Christian Aid Vacancy

Senior programme officer – Large and complex programmes division

Fixed term contract for 2 years with possible extension

Salary: If based in London £33,252 to £37,348 (Including London Allowance). ) If based in one of our field offices – Salary to be advised based on location
Based: London or in one of our fields offices in India, Kenya, Malawi or Nigeria.
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 22 January 2013

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 a dynamic and experienced Senior Programme Officer to play a key role in our Large and Complex Programmes Division. You will provide surge support for large externally funded programmes and commercial tenders. The post holder will provide additional capacity to help country teams successfully bid for, deliver and report on large or complex programmes. This may involve travel to the respective countries or working remotely from the UK. You will also provide support for more centrally managed global programmes or additional support to ongoing large programmes 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 helping organisations deliver projects and programmes across a number of different geographies, on time and within budget. We are particularly interested in Programme Officers with experience of successful advocacy to specifically provide support for partner organisations to achieve the advocacy targets of the programmes. Experience of delivering training would be an advantage.

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 environment in order to provide the required surge support to country programmes and partner organisations who are part of the project. You will have good technical competencies in a development related subject and be able to demonstrate the ability to mentor and accompany people and organisations to build capacity in programme delivery. You will have good analytical, written and communication skills and be able to work effectively with different actors – from donors, 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, an interest-free season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance

If based in UK: non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.
If based in field officer: applicants will require current and valid permission to work in the respective location. Please state clearly on your application in which location(s) you are eligible to work.
You will be required to have a standard disclosure check from the CRB.

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

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: 387/OK

Closing date: 9am, 22 January 2013

Interview date: TBC

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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