Job Title: Programme Manager
Organisation: Action on Poverty (APT)
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Closing Date: 27 September 2020
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Part Time, Flexible
Sponsors international candidates? No, only people eligible to work in the UK can apply for this position
The role of the Programme Manager is to:
Ensure effective programme delivery by working in partnership with local organisations and project donors.
Contribute to identifying new opportunities for funding and preparing proposals for submission; including the development of ideas for new ways of working
Role and Responsibilities
Please find the full list of responsibilities in the attached job description.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Field experience of living and working in the global south, preferably for 2 years in programme management and with experience in East or West Africa.
Experience of partnership and project cycle management in the development context.
Experience (/knowledge) of the requirements of donor reporting and bid preparation in the development context.
Experience of livelihoods and enterprise development and issues facing particularly vulnerable groups.
Researching and maintaining new donor relationships, particularly institutions and/or corporates.
Budget construction and management.
Some understanding of:
Livelihood development and market systems development approaches
Rights based approaches and of the issues facing severely vulnerable, stigmatised people.
Development concepts, best practice and trends.
Requirements of institutional and either corporate or trust fundraising in a development context.
A Masters Degree in International Development is preferable but not essential
Ability to build lasting and positive relationships with external stakeholders
Ability to work with remotely based partners
Good listening and oral communication skills
Research and analytical skills
Good numeracy skills and a good working knowledge of excel
Excellent written skills with a proven ability to process and analyse complex technical information and present it in the most appropriate form
Be ‘technology savvy’ in the roles and responsibilities identified.
Good time management skills, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Work in a small dynamic team with limited access to resources, and proactively on own initiative.
Be flexible and willing to support others at times when particular organisational priorities take precedence.
Work in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner
Able to identify and follow up on new ideas
Remain positive and proactive, and quickly recover from setbacks.
Nurture professional relationships with colleagues, partners and external contacts at all levels.
Demonstrate attention to detail
Commitment to the values and mission of Action on Poverty
The Programme Manager must be prepared to undertake field trips to programmes in Africa for 2-3 weeks at a time. Work occasional evenings and weekends, with occasional travel within the UK may be required.
All applicants should complete the attached Application Form and return it with a covering letter to Liz.email@example.com by the closing date.
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