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Recover Facility Prog Coord

Beira (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Beira (Mozambique)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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Background

Following the widespread devastations caused by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the Government and its international partners began the long and challenging emergency response and recovery efforts. The severity of the damage and loss, estimated at 3.2 billion, plus the underlying vulnerability and limited capacity in the affected areas have made the recovery effort much more difficult.  UNDP has been supporting the Government of Mozambique from the inception including providing policy and technical support for the International Pledging Conference that took place on 31st May and 1st June 2019 in the city of Beira. The International Pledging Conference yielded $1.3 billion in pledges from development partners. Both Government and development partners underscored the importance of building resilience and fast-tracking implementation. 

Drawing from the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF), UNDP’s vision of the cyclone recovery programme in Mozambique arises from key considerations related to development, governance and resilience. To realize this vision, UNDP has established a Recovery Facility funded through a UNDP-led multi-donor Basket Fund as an agile tool to implement short-to-long term recovery activities that will contribute to addressing the root causes of vulnerability and build resilience to future disaster. It has three important pillars: (1) help the communities recover from the impact of cyclone and floods and rebuild their assets and livelihoods with a focus on women and persons with disabilities; (2) rebuilding public and community infrastructure to bounce back from the disaster; and (3) develop national capacities and systems to plan and implement the recovery and resilience programme.

The Recovery Facility is being funded with the support of resources from the European Union, Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Norway along with UNDP. The programme’s total budget is $72.2 million. Given the mandate of the programme, size of resources and the imperative of fast-tracking implementation, UNDP has decided to establish a dedicated Programme Management Unit based in Beira.

In order to fulfill this mandate, under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Unit, Environment, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change & Resilience (ENRCCR) at UNDP Mozambique, the Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of UNDP’s Recovery Facility and its respective pillars including the supervision and management of staff. He/She will have a reporting arrangement with the Head of UNDP Beira Office who will provide day-to-day oversight. The Head of ENRCCR will serve as the substantive supervisor providing technical oversight with an overall matrix management relationship with the Head, Beira Sub-Office.  He/she will also have a key role for the due reporting process with the objective of systematically communicating and ensuring accountability of results of the several reconstruction and recovery activities with the Government, development partners and others as applicable. In undertaking this role, the Programme Coordinator will work closely with UNDP Mozambique; the Reconstruction Cabinet, development partners; and other key stakeholders. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate the implementation and management of UNDP’s Recovery Facility

  • Work closely with the staff of the Programme Management Unit, UNDP Mozambique, Government, development partners and other stakeholders to ensure the appropriate and effective implementation of project activities including the use of financial resources;
  • Develop systems and processes necessary for the tracking, planning and execution of all project activities and project-related governance structures;
  • Monitor project implementation at all stages, paying special attention to the analysis of risks and other difficulties, initiate remedial actions when necessary;
  • Facilitate the Mid-Term Review and the independent Terminal Evaluation;
  • Act as the Secretary to the Programme Steering Committee and prepare working documents including the requisite reports for circulation in advance of these meetings;
  • Ensure substantive, financial and other project reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis to UNDP, the Programme Steering Committee and development partners consistent with the requirements as established by the respective cooperation agreement(s).

2.  Oversee technical assistance, programme development advisory services, and project implementation including work planning that will be undertaken through UNDP’s Recovery Facility

  • Oversee and provide overall leadership for the implementation of UNDP’s Recovery Facility
  • Lead the preparation of work planning and project delivery for UNDP’s Recovery Facility;
  • Lead the oversight including monitoring, reporting and evaluation of UNDP’s Recovery Facility;  
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable groups to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary;
  • Prepare and provide guidance for staff and implementing partners on RBM and performance indicators;
  • Advise the UNDP Resident Representative through the established supervisory channels on all matters relating to the work of the UN and other partners on the ground; and
  • Coordinate with all key partners including at the UN, government, donor and NGO levels to ensure coherence and alignment.

3.Manage the people and financial resources of the Recovery Facility and its respective pillars

  • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports;
  • Oversee the preparation of financial reporting for the Recovery Facility paying particular attention to meeting the requirements of the European Union; and
  • Serves as the supervisor of staff in UNDP’s Recovery Facility including setting of workplans, monitoring of progress, mid-year reviews and annual performance assessments.

4. Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Lead and manage advocacy and communication efforts including the preparation of reports and communication materials;
  • Represent UNDP as requested by UNDP Mozambique and the UNDP Head of Office, Beira.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on Spotlight programmes.

 

 

Competencies

Core Competencies :

  • Innovation- Ability to make new and useful ideas work;

Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them;

  • Leadership- Ability to persuade others to follow;

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers;

  • People Management- Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;

Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others;

  • Communication- Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others;

  • Delivery- Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement;

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.

Technical/Functional

  • Gender Equality

- ​Excellent knowledge in policies and programmes on gender equality and EVAWG/HP, including on the forms of EVAWG/HP in the Country thematic focus areas;

  • Programme Management

- ​Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;

- Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them;

  • Results Based Management/analytic skills

- Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management;

- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;

  • Networking/Partnership 

​- Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, climate change and disaster risk management, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying in programme management experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Prior experience in managing the implementation of recovery projects will be an asset;
  • Experience working in post disaster/recovery settings and in the UN System will be assets;         
  • Prior experience in managing EU-funded programme will be an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is a requirement.

Language requirements : 

  • Portuguese and English proficiency;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

 

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