Senior Intervention Manager - Livestock Sector

Job Summary

Provide technical leadership and guidance in managing multiple programme interventions

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Technical Team Manager, the SIM will provide technical leadership and guidance in managing multiple programme interventions.
  • She/he will manage and lead a portfolio team of Intervention Managers, intervention and field officers in select value chains and will develop and maintain close relationships with project partners while overseeing and coordinating the implementation of project interventions.

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Overseeing Intervention Managers in the effective project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of progress and outputs against the plan for their interventions
  • Overseeing and maintaining the quarterly, annual and full project plan in a timely manner to meet quarterly reporting and planning requirements
  • Supporting and overseeing Intervention Managers performance using the project plan to ensure implementation is undertaken in accordance with the plan and any avoidable deviations are minimised
  • Contributing to the early stages of intervention design to ensure they comply with M4P principles
  • Define or assess market systems that are of chief importance to develop the markets for the poor in the select sector
  • Related to these market systems, identifying and analysing the value chain and core transactions, key rules & supporting functions, and assessing key constraints
  • Identifying appropriate intervention areas and develop potential project interventions in close collaboration with external partners / stakeholders in the market
  • Ensuring that project interventions conform with M4P principles and have the potential for  sustainable impact at scale for the targeted poor and have potential for up-scaling and outreach within the sector
  • Supporting other intervention managers and project staff to think strategically about the scaling-up potential across the programme
  • Supporting the development and updating of a detailed monthly intervention work programme of  tasks and activities
  • Identifying outputs and outcomes in line with planned activities and logframe indicators as agreed with the MRM team, TTM and Team leader
  • Ensuring monthly monitoring and reporting of intervention performance against these outputs, outcomes and indicators
  • Ensuring that intervention records, data and files are up to-date and accessible for review as needed by the team
  • Contributing as appropriate and as agreed to the development of intervention tools and the capacity building of key stakeholders in the market
  • Identifying the need for external advisory support, along with the TTM, the team leader and project director
  • Drafting terms of references for consultants and identify potential candidates. The SIM will lead and manage consultants in the development of respective outputs and interventions
  • Facilitating collaboration across interventions as appropriate to ensure value for money of the project
  • Define, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and potential partner organisations, the scope of implementation and where applicable negotiate a formal agreement
  • Collaboration and Coordination with Cross-Cutting Functions
  • Support TTM to engage cross-cutting area managers on intervention strategies and workplans
  • Support TTM to identify and communicate required areas of input and support in both intervention design and implementation
  • Support TTM to identify and leverage synergies between cross-cutting functions and value chains activities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Support TTM in collaboration with the Team Leader, to inform programme’s strategic vision and direction, identifying areas for new intervention, scale-up or scale-down
  • Support TTM to liaise with key programme stakeholders and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms on the programme’s strategic approach, achievements, and lessons

People Management:

  • Support intervention managers in ensuring quality programme delivery (technical and financial) through mentoring and providing constructive feedback on areas of strength as well as required improvement
  • Support TTM to identify and proactively resolve conflict between technical team as well as cross-cutting function members

Key Performance Indicators

  • Undertake tasks provided in agreed deliverables as planned and agreed with the TTM, Deputy Team Leader or Team leader to time and budget
  • Take responsibility, when requested, for periodic activities and ensure these are completed in a regular and effective manner
  • Helpful and positive attitude

The successful candidate will

  • Have a degree in Accountancy, Economics, Business Management, or any other related field
  • Have a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on enterprise and agro-business development/livestock in developing countries, preferably in Africa
  • Demonstrate experience of leading teams and excellent management skills
  • Previous experience with DFlD funded projects is an advantage

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