Programme Manager

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Harris Hill
£39k - 43k per year
18 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Harriet Mountain
Full Time
Contract Type

Harris Hill are thrilled to be working with Hand in Hand International in their search for a new Programme Manager based in London to be responsible for the implementation and delivery of a new large corporate funded programme in Kenya and to oversee a portfolio of other projects/grants.

About Hand in Hand International

Where others see poverty Hand in Hand sees grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and potential. We help channel their skills and ideas into jobs. They find a way out of poverty.

Since 2003, across a network stretching from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Hand in Hand has helped create or improve some 4 million jobs 90 percent of them for women. We focus on women because they face unique barriers to starting an enterprise and generating an income. At the same time, for every dollar they earn, they spend 90 cents on their families and communities. We work in four key stages. First we create community groups, made up mainly of women, who support each other, save together and learn together. Then we train them in enterprise and vocational skills, to help them start or develop small businesses that make use of their skills and potential. Next we provide access to microloans that are always paid back thanks to support from the group. Finally we help scale up members' businesses and take them to bigger markets, which in turn benefits their families and communities.

This role is a vital part of Hand in Hand International's programmes team, delivering a portfolio of ambitious, innovative programmes based mainly in Kenya. The portfolio includes a new multi-year corporate funded programme supporting enterprise growth and job creation in Kenya. This programme will likely absorb up to 60% of the programme manager's time.

Key Responsibilities:
-Lead successful delivery (inception, start-up, implementation, and close-out) of a portfolio of projects, including a multi-year corporate partnership supporting entrepreneurs in Kenya to start and scale their businesses and access new markets
Work closely with country-based colleagues to ensure project activities are on track, including research and data outputs.
-Manage reporting activities for the portfolio, extracting relevant data, drafting project narratives and providing interim updates to project stakeholders. --Ensure donor compliance throughout implementation
-Support the digital transformation of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa's M&E systems working closely with country based colleagues
-Share technical and learning inputs relating to portfolio projects with internal and external stakeholders on an ad hoc basis
-Prepare and roll-out project management tools for new projects as needed
-Work with Hand in Hand network organisations to identify emerging challenges, opportunities, and learning from existing projects.
-Provide technical inputs (on entrepreneurship, market development, livelihoods) for project concepts and proposals being developed by London based fundraisers.
-Proactively manage relationships with key donors, implementing donor development plans, communicating with donors regularly and sharing key information about their projects in between reporting periods.

Skills and Experience Required:
-Extensive experience managing large, complex international development projects within an NGO, government or the private sector. Previous experience supporting women's economic empowerment, financial inclusion or urban market development programmes will be an advantage, as will previous experience with corporate donors.
-Direct experience creating and using project management tools such as logframes, workplans, risk matrices and similar will be central to this role.
-An understanding of development challenges and debates linked to enterprise and job creation,
-Previous experience engaging directly with large donors, both in person and via written reports.
-A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation as it links to implementing successful development projects, including effective uses of MIS data and dashboards, as well as key approaches to assessing and evaluating project impact.
-A general understanding of fundraising and proposal development.
-Exceptional project management skills with ability to lead and drive work streams from initiation to completion
-Excellent communication and relationship management skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience building and maintaining effective working relationships within a matrix or network structure, and working across different cultures and working environments

Closing date for applications: 1st November but they will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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