Senior Consortium Manager

Senior Consortium Manager

The Senior Consortium Manager will work closely with all Consortium Team Members of WASH, Health, Cash and Emergency Shelter/NFI for program approach innovation and holistic implementation SWAN (SCI, WVI, AAH and NRC) consortium Project.

He/she liaise with support Consortium Staffs to strategically address operational issues that would hamper timely and quality program delivery. He/she will be responsible for coordination with clusters, government authorities, WHO, UNICEF and other stakeholders and serve as a primary point of contact for projects in the thematic sectors.


Key areas of Accountability  

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in the design and delivery of Health, ESNFI and WASH Project of SWAN Consortium.
  • Oversee the strategic, programmatic and technical elements of the sectors and ensure projects are well designed, delivered on time and on budget, are appropriately monitored and evaluated and delivered as expected.
  • Ensure that SWAN Consortium is delivering to communities in an integrated and unified way, which involves leading regular and appropriate forums for information exchange across and between programme sectors in Consortium management.
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of SWAN consortium programs in Health, ESNFI and WASH is consistent with the country strategic plan and in line with the government and clusters strategy and guidelines.
  • Ensure integration and coordination among the various Consortium members agencies contributing to the overall goal of the Consortium through strengthening inter-sectoral collaboration.
  • Ensure high quality reporting (both internal and external) with accurate, reliable information and that reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner according to the reporting timelines.
  • Strengthen the multisector team’s technical capacity of the team for effective project management through identification of training needs and putting in place capacity building and mentoring strategies.  
  • Ensure that all expenditure of the project is in line with activity and financial forecast and that all expenditure complies to Donor
  • Ensure gender is mainstreamed in each step of the implementation (starting from planning, beneficiary selection, disaggregated data during reporting and in the continuous implementation)
  • He/she is ultimate budget holder of the SWAN multi-sectoral program of Health, ESNFI and WASH
  • Ensure project compliance with donors’ regulations, and local government
  • With support from the Country finance team, review monthly Award, assess spending rates and budget forecasts  
  • Ensure a timely pace of implementation in a challenging environment, with spending in line with budget forecasts.
  • Organize regular Consortium member’s meetings for dissemination of information on the project and discussion of how to strengthen elements of the project through collaboration
  • Lead and coordinate in preparation of routine reports on all activities to donors and local government
  • Proper team management. 
  • Upholds the image and values of SC at all times,
  • Performs other related tasks as required and tasks assigned by the organization
 
Qualifications and experience
  • Recommended 10 -12 years of relevant progressive experience, out of which 5 years in managerial positions. experience in a humanitarian environment including significant field operations experience running both emergency & development programs is required
  • Significant management experience working in emergency response or fragile state contexts, including direct experience in implementing cash transfer programmes, market analysis and economic recovery.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
 
Contract length:12 months
 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our  people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs


We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 12 Mar 2019

Closing date: 26 Mar 2019

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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