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Programme Director

(UK based)

The Programmes Director will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the Programmes component of the organisational strategy/business plan, and for coherent engagement with the Campaigns Directorate.

Working as part of a small senior management team, the Programmes Director will support the CEO and work with the Campaigns Director in ensuring effective accountability to the Board, donors and operational partners.

• Member of the senior management team
• Head of the programmes directorate


• Co-ordination and management of monthly and quarterly programme review and planning cycles
• Supporting the annual review and business planning process
• Ensuring a cohesive approach, focus and direction in strategy delivery
• Overall financial control of the programmes directorate
• Support for the CEO in presenting reports at Board meetings
• Support of the Afghanistan FD/programmes development manager in developing a unique and effective methodology for our child protection work with marginal children
• Development and delivery of a calendar of training, mentoring and skills development for the programmes team
• Development and management of effective communication and information sharing structures and systems among the programmes team
• Co-ordinating knowledge and information with campaigns and admin teams, and levering in knowledge/expertise from outside the org
• Monitoring and evaluation of strategy delivery, and the application of skills and learning in this
• Provision of day to day support to programme team members
• Planning and management of team building, and succession planning
• Security planning and management
• Co-ordinating relevant areas of strategic planning
• Supporting programme assessment and development


• Post graduate degree in development management and/or relevant discipline
• At least 5 years senior programme management experience
• Well developed knowledge and skills in relevant participatory frameworks (understanding the differences between PAR, PRA and RRA)
• Experience and well developed skills in participatory organisational assessment and partnership management
• Excellent track record in securing institutional funding, and in successfully managing and developing grant relationships
• Expertise in the delivery of practical projects, local advocacy, partnership development and capacity building
• Track record and demonstrable skills in team management and building
• Excellent communicator
• Commitment to developing every member of the team - with a clear purpose - and providing energy and leadership
• Comprehensive knowledge of state if the art child rights programming and child protection
• Trainer of trainers
• Excellent skills in security planning and management
• Profound understanding of participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
• Development and management of complex budgets
• Track record of managing donor relationships and assembling and successfully reporting back on institutional grants
• Team player
• Able to commit for at least 2 - 3 years
• French and/or Arabic speaker
• IT literate (excel, word, email, power point)


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