Programme Management Unit Manager


Oxfam is recruiting a Programme Management Unit Manager, to be based in Cuamba, Mozambique.
  • As the Unit Programme Management Manager for the PRESSANI, you'll lead efforts to increase livelihood opportunities for people living in poverty, particularly the most vulnerable, in the districts of Nipepe, Maúa, Marrupa, Metarica and Cuamba . This challenging role requires a visionary thought leader who can navigate complex livelihood, food and agricultural systems as well as climate resilience and Income generation, fostering collaboration with diverse stakeholders, and influence positive change
  • The PRESSANI programme specifically addresses challenges such as poor production technologies, low productivity, poor income generation, and market access and linkages, and nutritional deficiencies in these identified regions through pathways of increased production and productivity, diversified food supply, and improved household income specially for Youth and women. Your role will be pivotal in implementing these strategies and making a lasting impact on people living in poverty, particularly the most vulnerable people in Cuamba, Metarica, Nipepe, Maua and Marrupa in Niassa Province
  • Reporting to - Matrix Management - Oxfam Country representative
  • Staff reporting to this post - Food and Nutrition Security Specialist, Income Generation Specialist, Agriculture and Food System Specialist
Programme Leadership and Design
  • Overseen the overall pogramme management and implementation in Niassa
  • Shape the programme's strategic direction, ensuring alignment with consortium goals and the unique challenges of smallholder farmers in Mozambique
  • Design and implement innovative solutions to address low productivity, limited market linkages and access, and nutritional deficiencies in the targeted regions
  • Provide thought leadership, challenging conventional norms, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • As member of the Country Programme Coordinating Team (CPCT) and the Oxfam in Southern Africa Economic Justice Programme ensure alignment of the PRESSANI programme with the overall Oxfam in Mozambique and Oxfam in Southern Africa strategic framework
Stakeholder Management
  • As responsible for the engagement with Provincial authorities and other stakeholders in Niassa, ensure all stakeholders involvement and participation
  • Navigate complex stakeholder relationships, including donors, government officials, Food and Nutrition Security specialist, Income generation Specialist, Agriculture and food system specialist and others technical experts
  • Work closely with consortium Governance Committee, and thematic specialist to ensure effective collaboration and achievement of programme objectives
  • Support identification of capacity development needs of partners and set out a plan for this development
Programme Implementation and Analysis
  • Lead and coordinate the PRESSANI programme, overseeing its diverse components and ensuring successful implementation in the targeted districts
  • Analyse challenges and barriers to productivity, identifying innovative solutions to empower people living with poverty, particularly the most vulnerable farmers and increase their income opportunities significantly, utilising a deep understanding of the Mozambique agriculture sector to drive impactful change and improve the livelihoods of rural communities
  • Manage budgets against programme plans to achieve the best return on available funds, delivering agreed programme objectives within budget constraint
Programme Reporting; Evaluation and Learning
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting of programme management and implementation
  • Provide high quality reports according to donor contract agreements. Ensure compliance with donor grant requirements, provide input into donor reports, and support the management of donor visits as appropriate
  • Ensure institutionalisation documentation and learning culture within the programme
  • Commission and supervise contractual evaluations, in support of the MEAL team
  • Support the creation of strong internal governance networks that encourages a joint accountability approach for achieving objectives, and that facilitates programme learning through sharing information and encouraging effective and inclusive dialogue and interactions within and outside Mozambique programme
  • Assist with the development of indicators to monitor and evaluate jobs creations and income generation activities
People Management and Partnerships
  • Direct Manage a team of professionals, Food and Nutrition Security Specialist, Income Generation Specialist, Agriculture and Food Systems Specialist
  • Oversee a Support team, comprising of Grants and Compliance Officer, Finance Officer, WASH technical Specialist, Gender Justice Specialist, Security Coordinator and Behaviour Change Communication officer
  • Foster effective partnerships with civil society organizations to enhance programme outcomes
  • Required qualifications:
  • Proficiency level equivalent to master or higher degree in a relevant discipline such as international development, agriculture, agroeconomics, rural development, agribusiness, food systems or nutrition.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree with more than 10 years of extensive Management and leadership experience in international development can be considered are also encouraged to apply
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience managing complex programmes addressing the challenges of small holder farmers as manager, team leader, or chief of party in at least two international development programme in Africa or Mozambique
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and team management skills, with emphasis in coaching and development
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in partnership management within the international development sector
  • Demonstrated experience working in Mozambique context, government engagement and consortium working environment
  • Demonstrated Experience in Safe programming and applying feminist principles
  • Desired qualifications:
  • Demonstrates conceptual thinking by asking probing questions, challenging the status quo, and analyzing complex situations to implement innovative solutions with adaptability
  • Experience in managing diverse teams and partnerships, including government relations and engagement with civil society organizations
  • Strong ambition to influence and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Profound knowledge of project management cycle, procedures, systems, and finance processes
  • Result-oriented with a focus on impactful outcomes
  • Experience living and working in remote area of Mozambique, with an understanding of the agricultural and agribusiness systems, household level nutrition culture and political economy of the region
  • Experience with remote working tools, namely, MS Teams, One Drive, MS Office, Zoom, skype and other
  • Passionate and motivated to work in remote locations in Mozambique (Niassa) with low levels of infrastructure and with an interest in creating lasting impacts on the lives of poor people in vulnerable areas
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organisation
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organisation. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organisational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organisations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support Influencing We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Locations - Cuamba with frequent field visit to Cuamba, Nipepe, Maua, Metarica and Marrupa districts, Ocasional travel to Maputo
  • Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty
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