Programmes and Partnerships Manager

All We Can
£37,000 - £38,000
Closing date: 26 August 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
All We Can is seeking to recruit a seasoned international development practitioner with well developed partnership management and partner capacity development skills.

All We Can is looking for an exceptional Capacity Development Manager to join it's Programmes and Partnerships Team.  The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills in NGO Capacity Development using an organisation development approach, excellent group facilitation skills and a strong repertoire of capacity development mechanisms and tools for NGOs.  As part of their portfolio, the Capacity Development Manager will also have geographic responsibility, managing All We Can's partnerships in two priority countries (likely to be Ethiopia and Zimbabwe).

Interviews for this role will be held on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, but early interviews may be held for outstanding candidates, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Purpose:   The Programmes and Partnerships Manager will develop and manage partnerships with local development NGOs partners and their associated grant funding and capacity development in accordance with All We Can’s Partnership Framework, set approaches, policies, processes and procedures. S/he will lead the country context analysis in All We Can’s new priority countries and scoping of new partners in those countries (likely 2 Anglophone West African countries).  The Programmes and Partnerships Manager will also manage and coordinate All We Can’s humanitarian aid response following our set emergency response procedures through pre-vetted international humanitarian aid partners and work closely with the Disaster Risk Reduction Manager.


Responsible to:                 Programmes Director




  • Programmes & Partnerships Team
  • All We Can staff


  • Consultants
  • Partner staff


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Contextual Analyses of All We Can’s new priority countries
  1. Work with local experts to undertake contextual analyses of new priority countries, identifying focus regions for our long term engagement based on available poverty data.
  2. Present findings and recommendations to colleagues for peer review, Senior Leadership Team buy in and Programmes Director sign off


  • Partner scoping and partnership development in new countries
  1. Undertake comprehensive scoping process for new partners (up to five partners per country) in new priority countries following set partner identification processes and procedures and using All We Can’s Partnership Management and Information System (PIMS)
  2. Present recommendations to colleagues for peer review, Senior Leadership Team buy in and Programmes Director sign off
  3. Undertake financial due diligence checks, plan and deliver induction workshops for all new partners including setting them up on PIMS
  4. Oversee organisation assessment, OD planning and strategy development processes for all partners as the basis for partnership MOUs




  • Partner relationship management and development
  1. Support partners to develop annual plans and budgets stemming from their strategies as a basis for annual grants and capacity development support
  2. Monitor and evaluate the progress of partners and the use of any grants via correspondence, regular reports and visits to southern partners
  3. Support the capacity development of All We Can partners both at a distance and during visits through: giving advice, coaching/mentoring, sharing information and useful tools, encouraging networking opportunities, conducting or arranging training and technical assistance
  4. Provide Programmes Director with adequate narrative and financial information for grant approval and recommendations for partner development support
  5. In liaison with the Programmes Director, evaluate the service offered by All We Can to partners
  6. Work with the grants manager to ensure adherence to grant cycles, including timely submission and review of narrative and budget execution reports.
  7. Support the grants manager to commission external audits in focus countries, review audit reports, monitor and support partners to implement the recommendations.


  • Humanitarian Aid Partnership Management
  1. Establish and maintain partnerships with HA INGOs through whom All We Can responds to global humanitarian emergencies; including reviewing proposals and developing recommendations for funding. 
  2. Lead the emergency group within All We Can, including providing relevant information for emergency meetings called to decide whether and how All We Can should respond
  3. Work closely with the Communications Manager to provide timely and relevant information and reports to All We Can’s supporters during our own appeals 
  4. Work closely with the DRR Manager in the execution of this aspect of the role.


  • Support to other staff and partners
    1. Help other Partnership Managers to review their partners’ annual plans and budgets as part of the PPT peer review mechanism
    2. Support the MEL Manager to monitor and evaluate our work against our Theory of Change and MEL framework
    3. Work closely with the PET to provide compelling evidence of the impact of our work
    4. Support the PPT, Philanthropy Manager and partners to develop winning proposals for trusts, foundations and institutions; and donor compliance as needed    


  • Management of staff and consultants
    1.   Recruit and manage country coordinators (where these are needed)

        b.  Recruit and manage CD, OD, evaluation consultants working with All We Can and/or its partners as needed


  • Programme Quality
    1.   Assist the Programmes Director with the development and delivery of All We Can’s strategic approach and

             approved work plans that operationalise the strategic plan

        b.  Inspire and support innovation and learning in the development of All We Can’s programming and support the

             analysis and understanding of specific area of responsibility.

        c.  Ensure programme compliance in all areas of donor funding, travel and safety, and financial transactions in area of

             designated responsibility 


  • Corporate Responsibilities
    1.    Ensure familiarity with and adhere to All We Can’s policies and procedures and keep informed of all cross

      departmental activities

    1. A commitment to All We Can’s vision, mission and values, and accepting of its identity as an international development, relief and advocacy organisation actively engaged with the Methodist Church.









Terms and Conditions


Hours of Work: The normal hours of work will be 7 hours a day (35 hours per week), with core office hours being 10.00 to 16.00, Monday to Friday with an hour’s lunch break. Occasional weekend and evening work as well as overseas travel will be required. Payment for overtime is not given but employees are entitled to time off in lieu by agreement.


