The MRGP is jointly funded by DFID Mozambique and DFID Southern Africa over 5 years from October 2011 to March 2016. DFID Southern Africa provides funds in support to a regional component of the programme to help ensure that transport corridor developments translate into trade benefits for Mozambique’s landlocked neighbouring countries (Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana).
The regional component of the MRGP has three specific outputs: conducting studies and projects to support the improvement of landlocked countries links and access to energy, roads and railways of the Beira and Nacala corridors completed and implemented; project preparation financing to bring projects to bankable stage completed; and donor coordination through the Tripartite’s Nacala and Beira corridor groups in order to establish a common regulatory environment strengthened. The regional component is implemented through a Programme Management Unit that functions under the legal and fiduciary auspices of COMESA.
DFID Southern Africa is looking for a Programme Lead, who will have responsibility for the overall implementation of the MRGP’s regional component. This position is based at the Programme Management Unit (PMU) offices, Pretoria, South Africa, housed at TradeMark Southern Africa, Pretoria. The position’s salary is taxable by the South Africa Revenue Service.
As soon as possible. Contract: 3 years renewable until end of March 2016.
The Programme Lead will need to perform the following tasks:
- Management of the PMU in order to achieve the outcome and deliver the outputs.
- Preparation of the MRGP annual work programmes, quarterly and annual reports, log frames and cost estimates;
- Overseeing implementation of all MRGP projects and technical assistance contracts
- Management coordination with other donors, Regional Economic Communities, Development Finance Institutions and private sector entities.
- Performing any other relevant tasks and activities.
Mandatory Qualifications and Experience
- A relevant degree, such as business administration, engineering + business administration, infrastructure/trade economics.
- At least 10 years of relevant experience in regional integration, infrastructure and trade issues in Southern or East African countries.
Preferred Experience: proven track record of:
- successfully managing large government or donor-financed programmes and strong programme cycle management skills; and
- successfully managing a multi-disciplinary team of experts in a donor-financed programme.
Applications and CV’s must be submitted on-line at www.trademarksa.org. Candidates who do not meet the specific qualification and experience criteria need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications close on 31 July 2012.
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