Deputy Team Leader in Lagos, Nigeria

at Mott MacDonald

ICT / Telecommunications
Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Description

Accountabilities and Responsibilities
The Deputy Team Leader will have responsibility for overseeing the four key work streams and technical delivery of the programme.
Specifically, the Deputy Team Leader will:
Liaise regularly with DFID (and to an extent other stakeholders including the Lagos State Government and the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) programme) to maintain a clear vision and dialogue on where, when and how DEEPEN should focus its effort;
Lead, line-manage and support the four Intervention Leaders to achieve the overall DEEPEN goal of creating an enabling environment for private schools, particularly those that educate poor children, and identify and maximise synergies between the work streams;
Ensure that programme interventions are aligned with and governed by the guiding principles of gender, poverty, sustainability, doing no harm, and value for money, and in particular that interventions target in particular girls and children from the poorest households;
Oversee and quality assure the technical work of the Intervention Leaders and lead specialists;
Update DFID on a regular basis, prepare quarterly and annual reports, and respond to DFID’s other programme-related requests and queries within the agreed timeframe and to the required quality;
Oversee the budgeting of all technical activities to maximise the accuracy of financial forecasting to DFID and work with the Finance Officer to ensure correct details on the internal Mott MacDonald financial management system;
Provide periodic and strategic input on the quality of measurement, research, monitoring, evaluation and learning on the programme, a vital component given the experimental nature of the programme and its potential lessons for a wider audience;
Review and quality assure external communications, upholding the brand of DEEPEN and Cambridge Education;
Build strategic alliances with partners and key stakeholders, representing DEEPEN at events and conferences as required;
Monitor the planning and management of DEEPEN activities, including financial expenditure and the preparation of costed work plans and terms of reference;
Oversee the inputs of external technical advisers and specialists (for example, consultants and researchers);
Maximise effectiveness, efficiency and economy in all programme activities to attain aims;
Ensure regular communication and knowledge sharing with key stakeholders;
Support the Team Leader to ensure that innovative approaches are embedded in DEEPEN strategy and delivery;
Promote and monitor work ethics, good governance and anti-corruption behaviour;
Maintain regular communications with the Project Director, particularly related to progress against time, budget and quality aspirations and DFID satisfaction;
Provide support during programme annual reviews, contract performance reviews and/or audits;

Conduct any further activities as required by the Team Leader or Project Director

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