Closing date: 26 August 2019
Job Type: Paid
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
Main tasks and responsibilities:
b. Recruit and manage CD, OD, evaluation consultants working with All We Can and/or its partners as needed
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
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
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
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
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
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
Experience in project management, managing against milestones, dependencies, resources, risks, and issues
Demonstrable experience of Monitoring & Evaluation and beneficiary accountability
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
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
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.
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
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 systematic approach to work and strong attention to detail
An excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making
Special Qualities & Attributes
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
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 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
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
All We Can is the operating name of the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales, number 291691
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