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EC Recovery Program Manager
Place of Work
Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Afar and Siti
Monthly Salary in ETB
As per the Scale
No. of Positions
Length of Contract
4 months with strong possibility of extension for 5 months
Ensuring the implementation of the remaining program activities, coordinating between field offices and Country Office, implementing the recommendations from the Compliance Review, and organizing close out of the program.
Scope of Role:
The Program Manager (PM) will oversee the overall coordination and implementation of the EC Recovery program in Afar and Siti. As such he/she will coordinate program implementation, facilitate technical assistance to the program, monitor progress and spending while ensuring that CO procedures and donor rules and regulations are followed, and facilitate synergies with other programs. In this effort, the PM works particularly closely with Operations, PDQ, and Awards, but with other relevant departments as well.
Project managers at a field level will report in to the hub structure but the project requires considerable coordination and facilitation at the country office level in terms of procurement, finance, government, donors and awards. The PM also helps keep the projects in line with the overall resilience building strategy of Save the Children and the government coordinated response.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Coordinate the implementation of the EC Recovery program across the Afar and Siti implementation areas.
Ensure that the reaming program activities are implemented to a high quality and effectively coordinated and managed with appropriate levels of technical support.
Responsible for implementing the compliance review recommendations Action Plan that was developed.
Strengthen all areas of Save the Children’s response by providing management support and mentoring to the field-based project leads.
Ensure programmatic integration and close coordination with the other EC and ECHO funded projects in the implementation areas.
Work closely with the Portfolio Director and the assigned Awards Analyst to manage the allocation and use of the budget, liaise between the project managers at field level.
Conduct regular visits to field implementation sites in affected areas.
Work closely with logistics to follow up and ensure the procurement done at CO level is initiated and processed timely.
Work closely with the operations and program quality (PDQ) teams to ensure timely and adequate technical support to the program, including frequent field visits.
Ensure technical support reports are disseminated to the field and recommendations are implemented.
Representation and Coordination
Overall coordination around EC Recovery with other partners and implementers at Addis and field level.
Lead consortium meetings and organizing any follow-up needed, incl. sharing meeting minutes meeting and disseminating these to the field project managers and all relevant parties.
Ensure Addis level coordination with other Save the Children programs, specifically in the affected areas and response programs.
Reporting and MEAL
Lead report-writing of all narrative reports and data reporting requirements
Ensure partners deliver timely and all have joint and consistent indicators.
Help ensure that effective M&E and accountability mechanisms are in place and that relevant information, statistics and analysis are provided for donor reports, situation reports, project proposals, case studies and communications.
Contribute to the development and documentation of best practices and their dissemination to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Minimum Bachelors in DRR, nutrition, agriculture/rural development, or related themes/sectors.
Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in program management, specifically DRR, rural development, resilience programming, or food security, and in coordination with an INGO.
Experience in supporting the development of organizational strategies, policies and guidelines
Considerable experience in planning, organizing and implementing work objectives
Strong knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management and Risk Management
Considerable experience in people Management
Considerable experience in Budget Management
Expertise in joint (multiple actors) program operations, grant management and project planning and coordination. Demonstrated experience in leading consortium projects.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in managing diverse teams of national and international staff are a prerequisite.
Previous experiences in managing EC funded projects/programmes involving different regions will be advantageous.
Experience managing budgets (BVAs, forecasting, expenditure re-classing, etc.) and helping ensure donor compliance
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITY
Good skill in emotional intelligence and continuous self-learning
Very good skill in influencing others and conflict management
Proven report writing and presentation skills in English.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in working with diverse teams of national and international staff is an advantage.
Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks and to meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a challenging work environment with minimal direct supervision.
Ability and willingness to travels up to 50% of time to the program implementation areas and other places where SCI travel is required.
SCOPE & COMPLEXITY OF DECISION MAKING
PERCENTAGE OF TRAVEL
30% field travel time
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