Protection Program Manager in Angola

Location: Angola, Luanda with frequent field trips and regular trips to other provinces

Starting date: April/May 2019

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Languages: Advanced English and good Portuguese or Spanish

Reports to: Head of Programs

Responsible for: Coordinating and managing national project team

 

Program Manager (PM) will ensure the timely and effective management and implementation of PIN’s country program focusing on Social Protection and Children Rights, ensuring efficiency, quality, M&E, impact and accountability, while upholding the core values of PIN. By supervising the implementation of results-based Monitoring and Evaluation systems, PM actively contributes into the programme strategy and development of future programmes. S/he will follow all necessary administrative / financial rules related to program implementation and will work in close collaboration with other PIN Country Program sectors where applicable, and other units (operations & systems, finances, logistics, procurement). Upon the agreement with HoP, represents PIN at relevant clusters and meetings. Furthermore, PM ensures continuous quality improvement of projects and contributes to well-being of project staff.

 

Organizational context:

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

PIN has been active in Angola since 2006. With its main office in Kuito (Bié province) and several other field offices, we have been implementing projects focusing on public health, promotion of human rights and civil society empowerment, livelihoods and food security, WASH, education and emergency response. In addition, PIN Angola is seeking to expand its operation to other geographical / programmatic areas. For more information see https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/angola.

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Management:

  • Support the Head of Programs in the strategic design of the PIN’s programming
  • Participate in the management team decision making as required

Project Management

  • Full responsibility for all the aspects of project cycle management aiming to achieve quality results and indicators and fulfilling contractual obligations
  • Coordinates projects administrative outputs (reporting, reviews/evaluation etc.) and properly processes all relevant documentation for procurement
  • Together with the assigned team, communicates and coordinates all matters related to project’s economy according to program’s timeframe and expected results
  • Supervises the compliance of guidelines and procedures – both PIN internal and from donors
  • Manages the project team, ensure the full implementation of PIN and the partners’ standards and the national staff policy
  • Ensure the overall capacity building of the team, organizing and designing trainings or arranging for the externally, in order to be able to continue to grow the responsibility of the national staff
  • Ensure proper archiving of all required documentation in the Data Management System

Project Development and Coordination

  • Continuous assessments of needs on the ground
  • Contribution to development of new project proposals to expand the program in-line with sector’s strategy and PIN’s and the Partners‘ Country Strategies to ensure the continuity of the program
  • Representation of PIN with the donor, local authorities, and other development stakeholders
  • Ensure that cross-cutting agendas and principles such as gender equality and non-discrimination are implemented across the program

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven experience with program/project management, incl. proposals writing and PCM (incl. M&E)
  • Professional experience in (Social) Protection and Children Rights; knowledge of gender mainstreaming an advantage
  • Sound experience with the team management, including development of national team capacities
  • Experience with donors such as UN agencies, EC/EU etc. a strong advantage
  • MA/Diploma/university degree in in development field or relevant educational background
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken; good knowledge of spoken Portuguese/Spanish is a distinct advantage
  • Sound judgment, coordination and management skills, critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure

 

PIN OFFERS:

  • Work experience with professional and flexible INGO, the largest in Central-Eastern Europe
  • Salary based on the PIN salary scale, experience and seniority
  • Work in the dynamic and motivated country team
  • Accommodation in PIN’s premises and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to home country covered per year
  • Costs of visas, vaccinations and others part of pre-deployment package covered
  • 25 days of holiday per year
  • Medical helpdesk (in the Czech Republic, provided in English)
  • Travel insurance (covers the health care incl. the repatriation)
  • Introduction and training in Prague
  • Work in dynamic and motivated team
 

Kindly send us your CV (no more than 4 pages) and  a short cover letter in English via this link.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.