SW4, London
£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Safe Child Thailand

Programme and Partnerships Manager

Location: London, with occasional travel to Thailand

Line Manager: Chief Executive

Full time: Circa £36,000 - £40,000 pa


Main purpose of role


The Programme and Partnership Manager will develop and manage new and existing programmes in line with SCT’s operational strategy. Central to this is managing grants to our Thai partners and ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation is undertaken.  


Job Purpose:

  • To manage the portfolio of SCTs in-country programmes and conduct ongoing monitoring to support, troubleshoot and evaluate activities against SCT’s programmatic aims.

  • Develop new thematic programmes and write compelling concept notes enabling the Fundraising Team to seek funding opportunities.

  • To work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders (in the UK and Thailand), to ensure the effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of country programmes in accordance with legal and contractual obligations, client expectations, child protection policies and SCT values and standards.

  • To oversee SCT’s grant-making process; ensuring that all grants are disbursed, spent and managed correctly and that impact can be measured to show progress towards SCT’s programmatic aims and organisational vision.

  • To be a member of the Senior Management Team.

  • To provide oversight, leadership and management accountability for all aspects of the delivery of current and future programming within SCT’s remit.

  • To line manage programme staff.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop a programmatic strategy in line with SCT’s vision and mission, with clearly defined goals, measurable targets and deliverables and action points.

  • Identify projects and foundations working in line with SCT’s programmatic strategy, including a review of current projects supported by SCT.

  • Advise on adaptions of current programming processes based on a review of the budgets and operations of current projects.

  • Develop and manage relationships with partner organisations in the field and act as key liaison for SCT.

  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation of programme operations to ensure fulfilment of SCT goals – report quarterly to the CEO and adapt programmes where necessary.

  • Research and develop MEAL systems to be implemented by all partners in Thailand

  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls of all partner organisations.

  • Manage the grant-making process from application stage to disbursement and impact evaluation to ensure donor ensure that donor requirements are achieved

  • Work closely with the Management Accountant and Finance Officer

  • Ensure compliance of the programmes with legal and contractual obligations and child protection policies.

  • As part of the Senior Management Team represent SCT and its interests amongst the international development network in the UK and globally and to identify relevant sub-groups and organisations which may develop into partnerships and collaboration.

  • Keep abreast of the current socio-economic and political climates in Thailand and the impact on social, economic and humanitarian issues facing people in Thailand and the wider ASEAN community.


Person Specification:

Qualifications and Experience: Essential

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in International Development or related discipline relevant to the work of SCT.

  • Proven expertise in programme design, development, delivery, management, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience of managing a portfolio of development/humanitarian projects.

  • A proven track record in meeting targets and deadlines and showing accountability for your responsibilities.

  • Experience of strategic planning and business development in cooperation with the Senior Management Team and Board members.

  • Experience of having developed and maintained successful relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies, other NGOs or local partners.

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills with proven ability to support and manage at a distance.

  • Experience of ensuring contract and legal compliance of all project activities.

  • Capability to quality review proposals, budgets, reports and other communications for donors.

  • Knowledge of and adeptness in accountancy and budgeting systems.

  • Experience of managing staff.


Qualifications and Experience: Desirable

  • Knowledge of Thailand and its surrounding countries and sensitivity to cultural attributes and issues.

  • Experience of working within a small charity.

  • Experience of working in a children’s charity.

  • Experience of contributing to fundraising and partnership development.



Personal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with outstanding influencing and negotiating skills.

  • Innovative, creative and proactive with an analytical and solution-oriented approach.

  • Cross-cultural respect and sensitivity and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and contexts.

  • Ability to think and act strategically and to make difficult decisions when required.

  • Determined and committed to high quality standards and ethical best practice.

  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.

  • Good public speaking skills with the confidence to represent SCT’s interests both within the UK and internationally.

  • Committed to SCT’s strategic direction and core values and passionate about rights-based development as a vehicle for social change.


If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and Supporting Statement (No more than two sides of A4) addressing the Person Specification.

1st stage interviews will take place in our office on 13th December 19.

2nd stage interviews will take place w/c 16th December 19.

Refreshed on: 26 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: SCT-PPM19
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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