International Programmes Manager, experience of programme design, proposal development and programme implementation

  • Added Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019

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Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF): We are a leading charity that aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and sepsis. It is an exciting time for the charity as we expand our reach and impact to meeting the challenges of meningitis and sepsis wherever they exist in the world, and play a key role in developing a new global roadmap to defeat meningitis alongside major international public health organisations.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience + 6% pension contributio

Location: Flexible (UK) location, with a minimum of two days per week in MRF’s Bristol Offic

Contract type: Full time, fixed term to 31 March 2021

Benefits

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 24.5 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme in place with free access to confidential, professional legal and health advice
  • Home working: where appropriate staff can split time between the office and home as agreed with their line manager
  • Cycle to work scheme

The candidate: We are seeking an International Programmes Manager responsible for supporting the Head of International Programmes with the management of the department’s portfolio, ensuring that all programmes are implemented with integrity, in a timely manner to the highest quality and accountability standards and within budget. You will be highly organised, with experience of programme design and management in a range of contexts and of working in a fast-paced environment. You will be able to draw on outstanding relationship management skills to build and maintain a range of partnerships.

Purpose: The International Programmes Manager will be responsible for supporting the Head of International Programmes with the design and management of the department’s portfolio, ensuring all grants and programmes are implemented with integrity, in a timely manner, to the highest quality and accountability standards and within budget. This will involve working with a range of partners and across country programmes in high, middle and low income settings as well as on projects with global impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of International Programmes to implement the department’s current strategy and to develop appropriate future strategies.
  • Build and maintain an understanding of, and relevant knowledge relating to, meningitis and sepsis as well as key global health concepts (e.g. universal health coverage, health systems strengthening, global health security) and issues relevant to health and disability inclusive programming.
  • Participate in needs assessments and situational analyses to inform programme design.
  • Identify potential new implementing partners and conduct appropriate organisational capacity assessment and due diligence activities as part of selection processes.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of partners.
  • Develop new programming ideas, design high quality projects and develop narratives, logical frameworks and budgets for new proposals, ensuring appropriate participation of partners and relevant MRF colleagues.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of assigned projects through coordination of staff, partners and plans to ensure the effective and accountable management of MRF programmes throughout the management cycle.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Research, Evidence & Policy team for technical advice and support as needed.
  • Ensure that grants are implemented in a manner that meets contractual obligations including all donor and MRF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Develop and implement capacity building plans with partners.
  • Support the Head of International Programmes and the Fundraising team to build and maintain positive relationships with a range of donors and funders.
  • Work with the International Programmes Coordinator to ensure that monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) mechanisms are implemented according to agreed principles and procedures.
  • Facilitate programme reporting and information flow to the Head of International Programmes and other team members to complete MRF/donor reporting requirements within agreed timeframes and ensure that decision making is informed.
  • Monitor project expenditure in coordination with the Head of International Programmes and Finance staff.
  • Support the Head of International Programmes to appropriately manage financial, safety and security, programmatic and reputational risks.
  • Represent MRF externally and raise the positive profile of the organisation e.g. at events, conferences and through civil society networks and coordination mechanisms.
  • Carry out other activities to support international programming work as required.
  • Make regular overseas trips to fulfil the responsibilities outlined above.
  • Carry out responsibilities in a way that reflects MRF’s values and commitment to safeguarding, in accordance with the organisation’s Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Code of Conduct.
  • This role will not initially involve line management responsibility but could do in the future dependent on future funding for team growth.

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