Livelihoods Programme Manager

£35k - 40k per year
20 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2016
Harriet Mountain
Full Time
Contract Type

An international organisation are looking to recruit a Livelihoods Programme Manager to join their team.and manage their Livelihoods grants portfolio.

As the Livelihoods Programme Manager you will develop and maintain partnerships with existing and prospective NGO partners; monitoring grant progress and managing budget spread across international programmes. The role will also include overseas visits to assess project viability and development.

Key Responsibilities:
-Manage a budget and identify appropriate projects for contexts most in need
-Meet with existing and prospective NGO partners/grantees, experts, co-funders
-Carry out research and due diligence on prospective partners/grantees
-Process projects and oversee them from concept note to final application stage
-Monitor the progress of on-going grants (project progress reports and verbal updates)
-Keep abreast of developments within the Livelehoods sector; attend conferences, fundraising and networking events
-Undertake up to three overseas visits annually to assess existing grantees and scope potential projects
-Respond to queries from grantee partners, co-funders and staff

Skills and Experience required:
-Master's Degree in International Development or another relevant subject. (Five or more years of relevant international experience will be considered in lieu of this qualification)
-Good understanding of the global Livelihoods context
-Excellent knowledge - based on experience - of Livelihoods service delivery in a developing country (ideally experience and knowledge of agriculture) 
-Minimum 2 years of experience working in development within developing countries