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Consortium Manager

Save the Children
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Myanmar - Rakhine State
Full Time
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11 Nov 2020

Experience level

Manager

Job Function

Management

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

General;

  • Overall responsibility for the leadership, day to day management, coordination and communication between consortium members, and oversight of the program implementation
  • Coordinate between Consortium Partners and provide updated implementation report to Steering Committee and Consortium Board.
  • Ensure that the Governance Framework for DFAT programme is systematically operationalized through coordination – meeting agenda, key meeting notes and action points are recorded and documented for Steering committee updates, including management of Google Drive.
  • Provide guidance, leadership to ensure rigorous decision-making processes at all levels of Governance and within the program.
  • Support engagement with a variety of stakeholders, including partners, local authorities, etc.
  • Ensure timely delivery of programmatic and financial reports by all consortium members as stipulated in the Results Framework.
  • Work closely with Head of Programme" for budget and other operational components
  • Represent consortium with Government, I/NGOs, sector working groups; and build relationships.
  • Support the coordination of the EiE Sector in Rakhine, alongside UNICEF.

Program Delivery, Management and Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that recommendations provided by the Consortium Steering Committee, MEAL Working Group, Technical Working Group, and Sittwe Coordination Group are incorporated into program deliverables.
  • Ensure consolidation and quality of all program management documents (i.e. phased budget, implementation and procurement plans, monitoring plans, grants filing, staff recruitment plans, etc.)
  • Ensure program delivery happens in strict adherence to all relevant policy and procedures, particularly DFAT requirements.
  • Ensure staff and partners regularly report on financial and programmatic aspects in line with partnership guidelines.
  • Coordinate the provision of high-quality technical assistance by technical advisers at regional, national and local level to the program staff.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation to all partner agencies in accordance with standard monitoring tools generated DFAT programme.
  • Ensure programming interventions are gender sensitive and the program designed to support the different needs and opportunities of women, men, boys and girls.
  • Ensure relevant Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy is integrated into all aspect of teamwork and understood by staffs, all partners, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Maintain an up-to-date Risk Register- (vulnerabilities, lack of capacity, and exposure to various shocks).
  • Work closely with Save the Children’ EiE programme manager to ensure the quality implementation of SCI (DFAT) programme.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Oversee the process of learning, evaluation, capturing the lessons, and sharing lesson learned for improvement of program performance and overall outcome.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and systematically implemented by the teams, in collaboration with Consortium TWG and MEAL Working Group.
  • Produce high quality reports and ensure timely delivery of partner contributions to reporting.
  • Provide regular update; formal and informal reporting to the Consortium Steering Committee, Consortium Technical Working Group, and others, as needed.
  • Support spot checks and audit processes throughout the program lifecycle while ensuring the implementation of recommendations.
  • Set up Information Management system or template for timely and accurate collection of data in line with programme indicators, outputs and outcomes, including the integration of quality benchmarks
  • Establish timelines and coordinate the regular updating of programme documents including BvAs, procurement plans, MEAL Plans, IPTT including the output trackers.

 

Finance, Reporting and Donor Compliance.

  • Work with Finance teams across the Consortium to establish and agree on financial management processes and templates for the programme
  • Work closely with relevant staff across the Consortium to ensure adherence to internal and donor compliance
  • Coordinate monthly BvA meetings between partners to track spending and flag any risks to the Consortium Steering Committee and support communication with Consortium partner senior leadership to ensure rapid action on any other issues, as needed
  • Ensure all narrative and financial reports – internal and external - and deliverables are consolidated and submitted on time to Save the Children Australia (contract holder), as and when required.
  • Ensure that a consolidated version of Consortium annual plans and budgets and reports are submitted on time to the contract holder (Save the Children Australia), as and when required.
  • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting on all program management aspects: phased budget and actual expenses analysis, work-plans progresses and updating, procurement plans revision, data collection and analysis and monitoring of indicators.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the program, including compliance with donor transparency and due diligence requirements.
  • Focus on ensuring appropriate program closure and readjustment to potentially cover any gaps.
  • Ensure compliance with and adherence to Save the Children’s rules and regulations in all aspects.

 

Staff Management and Capacity Building

  • Line-manage the program’s staff in the areas of responsibility as per program architecture.
  • Lead and motivate the program’s staff, ensuring objectives and responsibilities are clear.
  • Identify capacity needs and provide training plans for Consortium staffs through respective HRs (e.g. Safe programming; Child Safeguarding; MEAL; Finance; Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment etc.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, the code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

 

Coordination

  • Chair and follow-up on action points from the Sittwe Coordination Group to coordinate, identify barriers and bottlenecks, find solutions to ensure high quality of the implementation across all partners.
  • Support the coordination of EiE Sector in Rakhine, as co-lead alongside UNICEF, and in collaboration with the National EiE Sector Coordinator.
  • Actively engage in Consortium Technical Working Group led by Education Sector Lead for regular update and to coordinate technical inputs to the field.
  • Participate in senior management meetings, when needed, to provide inputs and recommendation to strategic planning and operation of DFAT program.

 

Child Safeguarding Responsibility

Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Open To

New graduates
Repatriate
Male/Female

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social Sciences, humanitarian assistance/international development or related field, Master’s degree is more preferable
  • 6 years of professional experience in development with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of projects
  • Highly developed relationship building, influencing, negotiating and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to analyse strategic trends and develop appropriate plans and responses to manage risks.
  • Previous experience in managing complex, multi-sector, and/or multi-stakeholder programmes.
  • Solid experience in implementation in complex and insecure environments.

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Attractive salary package
Health Insurance package
Non-Financial benefit

Highlights

Working with SCI, your contribution goes directly to children and communities across Myanmar. You can feel very proud about what you do.

Career Opportunities

Training provided
Learn new skills on Job
Promotion Opportunity
Management potential

About Our Company

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. It is a dual mandate organization and focuses on development and emergency response. We are currently working in 120 countries around the world touching the lives of 125 million children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Our programmes include Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance and Humanitarian Responses in across the country.

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