Programme Officer, CASA (Caucasus, Central and South Asia)

Mercy Corps Europe
Salary circa £26-30,000 depending on experience (with the higher end of the scale for a London-based role only)
Closing date: 6 February 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: London or Edinburgh
We are looking for a Programme Officer to join our growing team

Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) has grown rapidly both in terms of the volume of activity and its complexity. With offices in Edinburgh, London and Geneva, we now attract over £90m in income, and employ around 100 domestic and expatriate field team members. The breadth and impact of our programmes makes Mercy Corps a unique and truly rewarding place to work. Our teams are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment. 

Mercy Corps supports lower-middle and upper-middle income countries in crisis throughout the CASA regional portfolio. In the CASA region, we support community livelihoods in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, responding to food insecurity, natural disasters, and violence. 

The Programme Officer (PO) plays an important role in delivering strategic, impactful, high-quality programming. The role primarily supports the Senior Programme Officer (SPO), with secondary support to the Regional Program Directors (RPDs) and the corresponding Country Directors in many aspects of their country programme and grant administration.  The PO plays a key role in connecting the field to HQ resources and represents the country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams as well as with external stakeholders.  The PO works with the SPO and RPDs to provide grant management checks and to support the field in adhering to internal and external policies and regulations. The role will also manage information and data that comes in from the country teams to facilitate its use and access for other HQ departments and for the retention of institutional knowledge. The PO will work closely with MC Europe colleagues, MC Portland members and field teams, which is likely to include some travel to support programmes as necessary.

Candidates should have a track record in international relief and development - ideally with some experience of programmes in any of the regions under CASA - along with proven experience of managing the development, implementation, administration and compliance of European-funded grants.The successful candidate will possess excellent planning, communication and organisational skills, have a keen eye for detail, be proactive and flexible in their work, and possess the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues across the agency, both at HQ level and in the field. 

For a full job description and application information, please click through on the 'Apply' link. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT.


Region: Europe
Location: London or Edinburgh
Sector: Projects and programmes

Application notes

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

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