Programme Manager (LVMM)
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct day-to-day management of the Programme;
- Manage operational and reputational risks and take appropriate actions to address them;
- Supervise and guide the work of the Programme team and ensure fluid communication within the team, despite their multiple locations;
- Ensure timely and quality delivery of Programme outputs and reports in accordance with the Special and General Conditions of the Contribution Agreement signed with the EU and the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement between the EU and the UN;
- Prepare annual budgets and ensure that financial management and oversight are in place in accordance with UNDP’s rules and regulations;
- Prepare annual work plans and ensure their tracking and monitoring on a regular basis;
- Coordinate the mid-term progress monitoring and evaluation of the Programme;
- Organize the Steering Committee and Technical Committee meetings and ensure follow-up and communication of the decisions to partners; and
- Work closely with the UNDP Representation Office in Brussels to provide regular programme updates and coordinate with the other Office units and projects.
- Coordinate with UNDP’s different practice areas to ensure substantive coherence and operational synergies across the organisation;
- Provide advice and technical guidance on the Development Minerals sector, and more broadly how the extractive industry can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals;
- Scan the priorities and strategies of the ACP Group of States and the EU in the extractives field and engage with their relevant departments to identify areas for policy dialogue and collaboration;
- Share UNDP, EU, ACP strategies, policies and priorities in this sector with UNDP country offices, partners and UN agencies; and
- Ensure coordination and organization of conferences, workshops, trainings.
- Represent the Programme externally at conferences, meetings, consultations and outreach events;
- Manage relations with the EC and the ACP Secretariat’s main counterparts, and by extension, with representatives (embassies) from ACP countries based in Brussels;
- Work closely with UNDP Country Offices in Programme countries;
- Provide oversight of the Programme’s subcontractors;
- Ensure the delivery of the communications and visibility strategy, making use of a variety of technologies and information platforms; and
- Mobilise additional resources to complement the Programme budget.
- The Programme is successfully implemented in accordance with its Programme document and the contribution agreement with the EU;
- The capacities of key stakeholders in the Development Minerals sector is enhanced, including that of public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises and their associations; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups;
- Steps are taken in selected countries to improve the management and operations of the Development Minerals sector; and
- Additional resources are mobilised.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in mining, geology, public policy, development studies, economics, business administration or a related field.
- 10 years of relevant professional experience, including programme management;
- Experience in the fields of sustainable development, natural resource management, economics or in a related field is a requirement;
- Field experience is desirable;
- Excellent networking and partnership building skills in a complex institutional setting;
- Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively— both orally and in writing, and
- Experience with the workings of the UN, European Union institutions and the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States is an asset.
- Proficiency in English and French (both written and oral).
- Working knowledge of other UN languages is desirable
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