Field Program Support Manager


Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from Agriculture and Climate Change to Disaster Response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us CARE Mozambique seeks a Field Program Support Manager (FPS) to provide leadership and direction for the CARE Mozambique program support (PS) functions in the Pemba and Macamia Field offices as part of the ongoing CARE CAT 4 Emergency response program. The FPS Manager will work closely with the Country Program Support Manager, Emergency Team Leader, Finance Manager and Program Managers to develop an effective, efficient and results driven PS team, which includes Administration, IT, Procurement and Logistics. Driven by integrity and passion, the FPS Manager will foster a values-based organizational culture, ensuring good internal controls and conscientious stewardship of organization resources. S/he will promote a performance-based culture ensuring performance Management Systems are in place and functional in the PS team. The position is based in Pemba and Macamia. Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Country Program Support Manager to ensure that CARE has the appropriate staffing structures, management systems, and support systems to implement high quality programming as part of the ongoing Emergency Response

  • Manage all administration and logistics functions, the full and proper implementation of CARE systems of management, compliance and control

  • Develop the departmental AOP and assist all PS staff in preparing their IOPs and workplans. Evaluate staff progress directly and indirectly through Program Management in the field offices

  • Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure that appropriate and timely action (eg paid, canceled etc.) is taken on all procurements

  • Manage the PS budget ensuring compliance with donor requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (law, administration, engineering, etc.)

  • Post graduate qualification in Procurement, Purchasing and Supply

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a related position in a reputable organization

  • Excellent negotiation skills and experience in preparing contract agreements with suppliers

  • Experience in successfully managing complex logistics (fleet and warehouse management)

  • Ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines

  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision and work cooperatively with team members

  • Proven leadership, management, communication, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel and other spreadsheets, including experience in inventory and Procurement Management programs

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