Christian Aid Vacancy

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Senior Programme Inception Manager

Location: India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, or London, Regional / Global

Relevant Sectors: Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief

Senior programme inception manager – Large and complex programmes divisions
Fixed term contract for 2 years with possible extension
Based: London or in one of our fields offices in India, Kenya, Malawi or Nigeria.
Salary: If based in London – £43, 319 – £48,375 (Including London Allowance). If based in one of our field offices – Salary to be advised based on location

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor and we work with local organisations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

We are looking for dynamic, highly skilled and experienced managers to play a key role in our Large and Complex Programmes Division. You will provide senior management surge support for large externally funded programmes and commercial tenders. The post holder will be available to travel when needed to provide immediate in-country surge capacity to help country teams successfully bid for, set up, build a team and manage large or complex programmes within the first 1-6 months. When not travelling you will also provide management support for more centrally managed global programmes or additional support to ongoing large programmes, if/when required and support the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues such as gender and equality, programme performance and value for money.

You will have a proven track record of winning contracts, setting-up and managing large budget (multi-million pound) or complex development programmes in a number of different geographies and of managing people effectively to achieve impact.

Based out of London or one of our overseas offices (for suitable overseas candidates) you will be able to travel, often at short notice, sometimes to hostile environments and sometimes for extended periods (3-4months) in order to provide the required surge support to country programmes and partner organisations who are part of the project. You will have technical competencies in a relevant development field, such as sustainable development, livelihoods, environment, humanitarian, agriculture and be able to represent the organization and programme in key international networks and fora. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to mentor and accompany people and organisations to build capacity in managing large/complex programmes. You will have good analytical, written and communication skills and be able to work effectively with different actors – from donors, government, local organisations and communities. Your ability to work in French or Spanish, in addition to excellent English, will be an advantage in this role.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: 386/OK
Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 22 January 2013
Interview date: 29/30 January 2013

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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