Deputy Programme Manager


DFID is recruiting a B1 Deputy Programme Manager, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Ensuring effective management of the Growth and Governance Team Portfolio
  • Drive the effective delivery of a portfolio of programmes in line with DFID Rules and best practice, the DPM will either be the project officer or provide oversight for the programmes in the portfolio
  • Ensure that all key programme management tasks are undertaken on time and are of quality e.g. Annual and Project Completion Reviews, Asset/Fraud Register checks, receipt of financial statements and project reports etc
  • Draft project agreements (Accountable Grants, MOUs etc) and, along with the Lead Adviser, negotiate with project partners to reach agreement
  • Lead on financial, management and commercial aspects in the design and development of new programmes
  • Effectively operate management systems and oversee team corporate returns
  • Contribute to the formulation of strategies and approaches to deliver the team’s contribution to DFID Mozambique’s Operational Plan results
  • Provide support to team leader as requested; working with the Team/Unit Leader, ensure that a six monthly forward work plan is maintained, setting out key dates for projects and other activities, including timings for reviews, field visit plans, regular project meetings etc
  • Leading effective financial management of projects and programmes
  • Operate DFID finance systems accurately and on time, meeting forecasts, targets and deadlines and ensure that DFID money is spent effectively, efficiently and economically
  • Oversee effective budget forecasting: Promote financial rigour, commercial best practice, transparency and accountability in the programmes you will manage
  • Proactively and effectively manage contracts and relationships with implementing partners and service providers
  • Implement DFID’s anti-fraud and corruption strategy
  • Line Management and communication
  • Line Manage Programme Officers in your team: agree and track individual goals to ensure agreed actions are implemented and progress measured
  • Build capacity of staff to manage projects, monitor progress and risks, mitigate fraud and corruption and evaluate and report results, provide coaching and directly address development needs of reporting staff to help them take on increased responsibility
  • Adopt a team working style, working particularly closely with Lead Advisers on projects/programmes, projects/programme implementers, and the Team Leader
  • Collate and promote information and lesson sharing across the team
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings ensuring that relevant programme and office-wide issues are discussed and addressed
  • Draft quality correspondence and documents including letters, minutes, ToRs and reports
  • Undertake cross-office tasks and make a positive contribution to the effective operation of DFID Mozambique
  • Learn and demonstrate the behaviours and skills described in the Civil Service Competency framework
  • The following competencies (Level 3) will be the basis for the assessment for this position, for additional information on the competencies refer to the following link:
  • Making effective decisions. Uses sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate and professional advice
  • Leading and Communicating Good communication skills both oral and written in English and Portuguese
  • Collaborating and Partnering Ability to build positive, professional and trusted working relationships with people in the office and outside the office
  • Building Capability for All Keeping own knowledge and team members’ knowledge up to date
  • Managing a Quality Service Strong planning, management and organisational skills to deliver objectives and tasks on time and improve the quality of work
  • Seeing the Big Picture Understanding of how the role fits with DFID Mozambique priorities
  • The full job description, application form and civil service competencies can be found at:
  • Relevant degree suited to the post such as International studies, Business Administration, Finance, Development combined with 5 year\'s experience
  • You will be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge and understanding of international aid and managing development programmes and projects
  • At least 5 years’ experience which could have been gained from work with a donor, government, private sector and/or NGO
  • Good practical knowledge of the main responsibilities of the job
  • Proven track record in financial and programme management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision
  • Fluent Portuguese and English
  • Citizenship or an existing legal right to live and work in Mozambique
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
How to Apply
1. Application
  • The candidate must complete and send back the application form with a copy of their most recent CV in English to The subject line must read “MOZ/001”
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications


  • Entidade DFID
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  • Publicado 20.01.2017
  • Expira 06.02.2017
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