SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the IUCN ESARO Technical Coordinator, Business and Biodiversity Programme, and working closely with ESARO team, Global Team, IUCN Mozambique Country Office and with the Programme Management Group and SUSTAIN Advisory Board, the specific responsibilities of the Programme Coordinator are to :
Core Functions :
The PC will be responsible for the coordinating development and implementation of partner-led activities and work packages in Mozambique and associated administration and financial management with the purpose of realizing the Programme goals and objectives as stipulated in the donor agreements / contacts and according to SUSTAIN overall objectives.
In collaboration with the PMG, the Advisory Board, work package leads and thematic leads : support and facilitate the design, development and implementation of work packages according to a programmatic approach and multi-stakeholder processes, including by coordinating the contribution of technical advice from other IUCN or IUCN NL personnel as appropriate.
Ensure that partners are well coordinated to enable all SUSTAIN Mozambique Programme activities within the work packages to be implemented according to timelines, agreed budgets, and standards of quality expected by both donors and IUCN and IUCN NL technical personnel.
Ensure efficient monitoring and evaluation in collaboration with thematic and cluster leads but also by visiting clusters regularly.
Represent IUCN to government officials, community leaders, private sector companies and businesses and counterpart / NGO representatives as needed.
Participate in international meetings as requested by supervisor(s). Convene and facilitate events for the SUSTAIN Mozambique, the Advisory Board, and other events as needed.
In collaboration with the PMG, the Advisory Board, work package leads and thematic leads : assist with the development of funding proposals and co-investment opportunities.
As part of a coordinated approach to fundraising, lead the development of funding proposals as appropriate.
1 Provide administrative and managerial oversight :
In addition to the day to day follow up and collaboration with project partners, conduct regular meetings with work package leads, thematic leads and the Technical support facility as needed and required by the PMG or recommended by the Advisory Board.
Identify and address skills development needs, including through coordination with the Capacity Building and Knowledge Management components of SUSTAIN-Africa : assist the Technical Support Facility in addressing capacity building needs appropriately and identify areas where SUSTAIN can strategically contribute (e.
g. identify disconnects along the value chain and possible partners that could contribute by aligning with SUSTAIN).
Ensure that work proceeds using a collaborative and interactive approach and that communication between project partners is carried out in a respectful and appropriate manner.
Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, in line with Donor Contracts and the IUCN Internal Control Systems (ICS), such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement.
2 Develop work packages and ensure the strategic direction
Work closely with the TC, DRR, PMG and the thematic and work package leads to : develop work packages that are in line with the corridor priorities and Mozambican policies and ensure that the work packages are developed through Multi Stakeholder Processes.
Ensure that the strategic direction of SUSTAIN Mozambique is informed by recommendations emanating from the Advisory Board and the PMG.
Keep abreast of development needs and Programme opportunities in the corridor, particularly those in line with IUCN’s sectoral priorities and programmatic principles.
Encourage innovation and excellence in programming.
3 Programme implementation
Oversee the development and successful implementation of work-plans for each work package and the Technical Support Facility.
Ensure compliance with all donor provisions, and timely fulfilment of programmatic reporting requirements.
Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on budget line items.
Compile outcomes of the Advisory Board meetings, progress reporting and dissemination of communication material.
Support the PMG in reporting to the Advisory Board, presenting key achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.
Ensure gender equality is integrated and mainstreamed though all Programme field activities
4 Monitoring and Evaluation
In coordination with the PMG and partners, develop and maintain the Programme’s monitoring instruments and systems
Oversee completion of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports. Prepare and submit all required IUCN and donor reports for review and submission to the PMG and the Advisory Board.
Regularly visit the clusters to evaluate programmatic outputs and impact both quantitatively and in terms of quality implementation.
5 Representation and Leadership
Network and liaise with all the partners and potential partners, developing and maintaining partnerships and strong relationships across all sectors (including the private sector);
Maintain good working relationships with Mozambican officials, particularly those within the ministries and other institutions (e.
g. Line Ministries, Zambezi Valley Development Agency, Beira Agricultural Corridor Secretariat and others)
Represent IUCN and maintain good working relationships among the international and local NGO community in Mozambique, among community leadership structures and community-based organizations, and to visiting donor teams and other key contacts in Mozambique.
Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among SUSTAIN partners.
6 Develop co-investment opportunities
Ensure that work packages are developed in a phased manner that encourages and facilitates co-investment.
Play a key role in the development of concept papers and proposals for SUSTAIN Mozambique.
In collaboration with the Thematic and Work package leads and the PMG, develop co-investment models that enables different actors (e.
g. private sector engaging in asset investments) to align with the SUSTAIN programme and the corridors priorities.
Ensure that the SUSTAIN Mozambique funds are used flexibly and strategically for programme support and enabling investments and to promote asset investments.
Postgraduate degree in International development, Environment, Agriculture or relevant field required.
Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Mozambique;
Strong background in managing and directing field based operations
Strong skills in Multi Stakeholder Processes and Partnerships, including convening and facilitating networks / platforms involving a diverse and large number of stakeholders across different sectors
Experience in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
Experience in inclusive and sustainable business development and product value chains in the agricultural sector an added advantage
Understanding and proven application of rights based or participatory approaches, partnership and gender programmes an added advantage
Strong interpersonal, team building and representational skills
Fluency in Portuguese and English. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
Work experience in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa is desirable
Additional training or qualification in development issues or technical areas such as, management, organisational / institutional development, community development, etc