Starting salary: £37,000-£38,000 per annum 


Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays and an extra three days at Christmas and New Year. Additional leave is also awarded after 2 years (3 days) and 5 years (2 days) continuous service.


Other Benefits: Life Assurance, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme,  Critical Illness/ Income Protection Insurance, Confidential Counselling Service, TOIL, Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption and Parental Leave, Dependents and Bereavement and Special Leave, Volunteering Time Off Scheme, flexible working hours and working from home options.


Sick Pay: Entitlement in accordance with All We Can’s terms and conditions of employment.


Pension: All We Can operates a defined contribution pension scheme, with a minimum contribution of 6% employer and 3% employee that all employees are eligible to join. Full details will be provided at the commencement of employment.


Probationary Period: Appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period, normally six months.


DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service): The appointment is subject to a Disclosure and

Barring check, please see application form for full details


Season Ticket: Season ticket loans are available after the satisfactory completion of the probationary period.


Health and Safety: The post holder will be subject to All We Can’s Health and Safety policy.


Equal Opportunities: The post holder will be subject to All We Can’s Equal Opportunities policy.


Physical Conditions: Office accommodation in an open plan office based at Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR



August 2019


Person Specification

Programmes and Partnerships Manager

Method of Assessment:  A – Application form, I – Interview, W – Written exercise, Q – proof of qualification (certificates or transcripts





Method of assessment

Proven abilities

Significant field experience of working with small development organisations, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs or INGOs in a low income country

Experience/knowledge of humanitarian aid and emergency response

 A, I

Experience in developing the capacity of individuals, NGOs, engaging faith-based organisation and churches (the latter is an added advantage)

Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field of capacity development

A, I,W

Considerable work experience related to capacity development and/or organizational development and managing complex capacity development programs involving staff and partners in remote locations at multiple levels of intervention (global, regional and national)

Proven experience of organisation development practice, including facilitating organisation assessments, strategy development and review workshops for NGOs


Good understanding of a range of effective community development approaches

Experience with overseas community based projects programmes

A, I

Experience in project management, managing against milestones, dependencies, resources, risks, and issues

Demonstrable experience of Monitoring & Evaluation and beneficiary accountability

A, I

Monitoring of projects in the field and/or at a distance


A, I, W

Analysis of narrative and financial documents in order to monitor and evaluate project success

Successfully applying for funds from institutional sources

A, I

Experience and tact in coaching and working with leaders and their organisations at various levels of development;



Experience in establishing and developing successful partnerships with NGOs and in developing interdependent relationships



Experience of managing procurement of consultants and their subsequent management



Education & training

University degree or equivalent in NGO Management, Development Studies, Organisational Psychology, Organisation Development or related subject

Post-graduate qualification in development studies or a related subject


Proficiency in computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and use of internet and email

Familiarity with database programmes

A, I, W

Special Knowledge & Skills

Proven organisational and administrative skills


A, I

Solid understanding of NGO management


NGO management experience is an added advantage


Knowledge of the latest thinking in the field of capacity development



Understanding of capacity development approaches (training, mentorship, placements, fellowships and other innovative mechanisms) and how to combine these effectively and strategically to ensure that improved knowledge and skills translate into greater performance at the organisational level and ultimately in the impact of partner programmes

Proven track record of coordinating and supporting organisational change processes, developing and embedding new and different ways of working


Training and facilitation skills. This includes experience in designing, delivering, facilitating and convening workshops, courses and roundtables;  knowledge of adult learning  approaches; and proven track record in the design and delivery of effective, visually engaging presentations and learning materials



A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities.


A, I

Without direct authority be able to inspire, educate, motivate and influence others across All We Can and more broadly



Strong written communication skills


A, W, P

Proven ability to deliver presentations


A, I, P

Ability to travel alone (up to a maximum of five times a year for an average of two weeks per trip) in sometimes remote and basic environments


A, I

Excellent written and spoken English

Working knowledge of French or other relevant local language

A, I, P

Ability to work diplomatically and in a culturally sensitive manner in a range of environments


A, I

A systematic approach to work and strong attention to detail


A, W

An excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making


A, I

Special Qualities & Attributes

Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively


A, I

Pleasant, tactful, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues, partners and the general public.



Commitment to All We Can’s vision, mission and values, and accepting of its identity as an international development, relief and advocacy organisation actively engaged with the Methodist Church


A, I

A commitment to All We Can’s strategy to engage with faith based groups and churches in particular, as part of its collaborative approach to sustainable development



Self-aware individual with creativity, drive, resilience and integrity whilst keeping a sense of perspective



Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Projects and programmes

Application notes

Application instructions:

Please send your application form and CV to Patti Tobin at [email protected] 

Applications are welcome until the deadline of Monday, 26th August 2019.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 4th September 2019 (but early interviews may be held for exceptional candidates so early applications are strongly encouraged)


NB: Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews of strong candidates may be conducted before the advertised date. Early applications are strongly recommended



All We Can, 25 Marylebone Rd., London NW1 5JR UK

[email protected]   I   I   +44 (0)20 7467 5132

All We Can is the operating name of the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales, number 291691

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.