Programme Manager- Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships

About us

Christian Aid is a development and humanitarian organisation working to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people and eliminate poverty. We work primarily through national and local partner organisations whose close knowledge of the communities they serve leaves them well-positioned to identify and deliver the assistance and protection that the vulnerable people they work with require.

About the role

Christian Aid has won a grant from a major donor for a consortium programme in 4 countries – Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria and South Sudan – to help move forward the World Humanitarian Summit localisation of humanitarian aid agenda by researching and piloting best practice in partnerships and by supporting national NGO networks in national and international leadership of humanitarian response. The programme manager would be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of this complex programme, including timely and high quality narrative and financial reporting to the donor, maintaining effective relationships with the 6 international NGO consortium members, and managing the country-level project managers and helping them to move forward the work effectively with many national and local NGOs at country level.

About you

You will have strong experience of managing complex programmes with ECHO or a similar donor; of working in multi-stakeholder consortia; and of managing humanitarian programming with national NGO partner organisations. You will be very familiar with the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain agendas, and have a strong personal commitment to localisation. You will have excellent inter-personal skills; enjoy working in teams; and have excellent project management skills.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a challenging, innovative and high profile localisation programme at the centre of the Grand Bargain and to make a real difference in turning the Grand Bargain localisation rhetoric into concrete action at country level.

Further information

Application is by submission of a CV with supporting statement. In your statement, please ensure you address the skills and experience requirements contained in the role profile. To apply please follow the link below.–accelerating-localisation-through-partnerships-1533/1551/description/

Interviews will take place on 9th  November.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the UK.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.