Senior Programme Manager

Harris Hill
£42k per year
21 Aug 2018
18 Sep 2018
Harriet Mountain
Full Time
Contract Type

An international charity are looking for a Senior Programme Manager to be responsible for the effective management of a portfolio of long-term programmes and short-term assignments. This will include ensuring quality of programme implementation of at least one of the charity's major programmes, oversight of a portfolio of other long term programmes; maintaining and developing relations with programme funders and consortium partners.

Key Responsibilities:
-Engage at a strategic level on all programmes within the portfolio, driving them forward
-Provide oversight and leadership to a team of Programme Managers and Assistant -Programme Managers and be first point of contact for risk management and trouble shooting
-Provide oversight of the portfolio, ensuring Programme Managers provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis
-Provide oversight of relationships with clients and consortium partners on programmes, lead on strategic approaches, and contracting and troubleshooting matters
-Work closely with Team Leaders to strategically plan the programmes and monitor overall progress, resolving issues
-Oversee programme evaluations and assessment of progress and results, together with the Senior Technical Lead
-Advise on programme scope, goals and deliverables
-Represent the progress of the programmes to senior management.
-Ensure programme delivery is of good quality and meets both value for money and contractual objectives
-Form part of the Programme Delivery Team on each programme providing strategic guidance and support
-Oversee programme finances, including financial reporting both to the client and internally
-Quality assure the financial and management integrity of the portfolio
-Manage a team of Programme Managers, Assistant Programme Managers and Programme Assistants
-Work with the Finance Team on all aspects of financial management related to overseas programmes and assignments
-Work with the New Business and Partnerships team to support the development of bids

Skills and Experience required:
-Significant experience working in international development at a senior programme management level or above
-Ideally experience of the development and implementation of programmes within the health sector
-Strong record of people management and management of teams, including distance management experience
-Experience of managing large, complex, multi-country, and multi-donor budgets
-Experience of overseeing a portfolio of programmes in multiple locations
-Proven experience in strategic planning, budgeting and programme control
-Experience of developing and maintaining close working relationships with clients, partners and consortia
-Experience of contracts and contracting
-Experience of networking to build successful relationships with potential clients, collaborators and consultants
-Experience in fundraising / business development

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