Child safeguarding: (select only one)
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the policy checking/vetting process staff.
Save the Children is seeking a Project Director (PD) for a 2019-2020 SIDA-funded cyclone recovery project in Mozambique. Save the Children will contribute to the recovery of cyclone affected peoples living in Manica and Sofala districts through FSL, Child Protection, and Nutrition activities.
The project will be implemented through the COSACA consortium composed of Save the Children, CARE, and OXFAM, with Save the Children (SC) as the lead agency.
The PD will be based in Maputo with 50% travel to the districts to work with the Field Managers, Program Managers, Nutrition, FSL and Protection teams to provide management and operational guidance, support monitoring and evaluation, and ensure quality of the project. The post holder will provide the overall technical leadership in the implementation of the program and the day to day management including budget management. He/she will also represent the project and COSACA to SIDA as well as key stakeholders in Mozambique. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the PD will be expected to work outside their normal profile.
Scope of role:
- Reports to: Director of Programme Operations
- Staff reporting to this post: Project Managers based at the respective field offices of the COSACA members (SC, CARE & Oxfam) + Supply Chain Manager (being recruited for the first 6 months of the project for procurements)
- Budget Responsibilities: SIDA project (As per the CO SoD)
Key areas of accountability:
- Administer the development and successful implementation of work plans and oversee the creation of reports and other deliverables with inputs from COSACA members to Save the Children Sweden and SIDA in a timely and accurate manner;
- Oversee and support implementation, including the supervision proper targeting, identification, registration, and monitoring of beneficiary lists to prevent overlap with other humanitarian programs in the intervention zone;
- Coordinate closely with COSACA members, other humanitarian actors and UN agencies carrying out program activities for geographic mapping and to ensure program activities are in line with national and humanitarian technical priorities;
- Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including financial and grant management, project monitoring and evaluation, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with SIDA regulations;
- Work closely with the MEAL team to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and to capture learning opportunities;
- Ensure compliance with all grant, SIDA and government provisions, and timely fulfilment of all project programmatic reporting requirements;
- Oversee proper budget phasing, timely expenditure of approved budgets as per forecast, avoiding both underspending and overspending on grant line items;
- Continually monitor for developments in the operating context that might require a change to the program implementation plan (e.g. revision to the budget, or inclusion of a geographical area due to increased need) and discuss with relevant stakeholders to proactively propose solutions.
Personnel and Administration
- Supervise technical program management staff: conduct performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs and assist the Director for Program Operation and COSACA partners to meet these needs, provide management support to staff as needed, and maintain office policy of respect and communication between supervisors and subordinates;
- See that all project staff are aware of and understand Save the Children policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed;
- Promote accountability, communicating expectations and providing constructive feedback through regular performance reviews;
- Responsible for the timely recruitment, orientation, and training of new staff as needed;
- Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement; ensure logistics/administrative staff provide sufficient and timely support to programs and programmatic staff, and that data collection processes are standardized and applied by all field staff.
Representation and Leadership
- The Project Director will represent Save the Children and COSACA in relevant coordination fora within the country and internationally as and when required;
- Represent Save the Children as the prime on the project within internal COSACA coordination mechanisms and meetings;
- Maintain good working relationships with officials and other humanitarian actors, particularly those within the relevant government agencies (local and national authorities including technical departments, INGOs, NGOs, UN agencies) and with visiting donor and third-party monitoring teams and other key contacts;
- Represent COSACA and SC and maintain good working relationships aamong community leadership structures and community-based organizations;
- Maintain focus on SC program principles;
- Represent SC and COSACA in donor meetings and with representatives from SIDA during field visits.
Monitoring and evaluation
- The Project Director will make regular visits to field sites, to monitor and oversee project implementation and offer advice;
- Work with MEAL unit to develop tools and ideas to ensure that the program is monitored against measurable and appropriate indicators;
- Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
- Contribute to situation/response analysis and any corresponding revision of program strategy documents and sector response plans ensuring integration with other sectors.
Business Development and New Initiative
- Contribute to the identification of new initiatives and opportunities that respond to country strategy;
- Play a leadership role in the development of follow-on proposals; coordinate input from Field Offices, COSACA members, and relevant stakeholders in country
Behaviors (Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters;
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take calculated risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development, humanitarian response, technical sector (FSL), or related field is required.
Experience and skills
- Minimum 10 years of demonstrable professional experience in implementing programs with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of projects relevant to FSL;
- Demonstrates strong managerial and operational leadership skills; experience managing through influence in a matrix organisation;
- Experience working in consortium;
- Significant experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, including field-level project implementation and working against log frames;
- Demonstrable financial and budget management experience; experience as a budget holder;
- In depth knowledge and experience of logistics systems and requirements in a multi field office, multi programme setting;
- Experience in managing SIDA funding and familiarity with regulations is critical;
- Experience with capacity building and team leadership;
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Portuguese
- Previous Project Director experience;
- Technical expertise in at least one of the implementation sectors;
- Prior experience in Mozambique;
- Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Mozambique;
- Experience in designing and managing SIDA-funded programs.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should request the following detailed terms of reference from Save the Children International, Rua de Tchamba Nº398, Maputo. The CV and the letter of motivation must be submitted in Portuguese and English to the electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org or left at the above mentioned address until July 19, 2019.
“We are an equal opportunity employer, we encourage the candidacy of women. Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all its employees and programs are absolutely safe for children.
We apply strict procedures to ensure that only suitable candidates to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny. ”
SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT CHARGE ANY KIND OF FEE AT WHICHEVER STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND DOES NOT ACT THROUGH RECRUITMENT AGENTS.
NB: Only the selected candidates will be contacted.