Posted on :
14 Jun, 2018
14 Jun, 2018
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Job Title: Programme Development Manager
Project Overview and Role
Palladium is seeking an experienced Programme Development Manager to lead DfID’s upcoming Mobilising Data for Anti-Corruption (MoDAC) programme in Ghana.The Mobilising Data for Anti-Corruption (MoDAC) programme will take place in Nigeria and Ghana in the first year then potentially scaling up to include Kenya and Tanzania from the second year onwards. The programme aims to improve the quality and use of corruption data, over a four-year period, to increase the number of high-level sanctions, penalties and prosecutions in corruption cases. The programme will fund partnerships between professional users of anti-corruption data in law enforcement, civil society, the media and private sector. These partnerships will ‘follow the data’ on specific corruption cases or high corruption risk events. Main activities of the programme will include grant management, technical assistance, capacity building, as well as collecting and collecting and refining data for dissemination and use.
The Programme Development Manager acts as the central point of leadership for the programme in the Ghana office. The Programme Development Manager will be responsible for representing the programme with a range of partners, government stakeholders and external organisations and individuals in Ghana, including regularly reporting to the Team Leader, and maintaining strong working relationships with other DFID anti-corruption programmes, as well as the other country offices in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania.
• Develop strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points in Ghana’s Government, DFID and other donor programmes in the anti-corruption space, and leading on reporting to them, through both formal and informal channels.
• Manage relationships with the project partners and stakeholders and business partners in Ghana.
• Develop strong working relationships with the leadership of other development programmes in Ghana, in particular DFID’s and exploit complementarities and synergies between MoDAC and them where possible, as well as encourage learning processes among them.
• Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff.
Program Leadership and Management:
• Provide overall guidance and strategic direction to all aspects of the programme in Ghana, ensuring that activities are implemented to a high quality within expected timeframes and expected results are achieved;
• Assist Team Leader with the preparation of the annual strategic plans; oversee the Ghana office in the development of technical and operational work plans as well as budgets, staffing plans, performance improvement plans and other plans as required;
• Ensure appropriate consultation in the development of plans and budgets (including consultation with the Team Leader, Project Director, Operations Team, the client, and other project stakeholders);
• Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans in the Ghana office and ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant;
• Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date risk registers; work to resolve issues, manage and mitigate risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate;
• Lead with other in-country Managers, the Team Leader and the Technical Director in the preparation of work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required. • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master’s degree
• At least 10 years’ experience in supporting relevant project/team management
• Experience working with key government departments and/or institutions involved in anti-corruption in Ghana
• Experience managing donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes
• Strong expertise in building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors
• Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff
• Strong experience in managing complex teams
• Fluency in English (both written and oral)
• Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to be continually adaptive within a dynamic environment
• Understanding of open data and data management systems, especially for anti-corruption purposes