Senior Program Manager - 4Children Mozambique

Job Description

BACKGROUND:
Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) is a five‐year USAID‐funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by Catholic Relief Services with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan and Westat. 4Children is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities. 4Children's work utilizes global evidence establishing that HIV and other adversities are best prevented and addressed when families and children have access to both high quality health and social welfare services. The project supports systems and structures at country and regional levels to implement evidence-based interventions that protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity for vulnerable children and their families.

Beginning in January 2017, 4Children has been supporting the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS) to continue providing professional training and certification of social workers in Mozambique. 4Children will support the transition to an alternative bursary training model and delivery mechanism to sustain the professional training courses and increase access for civil society representatives.

JOB SUMMARY

The 4Children Mozambique Program Manager (PM) will provide overall project management and technical leadership to 4Children's project in Mozambique, funded for approximately $1.37 million over two years. S/he will ensure the project contributes strategically and sustainably to ongoing OVC and HIV programming interventions supported by PEPFAR, other donors, and the government of Mozambique. 
The PM will provide project leadership and technical advice, guidance, and support to program design and implementation issues on the 4Children project with a focus on the professional training and certification of social workers in Mozambique. The PM will ensure representation of the project and close ongoing collaboration with the ministry counterpart at national and provincial levels as well, as relevant, PEPFAR implementing partners and other OVC and child protection partners in the project implementation. Provinces of Sofala and Niassa. S/he is responsible for overall management of the project, including agreements with local implementing partners, consortium partners, and strategic relationships with key stakeholders, including the USG, line ministries, in particular the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Assistance (MGCAS), UNICEF, and other key stakeholders in the HIV and Child Welfare sector at national, district, and community levels in Mozambique. S/he ensures implementation of the program in line with PEPFAR priorities and in coordination with 4Children overall consortium. S/he coordinates operational implementation, including adherence to PEPFAR/USAID program requirements, ensuring project resources are managed per CRS and USG rules and regulations, and process and results are documented in a timely manner.

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