The Deputy Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring that all financial, operational and administrative aspects of Purnima run effectively. S/he will be based in the Mott MacDonald Sanepa Office, with travel to District offices as required.
Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, development and engineering consultancy serving the public and private sector around the world, with more than 16,000 staff worldwide.
Our International Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
Mott MacDonald is managing the £40 million UK aid-funded programme: ‘Purnima: UK Support to Post-Earthquake Recovery in Nepal’ in four Districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa). This programme aims to achieve long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.
The implementation phase of the programme is due to commence in July 2018 for a 4.5-year duration and will work in 41 rural and urban municipalities. It comprises five Output Areas:
- Support and capacity building to Government at central, district and local level in reconstruction planning.
- Reconstruction of rural infrastructure, including water supply, foot trails, footbridges, schools, public buildings, and potentially other types of infrastructure.
- Analysis of, and interventions to address, constraints to the private sector, including access to finance, supply of labour, materials and transport in the construction sector.
- Mobilizing and managing a Challenge Fund to leave no-one behind (LNOB) in the reconstruction effort.
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Deputy Programme Manager will be required to:
- Line manage the Operations Manager, Finance Manager, and District Admin Officers
- Supervise and monitor financial, operational, and human resource functions
- Ensure compliance with DFID, Mott MacDonald and Purnima procedures and policies at Kathmandu and District level, organising training for Purnima’s staff and suppliers on the said procedures as required;
- Develop a plan for and implement strong fiduciary risk management of Purnima’s delivery chain (downstream suppliers including Oxfam, UNWFP and CARE and community based organisations), including regular financial monitoring, due diligence, ethical training and quarterly updates to Purnima’s Fiduciary Risk Management Manual
- Administer contracts to ensure compliance with the contract conditions, payment terms, variations, claims, dispute resolution, and monitoring;
- Support the contracting and deployment of short-term consultants ensuring resources are available to support their missions;
- Liaise with Mott MacDonald support services (HR, Tax, Finance, Admin) as required to ensure smooth running of MML Nepal;
- Operationalise the Mott MacDonald Business Management Systems (BMS) procedures, including health, safety and security as required by Mott MacDonald for the project;
- Contribute as required to programme reporting related to the areas above;
- Promote healthy work ethics, good governance and anti-corruption behaviour;
- Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager.
Line manage the Operations Manager and District Admin Officers to:
- Ensure the programme team receive adequate operational and logistical support to conduct all Technical activities, including, but not limited to: organising transport and accommodation, technical events, and managing logistics for field visits.
- Ensure robust security and safety procedures are in place and are followed on Purnima to ensure MML’s Duty of Care to all personnel;
- Manage the procurement systems and procedures on the project ensuring compliance with DFID and Mott MacDonald policies;
- Ensure the timely provision of office facilities and services, transportation, accommodation, bookings and service contracts as required for the project;
- Ensure robust fleet management system for the project;
Line manage the Finance Manager and District Admin Officers to:
- Establish and operate sound financial management, accounting and administrative systems that are consistent throughout the operating projects and based on principles of accuracy, timeliness and transparency.
- Work with the Output Leads to ensure all activities are properly budgeted in accordance with the contract.
- Ensure good quality donor financial reports that adequately meet their reporting requirements
- Ensure the management of monthly reconciliations of bankbooks, and petty cashbooks (where used) and project cash flow forecast statements and quarterly statutory cash flow forecast statements
- Supervise the transactional processing (accounts payable, cash payments and payroll (where applicable)
- Ensure timely and accurate invoicing to the client.
Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder and line manager.
- Work with the Operations Manager and the Senior Administrative Officer to:
- Manage administration of Purnima’s HR policies to ensure they are followed by all staff,
- Prepare and issue contracts and ensure all documents are sent to IDS HR
- Facilitate and support the recruitment, training and mentoring of project support staff;
- Support the recruitment of technical and other non-technical personnel;
- Ensure local labour laws are adhered to and liaising with the IDS HR team in Cambridge on employment issues
Candidate Specification Skills
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience in project management, finance, and operations;
- Project/operational/financial management experience with a private sector DFID supplier strongly preferred
- Experience of working for an international organisation in the development/humanitarian sector;
- Experience of setting up and maintaining operations and logistical procedures and processes;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali;
- Proven management experience leading small to medium sized teams;
- Experience in implementing health and safety procedures;
- Experience in operating within environments with diverse cultures and practises;
- Master’s degree (ideally) in public administration, accounting, project management, development or other related area.