CowaterSogema recruits 01 Field Project Manager
Field Project Manager – Public Financial Management & Accountability
Location: Future Opportunity
Department: Field Staff, Full-Time
Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Job Stage: Future Opportunity
Summary of Position
CowaterSogema International is recruiting a Project Manager for an upcoming project in Mozambique, conditional on our tender being successful. The multi-year project will work directly with the Mozambique Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Economy and Finance to improve domestic revenue mobilization, efficiencies and automation in tax collection, tax policy, and oversight and taxation of the extractives industries.
The Project Manager will be solely responsible for leading the management of the project including, undertaking quality assurance of project deliverables, providing technical advice where relevant, and representing CowaterSogema International.
The Project Manager is expected to take responsibility for the successful achievement of the project’s objectives on time and on budget, whilst playing a quality assurance role; providing oversight to financial and risk management; ensuring internal and external compliance; support monitoring, evaluation and learning activities; as well as managing the counterpart and client relationship.
To achieve the above-mentioned objectives, the Project Manager will be expected to have a solid technical understanding in the area of revenue and tax reform from a policy or administration perspective, and/or the fiscal/regulatory issues of the extractives industry; experience in mining and gas would be particularly attractive. In addition to experience in the development of such programmes in a developing country context. They will also take responsibility for the development of knowledge and communications products.
Providing project management, whether in-country or remotely, which will ensure quality and timely delivery against objectives.
Delivering on the administrative and financial requirements of the management of the project.
Developing and maintaining close relationships with counterparts/clients; actively engaging with these counterparts on a regular basis.
Producing innovative MEL-related tools contextualised to the project environment and from which knowledge and communications products can be developed.
Supporting the embedding of ‘learning’ within the project and broader CowaterSogema portfolio.
Creating opportunities and exposure for the development of new business and/or recruitment of talented local staff.
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (project management, Economics, Political Science, international development, business administration, etc.) or equivalent experience.
Experience in project management, administration and financial management in a team environment;
Management of international development projects, including:
supervising and coordinating inputs and efforts from field and HQ team members;
performing quality control on all deliverables;
engaging in recruitment of project staff;
“hands-on” rigorous management of budgets, contracts and schedules; and
maintaining clear communication lines between HQ, the field and clients;
Overseas experience in developing countries;
Experience with international donor reporting requirements in particular, with DFID;
Experience in results-based management;
Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset
public financial management and revenue reform
extractive sector governance
gender and social inclusion
private sector development
Excellent writing skills (reports, work plans, proposals)
Strong financial management skills;
Strong managerial and organisational skills;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in English and Portuguese is required
The position is field based in Maputo, Mozambique.
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With more than 34 years’ experience, CowaterSogema International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, CowaterSogema also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, and Pretoria, South Africa, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
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