Programme Manager (Charity)

EasyWeb NFP
£40,000 to £43,000 per annum
15 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Programme Manager (Charity)

We are Africa’s leading health charity and one of the leading healthcare development agencies on the continent. Our vision is of lasting health change within Africa’s most vulnerable and remote communities. Headquartered in Nairobi, we are a truly African organisation. This ethos defines our community-based approach and echoes across each and every one of the projects and programmes we deliver.

Position: Programmes Manager
Location: Angel, London N1 9PD
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £40,000 to £43,000 per annum
Benefits: 25 days annual leave entitlement; Competitive pension scheme contributions; Potential travel to countries where we have programme activities; Cycle scheme.

About the role:

The Programme Manager will lead the organisation's UK programme team. This will include development and management of the programme portfolio, maximising fundraising opportunities, partnerships development and technical programme support. The Programme Manager will lead the programmes team in supporting Country Offices and our HQ to design and develop comprehensive and fundable proposals that are aligned to our global business plan. The post holder will be responsible for the management of a number of large grants and partnerships, ensuring timely delivery, effective monitoring, mitigation and escalation of key project risks and issues to the Head of Operations.


- Leadership and management of programme team of Programme Officers and Programme Assistant(s)
- Supporting the CEO / Head of Operations on strategic and operational planning and budget management, and managing the Programme Team’s budget including budgeting process, reforecasting, management accounts.
- Representing the Programmes team at staff meetings, board meeting (as and when required), and preparing written reports.
- Develop and strengthen key strategic partnerships to maximise programming opportunities.
- Facilitate cross team working with Fundraising and Communications teams to maximise opportunities for our UK office to increase income and visibility
- Representing UK office in key internal and external fora.
- Developing project concepts and proposals, with overview of the Programme Team’s work, to enable the organisation to secure grant funding for its programmes in Africa.
- Work to develop our capability in commercial contract management within the development field, recommending and maximizing suitable opportunities.
- Ensure a high level of cost recovery on new proposals to maintain the organisation's financial sustainability.
- Develop and support organisational learning from all projects to identify best practise, disseminate learning, and ensure evidence and learning influences the development of new programmes and partnerships.
- Grant management and financial management of a portfolio of programmes, including supporting country offices / HQ with project management, relationship management, maximising communications opportunities around programmes and project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

About you:

- A minimum of 4 years relevant experience working with a health NGO / institution, with overseas experience, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Demonstrable understanding of health issues in the international development context.
- Knowledge of current UK donor trends in health and experience working with key UK donors, especially DFID.
- Proven experience of leading and motivating teams.
- Demonstrable ability to think and work strategically.
- Proven experience of writing and editing high quality, successful proposals.
- Demonstrable experience of using an evidence based approach to proposal creation, of creating and managing Monitoring and Evaluation processes, and of disseminating learning from projects.
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of good grant management practices including financial and narrative reporting, project delivery, good governance, fund transfers.
- Proven ability to develop, manage and monitor budgets.
- Good IT skills in Microsoft Office particularly Excel, Word, Power point.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Willingness to travel: This role will require potentially four trips per year to countries where we have programme activities. Willing / able to travel for at least 6-8 weeks a year.


- Leadership
- Fostering Teamwork
- Creativity / Innovation
- Planning / Organisation
- Problem solving
- A positive ‘can do’ attitude:
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Behaving Ethically


- A Masters or equivalent in a subject relevant to international development and health.
- Experience of commercial contract management.
- Experience of leading / participating in consortia including NGO, commercial and statutory partners.

Please note: all applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Our UK office is not able to support visa or work applications for this role.

You may have experience of the following: Programme Manager, Programme Management, Project Manager, Project Management, Programme Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Operations Manager, Fundraising, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.

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