Senior Programme Officer

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 06 October 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020

Senior Programme Officer - Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)

Salary: ยฃ30,000

Duration: Fixed-Term until March 2025 (extension subject to funding)**

Location: Cardiff or London (although all our staff are currently working at home. This situation is likely to continue until at least June 2021)

Are you passionate about the role research and evidence plays in the humanitarian sector? Do you have experience managing grants, analysing reports and providing support to grant holders to enable them to deliver their objectives? Are you a talented communicator, able to synthesise complex information and re-package it for use by different audiences? Do you have experience facilitating interactive discussions and workshops?

We are looking for an experienced grants manager who is ready to apply their expertise and develop their skills further within a fast-paced and creative team.

Weโ€™re a global charity, working to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support work that goes on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis.

We are based in London and Cardiff but our roles have a global reach. As an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, we work closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

This post requires an individual looking for a challenging role, who is ready to take on this exciting and varied opportunity within Elrhaโ€™s busy and ambitious Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) team. You will need to have experience of managing grant relationships, ideally in a humanitarian or research setting. Inspired by Elrhaโ€™s mission and values, you will:

  • Manage relationships within the R2HC portfolio of research grants, analyse and review narrative and financial reports, and communicate sensitively to provide feedback to our grantees
  • Contribute to the delivery of R2HCโ€™s support package for grantees, enabling them to manage project risks and identify routes to achieve impact
  • Support the delivery of R2HCโ€™s calls for proposals, managing relationships with our independent Funding Committee and expert reviewers to ensure applications are rigorously and fairly reviewed
  • Support the development of external communications regarding the R2HC programme, and synthesise research outputs to make findings accessible to multiple audiences
  • Collect data and conduct analysis to help demonstrate and articulate the impact of the R2HC programme on humanitarian outcomes.

If you feel you have the skills and experience weโ€™re looking for, please review the full job description for further details. Please ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you believe this is next career move for you.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a written assessment as part of the selection process. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates. **

Closing date: Thursday, 22 October 2020

First stage (initial written assessment exercise):** week commencing 2 November.

Second stage (interview): week commencing 9 November.**

This vacancy is archived.

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