Programmes Manager job at Time + Tide Foundation

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Vacancy title:
Programmes Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Time + Tide Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
19 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Mfuwe , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Programmes Manager is responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction across all areas of operation. This includes directly supervising and supporting the Programme Officers and managerial staff and indirectly supervising and supporting the field staff in all four locations. This role requires a strong, confident and humble leader, who will be responsible for all teams, offering weekly guidance and support on programme planning, working with the teams to track programme activities and outcomes, diligent oversight of the organisation’s monitoring and evaluation to ensure all data requirements are met, implementation and careful oversight of the organisation’s strategic plan and consistent tracking of programme activities and outcomes to target, addressing bottlenecks to progress, preparing and monitoring programme budgets, report writing, grant writing, financial management and oversight, as well as HR administration. Additionally, the Programmes Manager will work closely with the Communications Manager to ensure stakeholder engagement and relationships are on track, including donor reporting and engagement.

• Fluency in English (other languages a plus – especially French, Chinyanja and/or siLozi)
• At least 3 years’ experience working in senior programmes management
• At least 3 years’ active involvement with monitoring and evaluation
• At least 3 years’ experience managing and reporting on project budgets exceeding $300,000 USD
• Familiarity and interest in working with vulnerable children
• At least 5 years’ experience living and working in rural communities in Africa

• Excellent leadership and management skills with ability to map and manage diverse employee and stakeholder relationships
• Extremely comfortable and enthusiastic with field-based community projects (this role will be evenly split between office work and extensive periods of time based in all of the focal communities)
• Proficiency with thinking through and actioning multiple plans in areas that pose logistical challenges
• Proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent English writing/grammar skills, with ability to deliver efficiently and eloquently on report writing and communication tasks
• Extremely organized, efficient and ability to remain focused in completing tasks
• Confident public speaker
• Excellent financial management skills
• Ability to work independently, manage budgets and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to manage specific contracts and/or projects with diverse consultants, service providers, donors, and other stakeholders
• Ability to manage the demands of field work with deskbound deliverables
• Demonstrated experience working remotely and with teams in different time-zones and locations
• Ability to work with and learn from people of greatly diverse backgrounds (lifestyle, religion, sexuality, gender identity, socio-economic status, educational levels, ethnicity, and nationality)
• Experience working with multicultural and multi-linguistic teams and environments
• Experience managing a team and mentoring/building capacity
• Strong interest, passion and enthusiasm in working with under-served communities
• Strong interest and passion in working with female students and children with special needs

This will be a full-time position based in Mfuwe, Zambia and with frequent travel to and throughout the sites. In Mfuwe, the Programmes Manager will spend time every week with beneficiaries in the field. For the other sites, the Programmes Manager will travel and spend consecutive weeks in each of the areas, ensuring quality delivery of all programme components Compensation will be based on candidate’s academic and professional experience. Local and international travel will be required. The candidate is requested to be flexible with the role and be prepared to adapt daily to overarching priorities as and when required.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Job application procedure
To apply, please send a CV, covering letter explaining your specific interest in the role and a recent writing sample (report or paper) to: [email protected]  and [email protected] .
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.