Programme Manager – Middle East & Asia

Posted by Save the Children

Programme Manager – Middle East & Asia

Farringdon, Greater London Check commute

£31,960 - £35,719

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

We are looking for a Programme Manager - Middle East & Asia to support quality delivery of the end-to-end award cycle for Save the Children UK’s portfolio in Middle East and Asia. This is a 9 month contract to cover maternity leave.

Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Programme Manager - Middle East & Asia, you will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager and other relevant staff and contribute to the achievement of overall account portfolio targets. You will also serve as the key donor point of contact on specific country portfolios whilst developing and maintaining key donor relationships for selected countries. In addition, you will:

  • Monitor and oversee SCUK projects and related risks whilst building strong and effective relationships with key staff and counterparts in the country office
  • Ensure all SCUK awards are compliant with donor requirements and SC quality standards
  • Provide capacity building for country office staff in coordination with Save the Children International Regional Office and HQ
  • Represent SCUK as required in external meetings/other forums.

To be successful you will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject with extensive experience in project proposal development and report writing, particularly for ECHO, DFID, EuropeAid and/or UNICEF. You will have a proactive approach to work and the ability to identify and implement effective processes for achieving outcomes. In addition, you will have:

  • Good working knowledge of one or more countries from the region with an understanding of context and operating environment issues
  • Experience of working with complex programmes (consortium, multi-country)
  • Experience or understanding of effective management of PBR risk and/or fee-based contracts
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong relationship developing skills, particularly at a distance
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability with a willingness to travel to the region.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 15th September 

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