Choose Love are pioneering a new movement in humanitarian aid: fast, flexible, transparent and accountable. They are a lean, passionate team driving a fast-paced global movement across 15 countries, and have raised millions to support refugees and created a movement of people putting love into action around the world. Choose Love is at a pivotal moment in its growth as they expand their programmes, in particular in response to the growing needs following the invasion of Ukraine. As such, Prospectus is delighted to be partnering with Choose Love to recruit a Programmes Manager - Ukraine Response. This role can be based in the UK or in Poland. UK based candidates will be required to travel frequently to the Eastern Europe region.
Reporting to the Head of Programmes Operations and the Director of Programmes, the Programmes Manager will support the organisation's programmatic efforts relating to the crisis in Ukraine including needs assessment, identifying and onboarding new partners, grants management and donor reporting. The Programmes Manager will develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships with stakeholders to enhance cooperation and coordination. The post holder will understand the context in Ukraine and neighbouring countries and maintain up to date information on the needs in the region, as well as conducting continuous needs assessment using Choose Love's framework, to make recommendations for the most effective use of funding. Working closely with implementing partners and Choose Love's Programmes & Compliance team, the post holder will track documentation needed for granting to partner organisations. You will support with developing proposals for donors and will support partners with drafting and editing grant documents. The new Programmes Manager- Ukraine Response will develop and maintain effective relationships with new and existing partners in the region, as well as facilitating trips for donors and other stakeholders including journalists and politicians.
We are looking for a Polish or Russian speaker with a solid track record of Programmes and Grants management and thorough experience working in a humanitarian emergency context. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the capability of building and nurturing key relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will have experience of international programmes and financial management and will have a meticulous attention to detail and exceptional communication skills. It is desirable - but not essential - to be fluent in either Ukrainian, Romanian or Moldovan.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your cover letter. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call to brief you on the role.