Fragile State Country Programme Manager

World Vision UK
£30,763 - £30,763
Closing date: 26 December 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Milton Keynes with international travel
By working with World Vision Field 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.

Fragile State Country Programme Manager

Salary: £30,763 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Fixed-term contract (6-12 months), 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes, UK

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

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 Field 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. You will be mainly working with the DRC and Syria Field Offices with some flexibility to cover other portfolios where necessary.

An excellent understanding of the humanitarian and development sector and experience of programme management in fragile states is required, to support our Field 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 countries.
  • Acquiring institutional grant funded programmes in your portfolio of countries by working with World Vision Field 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 Field 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 Field 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 Field Offices.
  • Managing WVUK’s involvement in WFP grants with World Vision Field Offices, including managing the portfolio, preparing agreements, monitoring implementation and quality, managing the recording of commodity statements and settlement advices.
  • 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 and 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, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click the link provided to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2020

Interview dates: w/c 13th January 2020

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

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.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice (click here).

No agencies please.



Region: London and the southeast
Location: Milton Keynes with international travel
Sector: Aid Emergencies Funding Projects and programmes

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