Exeter, Devon (On-site)
£37418 - £41159 per annum + reward package worth up to £52,966
Job description

We're hiring for a Programme Support Officer (International Development) based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

As our Programme Support Officer (International Development), your starting salary will be £37418.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £41159.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £52966.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your package includes:
- Outstanding Civil Service Pension
- Flexible hours and homeworking
- Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
- Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
- Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

Our values - it's who we are:

  • We're a force for good
  • We're experts by nature
  • We live and breathe it
  • We're better together
  • We keep evolving

The WISER Programme Team works in partnership with FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), the global meteorological community, national governments, development agencies and NGOs, to promote sustainable development through the delivery of enhanced worldwide weather and climate services. We act as a strategic partner to deliver FCDO objectives and support countries to develop their own weather and climate capability, policies and services that protect life and property and contribute to sustainable socioeconomic growth. This is done through a programming approach that develops a network of partner projects, and offers a blend of grant with capacity development, scientific consultancy and technical assistance.

Job Purpose

The role of the Programme Support Officer covers a diverse range of activities to support the delivery of the WISER programme. The Programme Support Officer will enable the smooth running of the programme by supporting the Programme Manager and Senior Project Management & Regional Coordination team through the operation of programme management processes, and the co-ordination of programme management actions and activities on their behalf.

As our Programme Support Officer (International Development) , the key duties are:

  • Planning and scheduling - Ensure systems are in place to enable effective planning, scheduling, identification of critical dependencies and good practice.
  • Risks and Issues - Manage programme risk registry and lead action on potential risk areas, working with programme/ risk manager and escalating as appropriate.
  • Monitoring and reporting - Manage programme controls, reporting to the Programme Manager about the programme status and change controls. Develop and review programme performance reports in liaison with finance, project management and impact management colleagues. Contribute to and support cross-project and programme learning dissemination to stakeholders (including Funders, Partners receiving programme funds or technical assistance, Contractors, Service End Users).
  • Admin - Ensure organisational tasks are carried out efficiently. Manage compliance of the programme and its partners e.g. with regard to GDPR, Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion, Safeguarding, Fiduciary diligence.
  • Resources - Manage workforce, funding flows planning and resource monitoring, providing information for effective decision making to the Programme Manager. Procurement of supplies and services related to programme support within Delegated Financial Authority limits. Support Project Management coordination of Technical Assistance offer.
  • Stakeholder support & coordination - Support programme provision of capacity development, guidance and supply of funding to international partners. Manage and engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with a broad set of duties, ranging from co-ordinating events and brokering relationships to drafting and signing-off correspondence.
  • Financial control - Manage programme spend and contribute to the compilation of budgets. Contribute to the programme business case if required.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Project / programme skills and evidence of supporting projects/ programmes, including planning, resources, finances, risks and benefits.
  2. Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills including the ability to understand and gather evidence on customer, organisation, stakeholder and user needs.
  3. Ability to capture and build on lessons learned adapting the approach, service or offer to meet customer or delivery needs.
  4. Strong analytical skills, underpinned with sound judgement under pressure, and the ability to identify solutions to address project delivery risks and issues.
  5. Willingness to travel to developing countries, with a strong understanding of working overseas and in different cultural settings.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

Closing date 06/02/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 16/02/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Refreshed on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 24 January 2022 at 10:02
Job ref: Programmes00257
Tags: Intl Development