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Senior Programme Manager - Anticipatory Action

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£44,372 per year
Contract (Until March 2026)
Job description

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity to take on an exciting role within the Humanitarian Team of the Programme & Policy Department/Programme Management Team.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding of anticipatory action and disaster risk financing, including the development, monitoring and management of risk triggers, crisis modifiers and related fund management tools. A good grasp of programme and financial management combined with an ability to provide distance support to Country Offices and partners.

The Senior Programme Manager – Anticipatory Action (AA) will have significant input and provide technical leadership on the development of a new Early Action Fund, piloted with a select group of CARE country offices. She/he is responsible for the overall management for projects supported by the Fund as well as DRF projects with the Start Network (Start Ready) across the programme management lifecycle from the contracting stage to close out. The portfolio might include other humanitarian projects dependent on pipeline and workload. The SPM-AA leads the relationship with donors, working with country offices and technical teams to ensure programmes are delivered in line with CARE International strategies and procedures, and in compliance with donor requirements. Specific areas of responsibilities include programme quality, accountability, relationship management, impact reporting and knowledge management, compliance and risk management. In addition, he/she will be an effective team member and committed to tackling discrimination and structural inequality and promoting CARE International’s Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Protection policy with team members and in day-to-day practice.

Why work for us?

At CARE International UK we affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff. Our actions are consistent with our mission. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions. We work together effectively to serve the larger community. We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.

About you

The team is looking for a talented individual to support the expansion of early and anticipatory action within CARE’s humanitarian portfolio.  You will have knowledge of trigger development, AA mechanisms and standards and a strong ability to build evidence and learning for new piloted approaches. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of increasing women’s voice and leadership in community-based approaches in anticipatory action. You will also have some experience in project cycle management and will provide integrated contract, financial and compliance expertise: from annual budget set up to reporting and close out. You will have strong experience with managing multiple stakeholders across a single project.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places.  We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

CARE International UK is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to dismantling harmful and oppressive structures of power and accordingly centre gender equity in our work to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice. The post holder agrees to promote and uphold these principles.

CARE International UK operates fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment practices and actively encourages applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from Black and minoritised communities, LGBT+ candidates and disabled candidates.

CARE International UK is a disability confident employer. As part of our commitment to disability inclusion we guarantee interviews to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the relevant section in the online application form. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require reasonable adjustments, including a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format, please contact us. 


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

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CARE International UK View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 31 May 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 00:00
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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