16 dezembro, 2019
The Programme Coordinator provides strategic leadership on convening and coordination of partnerships among intergovernmental organizations, local government, CSOs, professional associations and international development agencies in the substantive and related programme areas. More specifically, the Programme Coordinator provides leadership and technical guidance for planning, implementation and monitoring of Organization programmes related to SRH, adolescents and youth in Cabo Delgado, such as child marriage and other forms of GBV, adolescent pregnancy, ASRH services, comprehensive sexuality education, expanded economic opportunities, youth participation and leadership.
Programme/Project Coordination and Management:
●Ensure strategic alignment of the Organization Country Programme Document, UNDAF, and national policies and strategies, through sound advice and technical support in the area of ASRHR at provincial level.
●Provide technical and programme leadership, management, and strategic support and guidance to the Cabo Delgado team team. Lead timely planning, monitoring, execution and reporting of programme/project interventions, in close coordination with other stakeholders and implementing partners, and in accordance with the programme document, agreements and policies and procedures.
●Focus on maximizing programme impact, paying particular attention to the global commitment to Leave No One Behind. Identify and provide strategic evidence-based advice in the substantive area.
●Contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated strategy for the delivery of technical assistance and programme support to partners, grounded in, and responsive to national priorities, with a particular attention given to My Choice and Humanitarian Assistance interventions.
●Develop and manage provincial level partnerships and collaborations with other UN agencies, in the area of expertise, including in the context of the UNDAF/ UNSDF, joint programmes and projects on prevention of child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence, protection of girls, promotion of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, and life skills among youth. Plan and arrange regular coordination meetings and serve as the Technical Secretary.
●Assist the provincial multi-sectoral coordination committees to share key research, data and information related to SRHR and GBV issues among adolescents and youth to ensure improved access to information for all key stakeholders.
●In close collaboration and coordination with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contribute to the design, formulation and effective implementation of Organization´s Country Programme in Cabo Delgado, including for humanitarian assistance. Prepare a detailed annual work-plan and associated budget in collaboration with the implementing partners, and ensure endorsement and approval. Oversee programme implementation to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of programme inputs. Ensure that the programme’s annual plans are harmonized and integrated within plans and provincial and district budgets. Monitor the programme’s progress and performance as approved deadlines, budgets and responsibilities of each agency, the provincial directorate (DP) and other implementing partners.
●Supervise the monitoring of programme implementation, against the established indicators detailed in the programme / project results frameworks. Conduct field visits as required to verify programme activities relative to stated targets. Ensure appropriate monitoring reports by Implementing Partners (technical narrative and financial) for submission to Organization according to timelines agreed.
●Liaise with implementing entities, to ensure the timely submission of monthly programme reports and that co-financing contributions are provided as agreed in the programme documents.
●Knowledge management through the use of existing programme reviews and evaluations, best practices, as well as innovative strategies, approaches and policies into the formulation of interventions.
●Prepare narratives and matrix annual reports in a timely fashion with renewed emphasis on capturing results at the output and outcome levels, supported by evidence, including submitting programmatic reports, and personal and duty travel plans, promote and support the development of operational researches on SRH/MNCH (Sexual and Reproductive Health / Maternal Newborn and Child Health).
●Regular analysis and report on programme/project achievements and results, measuring progress and the effective utilization of financial and human resources, using timely and appropriate monitoring and measuring mechanisms and tools, reflected in value for money.
●Promote inter-linkages between UN programme components (SRHR, gender and youth) to ensure synergies, complementarities and progress on ICPD agenda in Cabo Delgado.
●Address bottlenecks in implementation of policies relevant to the substantive areas and provides substantive technical and coordination inputs to provincial coordination mechanisms.
●Identify opportunities in the province for cost-sharing, leveraging and collaboration with civil society, government and other partners as well as through eventual joint UN programmes.
●Monitor/ follow up the procurement of goods and services for the programme and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines established by UN (Organization) and the GoM (Government of Mozambique).
●Manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Cabo Delgado Project Office, supervising and guiding project staff.
●Liaise with relevant UN/ Organization CO staff, as required to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the programme.
Technical Support and Capacity Development:
●Ensure the implementation, compliance and proper application of Organization policies, strategies, guidelines and tools during programme and project implementation, ensuring consistency and coherence in addressing Organization priorities, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
●Ensure the analysis and synthesis of substantive trends, emerging needs and research findings in the province in order to produce new, cutting edge technical knowledge.
●Ensure team effectiveness and efficiency through timely planning, monitoring and execution of programme interventions and projects, strong communication, task accomplishment, provision of leadership, guidance and direction, and collaboration. Lead project implementation, guiding and orienting executing agencies, related partners and personnel and introducing effective modalities and practices of implementation. Assess technical assistance needs in the substantive areas and coordinate with the CO planning of interventions to meet these needs.
●Advise and contribute to provincial capacity development activities, including the development of training materials, manuals and tools and promote their use for capacity development.
●Advise and facilitate troubleshooting options with the relevant entities to remove any bottlenecks that might arise during project implementation. Identify gaps in implementing the programme quality and propose solutions to address them. Provide technical and policy support to the counterparts and technicians of the Implementing Partners (IPs).
Advocacy and Policy Dialogue:
●Represent Organization on technical issues in the province and elaborate perspectives on the three zeros, including humanitarian assistance
●Explore existing information, analyze and interpret the political, social and economic environment influences on SRHR and human rights in Cabo Delgado, and ensure that issues are appropriately addressed at the provincial level.
●Identify and analyze trends, threats and risks that may affect the accomplishment of the UN/ Organization’s programme in Cabo Delgado. Keep abreast with new relevant policy developments and strategies, analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and management of data and information, to inform policies and programmes on SRHR and GBV.
●Identify opportunities to advocate and advance Organization’s agenda by participating in public information events.
●Support advocacy efforts of the Country Office by analyzing the relevant provincial data and provide recommendations to CO on institutional responses and advocacy strategies, taking into account local political and social context.
●Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts by providing information on the local context and key stakeholders, preparing substantive briefs and providing information on progress of donor funded initiatives.
●Engage for strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for ICPD agenda and the attainment of SDG targets and indicators at the national level through national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions.
People Management & Leadership:
·Lead the Organization SRHR Programme and ensure high standard of staff management within the team using a participatory style.
·Supervise, mentor and coach the team members in order to strengthen or further develop their capacity. This includes the implementation of Organization performance management system for his/her direct reports.
·Ensure that regular team meetings take place and are recorded.
·Supervise and direct expert consultants and facilitate working groups and task teams.
·Proactively ensure that SRHR programmes and projects remain aligned with the broader aims of the CO and Country Programme.
·Exchange relevant information and maintains an open line of communication with colleagues and his/her supervisor to ensure that synergies across programming activities are obtained.
·Coach and supervise national professional and support staff, responsible for staff performance and advise on development needs.
●Master´s degree in health, gender studies, demography, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
Knowledge and experience:
●Minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, preferably in public, NGO and/or international institutions.
●Field experience in ASRHR, gender, humanitarian assistance and coordination is required.
●Experience in coordination of multi-sectoral project working groups or coordination committees in Mozambique, is an asset.
●Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.
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