Programme Officer

£28,300 per annum
Closing date
28 Apr 2019

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Programme Officer 

Our client is Africa’s leading health charity. They work with women and girls to secure the right to health and break the cycle of poverty. Headquartered in Nairobi, they are a truly African organisation, partnering with communities across the continent to create lasting change. 

Position: Programmes Officer 
Location: London 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: Flexible working, with core hours of 10am to 4pm 
Salary: £28,300 per annum 
Benefits: an attractive and competitive salary; a commitment to employee development; high levels of engagement and involvement; time off in lieu (TOIL) for work outside of standard hours; flexible working, with core hours of 10am - 4pm; travel to their projects in Africa and other offices in Europe as appropriate; generous pension scheme; holiday allowance (25 days + bank holidays + 3 additional days at Christmas); season ticket loans; cycle-to-work scheme. 

Closing date: 29th April 2019 
First round interviews will be held on 15th May and Second round interviews will be on 17th May 

About the role: 

This is a dynamic and varied role, offering an opportunity to work across a number of donors, giving direct technical input into innovative projects. Our client's HQ in Kenya identifies need in the African countries that they work in and develop appropriate solutions. The UK programme team provide technical support and identify and source funding, under the guidance of the Programme Manager. The primary role of the Programme Officer will include supporting the design of new projects, proposal writing, financial management across your projects, monitoring and evaluation of projects and relationship management with donors. 

Based in their London office, you will work closely with the Programmes Team consisting of the Programme Manager, Programme Officers and a Programmes Assistant. You will work with their Fundraising and Finance teams and will develop good working relationships with teams in their Country Offices. 

About you: 

- Proven experience of writing, editing and securing high quality, successful proposals 
- Proven ability to develop, manage and monitor budgets and develop others’ financial management abilities 
- 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, project life cycle experience, including programme development / support 
- Demonstrable 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, including DFID and Comic Relief 
- Good IT skills in Microsoft Office particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint 
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 
- Willingness to travel: This role will require at least four trips per year to countries in Africa. Willing / able to travel for at least 6-8 weeks a year 


- 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 

Our client champions inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity in every aspect of their work. They appoint their staff on merit, respecting and valuing the wide range of ways in which they are able to demonstrate the potential, experience and skills they seek. 

You may have experience of the following: Programmes Officer, Project Officer, Programme Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraiser, Fundraising Executive, Business Development, Sales Executive, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.

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