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Senior Programme Manager at Christian Aid

Christian Aid

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

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About the role

This role will provide programmatic leadership on a large externally funded contract between Christian Aid and the client donor. The three-year programme will work on themes of climate resilience, empowerment and climate justice in Malawi. Total contract value is £8m.

The purpose of the role includes managing and supporting a team with technical input, and ensuring effective management and delivery of the programme and appropriate support for partners. The Senior Programme Manager will provide substantial programmatic guidance and oversight to the thematic programme staff and consultants delivering the programme interventions. Key deliverables include ensuring quality programme and budget management, agreeing a results framework (with the Monitoring and Evaluation lead) and ensuring demonstrable results and a clear rationale behind the programme strategy and specific programme interventions. The postholder will provide representation on programme issues where appropriate, and engage and network with relevant actors externally and internally. The Programme Manager is expected to ensure safeguarding practices are employed through the supply chain in the delivery of the programme. Additionally the postholder will deputise for the Team Leader as required.

About you

  • Masters Degree in relevant discipline
  • Significant experience in a field-based management position for a complex, multi-sectoral, international development donor-funded programme
  • Proven track record in developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including government agencies
  • Excellent understanding of and experience working in Malawi
  • Technical expertise in programme areas
  • Experience of working with donors such as the Scottish Government, FCDO, USAID, UN, EU on major programmes
  • Proven experience mentoring and strengthening technical skills of staff
  • Excellent  interpersonal  skills  and  demonstrated  ability  to  lead  and  work  effectively  in  team situations
  • Experience in implementing participatory approaches and ensuring safeguarding practices.
  • Adaptable approach to programme delivery and to working with others
  • Extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management.

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. 

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

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

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