In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
Ensure establishment of appropriate Information Management systems and protocols.
Develop and implement strategies for capturing impact, lessons learned and best practices.
Manage donor contract management and compliance, and provide support to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL).
Manage sub-grants to implementing partners responsible for implementing project activities.
Support monitoring of project activities, and puts forward ideas and recommendations for improvements; ensuring necessary monitoring systems are in place.
Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.
Closely liaise with area coordinators and consortium partners to ensure timely, accurate and quality project implementation.
Follow up on harmonization of approaches, methodologies and tools (e.g. for beneficiary selection, harmonization of support values per response area etc.) as well as the identification of technical synergies.
Take leadership role in the development and implementation of “Stakeholder Engagement Plans”, in close collaboration with area coordinators and the Inclusion Advisor.
Ensure project activities are on track and adhere to project proposal, budget, and donor regulations.
In close coordination with the MEL Manager ensure that data and information is exchanged with response coordination structures, and in particular, fed into relevant Information Management systems established by the coordination structures, wherever feasible and appropriate.
Manage a small team of Finance and Admin officers.
Review all necessary project expenditures prepared by the Finance Officer before approval by CoP.
Working closely with Area Coordinators and finance, review partner expenses and reports.
In coordination with the Finance Officer, monitor expenditure on a monthly basis against the approved budget. Review expenditure projections to ensure that expenditure stays within budget.
Review and finalize project financial reports to donors.
Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.
Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
Mentor and supervise direct report/s, including the program’s technical leads.
Skill & Language
Project development, Coordination and implementing partners