Program Manager for OFDA/FFP Project

Fecha límite de aplicación para la vacante 7 Feb 2019 - 4pm

JOB TITLE: Program Manager For Multipurpose Cash Asistance



Bogota (20%) with frequent travels to Arauca (40%) and la Guajira (40%)

GRADE: TBD                                              

Length: until September 2019

Report: to the Team Leader                                                             


Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context, all posts are considered level 3.


As part of Save the Children’s Venezuela Migration Response in Colombia, the post holder will be responsible for the implementation of the Multipurpose Cash Assistance to vulnerable Venezuelan and Colombian households in Aruaca and La Guajira districts, ensuring the effective management and coordination of multi-area and multi-sectorial award. This award will be implemented directly through Save the Children International Field offices in Arauca e la Guajira. Whilst responsibility for the quality of programme delivery resides with the Field Offices, the Program Manager will ensure effective management of the overall grant with particular attention to contractual compliance, donor and the provision of proactive support to the Field Offices as required.

The role will maintain a coherent overview of implementation, a forecasting oversight of the overall grant and ensure appropriate, timely and accurate sharing of information with members, and donors. This role will be required to have close working relationships with the field offices and all departments in Save the Children Colombia Office.


Programme Management

-Manage and lead programme-related strategic liaison with donor, field offices, Program        Development and Quality, members and the main office

-Prepare and maintain/update detailed CTP work plan(s) that support and achieve the overall grant timeline and completion date.

-Provide direction and monitor implementation of the CTP work plan and quality of technical -activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality

Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues

-Ensure the development and application of common standards, tools and practices for programme planning, implementation, monitoring, learning and reporting across the projects

-Actively participate in the various coordination meetings and information sharing activities

-Ensure the effective planning and implementation of activities that cut across the programme, including assessments, studies, capacity building initiatives, setting up and running of centralized data management, evidence and knowledge management, and dissemination activities


-Budget holder for the Programme

-Work closely with colleagues at the Field Offices to maintain an accurate and timely budget analysis of the awards detailed oversight of forecasting and financial performance, to support and ensure grant components forecast effectively

-Maintain detailed understanding of budget flows, and the impact of this on budget forecasting

-Hold monthly calls with each component’s implementation team to discuss financial performance and review BvA

-Lead discussions on necessary and timely budget realignments, and provide oversight of budget

revisions with Field Offices and Members across the entire grant

Communications and Coordination

-Lead on communications with the donor;

-Facilitate and support productive lesson learning across the different components of the grant.

-Maintain regular communications with the members to update on progress, financial performance, early identification of any issues, and communicate any delivery support required.


-Ensure the production of a consolidated, evidence-based and high quality technical/narrative and financial reports to be submitted to the donor

-Ensure adherence to all Save the Children and Donor reporting requirements


-Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures



-Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

-Holds partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


-Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development

-Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


-Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

-Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally


-Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

-Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


-Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

-Displays consistent excellent judgment



      -At least 5 years of management experience in emergency, fragile state or development programs at international/ regional level leading teams implementing CTP, livelihood programs, finance, banking, supply chain, business development or community development projects

-Substantial experience of working in Food Security and Livelihoods Program, Cash-based program including in communities displaced by conflict or natural disasters

-Good knowledge of project cycle management

-Experience of training and capacity building staff

-Excellent communication and strong influencing skills

-Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

-The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and

sometimes insecure working circumstances.

-Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports

-Proven ability to represent the organization to donors and other stakeholders

-A team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds

-A high level of written and spoken Spanish

-A good level of written and spoken English

-Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support



-Experience of remote managing programmes in complex settings

-Knowledge of EMMA and market analysis tools

-Experience in nutrition is a big asset

-Experience in managing cash transfer program in emergencies

-Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts


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