding markets
  • Experience of incorporating government in implementation and learning for policy and implementation change
  • Experience in social protection projects
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience of programme design and management
  • Experience in managing research and advocacy
  • Experience with HIV&AIDS and gender mainstreaming and disaster risk reduction
  • Recognized qualification in training or capacity building (Desirable)
  • Skills in statistics and basic statistical analysis software packages (Desirable)
  • Training or extensive programming in nutrition (Desirable)
  • Emergency response experience  (Desirable)
  • Experience working in politically sensitive programmes and contexts (Desirable)
  • Experience of capacity building with partner organisations (Desirable)
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity (Desirable)
  • Previous experience in Mozambique (Desirable)
  • Be a strong team player with a can do attitude
  • Conversational Spanish or Portuguese
  • A strong commitment to helping the poorest people in the world to improve their wellbeing and achieve their goals
  • Experience in conceptualising and managing programme based Operational Research
  • Effective data management and analysis skills – basic statistical analysis of programme M+E
  • In depth knowledge of development issues including a Rights Based Approach to development
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Gender Mainstreaming issues
  • Leadership qualities
  • Strong report-writing skills in English and Portuguese
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Possess strong proven delegation, time management and prioritising skills
  • Effective networking abilities
  • Knowledge of Southern African Social and Political Context
  • Familiarity with Concern policies and the strategic plan
  • International driving license
  • All applications should be submitted through our website before the closing date
  • CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length
  • All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline
  • Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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  • Validade 15.09.2013 2013-09-15
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