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Fragile States and Emergency Response Portfolio Manager

Milton Keynes

Fragile States and Emergency Response Portfolio Manager

£36,994 - £39,170 salary per annum depending on experience + good range of benefits

Fulltime, permanent contract

Based: Milton Keynes

Help World Vision UKs Fragile States and Emergency Response team provide effective support to the most vulnerable children around the world.

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 works within World Vision UKs Fragile States and Emergency Response Team, managing a team of programme staff working to impact the lives of most vulnerable children, and ensuring 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 sector and experience of programme management in fragile states or emergency settings is required. Significant experience of key humanitarian donors is essential, together with proven ability to acquire and manage grants. You will possess the skills required to motivate and support a team to deliver their goals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Effectively line manage seven programme staff to ensure have the support they require to perform to their potential and are developing professionally.

  • ensuring that FS&ER country engagement plans and emergency response plans are in place and updated to guide decision making on team priorities and capacity planning.

  • Ensuring that programmes initiated by the FS&ER team have a focus on most vulnerable children. Responsible for ensuring the implementation of a system to anticipate changing risks to MVCs, liaising closely with the Preparedness & Livelihoods Manager.

  • Responsible for ensuring the FS&ER team members acquire grants/ tenders that will have maximum impact for most vulnerable children in the operating context.

  • Responsible for ensuring that institutional grants and other projects are well managed, with effective design, monitoring and evaluation systems to maintain high programme quality that delivers the intended impact and are good value for money.

  • Oversight of the teams country portfolio risk management, and ensuring that identified risks are mitigated and managed.

The role requires international travel for up to 25% of the year.

Knowledge of French, Spanish or Portuguese 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.

Please click here to view full Job Description.

Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 12thFebruary 2018 (11.00 pm).

Interview dates: 22ndand 23rdFebruary 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.

No agencies please.