Senior Programme Manager

Save the Children UK
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 28

Position description

We are looking for an experienced and analytical individual to join us as a Senior Programme Manager. You will oversee a portfolio of projects across a number of Francophone countries in the West and Central Africa region.

Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Senior Programme Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of project oversight and donor compliance ensuring coordination with SCUK programme, finance and technical teams. You will also act as the internal and external representative for SCUK foryour portfolio and be the main focal point for your country offices at SCUK. . In addition you will:

  • Contribute to the achievement of overall account portfolio targets, working closely with the Partnership development and new business teams and with the Head of Regional Portfolio
  • Develop and maintain key donor relationships for selected countries
  • Build capacity of country offices and support them in meeting key programme deliverables, deploying as required to provide more intensive support
  • Develop strong knowledge base of in-country context and current issues in relation to delivery and operating platform in particular and escalating risks as required.
  • Ensure necessary quality assurance business processes are completed to ensure programmes are running effectively and on time.

To be successful you will be proficient in French and have excellent programme management skills and experience in management of large and complex grants. You will be an assertive and confident self-starter with the ability to own and deliver projects with minimal supervision. You will also have experience of analysing and commenting on variances between actual and budgeted expenditure and relating this to activity reporting. In addition you will have:

  • Significant experience of working in the international development sector, including in overseas roles
  • Experience of proposal development and report writing, particularly in reference to DFID, EuropeAid, ECHO and/or UNICEFStrong analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material and multiple information sources
  • Experience working with a large multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • Experience of preparing briefing papers and/or discussion documents
  • Willingness to be deployable up to 12 weeks per year

Experience supporting or managing the delivery of EU and/or ECHO projects in DRC and/or Niger is desirable.

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