Fragile State Country Programme Manager
£30,763 Salary per annum + good range of benefits
Fulltime, permanent contract
Based: Milton Keynes
Help World Vision UK address the risks faced by the most vulnerable children in fragile states to survive, adapt and survive.
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.
This role sits within World Vision UK’s Fragile States and Emergency Response Team and seeks to impact the lives of the most vulnerable children. By working with World Vision National Offices, this role will ensure good quality grant acquisition and management and that programmes are adapted to the country context and respond to the risks that children face.
An excellent understanding of the humanitarian and development sector and experience of programme management in fragile states is required,so that you can work with World Vision National Offices to implement high quality programmes. Significant experience of key humanitarian or development donors is essential, together with proven ability to acquire and manage grants effectively. You will need to have good coordination skills to collaborate with colleagues in the UK office and overseas.
Key responsibilities include:
Developing and building relationships with various institutional donors to acquire funding for selected fragile states.
Acquiring institutional grant funded programmes in your portfolio of countries by working with World Vision National Offices to engage with donors and use evidence of needs to build strong proposals that deliver maximum impact for the most vulnerable children.
Managing institutional grant funded programmes by working with World Vision National Offices to build their capacity and effectively monitor programme implementation.
Analysing, mitigating, and managing risks within your countries' programme portfolio.
Coordinating and building excellent relationships with various teams in World Vision UK and World Vision National Offices to ensure that programmes are of high quality, are aligned to the needs, and meet humanitarian standards.
Monitoring emerging and potential risks facing children and their families within your countries’ portfolio and seeking to deliver appropriate preparedness or early response actions with World Vision National Offices.
Collaborating with other World Vision UK teams to engage the public (including churches) and the UK government on fundraising, awareness raising, campaigns and advocacy related to your designated fragile states, by sharing evidence from your programmes, success stories, learning, and relevant information with others.
The role requires international travel for up to 25% of the year.
Knowledge of French is desirable.
As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.
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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
Closing date for applications: 20May 2018
Interview dates: 24 and 25 May 2018
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.
Previous applicants need not apply
No agencies please.